Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Ram Dass

 



Swami Vivekananda

 


PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA [WHERE THERE IS LIGHT, 1989]

 

“Even a particle of matter or wave of energy is indestructible, as science has proved; the soul or spiritual essence of man is also indestructible. Matter undergoes change; the soul undergoes changing experiences. Radical changes are termed death, but death or a change in form does not change or destroy the spiritual essence.”

                                                        


Monday, May 16, 2022

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

“The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.”

                                             


Pablo Neruda, excerpt from the poem “Ode to the happy day”


“Today leave me
only me
be happy,
with everyone or without everyone,
be happy
with pasture
and the sand,
be happy
with air and earth,
be happy,
with you, with your mouth,
be happy.”


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Alan Watts

 To get in touch with reality there is an art of meditation... It is the art of temporarily silencing the mind... of stopping the “chatter in the skull”. Of course you can’t force your mind to be silent. That would be like trying to smooth ripples in water with a flat iron. Water become cool and clear only when left alone.

                                                 


Martin W. Ball, Mushroom Wisdom

 

“The universe itself is a living, conscious being, that uses space and time to manifest itself in creative expressions of life and development.”

         Evening Song, by American artist, Teresa Saia, born in 1953.


                                      

J. Krishnamurti

 "Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom."

                                                


Paramahansa Yogananda

 Everything is God. This very room and the universe are floating like a motion picture on the screen of my consciousness…I look at this room and I see nothing but pure Spirit, pure Light, pure Joy

 The picture of my body and your bodies and all things in this world are only rays of Light. As I see that Light I behold nothing anywhere but pure Spirit. 

                                             

    

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Manly P. Hall

 Pythagoras said that the universal Creator had formed two things in His own image: The first was the cosmic system with its myriads of suns, moons, and planets; the second was man, in whose nature the entire universe existed in miniature.