Tuesday, January 31, 2023
“Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You’re being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, your child, or your most intimate lover—anyone. This lover doesn’t need anything from you, isn’t looking for personal gratification, and only wants your complete fulfillment. You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success— none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.””
~Srimad Bhagavatam 1.11.26
"The Lord’s chest is the abode of the goddess of fortune. His moonlike face is the drinking vessel for eyes which hanker after all that is beautiful. His arms are the resting places for the administrative demigods. And His lotus feet are the refuge of pure devotees who never talk or sing of any subject except His Lordship."
"If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality."
Life is given to each human being
For a very special purpose.
This secret each human being
Must discover for himself.
"Life is nothing but the expansion of love. We can cultivate divine love by entering into the Source. The Source is God, who is all Love
“The One Truth the sages call by many names.” ~ Rig Veda
The Vedas have guided our religious direction for ages and will continue to do so for generations to come. And they will forever remain the most comprehensive and universal of all ancient Hindu scriptures.
''When we're identified with Awareness, we're no longer living in a world of polarities. Everything is present at the same time.''
Jnana (Supreme Wisdom) is the state devoid of thoughts, will and desire, and is unimpeded by ignorance.
Eastern mysticism recognizes only one Reality as the Transcendent, and yet It is conceived in many forms. ‘Advaita’ (Non-Dual) Vedanta recognizes Brahman as the Ground of Reality, or as the Ultimate Reality whereas the phenomenal world is ultimately unreal (maya or mithya).
The theistic or devotional schools of medieval India accepted God not only as Formless but often worshipped the Lord in many forms. Therefore, God in Advaitic understanding was Formless and One, a conception that became remote in the myriad forms that many Hindus worshipped in ardent devotion in daily life.
The Hindu tradition tried to synthesize these myriad forms into the Trimurti (the Hindu trinity). As a coin has two faces, likewise the Divine has three presiding phases, attributes, or deities: Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (maintainer), and Mahesvara (change, destroyer i.e. Shiva).
The Nataraja concept of Shiva contains simultaneously his creative, sustaining, and destructive activities. His Nataraja form is consistent with religious, philosophical, and scientific investigation. Creation and dissolution are taking place each moment and are symbolized by the Rudra-Shiva dance. The universal dancer is considered to be Nataraja whose dancing creates the outflow and inflow of the universes, and encompasses all with His eternally still presence as a multidimensional aspect of the cosmic dance (159). In this supreme cosmic dance:
Consciousness has produced this play. Consciousness has written the script. Consciousness is playing all the characters. And Consciousness is witnessing the play. It’s a one man show.
John Daido Loori
Serene illumination, or just sitting, is not a technique, or a means to some resulting higher state of consciousness, or any particular state of being. Just sitting, one simply meets the immediate present. Desiring some flashy experience, or anything more or other than ‘this’ is mere worldly vanity and craving.
“ Ultimately there is light and love and intelligence in this universe. And we are it, we carry that within us, it’s not just something out there, it is within us and this is what we are trying to re-connect with, our original light and love and intelligence, which is who we are, so do not get so distracted by all this other stuff, you know, really remember what we are here on this planet for. ”
"This higher reality is multidimensional in nature, standing in sharp contrast to the narrowness of everyday life. Once awakened, the human experience becomes vast and boundless, as the awakened individual participates in a universal consciousness as broad, deep, and wide as the universe itself."
the Adi Granth
Here's a big picture view from the Sikh scriptures of India, the Adi Granth, Peace Lagoon translation:
"It was for the sake of the God-conscious beings that our True Lord created this earth, and began this play of death and birth"
"All the joys of the entire cosmos put together would be only a small drop of the bliss of the Supreme Being. Whatever little satisfaction we have, whatever pleasures we have, whatever joys we are experiencing, whatever be the happiness of life - all this is but a reflection, a fractional distorted form, a drop, as it were, from this ocean of the Absolute."
The Divine is not separate from you. You are the Divine. This conviction must grow in you. In the beginning you regard yourself as a mere human being. Then, you reach the stage when you recognize your potential divinity. Finally you reach the stage when you realise your divinity. These three stages could be noticed in the career of Jesus. At the outset, he declared: "I am a Messenger of God." Then he said: "I am the Son of God." Finally he affirmed: "I and my Father are One." Through this process Christ achieved oneness with the Divine
Are these just words or are they actual values we are meant to live by? I want to live in a society built on the principles of kindness and love, not one built on hate and greed.
Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
“The Tao is Like WaterWater takes the lowest way. It flows around obstacles. It has no projections, but it penetrates that which has no crevices. It’s the softest of all things, but it grinds rock. It resists nothing but is irresistible. It asks for nothing but nourishes everything. It strives for nothing but transforms everything.”
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
If he were allowed contact with foreigners, he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate.
Peter Wilberg The Awareness Principle
the most fundamental scientific ‘fact’ is not the existence of a universe of things in space and time but awareness of such a universe. Awareness is not a ‘thing’ that can evolve from or arise out of an unaware or insentient universe of things. On the contrary all things in the universe emerge and take shape out of a universal awareness.
When you are steadfast in your abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward yourself and others, all living creatures will cease to feel fear in your presence.
WHAT IS LOVE?
Love is like a bird perched upon an open hand and FREE, do not confuse it with a grasping hand and heart, that is an attachment.
Our thoughts are linked to this invisible energy and they determine what the energy forms. Your thoughts literally shift the universe on a particle-by-particle basis to create your physical life.~~Unknown
1)Hinduism is not real name.The name was given by westerners.The real name is Sanatana Dharma(eternal religion) 2)The foundation of this religion is based on Vedas. 3)There is no founder for this religion. 4)Vedas are timeless scripture. 5)It existed even before Indus Valley Civilization. 6)Vedas stats “Ekamevadvitiyam Brahma”(God is one alone without a second) 7)It believes in all religions as there can more than one path to reach the truth.It gives flexibility to people.It allows people to worship one god in different forms.It even gives space for atheistic philosophy. 8)And therefore earlier Pagan religion was nothing but Sanatana Dharma
Monday, January 30, 2023
The Rig Veda (10:16:3)
May the divine light of the Supreme Being illuminate our intellect, to lead us along a path of righteousness.
the Diamond Sutra
Thus you shall think of all this fleeting world: a bubble in a stream, a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
To live with integrity you must be free from fear.To be free from fear you must cultivate a loving heart. To cultivate a loving heart you
“Spiritual experience will come to you when you are ready, but not before. There is inner unfolding from level to level in your spiritual experience. Wait patiently. Plod on in your Sadhana with purity and courage. During meditation you will feel various kinds of light, gods, Rishis, mountains, rivers, astral entities etc. You will have no idea of time. Gradually you will experience Cosmic Consciousness. Ultimately you will merge yourself in Brahman.”
— The Journey of the Soul
“God has placed an invisible secret door in every human being! This secret door opens onto a hidden path that leads the soul back through the many magical lands to the resplendent Ocean of God.”
Sri Annamalai Swami
Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj
“Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of a loveliness of being.”
We realize–often quite suddenly–that our sense of self, which has been formed and constructed out of our ideas, beliefs and images, is not really who we are. It doesn’t define us, it has no center.
♥~The Love of Twin Flames is the greatest love on Earth as ONE soul in two bodies The Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine pure Divine Love Heaven on Earth~
The Bhagavad Gita
“The indweller -the Self, Atman - remains unaffected by all worldly changes. It is not wounded by weapons, burned by fire, dried out by wind, or wet by water. This indwelling Self is all-pervading (which means it is everywhere). It is also eternal and changeless because it is beyond the worldly dimension of time - time has no access to it
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