Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Gangaji

 

"Under the obsessive thoughts and plans, under the emotions, positive and negative, there is an ocean of peace.”



Jack Ensign Addington

 "I believe that the Eastern religions continue today to believe that the

third eye is the seat of spiritual insight. Somewhere along the line, the spelling has been slightly altered since the Bible spells the word Peniel or Penuel,
but the similarity of meaning suggests that they are related. Peniel means
recognition of God. Meditation is for the purpose of recognizing God, our
spiritual Source. To this we direct our attention. Is this not the seat of the
soul, spiritual insight, the union of man with his infinite Source?"



Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “Illusion”

 God and I in space alone And nobody else in view.

 “And where are the people, O Lord?” I said.

 “The earth below and the sky o’erhead 

 And the dead whom once I knew?”

 “That was a dream,” God smiled and said, “A dream that seemed to be true, There were no people, living or dead, There was no earth and no sky o’erhead There was only myself—and you.” 



What rebellion REALLY looks like....

 




The Great code writer: God the Creator...

 


Obstacles

 Obstacles can come either from good or bad circumstance, but it should never hold you back or overwhelm you. Be like the earth that supports all living creatures without discrimination. The earth is just there.

Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult fight you will stand, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not extinguished but burns even better.



Merry Beltane

 Merry Beltane [Samhain to my Northern kindred] ~ drink, feast, be kind, be happy, and celebrate love ~ in all its forms đŸŒ· đŸ’—





Thich Nhat Hanh

 




Masks...

 


Bowl of Saki, October 31, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

 

Earthly knowledge is as clouds dimming the sight, and it is the breaking of these clouds - in other words, purity of heart - that gives the capacity for the knowledge of God to rise.





Rumi

 


 

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Mundaka Upanishad

 “Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the individual self and the immortal Self are perched on the branches of the self-same tree. The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the tree; the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.”



Monday, October 30, 2023

Sadguru

 


Carl Sagan

 “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”





Albert Einstein

 “Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”




Mooji

 "May all be happy in the knowing

that we are one family of being with one common heart ..."




Adyashanti

 You are an incredible mystery that you will never figure out. To be this mystery consciously is the greatest joy.





Ashtavakra Gita

 


-Eckhart Tolle

 All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.







Neville Goddard

 “Chance or accident is not responsible for the things that happen to you, nor is predestined fate the author of your fortune or misfortune. Your subconscious impressions determine the conditions of your world. The subconscious is not selective; it is impersonal and no respecter of persons. The subconscious is not concerned with the truth or falsity of your feeling. It always accepts as true that which you feel to be true.

 Feeling is the assent of the subconscious to the truth of that which is declared to be true. Because of this quality of the subconscious there is nothing impossible to man. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and feel as true, the subconscious can and must objectify. Your feelings create the pattern from which your world is fashioned, and a change of feeling is a change of pattern.”



Neville Goddard

 “Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.”






Actions speak louder that words.....

 However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?



Are the Vedas eternal or non-eternal?

 


A.- They are eternal. God being eternal, His knowledge and attributes must necessarily be eternal, because the nature, attributes and character of an eternal substance are also eternal and vice versa.






Ursula K. Le Guin


“The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again. We’re drawn in or out and the windows of our perception are cleansed.”



Chhandogya Upanishad

 "Some rivers flow to the east;

others to the west.

They become one with the sea.

They become the sea.

And, just as these rivers,

when they are in the sea,

do not know:

I am this river or that;

in the same manner,

these creatures,

when they have come from the Being,

do not know

that they have come from the Truth.

That which is the subtle essence,

in that all that exists has its Being.

That is the truth.

That is the self

that thou art."



Sunday, October 29, 2023

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.



Ramana Maharishni

 


Rumi

 “There is some kiss we want with

our whole lives, the touch of
spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.
and the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At
night, I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its
face against mine. Breathe into
me. Close the language door and
open the lovers window. The moon
won’t use the door, only the window.”







karunä

 The Sanskrit term karunä, or compassion, is one of the fundamental mental states cultivated in order to achieve enlightenment.

Compassion thus holds within it a quality of unbearable feeling for the suffering of others that precipitates action.





One Reality


Into the bosom of the one great sea

Flow streams that come from hills on every side

Their names are various as their springs,

And thus in every land do men bow down

To one great God, though known by many names.

- A South Indian folksong. (The Folks Songs of Southern India By Gover 1871 p. 165)




Margaret Atwood

 Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.



Saturday, October 28, 2023

Bhagwat Gita

 “Love is the thread that connects us to the divine, and through it, we can experience spiritual union.”

He is within the heart of every living being, and from Him come knowledge, remembrance and forgetfulness. BG 15.15.

Understanding Krishna's statement "I am in every living being" fosters a sense of unity, empathy, and reverence for all forms of life. It encourages individuals to treat every living being with respect and compassion, recognizing the inherent divinity within each one.







Evo Morales

  Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.

-The Bhagavad Gita, 2.45

 "The rituals of religion belong to this world. Rise above them, Arjuna, above the dualities of pleasure and pain and ambition for profit and security. Be fixed in truth and centered in your inner self."



~Kabir

 The truth of love is the truth of the universe: it is the lamp of the soul that reveals the secrets of darkness...





Meister Eckhart

 There is a spirit in the soul, untouched by time and flesh, flowing from the Spirit, remaining in the Spirit, itself wholly spiritual. In this principle is God, ever verdant, ever flowering in all the joy and glory of His actual Self. Sometimes I have called this principle the Tabernacle of the soul, sometimes a spiritual Light, anon I say it is a Spark.



The Supreme Source Tantra...

 All buddhas of the past Taught only what our own mind is;

Keeping it just as it is, without alteration,

No discursive thought in samadhi, A silent mind is the accomplishment.

Present and future buddhas will establish the same-Thought-free sameness.



Buddah

 A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.



Cat Lovers...

 


Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 Self-remembrance, awareness of “I am’ ripens man powerfully and speedily. Give up all ideas about yourself and simply be. Stop making use of your mind and see what happens. Do this one thing thoroughly. That is all.






Happy Halloween!

 You're only possessed by ego because you take it to be 'you', when the identification ceases, so does its power over you and everything that has to do with it.



Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)

 “The universe is becoming more self-aware by focusing its attention into a narrow bandwidth of sensory perception through the wonder of you.”  



Your WILL...

 You can experience whatever you please at will once you realize the world is inside you and not the other way around...



It may be painful but...

 




Use the gift of this knowledge...

 When you change who you think you are, or rather — realize you are no concept (and ego is nothing but a concept in your mind), your whole world changes with it. Do not be afraid to change.




Peace...

 


Friday, October 27, 2023

-Adyashanti

 When you rest in quietness and your image of yourself fades, and your image of the world fades, and your ideas of others fade, what's left? A brightness, a radiant emptiness that is simply what you are.