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Divine Ambrosia

October 21, 2018

The divine ambrosia

can be had by inversion

and not anywhere in the world outside.

One can find it only

if one transcends into the spiritual regions

above the physical body.

A single draught of the Water of Immortality

is enough to grant life everlasting

to the individual.

In order to reach this pool of nectar,

one has to dig deep into the human self.

~Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj

(1894-1974 Mystic Adept, Spiritual Teacher,

Organizer of World Conference on Unity of Man,

President of the World Fellowship of Religions,

and Sant Satguru of Surat Shabd Yoga)

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Compassion

October 20, 2018

Compassion is not a relationship

between the healer and the wounded.

It’s a relationship

between equals.

Only when we know

our own darkness well

can we be present

with the darkness of others.

Compassion becomes real

when we recognize

our shared humanity.

~Pema Chodron

(1936 to pres., Buddhist Teacher)

Humility

October 19, 2018

The firecracker cries aloud,

“I am the light!”

and is finished in a moment.

The diamond,

shining its light constantly,

never says a word about its light.

~Hazrat Inayat Khan

(1882-1927, founder of The Sufi Order of the West)

Welcome the Stranger

October 18, 2018

Trauma is an unhealed issue

from previous generations

that will continue to ripple

through subsequent generations,

until the key issues are healed.

All healing is really a communal issue,

a universal family issue,

manifesting in some way, in you.

I hold the belief that everything is alive

and everything has a spirit.

So if I sit with trees and listen,

I will hear something.

If I sit with a rock and listen,

I will hear something.

These are things we can practice.

But listening requires that we suspend judgment.

We suspend the idea that we’re making it up.

We are all interconnected.

If we really believe that we are

all of the same oneness,

then the only choice is to extend

welcoming and kindness in any way we can.

This is the main thing we can do right now:

express a sincere spiritual act

of welcoming the stranger.

 ~Myron Eshowsky

(meditator, consultant, shamanic healer, and educator)

Roots

October 17, 2018

Maybe you are searching

among the branches,

for what only appears

in the roots.

~Mavlana Jalaladin Rumi

(1207-1273, Persian Poet and Mystic)

Intentions and Effects

October 16, 2018

INTENTIONS AND EFFECTS
by Gary Zukav

Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do in your life? Have you ever considered that the creation of your experiences, like the creation of everything else, is governed by the law of cause and effect? In this case, the nonphysical law of cause and effect. The physical law of cause and effect governs physical causes and physical effects, such as launching a rocket and landing it on the moon. The physical law of cause and effect is a limited version of the nonphysical law of cause and effect. The nonphysical law allows you to use nonphysical causes to create nonphysical effects and also physical effects. This does not mean that you are not in control of what you create. On the contrary! It means that you are entirely free to create what you want, provided you are aware of how the nonphysical law of cause and effect works. If you are not aware of this law and how it works, you will create, as you continually do, but you will not want what you create.

The nonphysical causes that you use continually to create effects in your life are your intentions! This is (literally) nonsense to five-sensory (empirical) science, because your five senses cannot detect intentions, but intentions are as real as any physical cause and the effects that it creates are as real.

Your intentions are your nonphysical causes that set energy into motion. They create a multitude of effects and, therefore, determine the experiences of your life. This is one of the most important things that you can know. It is also something that you can see for yourself is true. Experimenting with your life frees you to create differently, but you need to choose new causes (intentions) consciously. If you don’t choose different intentions consciously, unconscious parts of your personality (the frightened parts) will choose them for you, along with the consequences they will create for you.

To change the experiences of your life (for example, from angry to appreciative, or from fearful to joyful) requires becoming aware of the intentions you are choosing moment to moment, and the experiences you encounter, and then making the connections between your intentions and your experiences. The more aware of your intentions and your experiences you become, the more you will be able to connect the two, and the more you will be able to create the experiences of your life consciously. This is the development of mastery. It is the creation of authentic power.

Gary Zukav (1942 to pres., American spiritual teacher)

 

 

 

Temple of Love

October 16, 2018

I seek a world

in which each individual

is valued for his or her uniqueness and merit,

and all people lead a life

of dignity and respect.

It is a world

in which we live together in harmony,

with sincerity, sympathy,

and kindness toward each other,

sustained by hope and spiritual aspiration.

Let this world become

a temple of love and peace.

Let Love and Truth illumine the world,

and the adversaries of peace awaken to its Light.

This sacred Land of God has been trampled

with the burden of oppression.

Life is not a dagger stained with the blood of hatred;

it is a branch filled with the flowers

of love and compassion.

Humanity has always dreamed of a time

of amity and peace

when we would live and let others live,

when one would pursue

his or her chosen ideal unhindered

and attain self-knowledge and God-realization.

This hope, at first sight, may seem impractical.

But if we individually and collectively

determine to realize our full potential

the impossible will become possible.

~Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj

(1921–1989, founder and head

of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission /

Science of Spirituality,

Indian mystical Urdu poet)