Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Gather us in, Thou Love that fillest all;
Gather our rival faiths within Thy fold;
Rend each man’s temple veil, and bid it fall,
That we may know that Thou hast been of old.
Gather us in—we worship only Thee;
In varied names we stretch a common hand;
In diverse forms a common soul we see;
In many ships we seek one spirit land.
Thine is the mystic life great India craves;
Thine is the Parsee’s sin-destroying beam;
Thine is the Buddhist’s rest from tossing waves;
Thine is the empire of vast China’s dream.
Thine is the Roman’s strength without his pride;
Thine is the Greek’s glad world without its graves;
Thine is Judea’s law with love beside,
The truth that censures and the grace that saves.
Some seek a Father in the heav’ns above;
Some ask a human image to adore;
Some crave a spirit vast as life and love;
Within Thy mansions we have all and more.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The following sayings and phrases can help you gain a better overall understanding of the meditation mind set, and hope they prove to be both enlightening and uplifting.
"Every meditation should be aimed at liberation from the illusion of separate existence."
"There are no separate bodies - there is only one body with many parts."
"There are no separate emotions - there is only infinite love and bliss."
"There are no separate actions - there is only the experience of eternal love."
"There are no separate minds - there is only one consciousness."
"Cosmic consciousness is our birthright. The means of attaining this are humility, compassion, and meditation."
"There is consciousness everywhere; in, on, and between everything, and you are united with it infinitly, eternally."
"The selfish suffer."
"The feeling of the tip of your tongue against the back of your teeth is present now and virtually every moment we are silent. It has the potential to awaken you to the present and to deliver a present - sensual pleasure."
"Your body is a collection of atoms that has changed its' construction and composition 100% since you first started reading this. You are not your body. You are that which can witness its' changes."
"The tongue is the hardest sense instrument to tame. Our need to comment is obsessive and compulsive. Chasing after taste bud pleasure is slavery. Witness your inner silence and be free."
"It is good not to suffer. But suffering can also be seen to be good because it makes you humble and compassionate. Stop suffering from thinking suffering is only something that makes you suffer."
"Your inner beauty is pure, luminous, and glorious. This real essence is yours eternally. Don't worry for a second about your external beauty. If you're in touch with your inner beauty, your outer beauty will be beautiful."
"If you help less, you will be helpless."
"Every breath is a gift of love from above. Fill with this love with every inhale and send it out with every exhale."
"The most serene person is the most selfless person. The saddest person is the most selfish person."
"No mind = Know mind"
"If at first you don't succeed, that's what was supposed to happen."
"Empty your mind of negativity and the universe will fill it with love, wisdom, and bliss."
"A corpse has every organ, bone, and body system that you have. The only difference between you and it is the spark of life that you enjoy. This is your real Self and is eternal and infinite."
"We should simply be a channel for God's will."
"Success and good health are blessings. Failure and illness teach patience, humility, and compassion. Thus, they too are great blessings."
"Beauty is in the I of the Be-holder."
"Desire nothing. Be content with everything."
"Great wealth will not bring you peace. The minute you get it you start worrying you will lose it. Real peace is the greatest treasure."
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Are you aware of a seemingly elusive feeling deep inside you that feels very good? It is like an inner smile, with warm light and radiance. When we open up and relax into that inner feeling, we feel as though everything is right with the world. And that we already have anything we could reasonably want or need. It is a feeling of a deep contentment, a profound fulfillment, and an exalted sense of well being. Some say that being firmly established in that most excellent inner feeling is the ultimate purpose of life. An ancient Eastern proverb says: Contentment is the highest goal.