Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wisdom Emotion


Wisdom, the worker of all things, taught me, for in her is an understanding spirit, holy, one only, manifold, subtle, lively clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt loving the thing that is good, ready to do good, kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, pure and most subtle.

For Wisdom is more moving than any motion., she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness. For she is the breath of the power of God, and a clearness from the glory of the Almighty, therefore, can nothing defiled enter into her. For she is the brightness of the everlasting Light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of His goodness.

And, being but one, Wisdom can do all things, yet remaining in herself, she maketh all things new, and in all ages entering into holy souls. For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all, the order of the stars. Being compared with the Light, she is found before it.

He that loveth her, loveth life. And they that seek her early, shall be filled with joy. He that holdeth her fast, shall inherit glory, and wheresoever she entereth, the Lord will bless. They that serve her, shall minister to the Holy One, and them that love her, the Lord doth love.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Poetry Emotion

Prince of Peace

Born in Bethlehem,
come out of Egypt.
Be called a Nazarene,
and be a king with no place
to lay His head.

He painted no pictures,
yet some of the finest painters
received their inspiration from Him.

He wrote no poetry,
yet the world's greatest poets
were inspired by Him.

He composed no music,
yet composers of their highest perfection
of symphonies were composed in His praise.

Every sphere of human greatness
has been enriched by this humble
carpenter of Nazareth.

In infancy He startled a king,
in boyhood He puzzled doctors.

In manhood He walked upon the billows,
and hushed the sea to sleep.

He healed the multitudes without medicine,
and made no charge for His services.

He never wrote a book,
yet not all the libraries of a single country,
could hold the books that could be written about Him.

He never wrote a song,
yet He has furnished the theme,
of more songs than all songwriters combined.

He never founded a college,
yet all the schools together cannot boast,
of as many students as He has.

Great of many have come and gone,
yet He lives on.

Death could not destroy Him,
the grave could not hold Him.

We shall be forever with Him,
or without Him.

~ ~ ~ ~

~ Robin Ann @,~>

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Four Yogas

Everyone has feelings, so everyone can be on the path of feelings. The same is true for thinking, acting, and being. So, the vision of Yoga is simply that Unity is possible for anyone, starting from wherever you happen to be. Unity is secretly present in every moment in daily life. Nothing can happen to me that is outside the one reality., nothing is wasted or random in the Cosmic design.

In the Vedic tradition, each person can choose four paths that arise from feeling, thinking, acting, and being. Each path is called a Yoga, the Sanskrit word for "union," because Unity - merging with one reality - was the goal.

Over the ages, the four Yogas have come to define specific paths that suit the kind of temperament a seeker has, although in truth you can follow several or all at once:

Bhakti Yoga., leads to Unity by loving God. Karma Yoga., leads to Unity through selfless action. Gyana Yoga., leads to Unity through Knowledge. Raj Yoga., leads to Unity through meditation and renunciation.

It's not necessary to think of the four paths as being Eastern. These Yogas were the original seeds, the means that brought Unity within reach. Literally translated, the fourth path, Raj Yoga, means "the royal way to union." What makes it royal is a belief that meditation transcends the other three paths. But the fourth path is also inclusive: By following it you are actually following all four at once. Your meditations go directly to the essence of your being. That essence is what love of God, selfless action, and Knowledge are trying to teach.

Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).