Purified by Silence

August 27, 2013

From @Vaate on Twitter.

I practice gratitude. I am fully grateful for the immense Silence that has taken over my inner being, and has expelled my neurotic self.

My practice today is to draw no conclusion about anything whatsoever, (except when immediately needed in a situation).

Enthusiasm is as much a distraction from Silence as fear or anger.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~African Proverb

Can I stay in this moment and this moment only? No goal,no purpose, no wanting, no striving, just being?

I found that truth too when I was meditating on my fear for a desease. My body is innocent and completely dedicated to life . .

Have your attention focussed on inner Silence.

The only solution to all problems is to stay in the awareness of Eternity.

Ordinariness is the cure for all suffering. In the ordinariness of the moment thought cannot push you into the neurotic mind.


Allegiance

August 27, 2013

Shift your allegiance from the mind to Being. – Gangaji


Brahman the Eater

August 25, 2013

The first bowl is for the body. The second is for desire. – Osho

Brahman is the one (bowl) without a second.

Be grateful. I have manifested myself.

The righteous, who eat the remains of the yagya, are freed from all sins. But the unrighteous, who prepare food for themselves alone, truly, they eat sin. (BG 3.13)

Swami Vibhooti Saraswati:

One should not find fault with food.

Food is Devi and should be received, treated and respected as such.

Annapoorna Devi is the goddess of grain, and one who truly understands the value and meaning of her prasad will not wish to waste or spill even one of her precious grains.

According to the law of karma, those who waste or disrespect food in this life, or who do not share it freely with others, will suffer hunger in their next incarnation.

In India, many people before eating will first feed a poor person, or a cow, or even a stray dog. This act of thinking of another being first opens the heart and bestows peace of mind on the giver.

One who shares their food with others, no matter how little it may be, will never go hungry. This is also a karmic law.

The scriptures say that feeding the poor, brahmins and sannyasins helps to purify one’s karma, gladdens the heart and uplifts one spiritually.

While you are eating do not think that it is you who are eating. Think rather that the divine is eating through you, that the process of eating is a divine act, that the food is a part of the divine and that it will transform you into a divine being.

The chanting of mantras before eating helps to prepare the body and mind, and charge the atmosphere.


Forgiveness

August 20, 2013

Forgiveness means “Thank you for giving me this experience.” – JFD


Beyond Order

August 19, 2013

Vishnu and Lakshmi represent more the Divine in its orderly manifestation, but they can keep us confined within the manifest world and its highest Sattva guna, if we don’t look beyond their forms.

Shiva and Kali take us beyond Sattva guna to pure existence, pure Sat itself. To do this they have to violate (show the limitations) of all the rules of the cosmic order. Even the beautiful personal forms of God are limitations that we must go beyond to reach the supreme Brahman.


Where’s My Billion?

August 18, 2013

It is an interesting exercise to consider where your value lies. What is most valuable to you? What is most important?

It is not a question that can be answered easily and quickly, but is something that is excavated over time. Why? Because your highest value is also your highest identity and thus it is a matter of self-realisation.

The more you realise your true identity, the more value there is in your life.


Swami Krishnananda Saraswati

August 14, 2013

“There is a higher kind of work that is not binding but liberating, and it is this work that goes by the name of service, and is above self.” – Swami Krishnananda Saraswati.