Saturday, September 11, 2010

nine years since "9/11" and what has it brought? when will the violence against our brothers and sisters end? anger is not an antidote for anger. violence does not end violence. more death is not a way. peace is the way, the only way. you can not kill an ideology. al qaeda and muslim extremism are a symptom of the worlds extremism, non-harmonious ideologies are present in different ways in all countries, not only in afgansastan, iraq, and the united states. time to stop identification with ideologies, with the ego-sense as separated consciousness, we live in an interconnected realm, how we treat each other is how we treat ourselves. realize this primary unity. only love, compassion, and understanding can transcend division. the time is always now, for love, will bring love

Friday, September 10, 2010

My silence, like an expanding sphere,
spreads everywhere.
My silence spreads like a radio song, above, beneath, left and right, within and without.
My silence spreads like a wildfire of bliss; the dark thickets of sorrow and the tall oaks of pride are all burning up.
My silence, like the ether, passes through everything, carrying the songs of the earth, atoms, and stars into the halls of His infinite mansion.

- Yogananda

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A million suns are ablaze with light;
The sea of blue spreads in the sky,
The fever of life is stilled, and all stains are washed away; when I sit in the midst of that world.

Hark to the unstruck bells and drums! Take your delight in love!
Rains pour down without water and the rivers are streams of light.
One Love it is that pervades the whole world,
few there are who know it fully:
They are blind who hope to see it by the light of reason, that reason which is the cause of separation-
The House of Reason is very far away!

How blessed is Kabir, that admist this great joy he sings within his own vessel.
It is the music of the meeting of the soul with soul;
It is the music of the forgetting of sorrows;
It is the music that transcends all coming in and all going forth

- Kabir
All things are created by the Om;
The love-form is His body.
He is without form, without quality, without decay;
Seek union with Him!

But that formless God takes a thousand forms in the eyes of His creatures:
He is pure and indestructible,
His form is infinite and fathomless,
He dances in rapture, and waves of form arise from His dance.
The body and the mind cannot contain themselves,
when they are touched by His great joy.
He is immersed in all consciousness, all joys, and all sorrows;
He has no beginning and no end,
He holds all within His bliss.

- Kabir