Monday, November 4, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Courage! for life is striding To endless life along; The sense in love abiding, Grows clearer and more strong. One day the stars, down dripping, Shall flow in golden wine: We, of that nectar sipping, As living stars will shine.

 Free, from the tomb emerges Love, to die never more; Fulfilled, life heaves and surges A sea without a shore. All night! all blissful leisure! One jubilating ode! And the sun of all our pleasure The countenance of God.

 - Novalis, Hymns to the Night (translated by George Macdonald )

Sunday, March 31, 2013

" ..within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty... And this deep power in which we exist. and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are the shining parts, is the soul. " - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

“Do the good that you know” — Swedenborg

Friday, March 15, 2013

Your true nature is something never lost to you even in moments of delusion, nor is it gained at the moment of Enlightenment. It is the Nature of the Suchness. In it is neither delusion nor right understanding. It fills the Void everywhere and is intrinsically of the substance of the One Mind. Above, below and around you, all is spontaneously existing, for there is nowhere which is outside the Buddha Mind - Huang Po

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

“The dazzling sun of the sky, whose brilliance has made this macrocosm radiant, that sun’s form, fire, resplendence, heat are all Me. When there is nothing barring Me in this universe then along with the sun of the sky I only prevail amidst the total creation. Without My Immanence the resplendent sun of the sky will be absent, thus I have created and am maintaining the totality. In this manner all the forms noticeable in this world are My Form only, My manifestations only. Therefore I only am the Master of creation, preservation and mergence taken together.” - Lahiri Mahasaya

Saturday, March 9, 2013

"If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart." - Rumi

"The Real is not bound by time or space. Nothing defines it as large or small. A single thought spins ten thousand years. The thought of ten thousand years occur in a single moment." Seng Ts’an

Friday, January 18, 2013

Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things. - Thomas Merton

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Ocean does not forget that there is a wave, but the wave forgets that it is an Ocean. This is "why" there is manifestation; for the sake of play this forgetfulness arises. Manifestation is just a Cosmic Drama to be enjoyed. There is only play and it is not existent, and continues because whatever you think so it becomes. This manifestation was created by you and it will be destroyed by you. The first thought is "I". Then arises "my" which is ego, and then comes all manifestation. Time, mind, manifestation is projected out of "I" which is itself the projection required to manifest the play. Undress yourself of these things and find where "I" rises from. - Papaji

I can be neither lost nor found, for I am the absolute unchanging Awareness. I grant myself the joy of self-discovery through my instrument and servant, the body-mind. There is no "other" than my own self to find me. I am the all-encompassing Reality. - Mooji

Abide as That in which there is no beginning or end, no top or bottom or middle, no holy place or god, no gifts or pious acts, no time or space, no objects of perception - and be always happy, free from all traces of thought. Abide as That in which there is no debate, no success or failure, no word or its meaning, no speech, no difference between the soul and the Supreme Being, none of the manifold causes and consequences - and be always happy, without the least trace of thought. ~ Ribhu Gita (Ch.26, verses 14-15)