We are all interested in one thing and that is to move towards the centre of circle from the circle. Hence we automatically become attached to each other by being Birds of the same feather, flock together. All of us are bound to know more about how to reach the centre. Our path maybe different but the aim is the centre of the universe. I have already posted Some of my experiences of life and I would be glad to hear from others about their experiences in life and what… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 31, 2009 at 4:25pm —
There is suppression in your life and that is where the complications begin. A block in the energy reflects an inner complexity -- something happens inside but you show something else outside. Then where will the energy which is not released go? It will become an energy_block.
What I mean by an energy_block is that it is stuck in your mind or in your body like a knot. It is just like in a river when part of the water starts to freeze and pieces of ice float in the river. As… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 31, 2009 at 4:16pm —
There is a beautiful saying of the old sages. In the old days a sage would give the blessing. "May you be blessed with ten sons and may your husband become your eleventh son." This is strange. It was the blessing that was given to the bride at the time of her marriage: may you be blessed with ten sons and may your husband become your eleventh son. These were wonderful people, with wonderful ways of thinking. And there was also a profound meaning behind it.
If the love between a… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 31, 2009 at 4:13pm —
Buddha had a disciple called Purna. He had been initiated and had become self-realized. Purna said, "Now I want to leave and spread your message to all the people who need it."
Buddha said, "I can give you permission to leave, but I have to ask you one thing first: where do you want to go?"
There was a small region in Bihar called Sukha. Purna said, "I will go to Sukha. Until now no monk has ever visited this area, and the people of this region have never heard your… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 31, 2009 at 4:12pm —
Now we will do the morning meditation. About the morning meditation, I would like to say that the first sep will be the same as what we practiced last night: making a resolution. We will make the resolution five times. After this we will rest for two minutes, taking deep breaths. Then we will meditate silently for a while.
First we make the resolution, then we rest, and the last step is meditation. These will be the three steps of the meditation for the morning. The… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 31, 2009 at 4:11pm —
Nobody in this world is a sinner and nobody is a saint. These are just pathways for energy. There is much energy stores inside our bodies, and this energy has to be used creatively.
So first, when an emotion arises, release it through your body in the form of any exercise. Second, learn to be creative. You are all without creativity.
Last night I was talking about how in the old days each village had a cobbler, and whenever somebody wore his shoes the cobbler would say… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 31, 2009 at 4:09pm —
Religious men of this type cannot work together.Their whole work is based on criticizing others. Their whole effort is based on opposing someone. If there are no enemies, they cannot work at all. All their efforts are based on opposing and hating others. All the religious men who follow these traditions, these religions, can only be called ignorant, because the first attribute of a genuine sage is that he no longer belongs to any religion. The first mark of a sage is that he is no longer bound… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 31, 2009 at 4:00pm —
"If you practise spiritual discipline for some time in a solitary place, you will find that your mind has become strong, and then you can live in any place or society without being in the least affected by it. When the plant is tender, it should be hedged around.But, when it has grown big, not even cows and goats can injure it.Spiritual practices in a solitary place are essential."
Sri Sarada Devi, The Holy Mother
Added by Mani kutty on January 29, 2009 at 8:47pm —
"The heart of man is like a copper vessel which has a lining of tin and is properly cleaned before you cook the food in it. Similarly, the heart must have a lining of love or else it will cause harm and misery to you and others.Purify your feelings and impulses; do not worry that others are not doing so.LOVE,LOVE,LOVE, which is inherent in all of you , as long as life lasts.Love your wife and children, but do not lose the sense of proportion and cause harm to others.Adore the parents; make them… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on January 29, 2009 at 8:39pm —
There was an incident in Jesus' life. He was leaving a village when he saw a man on a rooftop screaming and shouting obscenities. Jesus climbed a ladder and asked him, "My friend, what are you doing? Why are you wasting your life in this ugly way? You seem to be drunk."
The man opened his eyes and recognized Jesus. He got up and bowed to Jesus and said, "My lord, I was very ill, I was near death. You blessed me and made me well. Have you forgotten? Now I am perfectly well, but what… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 29, 2009 at 4:09pm —
Imagine you are at work and your boss says something to you and you become angry, but you cannot tighten your fists. Now what will happen to all this energy which has just been created in you? And remember this: energy never comes to an end. If you say something to me which makes me angry, I will not be able to express my anger in front of all these people. I cannot gnash my teeth or clench my fist; I cannot call you names or jump around in anger or pick up a stone. What happens to the energy… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 29, 2009 at 4:08pm —
I'm trying to explain the meaning of contemplation. Contemplation means to reflect on whatever is happening around you. If death is happening right in front of you, then contemplate on whether it will happen to you too. If you see someone who is old, then contemplate on whether this will also happen to you.
Buddha's father tried in every way to prevent this kind of contemplation from happening in him -- I want you to do everything so that this contemplation will arise in you. The… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 29, 2009 at 4:07pm —
A blind man and his friend were crossing a desert. They were going on different journeys but they must have met on the way, and the other man must have asked the blind man to join him. They were together for some days and their friendship deepened over that time. One morning the blind man got up earlier than his friend and felt around for his stick. It was a desert night and it was very cold, it was winter time. He did not find the stick, but there was a snake which had stiffened because of the… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 29, 2009 at 4:04pm —
Now we will sit a little apart from each other -- the hall is big enough so that everyone can spread out -- and we will make our resolutions before we leave here.
... Not so jerkily, very slowly, slowlyfilling the lungs completely.When you fill your lungs, repeat to yourself, "I will experience meditation." Repeat this sentence. Then, when thelungs are filled to the maximum, hold your breath for a while, repeating the sentence. You may get nervous, you will feel like exhaling, but… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 29, 2009 at 4:04pm —
This is the way to do it: first take slow, deep breaths, filling yourself up, filling your lungs up as deeply as you can. When you have inhaled as much as you can, continue to hold the thought, " I will experience meditation," and keep repeating this sentence. Then exhale, and at one point you will feel that there is no more air to exhale. But there is -- so throw that out too and repeat the sentence. Now you will feel that there is absolutely no more air left -- but still there is , so throw… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 29, 2009 at 4:03pm —
Again I met a man highly spiritual, very knowledgeable person and this is what he had to say. Life is like a Circle. We are on the circle at diffferent places. The Centre of the circle is the place where we should go i.e. towards the Divine, Heaven or Total Bliss or Samadhi or whatever one may call it. We try to reach the centre to get peace and happiness and journey may start from any point on the circle which means we may reach the Centre through Bhakti, through Yog,… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on January 29, 2009 at 3:23pm —
Added by Luiza Menescal on January 29, 2009 at 12:50am —
"Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true....
True Love is far greater than anything that could be called personal. True Love is a non-personal miracle. It is the nature of reality itself. It is the natural and spontaneous expression of the undivided self......
Intuition of this degree of Love magnetically draws the individual toward it, and at the same time, causes fear to… Continue
Added by Liana on January 25, 2009 at 2:03pm —
May the world be peaceful.May the wicked bevome gentle.May all creatures think of mutualwelfare.May their minds be occupied with what is auspicious.And may our hearts be immersed in selfless love for the Lord.
Wealth,noble ancestry,physical beauty,asceticism,scriptural knowledge, power, energy, courage, might, diligence, prudence and Yogic practice- all these I deem of no awail in the worship of the Supreme Being.For, indeed, the almighty Lord is pleased with… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on January 20, 2009 at 9:07pm —