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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Q18

What does Brahma stand for?


Brahma means the vast, infinite principle. The element of sound emanated from this infinite expanse of Brahma. From sound emerged air, fire from air, wind from fire, earth from wind, ocean from earth, food from oceans and finally, humans from food. Ponder this sequential cycle and you will arrive at the truth that man (Purusha) has emerged from the infinite Brahma.


(Summer Showers 1991, pg 130)

LANDSCAPES OF LIFE



Like patterns in a landscape

are the dreams I left behind-

A tapestry of memories

that never more will bind..

A freedom from that tight control

that once imprisoned l life,

now open minded abstractness

releases me from strife....

The colors of the world

imprinted deeply on my soul-

so why feel black and dismal

when blue peace can be the goal?

To hold a rainbow in your hand,

to feel the colors glow

deep down within your inner heart,

and let the feeling flow...

The red is so flamboyant,

and it cannot be restrained,

but without it, no excitement,

and the heart is sorely pained...

-warm orange is a balance

that combines the best of all-

the promise of a fresh new spring,

the calmness of the fall...

Then yellow bursts into full bloom,

and happiness bursts free,

and chases out those phantom ghosts

that dwell inside of me!

Fresh green of new born thought

buds through.....

-so virginal and pure,

so new in its simplicity,

so comforting and sure.....

These moods come that are painted blue,

but balance is the thing...

Mysterious depths of indigo

will send blues on the wing-

then violet - oh, sweet violet,

your color does enthrall!

It fills my very essence,

and invades my all in all-

So life is just a canvas

on the landscape of the mind,

and the way in which we paint it

is ours solely to decide...

- so fight your way out of the mud,

and keep the colors clear...

and when you've won that battle,

that's when God is very near.


(From : General Files)

Friday, July 19, 2019

God


Thou who pervadest all the worlds below,
Yet sitst above,
Master of all who work and rule and know,
Servant of Love!
Thou who disdainest not the worm to be
Nor even the clod,
Therefore we know by that humility
That thou art God.


~ Sri Aurobindo ~

GEM 622




The real significance of culture lies in giving up bad thoughts and bad actions and cultivating sacred thoughts and performing noble deeds.


(From : Garland of 1008 Gems, Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings)

TRUE JOY

FULL OF FAITH



When the pot has a leak, tiny as a needle prick, the water drains out whole. When the heart is full of faith and strength, of light and love, a prick-leak caused by anger, or malice, envy, or pride is so damaging that the precious wealth is spent away quick and fast! Resolve this day, in the Presence that you have so ardently wished for, not to be swayed by these low desires and insidious foes; never be moved by fame or blame, by praise or persecution.


(SSS. Vol XI – Chap 28)

RELAX! DON'T LOSE YOUR COOL


All of us get angry. It's one of our natural emotions and there's nothing wrong about it. But how we deal with the situation that made us angry makes a difference.

Anger can be caused mainly due to three reasons:
1) Disappointment 2) Criticism and 3) Pain


Whatever the reason, we will have to learn to control and manage anger because anger is just not going to help us improve the situation. It can only make matters worse. In fact, instead of the outburst, looking within ourselves will solve the problem to a large extent. Think on these terms:

* What is making me angry?
* Is my anger justified?
* Am I going wrong somewhere?
* What are the feelings of the opposite person?
* Am I expecting too much from the other side?
* What prompted him/her to react in such a way?
* What would I have done if I'm on the other side?
* How can I handle this situation without losing my cool now?
* What will be the after-effects if I shout now?
* Am I being made to react for some reason unknown to me?

The last question assumes importance in this modern world where some people just love to see others react negatively to some situations. So beware of such people!

Instead of having an argument, just move away quickly from the place. When your mind is clear, think how you can deal with the situation.

Still don't see enough reason to relax? Then, these time-tested anger management tips might be of help to you:

Tip 1: Count from one to ten. This will give you patience to bear with the situation.

Tip 2: Try to divert your attention. Because thinking about the same incident will only make you all the more weak.

Tip 3: Do what you love to do most. This will give you happiness and peace of mind.

Tip 4: Put on your favourite outfit or a new outfit. This is because dressing up well gives a sense of elation. More so, when your friends
acknowledge it. Believe it or not, many people follow this simple, but useful method.

Tip 5: Think the matter is so silly it doesn't need your precious time pondering over it. Don't waste anymore time thinking about it.

Tip 6: Meditate or visualise a natural scenery like mountain, river or garden. This also gives you peace of mind.

Tip 7: Do workouts, yoga or even take a walk to a near-by park. This will surely relieve the stress that is taking a toll on you.

Tip 8: Take a break from your usual routine and try to do something different. This will again help you in busting the stress.

Tip 9: Last but not the least, forgive and forget.

One more thing: when you are angry, try to act as if nothing has happened. Put a smile on your face and don't show that you are angry (because nobody can read your mind!) Just face the situation with a cool mind. By following this 'acting' technique, you may actually learn to keep yourself 'cool.'

Once we understand the kinds of situations that spark our anger and practise the anger-controlling techniques skillfully, we can lead a
better and quality life.

As Sri Satya Sai Baba says: "For every minute of anger, you lose 60 seconds of happiness."


By : SPK
http://www.dancewithshadows.com/anger_management.asp

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Precious Moment


The Precious Moment 

                Today has come and the most precious moment stands before you… The moment has come in which the true devotee shall remember My word and place it in his heart. And, with the light of My word, the world he saw shall fade before him. The fears of yesterday shall become meaningless in that one moment… and lo behold, the entire reigns of the universe shall place itself in his hand and he shall become in that moment the Master of the Self………… in that very moment………..

Today has come and the most precious moment stands before you…………the moment has come where you shall draw from within the love that I have placed and turn it to faith………….. and with that faith, you shall draw toward you the troubles you always feared……….. and play with it a game in which you remain equal minded. While troubles dance to the tune of fear, you should play back with a smile. And, lo and behold, trouble itself shall take your leave and you shall know the purity of My love and the power of faith… in that very moment.

Today has come and the most precious moment stands before you…… The moment has come where you shall draw from My silence the strength to be…… silence is the word of God in which My beloved one finds all direction as to what he needs to do next……… the moment your ego shall talk, the direction shall vanish. If you think… it must be of Me and My love for you……… if you fear, it must be of not losing your faith in My love for you……… in whatever you think……. do………. it must be…. Me. That is the silence of the devoted and lo behold, the one who observes this silence, shall at the precious moment receive from Me the thunderbolt of energy and all that needs to be done shall be done without the fear of the human mind……… without the consciousness of ego and without the awareness of time…… at that very moment. 

Today has come and the most precious moment stands before you….. all you must do is to believe that you are to walk toward that moment……… all you must do is to be courageous and know that I hold that moment tight in My fist in order to give it to you……….. all you must do is to be patient……. for that moment can be now……. or only a few more steps for you to take…… but it is there………… nevertheless……. it is there, I promise you that. And all the gifts of grace that I have held for you shall pour upon your lap……… in that very moment........

(Inspirational message received by Seema M Dewan, May 4th, 2011)

GEM 621




The pot that pours and the pot that receives have to be steady and straight, eager to give and gain.


(From : Garland of 1008 Gems, Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba's Sayings)

O LORD, TAKE MY LOVE

O Lord, take my love, and let it flow in fullness of devotion to Thee;
O Lord, take my hands, and let them work incessantly for Thee;
O Lord, take my soul, and let it be merged in One with Thee;
O Lord, take my mind and thoughts, and let them be in tune with Thee;
O Lord, take my everything, and let me be an instrument to work for Thee.

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