Saturday, March 28, 2015

Working With God

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
- Margaret Mitchell

How do I help people who are going through a challenge to find strength and comfort?

Do I say anything to them other than to offer an encouraging word?  Perhaps the answer lies in my own faith in God - faith that God is guiding them and that the right outcome is even now coming about.

Whether I am conscious of it or not, God's will is actively at work in my life and in the lives of others.  And as we each recognise this truth and work with God rather than worrying about the next step, we will find that our lives are so much smoother.

So I know for myself and others that we are beings of eternal oneness and strength.  God offers each of us comfort and support, and because God is always supporting us, each day is brighter than the day before.

I let God's will be my will.

(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry) 

Holy Spirit

The First and the Very Last Step

The First and the Very Last Step

Self Realization comes not when one seeks it........... The Self seeking the Self is the illusion itself!

The journey of the soul is not trying to know the Self and understand it............ When the Self attempts to know itself and understand it,that very attempt causes the projection of truth......... This very projection of truth is untruth!

There is no intellect that can reason and teach you to "be"............ The intellect is an instrument that reasons and reminds you what not to be.

Purity is the nature of the spirit of your soul............ Purity is the silence with which the soul speaks.

Purity is the very essence of being your Self..........

You cannot measure the levels of purity.......... When you fill every part of your being with the spirit of purity the very mind that thinks of its closeness to truth shall turn and merge as truth...........

Loving all as ones self is a practice to purify every thought............. As one practices the principle of equal love one becomes more and more confident to return to the simple state of "being".

The very fact you fear and measure the level of purity is because you are aware of the deviation from the purity of your soul.

The greatest spiritual teachers teach the highest truth just by the principle of "being"............. They elevate the mind of their disciple by their simple ways of life............ They give to you what you are ready to receive and utilize...........
They believe in you and teach you to believe in yourself.......... They are aware of your journey and show you the path of patience........ In their eyes they behold the gift of peace and calmness and with it they instill the confidence within you to take every step with complete  Self awareness........... With their love for you they teach you to silence all your fearful questions............The state of being comes when the disciple circles the whole universe holding mentally the Hand of his Guru,sometimes falling and failing  and sometimes climbing and Self-inspiring........... In both moments the Guru smiles and holds the hand of His child.......... He speaks to his teacher in the moments of fear........ he cries.... he tries....... he even fights and denies his Guru's presence........... But through all of this his teacher stands by him coaxing His beloved student to take the next step............ And then comes the blessed moment.......... the last step when the disciple completes his circle around the Universe and returns to his Self........... And in that moment he realizes that the Guru that held his hand was too an illusion............ For all that time he alone had projected the Universe and had chased his Self while being the only witness to the whole journey!

(Inspirational message received by Seema M. Dewan, June 11th, 2012)

Ideals Set By Rama

Rama enlightens every seeker in the spiritual field.  He put into practice all that He deemed right.  So, He set standards for every member of the household, society, nation and human race.  He went into exile to maintain the highest ideal of filial reverence.  He sent Sita to exile in order to maintain the highest ideal of a ruler responsive to the reaction of his subjects.  The former holds forth the duty of Pitruvakya paripalana (respecting the command of the father) and the latter, the regal duty of Janavakya paripalana (respecting the wishes of the people).  The root is the word of the parent or the people.  The fruit is moksha (liberation).

- Baba -

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Waste in Worry

If we were to keep a record of all the things we worried about during a given period of time, we would discover--in reviewing them--that the great majority of our anticipated problems or troubles never come to pass. This means that most of the time we devote to worrying, even the constructive kind that prompts us to try to come up with a solution to what is troubling us, is wasted. Thus, we not only caused ourself unnecessary mental anguish, but also took up valuable minutes and hours that could have been spent elsewhere. 

To avoid this, it is often necessary to subject potential sources of worry to the coldly objective and analytical light of reason. Once, sortly before a major concert before a standing-room- only audience, a member of Arturo Toscanini's orchestra approached the great Italian conductor with an expression of sheer terror on his face. "Maestro," the musician fretted, "my instrument is not working properly. I cannot reach the note of E-flat. Whatever will I do? We are to begin in a few moments." 

Toscanini looked at the man with utter amazement. Then he smiled kindly and placed an arm around his shoulders. "My friend," the maestro replied, "Do not worry about it. The note E-flat does not appear anywhere in the music that you will be playing this evening." 

The next time we find ourselves in the middle of worrying about some matter, we might be wise to stop and ask ourselves what the odds are of the problem really coming to pass. We may be able to go on to something more constructive. 

- Brad Stevens -

The Vedas incarnated as the Ramayana

Rama is the Name that is sweeter than all the sweet things in Nature.  It never cloys the tongue or the mind.  It has vast mysterious mystic potentialities to elevate man.  So, one must endeavour to keep the mind ever dwelling on it.  The story of Rama, the Ramayana, is but another version of the Vedas.  In fact, it is said that the Vedas incarnated as the Ramayana in order to help man in the destruction of evil and the revival of righteous living, the tasks which the Lord took upon Himself during His sojourn on earth as Rama.

- Baba -

Sai Darshan, Part 3 - 10

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Love All, Serve All

In Kali Yuga, there are any number of persons chanting Rama's name.  But, chanting alone is not enough.  Whatever name you recite, you must also be active in the service of the form associated with the name.  What is implied by the term Rama Karya (service to Rama)?  Rama is immanent in the entire cosmos.  Rama is present everywhere.  Hence, you have to love all and serve all.  By rendering service to one's fellow beings, by offering help to the helpless and by performing sacred acts of dedicated service, one becomes eligible for Rama's grace.

- Baba -

In The Now

No artist is ahead of his time.  He is the time.
- Martha Graham

When somethings happens that affects me deeply, it is easy for me to become so involved in such an event that everything else fades away.  I live completely in the moment and do not allow anything to distract me from what I am seeing or feeling or doing.

Yet at times, I may forget to stay focused.  Then I become distracted and forget to live every moment as if it were the most important moment of my life.  I can change this!  I can make the choice to live each moment to the fullest by not worrying about things from the past or about what may happen in the future.

The past is over and the future will take care of itself.  Right now, this present moment, is where I am.  Every minute spent in full awareness is a sacred time in which I can become more aware of God's loving presence within me and around me.

Each moment that I am totally aware of God is a sacred time.

(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry) 

The Mind


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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