Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Glimpse Of The Eternal


Just a few weeks after we were engaged, Ken was diagnosed with cancer.  One day, in the hospital, Ken was in so much pain that I couldn't bear to watch.  As I walked out of his room, I saw a woman pushing a cradle down the hall.

The woman didn't say a word, but she looked at me with such warmth in her eyes that I was drawn to her and the cradle.  However, as I looked down at the thin, pale child, I thought I was going to scream.

Then, suddenly, the child smiled at me - and that smile penetrated deep inside me and awakened me to a truth I desperately needed to know - for her, for me, and for Ken.  She was telling me, "My body is like this, but Spirit is alive in me, and I am joyous."

I understood that although the body is temporary, Spirit within is eternal.  Her smile gave me a glimpse of the eternal life that is in us all.


(By : Joan Lauren)


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

Work be offered as Worship


All activities of man must result in cleansing his chitta, the levels of awareness.  When these are done as offerings to God, they advance this cleansing process a great deal.  The way he works shapes the destiny of man.  Work is sublimated into worship which fructifies into wisdom.  The flower is work (karma), the emerging fruit is worship (bhakti) and the ripe sweet fruit is wisdom (jnana).  It is one continuous and spontaneous process, this spiritual fulfilment of the sadhaka, the sevaka.  They are like childhood, youth and old age, each imperceptibly growing into the succeeding stage.


- Baba -

Eternal Sai - 146


I am unaffected by praise or blame. My love and compassion envelop all; My Grace can be shared by all. I am declaring this so that you may face all this with fortitude. The more you dig, the deeper the derision; the higher the mound, the taller the praise. People with a disease in the nose cannot appreciate the fragrance of a flower. Those who cannot appreciate or recognize the Divine are suffering from an illness which handicaps them to do so.


(SSS Vol XIII - Chap 25)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Good Teacher


Let Seva be Your Sadhana


I am always emphasising the value of service as a sadhana for realising the oneness of all in God and the oneness of one's self with God.  I do not recommend the giving up of karma; for it is not possible.  What is generally meant by karma-sanyas is the giving up of rites and rituals prescribed by the scriptures.  I call upon you to adhere to a new rite, seva, a new yajna, sacrifice of the ego, a new ritual of worship, saranagathi, dedication of all thoughts, words and deeds at the Lotus Feet of the Lord and acceptance of all that happens as gifts of grace from Him.


- Baba -

Restoration


Love is the oxygen of spiritual growth, and spiritual growth is the basis of physical health.
- Mary-Alice Jafolla


I want to experience life as the amazing creation of God that I was created to be.  So I remember that my body is a home for the Creator of life.  The wonder of God created me and is constantly healing me.  I can bless my mind and body each day in life-affirming prayer :

"Spirit of life, I release any thought of concern and invite the blessing of Your healing love into my thoughts and my life.

"Beloved Spirit, bless my arms and legs and keep them strong and healthy.  And bless my heart for the powerful work that it does.  Your healing love flows throughout my body, keeping me vibrant and alive.

"Mighty Creator, thank You for life and for the renewal and healing with which You bless me each day."


God created me and is constantly healing me.


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

Pilgrimage


One world dies to birth another.
And when the necessary grieving is done, that is inevitable in the death-rebirth process,
and the clouds clear, the new world is seen in startling clarity.

We are no longer waiting for outer forms—of belonging, value, wholeness, and love—
to wash upon the shore, for All is found within.

One identity that inhabited the old world—reality—then dies, 
as it must to birth a new identity within heaven. 
Such a Self only dreams of love, for it IS love, 
and by its very nature, all that is love gravitates towards it 
and reflects its true essence.

Love is born in this Self, anew, in each instant. 
It no longer lives in this world of longing or need, 
and does not accept the world's labels for its path, the path of the pilgrim.

All other forms that it has known before, 
even those identified as a spiritual life or existence, 
do not do it justice. 
This Self, of the pilgrim, lies beyond all words and forms, 
and even such words as these can only hint at the experience such a Self is given.

It lives in the majesty of the formless, and dances in the light of Spirit.

In this place, the pilgrim simply rests, 
for there is no other pursuit than to exist within paradise, 
where everything is already given. 

In paradise everything rests and abounds; 
waters flow between the mountains—of our inner experience—
upon which the eternal sun shines 
to illuminate the knowing that has been found within, 
and that now exists in the Sun's light of All-That-Is.


- Morning Star -

The Physical World


There is too much ego in the physical world,
Every one operates on mechanical mode,
There is no sincerity, no depth...
How sad it is to exist as such...


~ adeline108 ~

The Return.....


The Return..... 



        The robes that I have left amidst you... I shall return to wear them once again... You are to await My return in the silence of complete surrender... Those that shall live the dharmic (righteous) way shall with their simple devotion arrive where I shall once again walk the steps of the Guru (spiritual Master) and teach the human mind to touch the light of Supreme consciousness with the fountain of love that pours from within their own hearts...

        I have only shed the clothes of My body... but because I have done so, that does not mean that My role has come to an end... The Divine plan can never be known to anyone... Even those that are closest to My physical form know nothing of what I am doing... and what I am to do... Only I am aware of My Sankalpa (Divine Will)... and I can make it come to truth... No one else can ever help Me... only I can conduct what I must do... There is no one that can know or be aware of My next step that I am to take...

        With the new clothes (body) that I shall adorn, I shall return to you with the gift of Atmic Jnana... Even the simplest souls that know not the worldly ways shall receive the ways to Atmic Bliss... The Grace of this Avatar shall be abundantly available to anyone and everyone... The work of the previous Avatar shall continue with great force for even though I shall wear the golden and red robe... I shall continue in My cosmic form to lead the mission of My previous body... I am not present in one particular time... and place... I can enter what you call the "past" and create the present for it... For Me, I do not travel in the tunnels of time...  I am the Universal Self that can make time return to Me as I will... whenever I will... 

        While I am to do what you can never chase... never understand... you are to lead your own mind to the safety of dharmic laws... You are to lead the simple lives in which the devoted mind shall lead you to realize the higher truths... You are to immerse all your unnecessary worldly desires into the bonfires of pure thinking... You are to know... recognize and follow the steps the present Avatar walked every single day... every single moment... I walked the steps of love... I carried upon My shoulders the weight of Sanathana Dharma (Universal laws of truth)... I poured upon you My continuous state of Atmic Bliss... It is your turn now to walk... It is your turn to take the step upon which My footprint shall always remain...

        Do not wait idly for My return... Do not give up all that I have left with you in My this mission and simply mourn and await My return. Remember if you do that, you shall close the gifts that I have left with you and you shall also not be able to receive the gifts of Atmic Jnana that I shall return to give to you... You are to live this moment.... this moment with strength.... You are not to wait for something that is yet to come... yet to happen.

        Continue your lives immersed in My teaching and in My way of life.... continue to have faith that it is the robes that I have left to wear before you... I am still with you.... always.... My return to another body.... another form is inevitable... But that must not be your focus.... Once you have chosen Me to be your Guru... you must drown in the bliss of the moments you and I spent as one....

       Your faith.... your joy... your devotion... your dedication shall bring Me once again to return to serve you.... I am fully aware of every part of your being.... for I am you, and you.... Me.... Nothing has changed.... nothing can.... nothing will... The Guru that you have loved so very much has loved you.... more than you can ever know.... The Guru that you miss is with you.... more than you can ever recognize.... The Guru that you feel has left you is more with you than you can ever realize....

       The robes that I have left amidst you, I shall return to wear them again.... but until then you must wear the robes of faith and patience.... You must be the reflections of My Self.... You must awaken with the Guru within.... and the game we played together shall return where you shall seek the Source and I shall play with My shadow....




(Inspirational message received by Seema M. Dewan,
June 29th 2012, 8:10 am)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

See All as God


Change your vision, and the world will appear accordingly.  Let the eye be charged with the Divine.  It will see all as God.  It is foolish to try to shape the world : shape yourself, as the embodiment of Peace, Love and Reverence.  Then, you will see all as love and compassion and humility.  Your work as Seva Dal members and as voluntary helpers must correct your vision, clarify your eyes, enable them to see God in everyone; then, that awareness will transmute every word, thought and deed of yours into a benediction.


- Baba -

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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