the lotus flower opens in a sky salute manifold of splendid petals and so hiding One single root.
Nature is a source of endless variety. But like the lotus flower whose
petals are each different and unique, everything in creation manifests from,
and is sustained by, a single root. The essence is one.
we are unwitting makers building splendid worlds on the echoes of our thoughts and destroying our delight with the grasping of our wanting.
Humans have unimaginable powers. Like gods, we have the potential
to create with thought alone. It is our negativity, desires and habits that
prevent us from growing our divine powers. Ironically these same barriers
destroy the spontaneous pleasure that comes from just enjoying what we have.
a breath finer than air supports the whole creation upholding life and death on wings of sublime secrecy and unnamed origins. hidden behind your seeing, hidden behind your being, who told you that you were born in life? is not life born through you? carrying your thoughts yet thought cannot reach its profundity. without it, nothing is or isn’t. outside the boundaries of time and space, untouched and always unchanged by moving pictures in the game of human race. the golden breath the all-illumined Self.
It is called by many names: Self, Presence, Being, Source,
Awareness, Unity, the Witness, God, the One. It is the source of everything and
is most subtle and mysterious. It reveals its secrets to the sincerest seekers.
my boundaries melting in effulgent glow no longer the body I know a new heart opens above accepting cosmic waves of generous love.
Our skin marks the boundaries of our physical body. But our full existence extends much further than that. As the heart opens, we find an ocean of love waiting for us. Ajahn Chah said ” If you haven’t wept deeply, you haven’t begun to meditate”. This poem came out of such a space, where tears came flowing down, enveloped by an unmistakable cosmic love. Such moments (for me) are rare, therefore precious.
There is no doubt, the universe is built on love.😊
Guru Purnima is a spiritual Hindu tradition dedicated to spiritual teachers, who are evolved or enlightened humans (such as the Buddha) who are ready to share their wisdom with the world. They are those people who have changed our path for the better, who have been and continue to be a spiritual light in the material world.
The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru Purnima than on any other day. The word Guru is derived from two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a Guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance.
The festival is celebrated on the full moon between June-July.
I was deeply influenced by the spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy, who has a statue dedicated to him in Ottawa, Canada.
How can people imagine that we are conscious beings in a universe that is material, static and unconscious? How could matter give birth to so much life? Is not the universe itself a great ‘being’, not as a noun, but a verb? Being is constantly happening, it is an organic, living phenomenon. You are that happening. Life itself.
We feel we are victimized when life hits us with tragedy, with hardships, with heart-breaks. But, oh, every act is designed especially to wake you up from the dream that you are an individual living a life into the ultimate truth that you are Life in a human body. As Alan Watts said it “You are the universe experiencing itself”.
Tell me you always knew. You always felt you were more than just a body, you always felt the whole cosmos was behind you. Because it is.
I felt this, one day in August of 2017, while walking outside, I had a spontaneous insight that the whole universe is held together by a love-like ‘intent’. How else could everything move in such cyclical precision? The planetary motions, the seasons, women’s period (just joking!)
In physics, the fundamental forces generally have their dualistic poles: electricity has positive and negative charge; magnetism has a north pole and a south pole. This leads to attractive and repulsive phenomena. But gravity is unusual in this respect- there is no negative repulsive gravity. It only works on attraction- bringing things together. This is similar to love. Love brings people together. Like the astronomical forces that created the planets from a disk of dust and debris, love brings together the individual elements that can, together, lead to something gloriously bigger.
Gravity is at the core of a harmonious universe. It is not dumb randomness. It is awesomely intelligent. It is fully aware of itself.
There is no power in the past. There is no power in tomorrow. The present moment contains all potentiality- infinite potentiality. Keep the mind always in the present, that is where our power as creators begins and ends.