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unwitting makers

we are unwitting makers
building splendid worlds
on the echoes of our thoughts
and destroying our delight
with the grasping of our wanting.

Heaven’s Door“, Bob Dylan

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.

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the Self

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.




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my boundaries melting

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.😊

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Guru Purnima

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.

Who is your favorite teacher?

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Life itself

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.

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forbidden sphere

that forbidden sphere
no human gaze can peer 
but only speculate
about our birthplace,
lingering silence opened
a window into space
when I came to see
that never was I not,
and never will I not be.

Our origins are shrouded in mystery. Only deep silence allows the mind to penetrate behind the movement and the noise of the world. Here, we may get a glimpse of our infinite existence.

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Love is gravity?

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.