Friday, February 29, 2008

Quotes For Spiritual Aspirants !

Devotee: "Sir, may I make an effort to earn more money?"

Sri Ramakrishna : "It is permissible to do so to maintain a religious family. You may try to increase your income, but in an honest way. The goal of life is not the earning of money, but the service of God. Money is not harmful if it is devoted to the service of God."

Devotee: "How long should a man feel obliged to do his duty toward his wife and children?"

Sri Ramakrishna : "As long as they feel pinched for food and clothing. But one need not take the responsibility of a son when he is able to support himself. When the young fledgling learns to pick its own food, its mother pecks it if it comes to her for food."

Devotee: "How long must one do one's duty?"

Sri Ramakrishna : "The blossom drops off when the fruit appears. One doesn't have to do one's duty after the attainment of God, nor does one feel like doing it then.
"If a drunkard takes too much liquor he cannot retain consciousness. If he takes only two or three glasses, he can go on with his work. As you advance nearer and nearer to God, He will reduce your activities little by little. Have no fear.

"Finish the few duties you have at hand, and then you will have peace. When the mistress of the house goes to bathe after finishing her cooking and other household duties, she won't come back, however you may shout after her."

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Spiritual Motivational Quotations !

Faith means that there isn't the slightest form of doubt in any situation or at times of obstacles. Situations have to change and they will continue to change. The supports that your faith has now will be removed, and even after that your foundation has to be strong. If your foundation is not strong, then supports are necessary. Therefore you need to maintain your peaceful, lovable state and your love and faith for God has to remain unshakable.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Knowing the self and knowing God brings light into the darkness, and brings love back into our lives whereby we can reach out to others. The world will change when we are able to share this Godly light and this endless love. When I know myself I can really meet others. My vision will not be disturbed by our differences but I will recognize the same essence in others.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Why do you like sunsets so much? Because they take you beyond your physical dimension. You experience peace and silence. You sense that time stops, and you understand what eternity means. It awakens your dormant spirituality. Whenever you have the chance, sit in front of a sunset and relax. Do not analyze. Only watch and observe and let profound feelings of peace emerge.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Inspirational Spiritual Poems !

Dear God, put your words to pen,
help me lay the pain on paper.
The weight to be unloaded,
the agony to taper.

He who hates this life shall find it,
I have now begun to see.
The sacrifices made down here,
meant to purify and cleanse me.

How can I serve your purpose,
when I exist only in part.
The blood of life pumps weakly,
pulsing from just half a heart.

Explain this hole of loss
from something never quite attained.
Show me how to keep on living,
when there is nothing to sustain.

Hear my prayers, look down on me
my spirit needs reviving.
I've become so heavy and so low,
each day's about surviving.

Touch me with your hand of light,
embrace your child who is so small.
Nourish me with strength and mercy,
show me how to walk not crawl.

Don't forsake me in my depth of need,
trust me with your blessings.
Give me hope, I bleed for you,
true desperation I'm confessing.

Let me lean my soul on you,
dispense your love in time of need.
Your direction I am seeking,
sifting through the words I read.

My Father, I am humbled,
on my knees I beg you now.
Turn the tears into a river,
to flood my veins with life and power.

Grant me godliness and wisdom,
the way make clear unto my eyes.
I will obey and I will follow,
burn through the clouds blocking my skies.

Lee Parsons

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Great Shift of Consciousness - The Passion !

A great shift is in the making: A time for very deep purification and cleansing from the inner core within ourselves and within the Earth up to the outer manifest reality. How this will all play out is our choice.

Many will understand the need for inner and outer focus on unity and love. However, many others will remain under the grip of their programmed old ways and thus experience this world with much fear while focusing on dis-unity.

This is a time where our greatest force shall emerge from its hidden inner recesses as we face our greatest challenge: a transformation and trans-evolution of mankind when our thought processes transmute from a harsh concentration on lack toward a gentler constant awareness of the beauty and unity of all within the ONE that we all are here to manifest.

This is a time prophesied for eons where, in this world created around the notion of polarity, the "real" caring and nurturing Female energy is ready to interpenetrate each of our hearts and balance out the Masculine expansive powerful energy that has overtaken alone much of Creation and destabilized it. It is in the balancing and the unity of the two that our inner smiling probable future lays. Please allow this great and sacred energy in, and wish deeply for unity, for in that act lies the path to our happiness and salvation.

All great changes bring about in many much initial resistance, the degree of which will define the course of this Creation for a long time to come.

As many impacting events are about to happen, and even more unfold in the next months and years, often in an accelerated manner, one core issue will emerge as paramount in being the only real question to be asked and the only solution to be had.

"Where does your passion lay?"

Does it lay upon a world where all thoughts and common efforts are on com-passion, forgiveness, unity, happiness, and the notion that we are all - without any exception -connected within the notion of ONE?

Is it your truest desire to unite the parts within yourself, the family without, and our greatest and most beautiful family: mankind?

Or does you passion lay upon events, stories, legends, and philosophies which evoke and trigger separation, elitism, fear, violence, control, gore, and the anti-force to the sacred notion of Unity of all and everything within the One and Only?

Do you want to unify all polarities to usher the proclaimed glorious era, or polarize even more? For this is the only question to be asked.

Please, I beg of you, watch carefully what you invite in your heart.

If you invite within and resonate only with what unites us as one family and therefore exalts life, then the peace of the ONE, wondrous Creation, and life, longer that you can ever imagine, will be yours.

However, if you invite and resonate within upon visions of death, fear, and all that differentiates, divides, and separates us, then war, suffering, insecurity, and death will be yours.

All great spiritual masters came to tell us of this choice and the two ways of seeing the same reality, and some even expressed it in their lives and experiences on purpose, in order for us to understand the consequences.

A glass is either half full or half empty depending on your focus of attention. Both are true at the same time. It is your focus which will determine which path you will experience. You can either focus on what is lacking, or what is wondrous. You can focus on the unity and common thread of all existence, see the spectacular awe-some reality of creation, and experience the miraculous, or focus on what is lacking and then experience nothingness.

Please do not fall into the trap of "passion" for death again.

Please fall in love with yourself again, and with all your human brothers and sisters. For all are precious, magnificent, and sacred expressions of the ONE life force flowing through all living things.

Happy thoughts and Creation,

Monday, February 25, 2008

Bible Love Quotes !

Love comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

~Timothy 1:5

I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have the faith needed to move mountains-but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned-but if I have no love, this does me no good.

~1 Corinthians 13:1-13

I found the one whom my soul loves.

~Song of Solomon 3:4

This is my beloved and this is my friend.

~Song of Solomon 5:16

Above all else, guard thy heart for it is the wellspring of life.

~Proverbs 4:23

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.

~Song of Solomon 8:7

I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.

~Song of Solomon 7:10

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

~Corinthians 13:7-8

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Journey Of Your Heart !

The heart is the hub of life, of existence itself, it is the central point of the beyondness that is forever bursting into existence in all directions at all times.

It is who "you" are – the very one that is flowing through the very eyes of this mindbody that you are falsely identifying yourself as being. It is "you" that is bursting forth into existence and you are going to learn all about this "you" of you through being "you".

You are not going to learn about "you" while you persist in being stuck within the guidance of a mind informed mindbody that has you believing that you are something other than who "you" are.

It appears that accepting ideas and words as the fact of what they represent will help you to come to understand this great matter of who "you" are – and on the gradual movement of perpetuating who you think you are this all looks very valid to you.

The message here though, is that this "you" of you is already free; it is already complete; there is no more for you to do but to "be" this "you" that is already the happening thing of you.

To enter this journey of your heart requires you to learn immediately not only what this "you" of you actually is but also to learn to find this "you" in any given moment when you awaken to the fact of you having lost sight of this "you" - where you find yourself having been distracted by the arisings of the dance of life through your mindbody.

To awaken to this "you" that is already flowing through the eyes of this mindbody that you find yourself flowing through, you must learn to find this "you" and you must learn to stop at and as this "you".

There is absolutely no getting around this. To come to the immediacy of the realization of who "you" are and to the conscious living of this one, you must begin to immediately do something about finding yourself out of the bind and imprisonment of where you currently find yourself being lost in.

"You" are not a separated someone attempting to find your way back to some harmonious heaven where you will be relieved of perpetuating your consistent and persistent "pull over" of trying to be this isolated something that was never true of you in the first place.

You are already this "you" that you have constantly been attempting to find - in the hope of being relieved of your current situation of pain and misery - and it is not tied up in the knowing of all of the "right" words.

You are now free to "be" who "you" are if you so wish but you will actually have to "be" this "you" of you though, instead of continuing on with trying to be who you think you are. You will have to learn to find it and to stop at and as it.

All this you can do because "you" are....