Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Totally Messed Up :)


Ha ha - I am totally messed up, but it's a very nice feeling. It's like being pulled in a thousand different directions, not knowing which way to go, but you have a sense that this will be a seed for something bigger.

I want to cry ( :) / :( )

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Reflection and Inspiration - 16th Aug 2005


To progress faster in spiritual service, we must forget ourselves; be the lowliest person and do the dirtiest, the most unwanted work.

- The Supreme Master Ching Hai

Ching Hai is not teaching Life negation. She is asking us to serve Life. Her statement follows the principle of 'What you do unto others, you do to yourself'. Serving others, if done without any conscious or unconscious expectation of recognition or any other self-benefit, is the fastest way to spiritual growth. The Ego is near-zero with selfless service. But why this insistence on being the 'lowliest person' and doing the 'dirtiest, the most unwanted work'? Doing such work pricks the ego a lot. If we can do such work selflessly, we create a great opportunity for ourselves in the Spiritual path. But care must be taken to not allow the ego to enter the back door - 'see how selfless I am, I am doing work which no one else volunteered to do'. Which is why, Masters insist that such tasks also be done in secret. Such people are very rare - people who are truly selfless in serving others can change the world.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Favorite Quote - 6th Aug 2005

There is no way to peace, peace is the way
- AJ Muste
A quote that carries a lot of power behind it. Deepak Chopra wrote a book called Peace is the way with this quote as a base. I haven't read it yet, but I assume it came out of a lot of frustration at the current state of the world.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Reflection and Inspiration - 2nd Aug 2005

If parents really love children they will help them to be courageous — even courageous against themselves. They will help them to be courageous against teachers, against society, against anybody who is going to destroy their individuality.

- Osho
Note:
இதையேதானே பாரதியும் சொன்னான்...
"பாதகஞ் செய்பவரைக் கண்டால் - நாம்
பயங்கொள்ள லாகாது பாப்பா!
மோதி மிதித்துவிடு பாப்பா! - அவர்
முகத்தில் உமிழ்ந்துவிடு பாப்பா!"
இருவரும் குழந்தைகளுக்கே போதிப்பது வியப்பாக உள்ளது...

Monday, August 01, 2005

Favorite Quote - 31st July 2005

With such a small life, with such a small energy source, it is simply stupid to waste it in sadness, in anger, in hatred, in jealousy. Use it in love, use it in some creative act, use it in friendship, use it in meditation: Do something with it which takes you higher. And the higher you go, the more energy sources become available to you. At the highest point of consciousness, you are almost a god.

- Osho
Reading and hearing quotes like these fills my heart with inspiration. The climate inside my head changes almost instantly. What can I say? "Thank you Master!!" sounds so cliche and insufficient... yet I will still say it.
 
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