Thursday, July 02, 2015

Thursday Quote

"I was passionate,
filled with longing,
I searched
far and wide.

"But the day
that the Truthful One
found me,
I was at home."

-Lal Ded

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday Quote

"Thou art atman, buddhi is thy consort Parvati; the prana is thy attendant; this body is thy house; the act of sensual enjoyment is thy worship; deep sleep is samadhi; walking by my feet is the perambulation around thee; all my speeches are thy praise; whatever actions I perform, are all thy worship, O Lord Siva."

-Prayer for Karma Yogis, by Adi Shankaracharya

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday Quote

"Moksha is not an attainment of liberation from an actual state of bondage, but it is the realisation of the liberation which already exists. It is freedom from the false notion of bondage."

-Sri Swami Sivananda, in Bliss Divine

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thursday Quote

"Let's imagine that nothing would exist. No creation took place, nothing. Forever and ever you will never exist. How do you feel? Let's say from your stand point of view there is no forms, no names, no creation, anything. Suppose all these would never take place. You will never be able to exist. How do you feel? Sad, right? Be absorbed forever and ever, never existence. Meditate on that. It could be, it could happen. No creation will take place. Forever and ever, no space, nothing. Void for eternity. Anyone grasp that idea? Now you're really grateful, right, whoever gave you this chance to be. When you think like this, now you appreciate God, this intelligence who create all this and gave us this ego. That's so nice to have this chance of Samadhi, to have all this happiness you are having. And also in the future, eternal bliss, higher and higher, and higher. Now you appreciate. Turn to the Lord. I sometimes spend all day feeling grateful to be here. How did I end up in the United States, teaching yoga? I was born in the north of Brazil. How is all this taking place? How fortunate I have all these chances. now pay attention this. Direct your attention to the core of yourselves, deep inside: 'Thank you.'"

-Sri Dharma Mittra, quoted in The Master Said...