Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday Quote

`A true spiritual scientist or Guru can inspire, spiritualize and divinize the whole nature of true seeker by the Self-effulgent light of His spiritual perfection. The spiritual perfection is already there in all of us, only that we have somehow forgotten it. We have become hypnotized by our self-generated lower nature. We have to dehypnotize ourselves. A perfect Master makes us absolutely conscious of it and that He does only by the spontaneous light of His own realization of the ‘Science of Oneness’.

-Sri Sri Babathakur

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday Quote

Mary's Prayer

"I'm the place that God shines through. He and I are one not two. He needs me where and as I am. I need not doubt nor fear nor plan. If I but be relaxed and free, he'll work his plan of love through me."

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Music

This puja was performed for 50 couples Saturday at the HTGC.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday Quote

Interviewer: “Is there any part of your work that frustrates you?”

Sri Dharma Mittra: “Yes, there is. If I notice a lack of obedience or interest on the part of the students in what I'm teaching, I feel extremely sad. At the same time, I feel pity for those that lack obedience because they are really only hurting themselves. It's so sad to see students lying down while the teacher is speaking or leading Kirtan, and most especially when the teacher is reading from the scriptures. This behavior on their part is disrespectful and unethical. Automatically, the student is blocking or avoiding a supreme relationship with the teacher and, without this connection, no real progress is made. Also, as a direct consequence, the student suffers lots of disappointments. I feel sad when this happens, but, at the same time, I don't blame them because they just can’t see that their actions and attitudes are not correct. Regardless, under these conditions, discipleship will never happen.”

Read the rest here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Thursday Quote

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”

-Swami Vivekananda

Monday, November 04, 2013