Monday, February 21, 2011

The Doors of Perception

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narow chinks of his cavern.

William Blake, A Memorable Fancy

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Mystery of Vibrations

Whoever knows the mystery of vibrations indeed knows all things.

Hazrat Inayat Khan (Sufi, 1882-1927)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Before you speak

Before you speak, ask yourself:
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?
Is it true?
Does it improve upon the silence?

Sai Nath of Shirdi, (c1838 - 1918)

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Year

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, January 01, 2009

This universe is one

We have to believe in the totality, in the universality. This universe is one. God has not made them separate. All religions are one; coming from the same Source. So we believe in every religion, we follow every religion; and the whole concept of nations is also mythical. The whole world was made one, with lots of rivers, mountains, and sea.

H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1991)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It is in you

Jesus said:
I say to you, as for what you seek after and you enquire about, look, it is in you!

Dialogue of the Savior 16

Sunday, August 03, 2008

When the heart is purified

When the heart is purified with sincerity
Then even enemies become friends..
Tigers may come near but will never attack one.
Poison offered to such a one will turn into nectar,
Any harm directed towards him will result into good,
Harsh words will sound polite.
Any pain afflicted will become the source of happiness.
The flames of fire will turn cool.
For God All Merciful is pleased.
If one's heart is full of compassion,
If one loves others more than oneself,
God will look upon such a one with an eye of mercy
And bless his heart with His presence.

Saint Tukaram (1608-1660)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tagore on Forgiveness

Go not to the temple to put flowers on the feet of God
First Fill your own house with Fragrance of Love
Go not to the temple to light candles on the altar of god
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart.
Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen.
Go Not to the temple to pray on your bended knees
First bend down to lift someone who is downtroddden
Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins
First forgive those who have sinned against you