Monday, July 22, 2019

Remember ...

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do (whatever you do) makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make... Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care can we help. Only if we help can we be saved.
- Dame Jane Goodall, DBE (born 1934), a British primatologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace

Scriptural Wisdom from the RIG VEDA

Sunday, July 21, 2019

SHIVA honouring SHAKTI:

Shiva said: Woman is the base for the whole world, woman is the base of highest tapas. Take refuge in woman. Woman revered by a sadhaka is the cause of his knowledge. So he enjoying the happiness in this world gets submerged in the body of the Goddess. Such a sadhaka attains a great siddhi and goes to the world of Hari. That is why he should worship a woman with 5 makaras (Panchmakara).

- Guptasadhana Tantra 1.9-11

Looks inviting for the day after the party:



Every blow in life pierces the heart and awakens our feelings to sympathize with others; and every swing of comfort lulls us to sleep, and we become unaware of all.

Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
'If the soul is awakened, how does it awake, and who awakens it?' We see that the time for nature to awake is the spring. It is asleep all winter and it awakes in the spring. There is a time for the sea, when the wind blows and brings good tidings, as if it awakes from sleep; then the waves rise. All this shows struggle, it shows that something has touched it and makes it uneasy, restless; it makes it want liberation, release. Every atom, every object, every condition and every living being has a time of awakening.

Sometimes there is a gradual awakening, and sometimes there is a sudden awakening. To some persons it comes in a moment's time -- by a blow, by a disappointment, or because their heart has broken through something that happened suddenly. It seemed cruel, but at the same time the result was a sudden awakening and this awakening brought a blessing beyond praise. The outlook changed, the insight deepened; joy, quiet, independence and freedom were felt, and compassion showed in the attitude.