Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pure Silence

A gentle, loving, inner peace and silence is here and now in this moment.
It has always been this way. It is always here.
It is right here within you and all around you, a stillness, an apparent void,
a seeming nothingness out of which everything arises, exists, and eventually returns.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Prescriptions for a life

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gives his prescriptions for a life of openness & love:
"The best position is to combine the ancient and the new and adopt them to modern daily life and current situations."

Monday, August 6, 2007

God Loves Fun

Life is a totality -- something happens, and then some other thing happens.
Attachment to these happenings becomes a stone and you sink.
For Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, "nature is just waiting for you to laugh.
When you laugh, the whole of nature laughs with you."

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

On Service

Our first and foremost commitment in the world is to do seva or service.
If there is fear or confusion in your life, it is because you lack commitment.
The very thought, “I am here in this world to do seva,” dissolves the “I” and when the “I” dissolves, worries dissolve. Seva is not something you do out of convenience or for pleasure. The ultimate purpose of life is to be of service.
An uncommitted mind is miserable. A committed mind may at times experience rough weather, but it will reap the fruits of its toil.
When you make service your sole purpose in life, it eliminates fear, focuses your mind and gives you meaning.
Seva and sadhana (practices) go together; the deeper you go in meditation, the urge to share is greater.
Turn inward and be active outward!