बुधवार, 28 जुलाई 2010
THE painful experiences of evil pass away as the new experiences of good enter into and possess the field of consciousness. And what are the new experiences of good? They are many and beautiful – such as the joyful knowledge of freedom from sin; the absence of remorse; deliverance from all the torments of temptation; ineffable joy in conditions and circumstances which formerly caused deep affliction; imperviousness to hurt by the actions of others; great patience and sweetness of character; serenity of mind under all circumstances; emancipation from doubt, fear, and anxiety; freedom from all dislike, envy and enmity.
Evil is a state of ignorance, of undevelopment and as such it recedes and disappears before the light of knowledge.
शनिवार, 24 अप्रैल 2010
Great is the conquest which thou hast entered upon, even the mighty conquest of thyself; be faithful and thou shalt overcome.
DISCIPLE: Lead me, O Master! for my darkness is very great! Will the darkness lift, O Master? Will trial end in victory, and will there be an end to my many sorrows?
Master: When thy heart is pure, the darkness will disappear. When thy mind is freed from passion, thou wilt reach the end of trial, and when the thought of self-preservation is yielded up, there will be no more cause for sorrow. Thou art now upon the way of discipline and purification; all my disciples must walk that way. Before thou canst behold the full glory of Truth, all thy impurities must be purged away thy delusions all dispelled, and thy mind fortified with endurance. Relax not thy faith in Truth; forget not that Truth is eternally supreme; remember that I the Lord of Truth, am watching over thee.
Be faithful and endure, and I will teach thee all things.
शुक्रवार, 23 अप्रैल 2010
DISCIPLE: Teacher of teachers, instruct Thou me.
Master: Ask, and I will answer.
Disciple: I have read much, but am ignorant still; I have studied the doctrines of the schools, but have not become wise thereby; I know the scriptures by heart, but peace is hidden from me. Point out to me, O Master! the way of knowledge. Reveal to me the highway of Divine wisdom; lead Thou Thy child into the path of peace.
Master: The way of knowledge, O Disciple! Is by searching the heart; the highway of wisdom is by the practice of righteousness; and by a sinless life, is found the way of peace.
Behold where Love Eternal rests concealed!
(The deathless Love that seemed so far away!)
E’en in the lowly heart; it stands revealed
To him who lives the sinless life today.
बुधवार, 24 मार्च 2010
Love, meekness, gentleness, self-accusation, forgiveness, patience, compassion, reproof-these are the works of the Spirit.
THE flesh flatters; the Spirit reproves. The flesh blindly gratifies; the Spirit wisely disciplines.
The flesh remembers the injury of a friend; the Spirit forgives the bitterest enemy.
The flesh is noisy and rude; the Spirit is silent and gracious.
The flesh is subject to moods; the Spirit is always calm.
The flesh incites to impatience and anger; the Spirit controls with patience and serenity.
The flesh is thoughtless; the Spirit is thoughtful.
Hatred, pride, harshness, accusing others, revenge, anger, cruelty and flattery – these are the works of the flesh.