Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wisdom and Inspiration Quotes

Ramana Maharshi
Place your burden 
at the feet of the Lord of the Universe
who accomplishes everything.
Remain all the time steadfast in the heart,
in the Transcendental Absolute.
God knows the past, present and future.
He will determine the future for you
and accomplish the work.
What is to be done
will be done at the proper time.
Don’t worry.
Abide in the heart
and surrender your acts to the divine.

Shri Sathya Sai Baba
There is only one religion,
the religion of love
There is only one language,
the language of the heart
There is only one caste,
the caste of humanity
There is only one God,
and He is omnipresent.

St. Francis of Assisi
"Lord, Make me an instrument of Thy Peace!
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord; union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light, and
where there is sadness, joy.

Oh Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much 
seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand; 
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we reeive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born 
to Eternal Life."

Tich Nat Hahn
Breathing in,
I am still water.
I reflect the sky faithfully….
Breathing out,
I offer the perfect reflection of my mirror-mind.
Breathing in,
I have become space without boundaries.
I have no plans left. I have no luggage.
Breathing out,
I am the moon that is sailing through the sky of utmost emptiness.
I am freedom.

Jiddu Krishnamurti
We all want to be famous people,
and the moment we want to be something
we are no longer free.

Papaji
You are the unchangeable Awareness in which all activity takes place.

Douglas Harding
The best day of my life—
my rebirthday, so to speak—
was when I found I had no head.
This is not a literary gambit,
a witticism designed to arouse 
interest at any cost.
I mean it in all seriousness: I have no head.

What actually happened was something absurdly simple and unspectacular:
I stopped thinking.
A peculiar quiet, an odd kind of 
alert limpness or numbness, came over me.
Reason and imagination and 
all mental chatter died down.

For once, words really failed me.
Past and future dropped away.
I forgot who and what I was, my name, manhood, animalhood,
all that could be called mine.

It was as if I had been born that instant, 
brand new, mindless, 
innocent of all memories.
There existed only the Now, 
that present moment 
and what was clearly given in it.

To look was enough.
It took me no time at all 
to notice that this nothing,
this hole where a head 
should have been 
was no ordinary vacancy, 
no mere nothing.

On the contrary, it was very much occupied.
It was a vast emptiness vastly filled, 
a nothing that found room for everything—
room for grass, trees, shadowy distant hills,
and far above them snowpeaks 
like a row of angular clouds 
riding the blue sky.
I had lost a head and gained a world.

Mahatma Gandhi
I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

The Atma Upanishad
“The supreme Self is neither born nor dies.
He cannot be burned, moved, pierced, 
cut, nor dried.
Beyond all attributes, the supreme Self
Is the eternal witness, ever pure,
Indivisible, and uncompounded,
Far beyond the senses and the ego.

In him conflicts and expectations cease.
He is omnipresent, beyond all thought,
Without action in the external world,
Without action in the internal world.
Detached from the outer and the inner,
This supreme Self purifies the impure.”

The Mahabarata
Resist the resistence that is within you.

The Bhagavad Gita:
The power of God is with you at all times;
through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions ;
and is constantly doing all the work
using you as a mere instrument.

Mother Teresa
God doesn't require us to succeed;
he only requires that you try.

Alan Jacobs
ALL is very well! to unfold exactly as it should,
Let it roar from the roof tops, 
all bold seekers tell,
That power which knows the way is truly good,
All is very well!

Virtual Temple

In ancient times, when a group of inspired monks, hermits, or servants came together to build a temple, in order to purify the heart of humanity, they collected rocks and built a sanctuary one stone at a time.

They created a place of communion, worship, healing, support, love, kindness, compassion, and service.

Nowadays we find we have connections in India, Canada, England, USA, etc., so the temple is built on the internet.

And we can come and learn, teach, share, grow, assist, etc.

I have met a lot of people on the Internet that i am able to call brothers or sisters, that i feel a genuine trust with, so let's continue to build a temple one post at a time.

All are welcome, and ultimately I see providing a support network to people in need or challenge or in crisis, etc.

As we stabalize in steady recognition of
Self, it is natural to offer support to those who are struggling to stay afloat or grounded or balanced, etc.

I'm not saying i have any specific vision or plan, just one stone at a time, one post at a time...