Friday, July 31, 2009

Have a Good Laugh

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.

- Yiddish proverb

Shining Light

My nature is light, Nothing but light. When the world arises I alone am shining.

- Ashtavakra Gita 2:8

Here, There and Everywhere

There’s a strange frenzy in my head, of birds flying, each particle circulating on its own. Is the one I love everywhere?

- Rumi

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Words of Wisdom from Abe

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

- Abraham Lincoln

Do You Believe in Miracles?

The miracle is this--the more we share, the more we have.

- Leonard Nimoy

From Whence All Comes

What use are the scriptures to anyone who knows not the one source from whom they come, in whom all gods and worlds abide? Only those who realize him as ever present within the heart attain abiding joy.

- Shvetashvatara Upanishad

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lost in Our Own Little Worlds

"How little attention we pay to things about us, to observe and to consider. We are so self-centered, so occupied with our worries, with our own benefits, we have no time to observe and understand. This occupation makes our mind dull and weary, frustrated and sorrowful, and from sorrow we want to escape. As long as the self is active there must be weary dullness and frustration. People are caught in a mad race, in the grief of self-centered sorrow. This sorrow is deep thoughtlessness. The thoughtful, the watchful are free from sorrow."

- J. Krishnamurti

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Universal Fabric

As a wave, Seething and foaming, Is only water So all creation, Streaming out of the Self, Is only the Self. Consider a piece of cloth. It is only threads! So all creation, When you look closely, Is only the Self.

- Ashtavakra Gita 2:4-5

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our Friend Will

To those who have conquered themselves, the will is a friend. But it is the enemy of those who have not found the Self within them.

- Bhagavad Gita 6:6