Meaning of the word “om” | SpeakBindas →
“Cosmic vibrations are reverberating ad infinitum in the universe, which the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras called ‘the music of the orb’. Far beyond the earth a grandiose music is being created incessantly by the forces of gravity, called the ‘interplanetary harmonics’ by the astronomers. This is recognized in the Vedas as the sound – vehicle of the clout of Brahman. It is designated as...
Elegy, Lisa Gerrard
Connection to God/Universe/Divine.
The feeling I get when I am connected with the divine — or in other terms, God, is the most peaceful and blissful state of mind that one can achieve. It is is our return to our true self— to the connection of all and our return to what we have underneath all that is covered up by the ego and the pain body. It is the most peaceful state of mind— and it is pure freedom from all...
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the law of the...– Buddha
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and...– John Muir (via slipofthelip)
"What you resist persists." - Carl Jung
Whatever we resist in our life is our resistance toward reality. This means that we create an illusion— an illusion due to something that we do not want to accept. Accepting situations in our life means freedom, even though it can be the most painful situation we have ever encountered. Everything that we repress comes back harder. The more we repress the difficult problem, the harder the...
Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space...– Eckhart Tolle
I know i'm posting a lot of quotes from Buddha...
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.– Buddha
All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing...– Buddha
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”...
my spiritual lesson is not believing in everything that’s written in the media or talked about. Think about our beliefs now. Do we believe them because we’ve experienced this belief ourselves? Or do we believe this belief because others have forced us to. Or are we believing it because subconsciously we’ve picked up something down the road that’s told us this? I think...
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in...– Buddha (via sourient)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not...– 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
letting the past go.
I’ve noticed how every thought of fear and anxiety is tied to my past. To be in the present, we let go of the past— without associating anything that has to do with the past. This means that we let go of the ego, because the ego is associated with the past. How many of us live in the past or the future? I, myself live a lot in the future. There are others that live a lot in the...
who am I
that observes this ‘I’ that is observing this person observing the ‘I’ who is observing this person, observing this person that is observing this ‘I’. I notice that I am still clinging onto an ‘I’ when I am meditating. To be the breath, is to have an ‘I’ but to observe the breath and observe the thoughts… is there an...
If you treat people as brothers or sisters, they respond accordingly.– Dalai Lama (via gardenofthefareast)
letting go of attachments
attachments are the main cause of suffering. If you refer to the four noble truths the second truth is: suffering arises from attachment to desires. to break down suffering, it is best to acknowledge what we are attached to - or what our ego is attach to and detach from this attachment. which is the 3rd truth: suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases. It’s not easy to just let...
the mind cannot trust the moment; it is always afraid, that’s why it plans....– Osho
tension in my hips and lower back.
What psychological seeds am I putting there? I will discover this through yoga.
"Discovery" ~ Anthony de Mello
dhammanovice: “Help us to find God” “No one here can help you” “Why not?” “For the same reason that no one can help the fish find the ocean” (from “One minute wisdom” p.67)
Om Mani Padme Hum
Om, symbolize one’s impure body, speech and mind, and also the pure noble body, speech and mind of a Buddha. Buddhism claims that an impure body, speech and mind can be transformed into pure ones of a Buddha, who was once impure and later by removing their negative attributes, achieved enlightenment on his path. Mani, the jewel, symbolizes factors of method, compassion and love, the...
Fear is a form of attachment. At the base of these fears is a false...– The Pure Heart of Yoga Robert Butera
Klesas Exercise: The Pure Heart of Yoga
1) Review your week. Pick a Klesa, and reflect on how it affected you: Aversion- hearing individuals that I like being judgmental. It made me tense up physically and mentally. It interfered with my ego and the belief that it is not right to judge, that one is right when one doesn’t judge, it interfered with attachment— I am attached to never wanting to judge and being scared of...
Happiness is within us
What is happiness, and why is this incessant running after it? What does it mean to be happy? What is the difference between happiness and pleasure? It is a hot summer day, and you feel thirsty. A friend offers you a refreshing cold glass of lemonade. How do you feel when you see the glass? How do you feel when to drink it? Will you describe your feeling as happiness or as pleasure? I believe...
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
learning about the Kleśās.
In Hinduism. Kleśās are: (which is the one I’m studying) Ignorance (ávidyā) egoism (in the form of an erroneous identification of the Self with the intellect) (asmitā), attachment (rāga), aversion (dveṣa), and fear of death (which is derived from clinging ignorantly to life) (abhiniveśāḥ). aversion interests me the most (so far) because it is a strong dislike to something that...
Buddha & Psychics
“As a result of this incident, the Buddha made a rule making it an offence for monks to unnecessarily display their psychic powers. However, he also realised that psychic powers could sometimes be put to good use. On another occasion, some thieves attacked a house and kidnapped two children. When the monk Pilindavaccha heard of this, he used his psychic powers to bring the children back. When...
I get always get conflicted between Psychism and...
I have noticed suffering every time I venture out into the world of materialism and instant pleasure. This always bring me back to Buddhism and contemplating on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. This quote, “Ignorance is when the mind is unaware of the higher self, identifying only with material reality. A state of discontent and/or confusion exists. Without knowing the true self,...
tonight's meditation- chakra cleansing.
I am going to focus solely on cleansing my chakras tonight. I read this girls tumblr and she spoke of cleansing each chakra and letting go of every attachment that is brought on within each chakra. I have my chakra questions written down— each pertaining all the 7 chakras. Starting from my root : the chakra I need most work on. then making my way to the sacral, solar plexus, heart,...