Archive for May 24th, 2011

“The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored , and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question – is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us. They say, ‘Hey! Dont worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride…’…It’s just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love.”

Bill Hicks

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Amma’s Hugs Awaken

Questioneer:  Amma what happens when you hug people?

Amma:  When Amma embraces people, it is not just physical contact that is taking place.  The love that Amma feels for all of creation flows toward each person that comes to Her.    That pure vibration of love purifies people, and this helps them in their inner awakening and spiritual growth.

Both men and women of the world need to awaken  to motherly qualities.   Amma’s hugs are to help others become aware of this universal need.

Love is the only language that every human being can understand.  It is universal.  Love, peace, meditation, and moksha (liberation) are all universal.

From, Amma’s Heart, Swami Amritaswarupananda

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Questioneer:   Amma what is true love?

Amma:   True love is the state of complete fearlessness.  Fear is part and parcel of the mind.  Therefore love and fear cannot go together.  As the depth of love increases, the intensity of fear slowly decreases.

Fear can only exist when you are identified with the body and mind.  Transcending the weaknesses and living in love is Godliness.  The more love you have, the more divinity you express within you.  The less love you have, the more fear you have and the more you move away from the center of life.   Fearlessness, is one of the greatest qualities of a true lover.

From Amma’s Heart, Translated and written by Swami Amritaswarupananda

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The ego is a monkey catapulting through the jungle: Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses, it swings from one desire to the next, one conflict to the next, one self-centered idea to the next. If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life.

Let this monkey go.
Let the senses go.
Let desires go.
Let conflicts go.
Let ideas go.
Let the fiction of life and death go.
Just remain in the center, watching.

And then forget that you are there.

Lao Tzu
from Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu
translated by Brian Walker

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…The day you are discontented not because you want more of something but without knowing what it is you want; when you are sick at heart of everything that you have been pursuing so far and you are sick of the pursuit itself, then your heart will attain a great clarity, an insight that will cause you mysteriously to delight in everything and in nothing.

Anthony de Mello
The Way to Love

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Love is light, an understanding, a deep respect for yourself. Fear is darkness, an ungrateful response to existence. Ego is a thief that lives in fear –always running away, always hiding. Awareness is when you realize you do not need crutches to walk. Throw away the crutches– you will fall, but I guarantee you will rise and walk on your own feet.

UG Krishnamurti

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“If you imagine someone who is brave enough to withdraw all his projections, then you get an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick shadow. Such a man has saddled himself with new problems and conflicts. He has become a serious problem to himself, as he is now unable to say that they do this or that, they are wrong, and they must be fought against. He lives in the “House of the Gathering.” Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself, and if he only learns to deal with his own shadow he has done something real for the world. He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic, unsolved social problems of our day.”

Carl Jung

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