Human life on earth has been described in a number of ways. It is said that life is a battle field (Dharamshetra as described in Bhagavad Gita) where there is a continuous battle going on inside a man between knowledge and ignorance, between discrimination and reactive attitude. Some say life is a school where we keep on learning as long as we live. Life is also described as a game which you must play and give in your best without competing with others. Life is also Yoga – a continuous process of self conquest for connecting with God which is also a process of self awareness or knowing "Who Am I". And in relation to the world life has also been described as a stage drama where we appear to play our roles and then leave the world. (more…)
“This book is a treasure. It ranks among the loftiest expressions in modern survival literature.”
— Larry Dossey , M.D.
What has been missing from my work, from everyone else’s work, from personal stories, from those who interpret personal stories, from experts in religion and spirituality, from the news media, the scientists, the grief-stricken, and the born again . . . is the voice of the collective . . . inside what we all seek to describe. What lies at the heart of near-death experiences? (more…)
While grocery shopping have you considered how many brands and variety of bottled water are available? There is natural, cold spring, hot spring, sport, vitamin enhanced and countless diet and non-diet carbonated soda water.
Also at meals, have you noticed how rarely water is the beverage of choice? In some restaurants, you have to ask for water before they will serve it; and it is not uncommon for some children, in their own home, to go days without a plain, glass of water.
It is the same with humanity’s religion. There is an endless variety of forms and for most people, the ‘water’ must be sweetened and dressed-up before they will drink it.
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Seeing In Part - The Psychic Circles and Higher Consciousness
by Gabriel of Urantia
Confucius, Omar Khayyam, Descartes, Aquinas, and Theresa of Avila of older eras and Kant, Thoreau, Thomas Merton, Krishnamurti, Teilhard de Chardin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Mary Baker Eddy, and Alice Bailey of more contemporary times) - all have had their slant on what they think true reality is. St. Augustine wrote the City Of God about his understanding of reality and divine nature, but Paul wrote in scripture:
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. (1 Corinthians 13:12) (more…)
Back in 1979, I started to record my dreams each night and morning as I awoke. About two weeks after I began, I had an extremely vivid dream of an explosion with awoman and men somehow involved. My wife and I, at that time, owned an international, wholesale tour company, and were planning a trip to Manila for a world congress of travel agents. We both decided to delete the Manila portion of the trip and added days to Taiwan and Hong Kong. On the first day of the congress, terrorists blew up a bomb near the front of the stage where we would normally have sat, injuring ten travel agents. Later, a woman that worked in the Philippines cultural office in Los Angeles and four other men were arrested. Afterwards, I vowed to record my dreams the rest of my life.
Below are seven reasons why you should record your dreams each day, one of which I touched on above. (more…)
Bhagavad Gita highlights the value of self control when it lists self control as one of the divine virtues. The immediate meaning of the word self control is to control over senses, (which are outgoing) and mind-sense control and mind control, which is detaching the mind from sense enjoyment. The other common definitions of self control are, ability to withdraw senses from sense objects at will, ability to put “No Entry” on the mind for waste and negative thoughts and ability to have a regulated worldly life. But there is a much deeper meaning of self control. It is a complete control on your mind, speech and actions. Whatever I think, speak or do is exactly how and when, want to do so and I am not compelled by outer situations to act in a particular way. In other words I give my consent before anything which comes out of me. I am in full control of my life and not a single action which comes out of me is without my approval. This is real freedom. (more…)
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My husband and I have been dedicated to Spiritual Response Therapy (see bio) for years now and we've learned so much (and still are everyday) that we are changed. Our spiritual journey took us from our beliefs, perceptions and judgments to deep-seated negative patterns, to past life traumas and so on...I don't think we'll ever be done since we all are infinite beings but we do know there are many ways to create the life you desire.
Along the way, we've come across the Best Recipe to change one's life. It is powerful yet simple. It is magical yet natural, as we remember we are spiritual beings in essence. Following this recipe means a guaranteed success to whoever tries it and perfects it. (more…)
In a beautiful article speaking on the connection between spirituality and social change, Dr. Stewart Bitkoff eloquently expresses the link between spirituality and giving: “Only after you have matured psychologically and spiritually, can you reach out and help another: free of resentment or need for reward. Helping others, without self-interest, is part of being human; it helps define who we are as a species.” Those undergoing a spiritual evolution often stop to ponder of how they can help make the world a better place through disinterested actions. Unconditional love, “the love of all others regardless of race, religion or deeds” tacitly implies loving fellow human beings, so that we cannot turn a blind eye to their suffering. In this post, we pick a few relevant quotes from the Bible on the subject of giving and analyze how these teaching can be applied to our everyday life: (more…)
Beauty is true sense which attracts and appeals does not lie that much at the body or surface level of a human being. Real and lasting beauty is inside a person at a deeper level who possesses human, moral and spiritual values and exhibits these values in his conduct and behavior. A person may have a good physical look but may not be that beautiful from inside as compared to his or her outer appearance. Conversely a person may not impress you at first sight but turns out to be beautiful within when you interact with him. Real personality of a person is his character which is the sum total of inner virtues of the person which give him inner strength and originality. Of the two beauties inner and outer, real beauty is the inner beauty which is based on the virtues and values a person exhibits. (more…)