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Maintain or cure yourself? (II)

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The last two days I’ve been renting a bike from the city and riding to the temple. Yesterday evening, I just kept riding, pass my house not knowing where I was going. It was a type of nostalgia, as I just road without a care or thought in mind. Deep inside yearning for something but not sure what.

Today, I had an interesting therapy at the temple from some sweet devotees. It was a mix between sound, bio-magnetism, chakra healing, etc.  We were breathing in a circular motion and I went back to a point of my life where I could not breath (literally). I had horrible asthma as a small child and in this therapy, it’s common to go to a part of your life that needs to be cleared. When it was over, they asked me to sum up the experience with one word, I chose: Purifying.

We are living in Samsara, repeated birth and death in the material world. If you don’t believe in “reincarnation” just look at the Earth. It is constantly taking things within it self and giving back life. It’s funny because I was just listening to a song from Matisyahu which states,

"We are men of nature
We are made from the earth
At the end of my eighty, I’ll return to the dirt”

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“My respectful obeisances are unto You, O Lord, whose abdomen is marked with a depression like a lotus flower, who are always decorated with garlands of lotus flowers, whose glance is as cool as the lotus and whose feet are engraved with lotuses.”

– queen kunti (via muchukunda)

“Do not be proud of wealth, people, relations and friends, or youth. All these are snatched by time in the blink of an eye. Giving up this illusory world, know and attain the Supreme.”

– Bhagavan Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Adi Shankaracharya Maharaj (via sacredtouchreiki)

“From the beginning of my life I have
been looking for Your face, but today I
have seen it! Today I have seen the charm,
the beauty, the unfathomable grace of the
face I was looking for. Today I have
found You, and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday are
sorry that they were not
looking as I did.”

– Rumi (via santmat)

“From the beginning of my life I have
been looking for Your face, but today I
have seen it! Today I have seen the charm,
the beauty, the unfathomable grace of the
face I was looking for. Today I have
found You, and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday are
sorry that they were not
looking as I did.”

– Rumi (via santmat)

thehindublog:

When sattva prevails, there is wisdom and light in all the senses. They do not distract the mind. Knowledge of this will help us utilize these periods for meditation on God (which will sustain the sattva) and for spiritual ministry.When rajas prevails, there is restlessness within and the urge to be active. One may not be able to completely avoid this, nor is it always necessary to avoid it. Narada in his Bhakti Sutras assures us that even desire, egoism, and so on can be directed towards God. When there is longing for a worldly object, it is possible with good preliminary training, to turn the longing Godward!When tamas prevails and there is stupidity in the mind, we should avoid its expression in actions and, by various methods like yoga asana, pranayama, a brisk walk, and so on, drive tamas away.Knowledge of the gunas for understanding of oneself is a great help.~ Swami Venketeshananda

thehindublog:

When sattva prevails, there is wisdom and light in all the senses. They do not distract the mind. Knowledge of this will help us utilize these periods for meditation on God (which will sustain the sattva) and for spiritual ministry.

When rajas prevails, there is restlessness within and the urge to be active. One may not be able to completely avoid this, nor is it always necessary to avoid it. Narada in his Bhakti Sutras assures us that even desire, egoism, and so on can be directed towards God. When there is longing for a worldly object, it is possible with good preliminary training, to turn the longing Godward!

When tamas prevails and there is stupidity in the mind, we should avoid its expression in actions and, by various methods like yoga asana, pranayama, a brisk walk, and so on, drive tamas away.

Knowledge of the gunas for understanding of oneself is a great help.
~ Swami Venketeshananda