Friday, February 25, 2005

Learn about Sufism

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Few Wonderful Sufi Links to listen. Listen them to be inspired.

Qualities of The Real -
Qualities of the Lord

Song of Jerusalem -
Song of Jerusalem

Recitation of Qualities of The Beloved -
Recitation of Qualities

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True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes.
Theresa of Lisieux, St. 1873-1897 French Saint . Pin It Now!

Inspiring read | Cave in the Snow



A truly inspiring book to read. 'Cave In The Snow' depicting the endeavour of a Buddhist Nun, Tenzin Palmo's path towards enlightenment. It is quite well written with the current issues facing Buddhist nuns brought to light. Tenzin Palmo is a nun who have vowed to attain enlightenment in the female form. Quite an extra ordinary character in modern day time.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005


Pick not flowers, for it will detain you in your progress on the path, and as you go, they will only fade away. Look at them, therefore, and admire their beauty, and as you proceed on your journey, they will greet you with smiles all along the way. - Sufi Inayat Khan. www.wahiduddin.net Pin It Now!
O, friend! Nobody veils you, but yourself.
In your path there is no thorn or weed, but yourself.
You said: Shall I reach the Beloved or not?
Between you and the Beloved there is nobody, but yourself.

Awhadoddin Kermani

How long will you keep pounding on an open door
Begging for someone to open it?

Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya


If you are seeking closeness to the Beloved,
love everyone.
Whether in their presence or absence,
see only their good.
If you want to be as clear and refreshing as
the breath of the morning breeze,
like the sun have nothing but warmth and light
for everyone.

Shaikh Abu-Saeed Abil-Khair


The important thing is not to think much,
but to love much;
and so,
do that which best stirs you to love.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
Love tells me I am everything.
Between the two my life flows.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

In the morning, the one who does not understand will
consider what he will do,
while the one who understands will
consider what The One will do with him.

Ibn 'ata 'illah


Student:
Sir, if one gave up the I, nothing whatsoever would remain.

Ramakrishna:
I am not asking you to give up all of the I. You should give up only the "unripe I." The "unripe I" makes one feel: "I am the doer. These are my wife and children. I am a teacher." Renounce this "unripe I" and keep the "ripe I" which will make you feel that you are God's servant, His devotee, and that God is the Doer and you are His instrument.

Sri Ramakrishna


Worn-out garments are shed by the body,
Worn-out bodies are shed by the dweller within the body,
New bodies are donned by the Dweller, like garments.

Not wounded by weapons, not burned by fire,
Not dried by the wind, not wetted by water,
Such is the One.

Not dried, not wetted, not burned, not wounded,
Innermost Essence, everywhere, always,
Being of Beings, changeless, eternal, for ever and ever.

Bhagavad-Gita


Where are you hurrying to?
You will see
the same moon tonight
Wherever you go!

Izumi Shikibu


All the violence, fear and suffering
that exists in this world
comes from grasping at "self".
What use is this great monster to you?
If you do not let go of the "self",
there will never be an end to your suffering.

Shantideva



Correct behavior
means that you are
occupied with commendable activity.

Ibn `Ata'



There is only one virtue
and one sin for a soul on the path:
virtue when he is conscious of God
and sin when he is not.

Abu Hashim Madani



I see now
that all creatures
have perfect Enlightenment
- but they do not know it.

Tathagata



satyameva jayate
Truth alone is victorious

Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6 Pin It Now!

Inayat Khan Wallpaper. click on the picture for large version. Free to distribute. Pin It Now!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

He who expects to change the world will be disappointed, he must change his view. When this is done, then tolerance will come, forgiveness will come, and there will be nothing he cannot bear.
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Pin It Now!

Friday, February 18, 2005


He who arrives at the state of indifference without experiencing interest in life is incomplete and apt to be tempted by interest at any moment; but he who arrives at the state of indifference by going through interest really attains the blessed state. -Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan...
Likewise, he who want to achieve 'non attachment' or 'let go' should experience, go through and carefully observe our craving and attachmenet nature. Only then we can transcend beyond attachment and be able to 'let go' on all occassion, on all phase of life. - Sadiq Pin It Now!

... and know that the Creator intervenes between man and his heart ... Quran::8-24
Photo Credit: MEHAU KULYK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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There is a message from all the flower of the world. and the message says:: "Live your life with joy and smile, keep giving away your fragrance to all". Pin It Now!

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Regardless of race, creed, ideology, political bloc or economic region, the most important and basic aspect of all people is their shared humanity - the fact that each person, old, young, rich, poor, educated, uneducated, male or female, is a human. This shared humanness and thus the shared aspiration of gaining happiness and avoiding suffering as well as basic right to bring these about are the prime importance. - Dalai Lama
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Call it by imagination or dream or vision or reverie; it holds great secret of this universe. The hidden truth. Pin It Now!
We are nothing but Dream of God. One very Beautiful Dream. The Dream of God is so real because it is His dream, it is not comparable to human dream. We can only use parable to describe this world with human dream. Everything that human possess or do is somehow related to God's attribute. The power of dream is still inside human being. The most remarkable achievement of mankind started with dreams.

As Quran says, when God wishes something He just says, "Be", and it is. God is most Hight powerful and truly encompassing everything. That is why this Be of God is equivalnet to human dream.

This is why Sufis will tell you that , there is nothing but God. This is why Buddha taught that the ultimate reality is Sunnyata (Emptyness). This is why Rememberance of God is the best mode of prayer as taught by Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him) because we are inside the mind of God, so when in our mind we remember Him, the reflection becomes so beautiful that God loves it most.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005


A book to read later. Sufism - A Short Introduction by William C. Chittick. Nus Library Code: BP 189Chi 2003 Pin It Now!

This is another fascinating book. Science and the Akashic Field by Ervin Laszlo. NUS library code: BF1045 Aka.La 2004 Pin It Now!
The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters - NUS Library code BL 1910 Esk 2004 Pin It Now!

Book started reading but didn't finish by Stephen Eskildsen. The reason this book attracted me is that I found even Taoist Religion support that humans have the essential spirit which is called the Real Nagture or Vitality. The Real qi (zhenqi) is the Real, meaning primordial, uncorrupted and everlasting. It is interestingly is the characteristics of God. So, it also supports the theory that man is created in the image of God and we all hold the quality of God, which is the Real. Pin It Now!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

~ ... Contentment is Bliss ... ~ Pin It Now!
Sai Baba problem ::

home.hetnet.nl/~comments_on/
_the_secret_swami/_sai_baba.htm

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SAI BABA and SUFISM:: this is an interesting link, http://sss.vn.ua/sbs.htm Pin It Now!

Friday, February 11, 2005


RAJNEESH:: Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain (December 11 , 1931 - January 19 , 1990 ), better known during the 1970s as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and later as Osho, was the founder and leader of a controversial new religious movement who lived in India and the United States .

Osho's Philosophy
Osho (Rajneesh) opposed the established religions, saying they are no longer appropriate for the accelerated pace of modern life, and vowed to do everything possible not to let his followers create an organization around his teachings. He claimed that the greatest values in life are (in no specific order) love, meditation and laughter, and that the sole goal of human life was to reach spiritual enlightement.
He extracted and expounded truth and techniques from various spiritual sources. He has spoken extensively in Hindi and English on various spiritual tradtitions including Buddha , Krishna , Jesus , Socrates , Zen masters, Hassid's etc. He was a voracious reader and his lectures were mixed with wit and jokes. A powerful orator, he used it to convey his message, but insisted that the only reason he kept on talking was to eventually convince his listeners to start on a path of meditation. He re-hashed and re-introduced hundreds of old meditation techniques from various traditions, and developed several unique meditation techniques ("Dynamic Meditation", "Kundalini Meditation", "Nadabrama", etc.) Pin It Now!

According to the Latin root of the word, "religion" would mean 'to bind again'. Now how does the concept of binding or tying up come to be applied as the common term for all our various teachings? The common enemy of all religious desciplines, the target of all moral precepts laid down by the great teachers of mankind, is selfishness of mind. For it is just this which causes ignorance, anger and passion - which are the root of all the troubles of the world. - Dalai Lama Pin It Now!

Lalon Fakir was born in 1774 in an obscure village in the district of Kushtia, now in Bangladesh). One of the greatest mystic-singers the Indian subcontinent has ever produced, Lalon was perhaps the most radical voice in India during British colonial rule. Like Kabir, he had no formal education and lived in extreme poverty. Writing in nineteenth-century lyrical Bengali. Lalon composed numerous songs which still provide spiritual and political inspiration to the Bengali rural peasant--a class from which Lalon himself came, and also to freedom-fighters all over the world. He celebrates the freedom of body, soul, and even language from all repressive and divisive forces. Always opposed to casteism, sectarianism, and colonialism, Lalon represents and exemplifies the true revolutionary and secular nature of his community known as "Baul", a community of lower-class, illiterate, wandering singers whose wisdom and wit do not come from academic training, but from an active contact with a life intensely lived.

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A Strange Bird

Look, how a strange bird flits in and out of the cage!
O brother, I wish I could bind it with my mindís fetters.
Have you seen a house of eight rooms with nine doors
Closed and open, with windows in between, mirrored?
O mind, you are a bird encaged! And of green sticks
Is your cage made, but it will be broken one day.
Lalon says: Open the cage, look how the bird wings away!
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Casteism

People ask, what is Lalon's caste?
Lalon says, my eyes fail to detect
The signs of caste. Don't you see that
Some wear garlands, some rosaries
Around the neck? But does it make any
Difference brother? O, tell me,
What mark does one carry when
One is born, or when one dies?
A muslim is marked by the sign
Of circumcision; but how should
You mark a woman? If a Brahmin male
Is known by the thread he wears,
How is a woman known? People of the world,
O brother, talk of marks and signs,
But Lalon says: I have only dissolved
The raft of signs, the marks of caste
In the deluge of the One!

::Translated by Azfar Hussain
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Also visit for Baul Mysticism,
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Khachar Bhitor Ochin Pakhi Kemne Ashe Jae



"Khachar Bhitor Ochin Pakhi, Kemne Ashe Jae?
Tare dhorte parle mono beri, ditam pakhir pae.

Mon Tui roili khachar ashe
Khaccha je tor khacha bashe
Kondin khacha porbe khoshe
Lalon kede koe

Kemne Ashe Jae!"
- Bangla Folk Song by Lalon Fakir, a great mystic soul of Bengal.

Literal Meaning of 1st two lines, "Look how does the Mysterious Bird inside the Cage comes in and goes out. If I could only hold it back, I would put chain around Bird's leg." ... Here the bird signifies human soul, the cage signifies human body. Coming and going signifies unending birth and death of mankind. A wonderful song both in meaning and tune.

Then it goes, "Lalon Laments: 'O mind you are deluding in your dependency on the Cage, your cage is destined to doom someday.'

See how it comes and goes."

[>] You may listen (stream audio) to this beautiful song in original Bangla here. alternate link. download real format here.

[>] Listen a modern acoustic rendering of the song.

[>] Listen here a instrumental track via esnips of the song. Pin It Now!

"uriya jaere chokuar ponkhi, paira roilo chaya" - From a Bangla Folk Song.. meaning, 'The bird flies away, leaving the shadow behind, unmoving' Pin It Now!

Anything I do today, I regard as urgent. No man is given but so much time to accomplish whatever is his life's work. My life in particular never has stayed fixed in one position very long. . . . I am only facing the facts when I know that any moment of any day, or any night, could bring my death.

- Malcolm X
(May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965)
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Read Biography of Malcolm X, one of the great personality of modern time... http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/about/bio.htm Pin It Now!

MALCOLM X'S EULOGY ::
Eulogy delivered by Ossie Davis at the funeral of Malcolm X :: Faith Temple Church Of God, February 27,1965

"Here - at this final hour, in this quiet place -Harlem has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes - extinguished now, and gone from us forever. For Harlem is where he worked and where he struggled and fought - his home of homes, where his heart was, and where his people are - and it is, therefore, most fitting that we meet once again - in Harlem - to share these last moments with him. For Harlem has ever been gracious to those who have loved her, have fought her, and have defended her honor even to the death.

It is not in the memory of man that this beleaguered, unfortunate, but nonetheless proud community has found a braver, more gallant young champion than this Afro-American who lies before us - unconquered still. I say the word again, as he would want me to : Afro-American - Afro-American Malcolm, who was a master, was most meticulous in his use of words. Nobody knew better than he the power words have over minds of men. Malcolm had stopped being a 'Negro' years ago. It had become too small, too puny, too weak a word for him. Malcolm was bigger than that. Malcolm had become an Afro-American and he wanted - so desperately - that we, that all his people, would become Afro-Americans too.

There are those who will consider it their duty, as friends of the Negro people, to tell us to revile him, to flee, even from the presence of his memory, to save ourselves by writing him out of the history of our turbulent times. Many will ask what Harlem finds to honor in this stormy, controversial and bold young captain - and we will smile. Many will say turn away - away from this man, for he is not a man but a demon, a monster, a subverter and an enemy of the black man - and we will smile. They will say that he is of hate - a fanatic, a racist - who can only bring evil to the cause for which you struggle! And we will answer and say to them : Did you ever talk to Brother Malcolm? Did you ever touch him, or have him smile at you? Did you ever really listen to him? Did he ever do a mean thing? Was he ever himself associated with violence or any public disturbance? For if you did you would know him. And if you knew him you would know why we must honor him.

Malcolm was our manhood, our living, black manhood! This was his meaning to his people. And, in honoring him, we honor the best in ourselves. Last year, from Africa, he wrote these words to a friend: 'My journey', he says, 'is almost ended, and I have a much broader scope than when I started out, which I believe will add new life and dimension to our struggle for freedom and honor and dignity in the States. I am writing these things so that you will know for a fact the tremendous sympathy and support we have among the African States for our Human Rights struggle. The main thing is that we keep a United Front wherein our most valuable time and energy will not be wasted fighting each other.' However we may have differed with him - or with each other about him and his value as a man - let his going from us serve only to bring us together, now.

Consigning these mortal remains to earth, the common mother of all, secure in the knowledge that what we place in the ground is no more now a man - but a seed - which, after the winter of our discontent, will come forth again to meet us. And we will know him then for what he was and is - a Prince - our own black shining Prince! - who didn't hesitate to die, because he loved us so." Pin It Now!

Malcolm X, a great personality to take inspiration from. Pin It Now!

POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING :: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6802862/site/newsweek/ What does it mean to have a “positive attitude”? The image of a bubbly, fun-loving individual may spring to mind. But such an outgoing, social person may be inclined to engage in riskier behaviors that cause injury and poor health.
Instead, there are several features of a positive attitude that research has found to be associated with healthier aging. If you have a positive attitude, you see relatively few of life’s challenges as overwhelming. You feel in control most of the time. You believe you can strongly influence, if not completely determine, your health. For example, you believe that your lifestyle choices—healthy eating, regular exercise, and avoiding dangerous habits—really can affect your health. Indeed, you take pleasure in controlling your life through your choices, while understanding that there are no guarantees.
But what if you are not a naturally “positive person”? Can you change your attitude? The answer is yes, but it may not be easy and it won’t happen overnight. In particular, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and responsibilities to others can be formidable barriers to a positive attitude. If you feel stuck and struggle with overcoming these barriers, seek professional help through your own doctor, a mental-health provider or consider a qualified behavior modification program that defines goals and outlines steps to achieve them.

It is my experience that, for most people, the easiest place to start changing lifestyle is with exercise. Once you schedule time for regular exercise, and follow through, you develop a sense of control. That makes it easier to eat healthy and to control dangerous habits. These small steps can help you build a positive attitude from the bottom up.
© 2005 Newsweek, Inc.
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Man forgets that once upon a time Angles bow down to Adam, the first man. It signifies we are superior than angels by the grace of GOD. We are more neared to GOD than Angles. It is a blessing from GOD that HE created Adam in status. So the life we live should be one inspired and set on high morals. Pin It Now!

Thursday, February 10, 2005


The universe is a huge fairy tale. Wonders are everywhere. From tiny human body that grows in womb to Galaxy up there. The volume of wonders all around us is simply beyond words and grasp. As Tagore, the great poet of India says, In this great universe, marvelous cosmos, spectacular garden, I, a man wonder with great awe. Photo of Andromeda Galaxy (M31), ultraviolet image from the GALEX satellite. Two regions of the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum were examined, the far (FUV) and the near (NUV) regions. FUV (blue) is from the young, bright stars in the galaxy's spiral arms. The NUV emissions (orange) show the older stars in the galaxy's centre, as well as foreground stars from the Milky Way. M31 is the nearest large galaxy to our own. It is 150,000 light years across and 2.2 million light years distant. Image data obtained in 2003. The GALEX (Galaxy Evolution Explorer) satellite is designed to use UV sensors to study the evolution of galaxies. Pin It Now!

Simply mind blowing :: Foetus at 12 weeks
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:: Everything between the Heaven and Earth declares the Glory of the Creator :: Emission nebulae. Optical image of part of IC1318, a large region of emission nebulae in the sky near the star Gamma Cygni. A nebula consists of gas and dust. An emission nebula has been heated by nearby stars until the hydrogen gas in it glows red. Star formation can take place when a nebula collapses. These nebulae are in the constellation Cygnus, and Gamma Cygni (not seen) is off bottom right
CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAII TELESCOPE / JEAN- CHARLES CUILLANDRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Veil nebula supernova remnant (NGC 6979). This is part of a shell of gas cast off by an exploding star around ten thousand years ago. The expanding gas ring impacts the interstellar medium at high speed, and the shock of this impact ionises the gases, causing them to glow. The Veil nebula is only part of the shell, which is called the Cygnus Loop. The entire Loop has a span six times the width of the full Moon. The Loop lies around 1400 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.
:: Credit: CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAII TELESCOPE / JEAN- CHARLES CUILLANDRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ::


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We should not hurry in anything. When people hurry they make mistakes, when they do thing with calmness, things becomes perfect. Calmness is God's attribute. His patience is beyond expression. Pin It Now!

I'm looking for this Book. It talks about the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah. Kabbalah is the oldest, most influential wisdom in human society. It reveals all the spiritual and physical laws that govern the cosmos adn the human soul. Kabbalah answers as it claims, about the ultimate question of human existense: Who are we? Where did we come from? Why we are on this earth! The ultimate source of Kabblah is the ancient book of The Zohar. It is a 23 volume treasure of wisdom, Jewish holy book. Claim is that it the Holy Grail. The Zoar is claimed to tbe actual Tree of Life, spoken by all religions. For more visit: http://www.kabbalah.com Pin It Now!

Love manifests towards those whom we like as love; towards those whom we do not like as forgiveness.
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I - Want - Peace "I" is ego. "Want" is desire. Remove ego and desire and you have peace.

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The very first lesson of the Primer of the spiritual text is "Control of Speech". Speech is the armament of man; other animals have fleetness of foot, sharpness of claw, fang, horn, tusk, beak and talon. But man has sweetness of Speech which can disarm all opposition and defeat all the designs of hatred. Sweetness makes you "Pasupathi" - Divine; harshness makes you "Pasu" - bestial. Mere outward politeness or sweetness is hipocrisy ! Sincere speech must flow from real sweetness of heart, a heart full of love. Remove all evil from the Manasarovar, the pellucid lake of your Mind, and make it a fit abode of Godhead. -Sai Baba
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Man thinks himself that he knows everything but, when asked about himself, he hangs down his head in shame. Man knows the news of every land, but he is ignorant of the nuisance that he himself is to himself and others. He is moving in darkness but yearning for Ananda. He does not know the means of securing Ananda: Prayer, Seva, Study of Spiritual Texts, Meditation and Silence. He has no face that he is Ananda and that Ananda is his own nature. He is blown off by calamity, for he has no strength to withstand the blow. Faith in the God within is the toughest shield against the thrusts of Fate.
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There is only one God and He is Omnipresent". True. But to concentrate on the Omnipresent, some fixed point or preliminary form is needed. And to conceive of the Divine as present everywhere and at all times, the mind of man is to be clarified and purified by means of a certain psychological process called Sadhana.
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The greatest fear man can have is the fear of losing GOD's Love. Where there is FAITH, there is LOVE; Where there is LOVE; there is PEACE; Where there is PEACE; there is GOD; Where there is GOD; there is BLISS.
God is not to be spoken of as coming down or going up, since HE is everywhere.
GOD is the doer; you are but the instrument.
GOD gave you the time, space, cause, material, idea, skill, chance and fortune. Why should you feel as if you are the doer?
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When love flows from the heart life is transformed. What is love? It is the life force itself, the God within, the God without, the omnipresent God, a force which is the divine power and the very basis of the universe and everything in it.

When love flows, man rises in consciousness from the grosser levels and begins to experience life as it really is, divine bliss. How many of you have experienced this feeling of bliss? Sadly, very few rise to the higher levels, except for brief moments, perhaps in meditation. For the rest of the time they are entangled in materialistic pursuits of every sort and are totally distracted from the spiritual path.

Remember My words: "Start the day with love, fill the day with love, end the day with love. That is the way to God." Those words do really mean something!

As you awaken in the morning, tune in to the omnipresent God and become a channel for the flow of His love to all around you. But first, let the love flow throughout your whole being. Feel it, experience it, absorb it, enjoy it, that feeling of being immersed in a pool of divine love and energy, so powerful that all worries and materialist thoughts are dissipated by the sheer power of that love.

Laugh and be happy. Do not associate yourself with any of the troubles that may be going on around you, for they are not part of you. Go through the day like this, in all that you do, and feel the omnipresent God manifesting Himself everywhere. God is love, love is God, and love is the only way to God.

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, that is the way to God. - Sai Baba Pin It Now!

Recently I'm reading about Sai Baba. Spiritual Tourist by Mick Brown is the book which I'm reading now. It seems this person is extra-ordinary. He claim to be reincartantion of previous Sai baba. He doesn't teach any new religion but rather he advocates people to return to their own religion. It is his teaching that says all teachers like Buddha, Christ, Muhammad (peace be upon them all) leads to the same path of God. Quite fascinating personality he is. Pin It Now!

Blessings are not enough. Blessings must come from within. Without your own effort, it is impossible for blessings to come. - His Holiness Dalai Lama. Pin It Now!

Mysterious Heart. In the Quran and also in Suif literature heart is placed even higher than brain. The Heart mentioned here is not the physical heart offcourse. There is soemthing more there. When we fee sad or under stress, we feel there is some heavy burden in the chest, near the heart. What is that phenomena? There lies a mystery in the heart. The energy that keeps going heart and generate electicity in heart is something of spiritual significance along with scientific singnificance. Does the soul rest there? Do our deep consciousness doesn't belong to brain, but belong to somewhere else? Pin It Now!

Saturday, February 05, 2005


Mysticism without devotion is like uncooked food; it can never be assimilated.
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Pin It Now!

Friday, February 04, 2005


Our virtues are made by love, and our sins caused by the lack of it.
Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
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:: Love is the essence of all religion, mysticism and philosophy.
:: The fire of devotion purifies the heart of the devotee, and leads unto spiritual freedom.
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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Beautiful Poems of Tagore in Gitanjali


Poems from Gitanjali http://www.schoolofwisdom.com/gitanjali.html
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Wisdom of Tagore


:: Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
:: The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
:: He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gate open.
:: Man is immortal; therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea; it can only find itself in changing forms.
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Al Hallaj says about God:
"Before" does not outstrip Him,
"after" does not interrupt Him
"of" does not vie with Him for precedence
"from" does not accord with Him
"to" does not join with Him
"in" does not inhabit Him
"when" does not stop Him
"if" does not consult with Him
"over" does not overshadow
Him "under" does not support Him
"opposite" does not face Him
"with" does not press Him
"behind" does not limit Him
"previous" does not display Him
"after" does not cause Him to pass away
"all" does not unite Him
"is" does not bring Him into being
"is not" does not deprive Him from Being.
Concealment does not veil Him
His pre-existence preceded time,
His being preceded non-being,
His eternity preceded limit.
If thou sayest 'when',
His existing has outstripped time;
If thou sayest 'before', before is after Him;
If thou sayest 'he', 'h' and 'e' are His creation;
If thou sayest 'how', His essence is veiled from description;
If thou sayest 'where', His being preceded space;
If thou sayest 'ipseity' (ma huwa),
His ipseity (huwiwah) is apart from things.
Other than He cannot
be qualified by two (opposite) qualities at
one time; yet With Him they do not create opposition.
He is hidden in His manifestation,
manifest in His concealing.
He is outward and inward,
near and far; and in this respect He is
removed beyond the resemblance of creation.
He acts without contact,
instructs without meeting,
guides without pointing.
Desires do not conflict with Him,
thoughts do not mingle with Him:
His essence is without qualification (takyeef),
His action without effort (takleef).
Arberry, A.J., The Doctrine of the Sufis ,
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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Sleeping all our lives


What a pity that during our whole lifetime most of us will not be able to wakeup truly. We spend all our lifetime in sleep, in ignorance and in sepration from the Real. When one wakes up, all the veils are removed. Ah !! Wish I could experience that !!! I wonder how beautiful that is !!
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Aren't you lost? So am I, my beloved friend. Lost Where? Lost in this World. I don't know where I came from. I don't know where will I end up. Pin It Now!

Book to Read ........... The Illuminated Prayer :


The Five-Times Prayer of the Sufis
by Authors: COLEMAN BARKS , MICHAEL GREEN
Released: 25 January, 2000
ISBN: 0345435451
Hardcover
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SUFI PRACTICE

Sufis could be described as devout Muslims, praying five times a day, giving to charity, fasting etc, they adhere strictly to the outward observance of Islam. But they are distinctive in nurturing theirs and others' spiritual dimension. They are aware that one of the names of the Prophet (pbuh) was Dhikr Allah (Remembrance of God). Dhikr is the invocation of Allah's divine names, verses from the Qur`an, or sayings of the Prophet in order to glorify Allah. Dhikr is encouraged either individually or in groups and is a source of tranquillity for Sufis.
"...hearts become tranquil through the remembrance of Allah" (Qur'an 13:28)
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Believing in our abilities

Believe in your abilities gifted by God. You can create magic. You can control your destiny. As stated in Quran "Every man's fate We have fastened on his own neck.17-13 " This fate is our thoughts because it is mans thinking and reasoning that lead to his destiny.
Lets create magic by believing on ourselves.. shall we ?
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A Beautiful Prayer ::


On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear.
It gets every good that it earns, And it suffers every ill that it earns.
(Pray;) " Our Lord! condemn us not if we forget or fall
into error; our Lord! lay not on us a burden
like that which Thou didst lay on those before us;
Our Lord! lay not on us a burden greater than we have
strength to bear. Blot out our sins,
And grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us
Thou art our Protector. Help us against those who stand against Faith. Quran 2: 286
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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Mysticism


There is one God and one truth, one religion and one mysticism; call it Sufi mysticism, Christian mysticism, Hindu mysticism, Buddhist mysticism, whatever you may. As God cannot be divided, so mysticism cannot be divided.

It is an error when a person says that: My mysticism is different from your mysticism. He has not yet known what mysticism means.

There cannot be many mysticisms; there is one mysticism. There can only be one wisdom. It is the error of mankind that there is Eastern and Western wisdom. As long as Eastern and Western is attached to wisdom, it is not wisdom. If that is passed, he touches wisdom, the
inheritance of mankind.

It is the divine heritage that man has, no matter to what part he belongs. It is also an error when man distinguishes between occultism and mysticism. This error is made by limited man who does not know what he says. The one who wishes to think he knows, he does not know.When a person pictures mysticism as a branch of the tree which is truth, he is mistaken, and when he says that mysticism is a branch and all other things are branches, he is mistaken. Mysticism is the stem to which all others are attached.

Nowcoming to the question, what really mysticism is. Mysticism is the way by which to realize the truth.
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Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Mary Frye (1932) Pin It Now!

The World As I See It :: Albert Einstein



The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.

It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity. In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man... I am satisfied with the mystery of life's eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence -- as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.
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Albert Einstein on God


"I want to now how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details." -- Albert Einstein
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