Discussion of spiritual practices: awakening, meditation, and the freedom that cannot be lost or found. All perspectives are welcome; advaita, christian, buddhist, islam or even no perspective at all. Just pointing to that which is nearest and dearest.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

becoming

We become like that upon which we put our attention. When we put our attention on things we become like things … temporary and fragile.

When we put our attention on Silence we become vast, radiant, and eternal. Meditation is that practice of putting one's attention on that which does not come and go. Lean into the Silence.

may Peace be upon you,

bob

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

remember God

My wife liked last week's message, so I'm referring to it for this week … It's all one needs to know.

peace be upon you,
bob

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

the path

Regular meditation in the spirit of emptying yourself leads to a loss of self concern, which in turn leads to an experience of the awesome perfection of all things just as they are right now, which in turn leads to worship of the One.


repetition is the key,

bob

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

two prayers

Let's end this series of posts on prayer with two great prayers, One is Christian and the other is Islamic. Notice the astounding similarity. If the Bible and Quran were lost and only these two prayers remained, they would suffice.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.

In the name of God,
the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy,
Praise belongs to God, Lord of the Worlds, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy, Master of the Day of Judgement.
It is You alone we worship,
it is You alone we ask for help.
Guide us to the straight path: the path of those You have blessed, those who incur no anger and who have not gone astray.

bob

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

praying for forgiveness

There are so many kinds of prayers (ways to remember God) but why not pray for the only thing you really need.

The only thing you need is forgivenss. For if you knew that you were completly forgiven, you would have no guilt. If you had no guilt you would be completely free of fear. The fearless are like small children ... full of wonder, curosity, and rivited in the present moment. Children are not yet divided ... Isn't this all you ever really wanted.

Pray for forgiveness ... it's the shortcut.

bob