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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

meditation on God


Meditation can be described as that practice of turning our attention away from that which comes and goes to that which is Eternal (The Divine).


Jesus in the gospel of Barnabas (chapter 17) describes The Divine … meditate on these inspired words:


Jesus answered: 'Philip, God is a good without which there is naught good; God is a being without which there is naught that is; God is a life without which there is naught that liveth; so great that he filleth all and is everywhere. He alone hath no equal. He hath had no beginning, nor will he ever have an end, but to everything hath he given a beginning, and to everything shall he give an end. He hath no father nor mother; he hath no sons. nor brethren. nor companions. And because God hath no body, therefore he eateth not, sleepeth not, dieth not, walketh not, moveth not, but abideth eternally without human similitude, for that he is incorporeal, uncompounded, immaterial, of the most simple substance. He is so good that he loveth goodness only; he is so just that when he punisheth or pardoneth it cannot be gainsaid. In short, I say unto thee, Philip, that here on earth thou canst not see him nor know him perfectly; but in his kingdom thou shalt see him for ever: wherein consisteth all our happiness and glory.'


peace on you,
bob

Monday, June 18, 2012

Questions?


Meditation does not answer questions that arise from the mind; it shows them for what they are - unanswerable.

Questions only lead to more questions - all so called answers are just questions in disguise.  It is the nature of the mind to keep itself busy with questions.

When we, through our meditation practice, see the real nature of the mind, it disolves and peace reveals itself. 

peace on you,
bob

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

why meditate?


Why meditate?  This is the big question; why do we do anything?  


If we try to get to the root of why we do what we do and why we believe what we believe, is it not to be happy.  No one likes to suffer.


Meditation makes us happy … how?  Meditation is emptying ourselves utterly.  When we are empty we are open, we are innocent and we are accepting of whatever is happening in the present moment. In fact, we see that each moment is a miracle and a gift from the Divine.


Are we not happiest when we are being given gifts?


peace upon you,
bob