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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Monday, September 24, 2012

the cave


"There was something sacred about this place.  No longer distracted by anything external; he was finally able to bask in his own existence.  And found it splendid.  After a while he forgot his plans and obsessions."

"Perfume" the movie.

empty yourself utterly.
bob

Saturday, September 15, 2012

reverence


The sweetest fruit of regular practice is reverence.

Reverence is a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe and love; veneration.  I'm reminded of a passage from the Quran (24:41):


Do you not see that all those who are in the heavens and earth praise God, as do the birds with wings outstretched?  Each knows its own way of prayer and glorification:  God has full knowledge of what they do.

What is your own way of reverence?

bob

Friday, September 7, 2012

distractions


Meditation is that practice of turning our attention away from that which comes and goes towards that which does not come and go (The Eternal).

O people, God's promise is the truth; therefore, do not be distracted by this lowly life. Do not be diverted from God by mere illusions.
Quran 35:5

peace upon you,
bob