There are so many proverbs and sayings and they all say the same thing. However, are we paying attention to the wisdom and the ultimate truth. We are too involved with ourselves and our thoughts. Our thoughts are governing us, and they do not allow us to look beyond our nose.
Gifts are exchanged and it is mutual reciprocation. How many of us have thought of buying gifts for those who may receive none. I am not being judgmental, my dear ones. I am not going to write about whom you should give a gift to, just stirring the water. Reflect on this if everyone on this planet is our neighbour, why are we fighting and committing acts of terrorism.
I selected these quotes as a gift for all of you. All saints have articulated these truths. It is for us to be subjected to Sphota (bursting open with truth) and the real vehicle of the idea which bursts or flashes on the mind.
A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. – Proverbs 18:16.
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your father who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. – Matthew 6:3-4.
We must love our neighbors. – Luke 10:25—37 The Good Samaritan
Our neighbor is everyone on this planet, regardless of whether or not we get along. Turning our back on those in need is no way to live a life.
One day a religious expert asked Jesus how to achieve eternal life. Jesus responded to the man asking him, what does the law say? The man replied, “You must love the Lord, your God with all your heart and mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.”
Now we see that Jesus was speaking about atmabhava. Atmabhava is the ability to see oneself reflected in another person. You see your reflection in your offspring and are connected with him/her. And this is extended to everyone.
We come to serve, love and give. Service results in atmabhava, which is the outcome of meditation. What is service? It is involving oneself with karma, action, but there is a difference. Initially karmas were performed to satisfy your own self, now they are intended to help uplift another person. Initially there was an expectation in the service provided by you to others, now there is no expectation, but only kartavya, inherent duty. Your actions reach out to everyone. As you connect yourself with more and more people, you serve more and more. You purify yourself internally and an unconditional love emanates from your being, touching everyone. – Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
Gift yourself truth and integrity for Christmas.
Aim Hrim Klim