812 – My heart, my heart, my heart

I read a very interesting story the other day. A man came to a Guru and asked how he could connect to the Divinity. The Guru said, ‘Write a letter to the Divinity with your address.’ The man wrote his address and handed it to the Guru. It was his residential address. The Guru looked at it and said it was incorrect and he repeated address, it has to be the right one. Continue reading

601 – My heart

I am searching for a heart inside me
That’s ebullient by swallowing the entire pain of creation
That’s jubilant by accepting the entire tears of the world
That’s effervescent and clean
May I be able to share with all a heart
Like the earth and sky
Never exhausted by giving. – Nepalese poet Suman Pokherel

Heart endures when eye does not see. – Turkish Proverb

Meditate on the lotus of your heart. In the center is the untainted; the exquisitely pure, clear and sorrowless; the inconceivable; the unmanifest, of infinite form; blissful, tranquil, immortal; the womb of Brahma. – Kaivalyopanishad

In Sanskrit, the heart is defined as bhava, feeling or sentiment. It is not guided by the intellect or mind. It is natural and spontaneous. When the heart is guided by the mind, then there is constant change in behavior. The outcome is that as long as intellect guides the heart there is emotional and psychological struggles. Continue reading

462 – Pure love

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is what you give of yourself that you truly give. – Khalil Gibran

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out. The value of man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. – Albert Einstein

No one has ever become poorer by giving. – Anne Frank

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Pablo Picasso

Love, serve, give. – Swami Sivananda

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459 – Celebrate your inner Christmas

Swami Satyananda Saraswati said in December 25,1983 during his stay in Australia:

“The divine baby is the Christ, who came onto this mortal plane of consciousness in order to save and to redeem us, and to destroy the tamasic and demonic forces in and around us.

When Christ came, he destroyed avidya (ignorance). He denounced the so-called institutionalized forces which were surviving and thriving in the name of religion. Is the situation any different today? Will he accept what is going in, in the name of religion?

I know one thing that is higher consciousness which is called Christ Consciousness, Buddha Consciousness, or Krishna Consciousness, is awakened in you at any time in your life, it is not going to bring disaster. It will be the beginning of knowledge, experience, bliss, and the feeling of unity with every living person. That is why Yoga is taught. Knowledge is not enough; you need the experience which is like a flash of lightning.

Understand, who is Christ? Which Christ do you know? Is he the Christ born of a worldly father? Is he the Christ, who is the indwelling entity in every heart? Is he the Christ who creates a vision of the whole universe within and without? Is he the Christ, who transcends everything? He is all four and he came down in a physical body. He was not a myth. He was a man in flesh and blood. He lives in our hearts.

Wherever you can awaken yourself, he is there in your heart.”

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027 – Our feelings are expressed through the heart

To experience the love of God, we have to experience neutrality of our feelings. We have to learn to be non-reactive and non judgemental. Our feelings comprise love, hate, passion, jealousy, anger, greed, gratitude and sacrifice. Our feelings are felt but not seen. They influence us and play with our emotions. Sometimes we are obsessed by them and then they influence our behaviour. They encourage our thoughts to multiply. Continue reading

025 – Our heart rules our head

This saying is said in a very derogatory manner. If you are gentle, you are called soft hearted, if you are afraid, faint hearted, if you feel for the deprived, you are a bleeding heart. What we tend to forget is that our soul resides in our heart. Our soul is pure and we can be evil incarnate but our soul remains pure. Continue reading

009 – Mantra from the heart

Words are powerful. They stay around long after we are gone. Amati is a word which means dull mindedness, lack of inspiration, poverty of ideas and emptiness. Amati is also found with
Durmati which means fear, evil thoughts, evil tensions and evil intuition. And it is located in our mind. Amhas means anxieties, and it reflects that we need to be free of it. Continue reading