Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

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“That voice is round me like a bursting sea:

‘And is thy earth so marred,

Shattered in shard on shard?

Lo, all things fly thee, for thou fliest Me!…

All which I took from thee I did but take,

Not for thy harms,

But just that thou might’st seek it in My arms.

All which thy child’s mistake

Fancied as lost, I have stored for thee at home.

Rise, clasp My hand, and come! “

– Francis Thompson, “The Hound of Heaven”

Sometimes we think that life is unfair.  We may start to believe that bad things happen to us for no reason.  Sometimes we complain that we aren’t getting what we want. We think these things because we have forgotten what we already have.  It resides in every single one of us.  It is more powerful than money or any materialistic good.  It is stronger than any relationship or any bond.  This one Thing that we have always had and will always have gives us true happiness, abundance, and joy.  It’s force is great and It’s energy is endless.  It’s God.  We just have to try to remember everyday.

 

for thou fliest Me!

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“Creation is light and shadow both, else no picture is possible.  The good and evil of maya must ever alternate in supremacy.  If joy were ceaseless here in this world, would man ever desire another?  Without suffering, he scarcely cares to recall that he has forsaken his eternal home.  Pain is a prod to remembrance.  The way of escape is through wisdom.  The tragedy of death is unreal; those who shudder at it are like an ignorant actor who dies of fright on the stage when nothing more has been fired at him than a blank cartridge.  My sons are children of light; they will not sleep forever in delusion.”

The Divine Voice that came to Paramahansa Yogananda

 

if joy were ceaseless here in this world, would man ever desire another?

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“I can’t give you a surefire formula for success but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”

– Herbert Bayard Swope

 
This quote always rings true to my heart.  Whenever I feel down or held back I take a look at what I am doing with my life.  Am I living accordingly to others standards or expectations?  Do I make choices based on information given by friends or family?  Am I living my life the way I want to live it?  If I am feeling down or held back the answer to all of these questions usually unravels itself out to yes.
If we can try to understand this concept each day when we wake up our lives will be filled with happiness and joy.  I know I feel much more open and free when I am living by my own expectations and standards.  We will ultimately please others by making sure we are stable and content with who we are and what we’re doing, no matter what it is.
Don’t worry about making others happy at the expense of your own happiness.  Find what you want to do and commit to it 100% and I assure you, success will begin to show itself more and more.
 
Peace, love, and happiness!

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“The nature of the mind is to interpret non-essentials essential.  The mind creates artificial needs, believing it cannot live without them.  In this way we carry a great burden of attachments throughout our life.  Attachment is itself a great burden on our minds.  We may never understand the extent of the burden till we’re free of it.  But if we find joy within, we can live a simple life, free of endless complications.”

– Radhanath Swami

 

the nature of the mind

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“The universal quality of religion is compassion to other living beings.  To sacrifice for the good of others is true dharma.”

The Dalai Lama (The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami by Radhanath Swami)

the universal quality of religion

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“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
love is knowing I am everything,
and between the two my life moves.”

From Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s book, Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao, 4th Verse entitled Living Infinitely

 

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