We Must Let Go Of Our Attachments To Spiritual Teachers

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This is the third and final piece that I thought would get your brain cells going..

To be free of the false self, we must let go of our attachments to all spiritual teachers and concepts. The concepts and beliefs we have of God, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammad, Rama, Krishna, Sai Baba and others are only mirrors of our false selves that, if we become attached to them, prevent realising Love. We need to release all such concepts and beliefs because holding on to them separates us from the One that is beyond all conception.

Dr John Goldthwait

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Thought For The Day #104

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When the power of love replaces the love of power, man will have a new name: God – Sri Chinmoy

Thought For The Day #63

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This will be my last post for about 12 days, as I am taking a trip; mixing work and pleasure. Will be posting again on 28 May. Thanks for supporting my blog! ūüôā

Always remember that you belong to no one, and no one belongs to you. Reflect that some day you will suddenly have to leave everything in this world‚Äďso make the acquaintanceship of God now. Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by daily riding in the balloon of God-perception. Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones, which at best is a nest of troubles. Meditate unceasingly, that you may quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from every form of misery. Cease being a prisoner of the body; using the secret key of Kriya, learn to escape into Spirit.

Lahiri Mahasaya

Thought For The Day #4


Throughout the dramas of our many lives, only God remains as our closest friend.  He watches our progress and patiently waits for us to turn toward him. He watches and provides us with opportunities to develop love and wisdom. He encourages us to cast off desire and attachment to fleeting objects. He alone is our lasting treasure; all other possessions are like the wealth of a dream. We find no true rest until we return to him.

Jonathan Roof

A Message From Baba


No matter where you go always do your duty as you see it, and know that I will be there inside you guiding you every step of the way.

In the years to come you will experience me in many different manifestations of my own.  You are my very own, dearer than dear to me.  I will protect you like the eyelids protect the eyes.  You already have me and I have you.  I will never leave you and you can never leave me.  From this point on do not hanker after anything.  Do your duty with unwavering love, seeing all as God.  Be patient.  In time evrything will be given unto you.

Be happy. There is no need to worry about anything.  Whatever is experienced, whatever happens, know that this Avatar willed it so.

There is no force on Earth which can delay for an instant the mission for which this Avatar has come.  You are all sacred souls and you will have your parts to play in the unfolding drama of the new Golden Age, which is coming.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Nothing


Bear all and do nothing

Hear all and say nothing

Give all and take nothing

Serve all and be nothing.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The above quote from Sri Sathya Sai Baba is highly symbolic and goes way beyond the surface.¬† In this article I¬†would like to humbly offer my own translation of Swami’s wonderful words.

“Bear all and do nothing” simply means to accept everything as it is,¬†in the knowledge that all is in Divine and perfect order at any given time; “all” being God’s will.¬†¬†When we detach from the ego we are able to do this, embracing both pleasure and pain with equal equanimity.

“Hear all and say nothing” All is God and God is¬†All.¬† Therefore maintain silence and hear the voice of God, the inner voice of Love; for silence is the language of the spiritual seeker, and it is only in the silence that we can hear the voice of God.

“Give all and take nothing” Give of yourself to others¬†wanting nothing in return.¬† There is nothing we can take anyway, because there is nothing in this earthly life that we can own, except our love which was given to us by God before time began.

“Serve all and be nothing”¬†¬†This is very, very powerful indeed.¬† Following on from the last statement, the easiest way to serve God is to serve our fellow humans, because God dwells within the hearts of all.¬† Baba tells us that the easiest and most effective way to enlightenment is Karma Yoga, which quite simply means to serve others, completely without thoughts of self, wanting nothing in return.¬† When we give our love selflessly¬†we are taking a step closer to God, and when we do that, God takes¬†manifold steps towards us, filling us with Divine love in the process.¬† This ultimately will lead to Self-realization.

The symbolism doesn’t quite end there.¬† The word “nothing” itself has an extremely deeper meaning here than would appear on the surface.¬† We were all once “nothing” until we became ideas within the super-conscious mind of God.¬† We then became particles of “nothing” until God willed us into form.¬† So life is a journey from the formless, into form and then back to the formless; or “nothing”.

We can conclude by saying that this seemingly simple quote from our beloved Sai is actually a mini-instruction manual on how to achieve Self-realization and Oneness with the Divine.¬† If we bear all, hear all, give all and serve all, we will¬†achieve “nothing”.¬† Nothing being the uncreated state of pure bliss.¬† Sai Ram.