PHILOSOPHY OF BHAKTI
Bhakti or devotion is indispensable for attaining
jnana. Jnana is the condition necessary for bhakti to reach its fullest
development in love. Knowledge without devotion is as futile as devotion without
Love follows from the basic oneness of all beings. God is
being. World is becoming. The creation of the world does not in any way affect
the integrity of God. The world does not stand apart from God, but is pervaded
Added by Michael Krahl on April 27, 2010 at 1:23pm —
..."Service is also a form of sadhana. If you claim that you have attained
perfection after doing sadhana sitting in a certain place, Amma will not
accept that. Getting out into the world and doing service is very much a
part of sadhana. If we want to eliminate the enemies that lurk in the
innermost depths of the heart, we have to serve the world. Only then will we
able to tell how effective our meditation has been. Only when someone
angry with us,… Continue
Added by Michael Krahl on April 26, 2010 at 11:12pm —
WHAT SHALL I BE?
I have again and again grown like grass;
I have experienced seven hundred and seventy moulds.
I died from minerality and became vegetable;
And from vegetativeness I died and became animal.
I died from animality and became man.
Then why fear disappearance through death?
Next time I shall die, Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels:
After that soaring higher than angels--What you cannot imagine.
I shall be that! ~ Jalaludin Rumi
Added by Michael Krahl on April 12, 2010 at 11:02am —
"It is through selfless sharing that the flower of life becomes beautiful and
fragrant." -- Amma
Added by Michael Krahl on March 28, 2010 at 1:02pm —
"If you have not been a lover, count your life not lived." Rumi, the 13th Century brilliant Persian mystic und poet.
Added by Michael Krahl on July 3, 2009 at 8:54am —
This story I found at Help Others.org:
Choosing to Live Fully
John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!' He was a natural motivator.
If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. Seeing this style really made me curious,… Continue
Added by Michael Krahl on June 10, 2009 at 12:30am —
Getting out of Samsara
CHENNAI: Every human birth is an opportunity to strive for salvation and this truth is reinforced emphatically in the lives of saints. It is important that each individual becomes self introspective and tries to understand the purpose of life. We have to get rid of the consequences of our actions if one has to transcend the cycle of Samsara.
Saiva Siddhanta points out that every act (good or bad) of an individual is recorded and the consequences (joy… Continue
Added by Michael Krahl on March 25, 2009 at 3:24pm —
Read this amazing story:
Isn´t it beautiful?
Added by Michael Krahl on March 25, 2009 at 3:00pm —