Those who walk the straight path cannot be distracted by greed when wealthy nor fear when poor. Nor can they be forced to bow to injustice, for they remain forever bound to their purpose, whether it leads them to fame or persecution. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p.... Continue Reading →
The straight path passes many milestones and demands many deeds. It calls on some to raise children and others to resist corruption. Yet regardless of the deed, the straight path demands righteous action. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p. 3
(I wrote this post several months ago but I haven't had a chance to publish it on the blog until now. It is an account of a yoga nidra meditation session I participated in on 20th June 2018.) My yoga teacher asked the class to imagine a golden door and then open it. The... Continue Reading →
Honour is to act with respect and dignity towards oneself and others. It is to think the truth, speak the truth and act truthfully. It is achieved when thought, word and act are one. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p. 27.
The mind is a net catching thoughts as they swim down the river of the soul.
Love binds man to woman and woman to man, parent to child and child to parent, friend to friend, family to society, society to family and all to God. It is the virtue that binds all relationships together. Without love there would be no family, no society and no humanity. Love is a part of... Continue Reading →
Death's inevitability humbles the mind.
Love is the breath of God. It is to be bound to another, and from this binding to experience joy. It is to give rather than take, to serve rather than be served, and to act for the benefit of others so they may grow strong. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →
Thought is energy. To waste thought is to waste energy.
There are three steps to the straight path. The first step is to remember the straight path and begin to perceive its presence in all things. The second step is to seek the straight path by acting virtuously toward friends and enemies and rejecting vice. The third step is to find the straight path and,... Continue Reading →
Déjà vu is a memory of a past dream.
I experienced the following vision during a recent guided meditation session in a Hatha yoga class. It occurred two weeks after the previous vision I had of the monk in the Japanese garden ( see A Vision Experienced While Meditating). I was lying in shavasana. The yoga teacher asked the class to visualise a series... Continue Reading →
To break an addiction is to liberate the mind.
God laid the straight path to guide us to Heaven. And He gave us the freedom to choose to walk it or not. He gave us this choice to teach us the difference between right and wrong, so we remember the necessity for righteous action. Those who walk the straight path shall walk it for... Continue Reading →
Love connects one mind to another.