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 →
Aphorism 20: On Thought.
Thought is energy. To waste thought is to waste energy.
The Straight Path III
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 →
Aphorism 19: On Deja Vu
Déjà vu is a memory of a past dream.
Another Vision While Meditating.
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 →
Aphorism 18: On Addiction
To break an addiction is to liberate the mind.
The Straight Path II
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 →
Aphorism 17: On Love
Love connects one mind to another.
The Straight Path.
The straight path is God's Truth. It is the path of virtue and righteous action. It has always been and shall always be. It dwells in every grain of sand and on every mountain peak, in every mind, in every body, and in every soul. The straight path is the purpose of the soul. It... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 16: Emotions and Truth
Emotions reveal a higher truth than the intellect.
A Vision Experienced While Meditating.
I experienced the following vision during a guided meditation session in a Hatha Yoga class I took recently. I was lying relaxed on my back in the shavasana pose, legs slightly apart, arms beside the body and fingers slightly curled upwards. The yoga teacher asked the class to imagine a Japanese garden with a stream... Continue Reading →
The Soul II
...And God created many souls. And each soul sent its mind and body into the universe to learn of God's creation. And the minds and the bodies traveled far, and the souls learned much. But over time, some minds forgot their souls. They lost their way, for the universe was impure and held much distraction.... Continue Reading →