None of us are born blank. Each of us carries a legacy within us.
Each of us is a custodian of our genetic line. Our purpose is to strengthen and perpetuate that line.
The body is free when it follows the dictates of the mind. To do so, it must resist addiction and bad habits. The lungs must breathe air and the mouth must drink water and eat food, but the body can be free of those who wish to control or manipulate it. A body subservient to... Continue Reading →
The mind is free when it follows virtue and rejects vice. It is free when it listens to the soul and maintains its authority over the body. To do so, it must harden its will and discipline its thoughts and desires, so that it leads them rather than being led by them. Such a mind... Continue Reading →
I am stuck in a capitalist dream.
God made each soul free. This is the soul's eternal condition. The mind and the body are free when they recognise and submit to the authority of the soul; and only when the mind and the body have achieved freedom can the soul fulfil its purpose. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →
(The following is an account of a yoga nidra meditation session which I took part in on 1 Aug 2018.) The yoga teacher asked us to begin by visualising a series of common images: calm water, a sun rising, blue and yellow clouds, a sun setting. She said these images were meant to raise issues... Continue Reading →
Once the ego is overcome, the salvation of others takes precedence over that of oneself.
The ego delights in delusion.
Yet those who have lost their purpose should not despair. They shall find it again, for the straight path is only ever a step ahead. Doubts and apathy may block the ears of the mind, but the soul is eternal and so is its purpose. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling... Continue Reading →
Pity those who reject their purpose. They have lost their dream. They stumble forward in the dark, deaf to the entreaties of their soul. And because they cannot hear their soul, they lack an understanding of truth. Without an understanding of truth, of right and wrong, they are easily swayed by the wishes of others... Continue Reading →
We inherit all the thoughts and actions of our parents. They influence our likes and our dislikes, our instincts and our habits. We carry burdens of which we are unaware.
When purpose is achieved, the length of a life becomes meaningless because the soul, the mind and the body are fulfilled. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p. 4
Meaning exists. There are clues, crumbs left for those who wish to follow them.
God gave to each soul a purpose. This purpose is to walk the straight path. Blessed are those who accept their purpose. For purpose endows the mind with strength. It feeds determination and acts as a support for the will when the will falters. It is a barrier against fear when fear tempts the mind... Continue Reading →