Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Indigenous Artist (Born 22 Jan 1971, died 25 Jul 2017). God demands that we learn and explore the universe. The sources of suffering are multitude, but nothing should deny the mind from learning and the body from acting while the body still lives. If you lose an arm then you still have... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 57: The Demands of the Mind.
The mind demands more of itself than being a recipient of others' creations.
Walking the Kumano Kodo: Afternoon of Day 4 (Sunday 29 September) Koguchi to Nachi Taisha.
(Koguchi to Nachi Taisha - Distance: 14.5kms. Walking time 5hrs 10 mins to 7 hrs 60mins. Elevation 60m to 870m to 330m.) Previous post: Walking the Kumano Kodo: Midday of Day 4 (Sunday 29 September) Koguchi to Nachi Taisha. At around 2.30pm, the couple I had met four hours earlier at the Jizo-jaya Teahouse arrived... Continue Reading →
Musing 17: On Observation.
I am an observer. I observe the thoughts that course through my mind. And in their midst I exist.
Freedom clears the ears, allowing the mind to hear the voice of the soul. Only when the mind and the body have achieved freedom can they discover their purpose and fulfil it. The free use their freedom to serve God and humanity. One cannot be free without walking the straight path. The Straight Path: A... 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 →
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 →
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 →
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
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 →
Aphorism 26: On Controlling Thought.
Be wary of controlling and blocking thought. Of course reject depression and ignore rampant desire. But grasp the mind too tightly and you deny it the opportunity to soar into the realms of inspiration.
Aphorism 17: On Love
Love connects one mind to another.
Aphorism 9: Writing and Meditation
Writing is a form of meditation. It connects the mind to the higher self, to the source of creation.