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Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha is

Pa’Ris’Ha has Native American and European heritage. She is known as an Elder and addressed as Grandmother. Pa’Ris’Ha is a Peacekeeper, and a Wisdom Path Teacher, as well as a business consultant and Mentor.

She is a Spiritual Archeologist. She gives credit to her Native Elders and Global Mentors and teaches in wonderful stories that recall her life experiences using Earth and Sky as the atmosphere and location in each adventure.

Pa’Ris’Ha has been acknowledged as a Tibetan reincarnation of TARA, a Bodhisattva Buddha, by Rinpoche Kalu and a Bhutanese Rinpoche, T’sering Wangdi. His Holiness of Bhutan ordered a Stupa built for her (symbol of enlightenment, these holy monuments are designed with deep symbolism and sacred geometry – Filled with Buddhist relics, and other holy objects, Stupas emanate blessings and peace) and has declared her director of his Dharma Center in the U.S.

Pa’Ris’Ha’s accomplishments include keynote speaker in the Parliament of World Religions Centennial Interfaith Program in Chicago with the Dalai Lama and Mother Theresa; in China, a catalyst in bringing Eastern and Western medical professionals together to heal HIV; a popular and often sought after speaker at the University of Physics and the Humanistic Psychology symposia in Bratislava, the Institute of Psychiatry in Moscow, and in Siberia in the former USSR. She was an activist in resolving the Communist Party in the former Czechoslovakia and was a major player in bringing down the Berlin Wall.

She has been a guest speaker on numerous global TV and Radio appearances. She has also hosted her own Radio program ‘On Eagles Wings’ for two years and the show’s ratings jumped to the top of the list in three short weeks. She taught an accredited CEU program at John Hopkins School of Nursing on alternative healing practices. Pa’Ris’Ha was selected by the Algonquin Nation’s past Chief and present Elder, William Commanda, to be an Elder on the board of “Elders With No Borders,” a global association of Wisdom Keepers committed to preserving the traditional spiritual knowledge and teachings of all indigenous people.

She is a founder of the Yunsai Society, a not-for-profit organization of over one hundred thousand people globally dedicated to promoting interracial and cultural awareness. She founded The Center For Human Development that has supported education and personal success for thousands of individuals. Pa’Ris’Ha helped establish the Adena Mystery School, a Mayan project in support of Humbaz Men and Mayan Elders of the Yucatan. It is named after the ancient people and mound builders of the Ohio Valley whose lands are the present home base of the Yunsai Society.

When asked to introduce herself, she humbly replies, “This one called Pa’Ris’Ha by The Principal People is a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and an incurable people watcher. I am Creators Child, Loving, Serving, Living and Learning in this world.”

Poetry about The Beloved

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

One day you will take me completely out of my self

I ll do what the angels cannot do

Your eyelash will write on my cheek

The poem that hasn’t been thought of

 Water from your spring

What was in that candles light

That opened and consumed me so quickly

Come back my friend, The form of your love

Is not a crated form

Nothing can help me but tht beauty

There was a dawn I remember

When my soul heard something

From your soul. I drank water

From your spring and felt

Rumi and the Beloved Sham al-Din

The most important turning point in Rumi’s life was when he met the wandering dervish Sham al- Din. Sham was eccentric and unorthodox, but was filled with heart – felt devotion, that sometimes he couldn’t contain. Sham appeared to be quite different to the respectable and prestigious scholar, (as Rumi was at that point.)  However Rumi saw in Sham a divine presence. This meeting and their close mystical relationship was instrumental in awakening Rumi’s latent spirituality and intense devotion. It was at this point Rumi abandoned his academic career and began to write his mystical poetry.

In one version of the meeting, Rumi was riding his donkey through the marketplace, when a man stepped in front of him and shouted, “Who is greater – Muhammad or Bestami?” In the exchange that followed Rumi became so overwhelmed by the presence before him that he fainted and fell from his donkey.

As the relationship matured between Shams and Rumi, they became inseparable, spending months together beyond human needs, relating together in mystical conversation – called “sobhet”. During this period Rumi’s disciples were all but forgotten by their teacher. They became deeply displeased and extremely jealous. Shams sensed trouble from this quarter, and felt that he needed to disappear from time to time – for his own safety and Rumi’s too. It is reported that during one of these disappearances, Rumi’s poetry writing and mystic whirling began.

After things would cool down, Shams would reappear and the episodes of being lost in each other’s company would resume. On one of these reappearances, Shams and Rumi fell at each other’s feet upon seeing each other. This was a telling moment in their relationship – remembering that the first time they met; Rumi fell in a faint at Shams feet. This time they bowed down to each other. What had begun as a master/disciple relationship had dissolved into pure loving friendship.

One winter night Shams, who was living with Rumi and his household, answered a knock at the back door. Shams disappeared, never to be seen again.

This disappearance caused in Rumi what may be called a spiritual implosion, an event in which, in the absence of the beloved, the lover falls “into himself” and disappears into his own emptiness.

March 17 You are That

You are that, Tat Tvam Asi (in Sanskrit language).

This is the famous saying from a very old text in India called the Upanishads. Actually this is from one of the oldest called THE Chandogya Upanishad from the Vedic period about 3-4000 years ago. There are no authors of the 108 Upanishads texts known, yet the Upanishads are seen as one of the most important scriptures of human kind and have inspired many philosophers and thinkers.

What keeps us from not recognizing that?

Some people say : Make no distinction…The moment you make an distinction, ..you are lost and far removed from Oneness.

Maya – the great illusion…

The Ultimate reality is the pond

Where you see your face swimming in when you look in it.

Mevlana Jakaluddin Rumi says:

A secret turning in us

Makes the universe turn

Head unaware of feet

And feet head. Neither cares

They keep turning

Ignorance of our mind…

What is real? It cannot be grasped with the logical mind

The eyes see something different

The brain computes the image.

Or like on scientist said: “Oh I do not want to turn around because I am afraid there is a soup of electrons  and turning behind me.”

Things are definitely not the way they seem to be.

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi the famous Sufi poet says

Our eyes do not see you but we have this excuse:

Eyes See surface not reality

Though we keep hoping

In this lovely place

The Inner Being and the Outer are identical.

The Upanishads and the famous saying You are that

Or Thou art that tries to describe this very well.

It says literally ‘That thou are’..

Thou are That

Thou is It is the innermost Self, stripped of all egoistic tendencies. It is Ātman

The Ātman or the innermost core of our self seems of ur Inner being has no  individuality. Yet it is the same as Brahman in the Infinite Cosmos.

That is the the Brahman which is the common Reality behind everything in the cosmos is the same as the essential Divinity, the Greater Inner Being named Atman, within you.

We seem to be identifying two things: one that is unlimited and unconditioned, and one that is limited and conditioned.

That these two are the same is the content of the statement

Tat Tvam Asi (in Sanskrit language).

You are THAT. Thou art THAT

Again in other words

Brahman, The Absolute consciousness is the ultimate, both transcendent and immanent, the sum total of all that ever is, was, or shall be. It is the All That Is.

The word Atman means the immortal perfect Spirit of any living creature us, but also plants or animals.

This is expressed in the Upanishadic by unknown Seer:

Atman The Inner and Brahman The Outer  are One and the same is one of the greatest contributions made to the thought of the world
 Jesus Christ said in Philippi C 34

If you are not making below to above or left to right or behind to the front you cannot move into the kingdom

Rumi says:

This piece of food cannot be eaten

Nor this bit of wisdom found by looking

There is a secret core in everyone

Not even Gabriel can know by trying to know.

And the great word  surrendering: PAUSE

As Sogyal Rinpoche the Tibetan master says in his book

Glimpse after Glimpse (by the way one of my all time favourite books)

Or as Rumi said

The center clears Knowing comes

The body is not singular like a corpse

But singular like a salt grain

Still in the side of the mountain

In one version of the meeting, Rumi was riding his donkey through the marketplace, when a man stepped in front of him and shouted, “Who is greater – Muhammad or Bestami?” In the exchange that followed Rumi became so overwhelmed by the presence before him that he fainted and fell from his donkey.

As the relationship matured between Shams and Rumi, they became inseparable, spending months together beyond human needs, relating together in mystical conversation – called “sobhet”. During this period Rumi’s disciples were all but forgotten by their teacher. They became deeply displeased and extremely jealous. Shams sensed trouble from this quarter, and felt that he needed to disappear from time to time – for his own safety and Rumi’s too. It is reported that during one of these disappearances, Rumi’s poetry writing and mystic whirling began.

After things would cool down, Shams would reappear and the episodes of being lost in each other’s company would resume. On one of these reappearances, Shams and Rumi fell at each other’s feet upon seeing each other. This was a telling moment in their relationship – remembering that the first time they met; Rumi fell in a faint at Shams feet. This time they bowed down to each other. What had begun as a master/disciple relationship had dissolved into pure loving friendship.

One winter night Shams, who was living with Rumi and his household, answered a knock at the back door. Shams disappeared, never to be seen again.

This disappearance caused in Rumi what may be called a spiritual implosion, an event in which, in the absence of the beloved, the lover falls “into himself” and disappears into his own emptiness.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi writes about The  Beloved

One day you will take me completely out of my self

I ll do what the angels cannot do

Your eyelash will write on my cheek

The poem that hasn’t been thought of

 Water from your spring

What was in that candles light

That opened and consumed me so quickly

Come back my friend, The form of your love

Is not a crated form

Nothing can help me but tht beauty

There was a dawn I remember

When my soul heard something

From your soul. I drank water

From your spring and felt

Translated by Coleman Barks who is seen asone of the best translator of the works of Rumi.

Sogyal Rinpoche The absolute truth..

Original issue: Glimpse after Glimpse, HarperSanFrancisco

translated from the German issue Funken der Erleuchtung, Knaur

The absolute truth cannot be recognized in the realm of the ordinary mind. And the path to overcome the borders of the ordinary mind – leads us through our heart. And the way of the heart is surrendering.

Rumi on ONENESS

All quotes are from

Unseen Rain, Quatrains of Rumi by John Moyne and Coleman Barks

Threshold books

and The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks, Penguin Books

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Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi the famous Sufi poet says

Our eyes do not see you but we have this excuse:

Eyes See surface not reality

Though we keep hoping

In this lovely place

This piece of food cannot be eaten

Nor this bit of wisdom found by looking

There is a secret core in everyone

Not even Gabriel can know by trying to know

Or as Rumi said

The center clears Knowing comes

The body is not singular like a corpse

But singular like a salt grain

Still in the side of the mountain

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi – most famous mystical poet

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi is one of the most respected and quoted mystical poets who lived about 700 years ago as a Sufi master in todays Turkey.

During his lifetime he produced a prolific range of inspiring and devotional poetry which speaks of the Sufi’s experience of union with the divine.

These timeless classics have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, as Rumi has become one of our most popular poets. Although Rumi was a Sufi and a great scholar .

His appeal reaches across religious and social divisions. Even during his lifetime he was noted for his cosmopolitan outlook.  His funeral, which lasted 40 days, was attended by people from all religions in his time.

March 17 You are That – Oneness

Join me at March 17, 6pm MT and 9pm EST in USA at

the blogtalkradio of Consciousness Unlimited.

Tonight I will discuss the idea of Oneness of all and you will hear an interview with a German Sufi commenting our discussions in this show.

Again we also share writings from mystics and poets about the union with the Beloved in and outside and especially from old texts from India

I am excited to have been able to interview a Sufi who I had talked to in Germany. He comments on some of the issues we were discussing in the Just Be it show and in his wisdom and connectedness, I feel he cust right thru it.

Inspired by Dinesh I begin to introduce you in this episode to the famous pronouncement from ancient Indian texts: You are that, Tat Tvam Asi (in Sanskrit language).

The meaning of this saying could be in a simple way summarized as: Our Inner Being is indeed is identical with the Greater Consciousness/God that is the originator of all reality.

Also I will share writings from old Indian texts. And again you will hear the words

of Christian mystics and poets about their ecstatic union with the Beloved.

Please join me live on the Just Be it Show each Saturday at 6pm.

I love to have you participate by calling in and sharing.

You can also write to me at justbeit13@googlemail.com

March 10 Glimpses of Being The flow

Excerpts from show notes and quotations

Our  society is built and actually strives on our need to compensate by consuming. Compensate? Compensate What?

Lets take a look at the definition of the word to compensate:t:

To offset counterbalance the effects of a force or movement, so as to cancel out an undesirable  influence so we can produce equilibrium.

Equilibirium means bringing some kind of balance again, a mental or emotional balance into our lives.

Jalaluddin Rumi says:

The more awake one is to the material world, the more asleep the spirit.

When our soul is asleep to God, other wakefulness closes the door of Divine grace.

Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi is one of the most respected and qoted mystical poets who lived about 700 years ago as a Sufi master in todays Turkey. During his lifetime he produced a prolific range of inspiring and devotional poetry which encapsulates the Sufi’s experience of union with the divine.  These timeless classics have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, as Rumi has become one of our most popular poets. Although Rumi was a Sufi and a great scholar .

His appeal reaches across religious and social divisions. Even during his lifetime he was noted for his cosmopolitan outlook.  His funeral, which lasted 40 days, was attended by people from all religions and cultures.

The Flow experience

And I quote Hungarian psychologist Csikszentmihalyi here:

“Flow provides a sense of discovery, a creative feeling of transporting a person into a new reality. It pushes a person to higher levels of performance, and leads to previously undreamed of states of consciousness. END OF QUOTE

The Flow is a state of being in which you are in alignment with your Inner Self.

You do not feel separate from nature and your true Inner Being, timelessness is certainly one of the ingredients of that feeling. Not being self conscious (like can I do this, am I doing this right?), no fear of failure is part of this state. There is no resistance to possibilities. One acts spontaneously and in the most intelligent way in that very moment. There is not thinking

To do without doing, without effort comes very close to one of the features or ingredients of the flow experience. The activity is so rewarding in the flow experience that there  that the action becomes effortless. One is immersed in the activity.

The Polarization of attention

And I like to quote Maria Montessori on this

“…And each time that such a [phenomenon of] polarization of attention took place, the child began to be completely transformed, to become calmer, more intelligent, and more expansive; it showed spiritual qualities, recalling the phenomena of a higher consciousness, ” (Basic Ideas of Montessori’s Educational Theory, Clio 1997, p.11)

Hildegard von Bingen was a well known Benedictine nun, visionary, prophet and writer in the beginning of the 11th century in Germany.  Since early childhood she had visions into other dimensions. One of her famous large texts has the title know the ways.  This writing is called

Know the ways of the Lord

O glistening starlight,
O most brilliant singular figure
of the royal marriage,
O glowing gem:
You are arrayed as a person of high rank
who has no mark nor wrinkle;
You are also an angel’s companion
and a citizen of sacredness.
Run, flee from the ancient destroyer’s cave!
Come, enter into the palace of the King.

Meister Eckhardt did just that and he was one of the first in Christianity in the 12th century. Meister Eckhardt is seen as one of the greatest Christian mystics. Many modern thinkers have been influenced by him.

He says in one of his instruction talks:

God enters into you with all that is his, as far as you have stripped yourself of yourself in all things. It is here that you should begin, whatever the cost, for it is here that you will find true peace, and nowhere else.

The Beloved  a poem from Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Someone came to the door of The Beloved and knocked.
A voice asked: Who is there?

He answered: It is me.
The voice said: There is no place for me and you
The door was closed
After a year of lones someness and fasting

The man came again to the door of The Beloved

He knocked
A voice from inside asked: Who is there?
The man said: You are it.
The door was opened for him.

March 03 Glimpses of Being

Excerpts of show notes and quotations

Today’s episode is called Glimpses about the Inner Being and this the first of a series of episodes in which I discuss moments of bliss in our Lives. My intention is that we gather and explore these moments of bliss and investigate into the o the qualities and ingredients so to speak of these experiences.

What is ecstacy?

Ecstacy is a sense of being moved out of ones ordinary self

The word Ecstacy is based upon the Greek word ek and stasis.SLOW

Stasis means standing still, and ek means  out.

Tranquility

The word tranquility is based on the Roman/Latin word transquillus.

There is a Roman expression saying: Medis transquillus in undis, quiet in midst of waves…that is acutually something many of us often strive for, aren’t we.

Here is a poem of Ryokan well loved writer in Japan who lived in the 18th century.

When all thoughts
Are exhausted
I slip into the woods
And gather
A pile of shepherd’s purse.

Like the little stream
Making its way
Through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
Turn clear and transparent.

by Ryokan well loved writer in Japan who lived in the 18th century.

Kabir says:

Hang up the swing of love today!
Hang the body and the mind between the arms of the beloved, in the ecstasy of love’s joy:
Bring the tearful streams of the rainy clouds to your eyes, and cover your heart with the shadow of darkness:
Bring your face nearer to his ear, and speak of the deepest longings of your heart.
Kabir says: ‘Listen to me brother! bring the vision of the Beloved in your heart.’

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

I… have a naive trust in the universe –– that at some level it all makes sense, and we can get glimpses of that sense if we try.”

 

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