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June 22 consciousness creates

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 June 22, Consciousness creates

 Tonight I want to discuss the following questions:

What are some of the findings of quantum theory and modern science that tell us:

 indeed we are in each moment creating our Life.
Why is it so difficult to be the Co-Creator and have a Life of health, wealth and happiness.

What actually stops us? And we will look at some first steps how to move beyondThat.

We will discuss material from John Assaraf and his Neuroscientical approach to supporting positive changes in our Life, we will hear from Grandmother Parisha, the Indian Teacher Paramahansa Yogananda , Dr. Fred Allan Wolf, Willi Harmann, Kabir and others.

In the last 4 episodes I discussed quantum physics more in detail and also consciousness and science. You can find excerpts of my show notes and more information on my blog justbeittalk.wordpress.com. Here you also find a video about the famous Double Slit experiment.

Last Saturday we looked at the idea of consciousness and that this indeed the primary source of everything and we are identical with it. We looked at the wisdom of old ancient texts that all is consciousness, alls things around us are filled with this Absolute consciousness, the Brahman. The non local experiment or entanglement experiment of Quantum physics proves that there is indeed a transcendent field which is able to connect beyond light speed.

I would love to hear from you so please write tome at justbeit13@googlemail.com.

How do you liked this show, and is there anything you like to share or add to what I am discussing. Your participation is very welcomed.

Even until today there is no conclusive evidence that Life is caused by some means other than consciousness.

However consciousness based theories propose that conscious observation is the cause of  all reality around us. Indeed physical reality as you see it does not really exist, nor is the principle of causing our world.

Reality how we see it comes in place thru us an observer.

The world exists when we don’t look at it in some strange state that is indescribable., we discussed before that it is mostly 99 % empty space. QP it is a field of wave functions ..a field of possibilities.  Then when we look at it, it becomes absolutely ordinary, as though someone were trying to pull something over our eyes — the world is an illusion. The table in front of you is a field of moving electrons and protons surrounded by a vibrating, very active empty space.

Dr. Fred Allan Wolff

Quantum possibilities transform into actualities.

“Our live follow paths that we freely experience by using our abilities to choose from complementary possibilities in each moment”.

Reality is not a static thing and there is not just this and then another object separately,  quantum physics has developed the idea of complementary meaning the core of all existence is just a cloud of interaction of interdependency, there is not just one thing causing it, one electron, one body wave or particle but all is in a cloud of interdependency open to any possible outcome.

It is impossible to find one particle which is not interdependent from another there is dualism.

All is intrinsically connected.

Now, if really everything is connected to everything, if there really is only a oneness, everything then affects everything, and everything is the cause of everything in a certain sense, so that the whole idea of causality has to be revis  Willis Harman. Willis Harman hold a Ph.D. in engineering and worked at the Stanford Research Institue for 16 years and also for over 20 years at the institute of Noetic Science.

So modern science and conscious based science say, that our consciousness is in constant interaction with this cloud of interdependency the field of possibilities around us.This field is y a vibrating, extremely active soup of energy. Our consciousness which is also energy in the form of our thoughts, our feelings our beliefs – our Being interacts with this soup constantly (aware or not aware of it) and manifests our reality

There is no strict division between our reality and so called objective reality. Consciousness and the physical Universe are connected in very fundamental ways.

However one of the main false perceptions most of us have is  we perceive ourselves as separate from our environment.
Yet the observer in the sence of QP and the so called objective reality are one.

Does this sound familiar from another perspective

In the worldview shared by indigenous peoples everywhere, despite many differences  the universe, nature, is alive and sacred, all beings in it are related, and they call all other beings their relations. :the rocks, the waters, the winds, the creatures, the people, the spirits and so on. They see their  role within nature is to hold it sacred and to live in a balance with it. Each relation has a consciousness, and it is spoken o that like that.

So if you think that this is just a nice romantic idea we know that it has very practical outcome: Shamans and Healers have gained great powers and wisdom from this world view.

Plants spoke to them to tell them that hey can heal, trees and rocks give information about the surroundings, communication with animals is possible….many miraculous healings have been performed by the indigenous people in all cultures and still today. Their rituals and ceremonies take into account the understanding that all is connected, every relations every wind coming is a communication, a sign, a gift. How can that be otherwise if one clearly understood that what Quantum physics has now discovered too, all is in an interdependent constant interaction which leads to the co-creation of reality.

 Each individual  soul is all powerful and can create or destroy.. You and all others are interconnected by our mutual possession of all there is. You may create alternative universes if you wish and dwell within. You are all a duplicate of the Absolute consciousness in  which you dwell. Our consciousness and mind represents all that exists.

Similar claims have often been made in spiritual teachings, particularly Indian philosophy (and I shared some of it from the ancient texts of the Upanishads in prev episodes. Also the founding father of Yoga . Patanjali’s  speak of the entire world as chitta vritti, “the modifications of mind-stuff”.

Kabir the famous poet of India who lived in 14 century speaks of the Mayan, the illusion of and the no-thingness and oneness of all. .

There’s no road to tread,
No traveller ahead,
Neither a beginning, nor an end.

There’s no water, no boat, no boatman, no cord;
No earth is there, no sky, no time, no bank, no ford.

You have forgotten the Self within,
Your search in the void will be in vain;
In a moment the life will ebb
And in this body you won’t remain.

Be ever conscious of this, O friend,
You’ve to immerse within your Self;
Kabir says, salvation you won’t then need,
For what you are, you would be indeed.

 So far I have been trying to discuss some findings of Quantum physics which support the idea of creating reality. The main one is the idea of interdependency.

We are using scientific arguments to discuss the Mystical experience, our Inner Being.

Yet, in some way science as it is done today does some injustice to the great mystery which is timeless and self aware. As said before our mind cannot really grasp these concepts, yet by listening to some of these findings of modern science I think we can expand our awareness, and the way we perceive the world.

I am curious to hear from you what you think. Please write to me at justbeit13@googlemail.com

So with our own perception we navigate us through the multidimensional possibilities around us…we see that which we put our attention too. We see what we believe.
With the right beliefs the right attention we can create our realities and can create miracles. As discussed and proven in Quantum physics, our individual consciousness is the observer in interaction with  the wave function of the cloud of interdependency.

In other words, we see only that what we believe (being aware of it or not) and with our attention guided by our beliefs we create our own reality in our Life. It is us the observer who collapses the field of possibility, the cloud of interdependency into actuality.

Yet let us come to the question now, why does it seem so hard to be the Co-Creator of a Life of wealth, health and happiness?

What hinders us to become aware and conscious of the powerful omnipotent Being that we truly are which is in constant communication with the All That is.

As Grandmother Parisha says: You are never not plugged into Source! Least you would not be alive”

Yet so many of us live mediocre lives not daring to do what we love…

Yet we know if we do what we love (expressing our own god given gifts and purpose our individual unique talents and heart desire  ) if we do what we love money we know will follow.

Yet when we create wealth out of fear of poverty with no inner vision… it will not make us happy…

When something does not seem possible it may well be that our vision is off center.

Nothing happens without our seeing with inner visions. Nothing can happen without our acknowledging the possibility of inner vision. Talk with your inner vision and then expect something wonderful to happen. Invite it to come in more clearly. END OF QUOTE Cherokee Feast of days by Joyce Sequiche Hilfer

So it is important to create a vision of who we are and what our Inner calling is.

To see what is it that brings us joy to do, that comes easily without effort, that makes us feel whole and with purpose, and energizes us. Yet once we have found that passion, there seems to be difficulty to create it, to manifest our dreams and visions.

Instead we are starting to ask questions:

Can I do this? Do I deserve it? What if I fail?

What will people think about me, doing this?
Grandmother Parisha calls this” the 75 % wall”. We do a bit of hard work then we stop, we encounter opposition, things do not work out smoothly anymore and we give up. Have you been there?

I have and still am in many of my dreams and visions I like to see manifested.

Every day we have to deal with what we believed yesterday, says Dr. Robert Anthony.You are what you think about yourself.

So it seems that our  beliefs deep  inside of us hold off our own best, our happiness..

I like to take a look at some of the things John Assaraf says about the beliefs.

John Assaraf developed a program which helps people to reach their maximum potential.

And you can find more information about him and his website on my blog.

He makes a distinction between Explicit beliefs and implicit beliefs. The explicit beliefs are things we learned in school or in professional training.

The implicit beliefs  are the deep hidden beliefs the shadow part of us. This is where our self image, the things we fear, that what we secretly believe we can do and cannot do, hides

Things like procrastination, worry, self-doubt lack of confidence, our uncertainties

These underlying beliefs cause a couple of things to happen

Whenever we start a project, want to create a vision or a dream in our life, we start to have doubts,  we ask ourselves these questions again..

We give into the resistance (I had a whole episode on resistance. Remember? Resistance is a messenger. It wants us to look and find that deep implicit belief system that stops us)

A belief is a pattern like a coding it is based on the conditioning, the decisions you made about things from the past…created also neurological  hardwired over time in our brain , being reinforced. …got what I believed…reinforced my belief.

An example could be that I believe I am not good enough, I never gonna be good enough it..leads to a fear of failure that I won’t succeed. Procrastination sets in and I am actually failing and so reinforcing the belief I am not good enough.. However the fear of failure  is  more a thought pattern caused by much deeper underlying beliefs like: I am not good enough, I am not worth it…coming from our decisions we made about past experiences and past conditioning.

These beliefs are fueled by feelings…feelings as we heard before from Dr. Dispenza are solely based on past experiences…

So these beliefs manifests in our body posture, our speech…it is manifested as a neurological pattern in our brain. Even if you do not focus on it, its running in the background just like a computer software running in the background on a computer.

You never can outperform your self image,no matter how hard you try, says  John Assaraf

However you can change your brain.

It is called Neuroplasticity and research has shown that you  literally we can dissolve the hard wired neurological patterns which represent our implicit underlying beliefs

Research has shown that stroke patients who suffered for example from speech impairment were able  through consistent training to change their nerve cells and neurological structures to be able to speak again.

Or just as Grandmother Parisha says:

Your Life is exactly what and how you think – you are as you are!

So be different and things will be different.

So we first must change our old beliefs systems and create beliefs which match up with the goals we have, says John Assaraf.

John Assaraf suggests to identify core negative beliefs.

You have  to have 3 positive thought/ beliefs to eliminate one negative one, based on the research of Barbara Pearce. He says that this research has shown it takes about 56 days minimum of intense focus to change it…90 to 180 days of consistent reinforcement of the 3 positive beliefs which will eventually eliminate the neuro patterns in your brain, dissolve the hardwire of one core negative belief.

Beliefs create habits

Change a little habit  every day.

Neuroscience research proved that changing one little habit it will set up a response system in your brain: when you can do this you can do more…and it grows.
So we can start a habit of consistency.

 When you have conherence you attract what you need, says John Assaraf-

Coherence is the alignment of our beliefs wit our goal (for example, our belief of worthiness matches our financial goal).

Coherence is also that your goal matches your inner vision, your Gods given purpose. Becoming a mountain climber or very wealthy might not be really your purpose and incongruent with your inner calling.

Maybe instead of being a wealthy banker, one is supposed to live on the country and write beautiful inspiring books.

So we must align ourselves with the appropriate belief system and our Inner calling, our souls purpose. .

 Of course it is not enough to work on your neurological patterns of your brain by simply chaning a core belief system. John Assaraf has a whole package of methods, he is using, to move into your maximum potential: Guides self hypnosis, subliminal programming, visualization, guided medition and other sources. He is alsomentioning EFT, Emotional Freeing Technique, also known as Tapping.

And in future episode I will look into that more deeply as I have applied that method.

Where we had a first look how quantum physics shows how we create our reality and what is actually stopping us from doing so.

Who is the most important person your Life? Often we live the agenda of our parents, our teachers we follow the rules and values of mass society and an educational system which reduces us often to successful working bees.

We live and I see myself in this too, not who we are, but what we learned we are supposed to be..

The most important person in your Life is YOU.

Start today to live in this self respect, change one habit…

Take on goal

Take on habit to change

Write down your doubts, fears and uncertainties

Write out what is important ot you, what is calling you to do.

 All you have to do to have health, wealth and happiness is think of it and live as it

 
You are loved and all is provided for what you need…

There is a vast world inside you and a vast world around us unseen but nevertheless indescribable powerful possibilities lie right in front of you.

Our consciousness, our beliefs and our habits can bring them into reality.

“Whatever we perceive we can receive. Whenever we can form of image –in our imagination- then it is entirely possible. “ Cherokee Feast of days by Joyce Sequiche Hilfer

Show notes May 18 Be Still and know…

Excerpts from shownotes Episode Be still and know…

May 18.

So let us start with one of the most beloved poets in India still today.His name is Kabir born as a Muslim in 1440.  Yet he is loved by Muslims, Hindu and Sikhs.

There is a  story is told how Kabir found his teacher who was a Hindu saint.

There was one particular day of the year, anyone can become a disciple by having a master speak the name of God over him.  The saint Ramananda took his bath as he did and all lived near the holy river Ganges every day, by arising before dawn. On this special day, Ramananda as he was walking down the steps to the sacred waters of the river Ganges, a little hand reached out  and grabbed the saint’s big toe. Ramananda was taken by surprise and he expressed his shock by calling out the name of God. Looking down he saw in the early morning light the hand of the young Kabir. After his bath in the early light he noticed that on the back of the little one’s hand was written in Arabic the name Kabir. He adopted him as son and disciple and brought him back to his ashram, much to the disturbance of his Hindu students, some of whom left in protest.

It is said that what really made this meeting the most special is that in this case it, was only after Kabir’s enlightenment that Ramananda, his teacher, became enlightened.

Kabir never abandoned worldly life, choosing instead to live the balanced life of a householder and mystic, tradesman . Kabir was married, had children, and lived the simple life of a weaver.

Kabir worked on bringing peace to the often clashing religious cultures of Islam and Hinduism. He was known for not liking any form of professional piety. Nearing age 60, he was persecuted by the religious authorities and denounced before the king. He had to leave his hometown and  lived a life of exile, traveling through northern India with a group of disciples and passed over  In 1518.

Kabir’s disciples disputed over his body, the Muslims wanting to claim the body for burial, the Hindus wanting to cremate the body. Kabir appeared to the arguing disciples and told them to lift the burial shroud. When they did so, they found fragrant flowers where the body had rested. The flowers were divided, and the Muslims buried the flowers while the Hindus  committed them to fire.

Kabir

hiding in this cage
of visible matter

is the invisible lifebird

pay attention to her

she is singing your song

lift the veil
that obscures the heart

and there you will find
what you are looking for

Beloved May I Enter: Kabir dohas and other poems, Translated by Sushil Rao

Hey brother, why do you want me to talk?

Talk and talk and the real things get lost.

Talk and talk and things get out of hand.
Why not stop talking and think?

If you meet someone good, listen a little, speak;
If you meet someone bad, clench up like a fist.

Talking with a wise man is a great reward.
Talking with a fool? A waste.

Kabir says: A pot makes noise if it’s half full,
But fill it to the brim — no sound.

———————

The Guest is inside you, and also inside me;
you know the sprout is hidden inside the seed.
We are all struggling; none of us has gone far.
Let your arrogance go, and look around inside.

The blue sky opens out further and farther,
the daily sense of failure goes away,
the damage I have done to myself fades,
a million suns come forward with light,
when I sit firmly in that world.

I hear bells ringing that no one has shaken,
inside “love” there is more joy than we know of,
rain pours down, although the sky is clear of clouds,
there are whole rivers of light.
The universe is shot through in all parts by a single sort of love.
How hard it is to feel that joy in all our four bodies!

Those who hope to be reasonable about it fail.
The arrogance of reason has separated us from that love.
With the word “reason” you already feel miles away.

How lucky Kabir is, that surrounded by all this joy
he sings inside his own little boat.
His poems amount to one soul meeting another.
These songs are about forgetting dying and loss.
They rise above both coming in and going out.

from The Kabir Book: Forty-Four fo the Ecstatic Poems of Kabir, Translated by Robert Bly

Now I like to introduce to a woman who finally in 1970 was the first women being recognized by the catholic church as a teacher of the church. She was born in Avila in Spain in 1515. Her name is Saint Teresa of Avila. After her mother had died she secretly left her father in the age of 21 and went to the order of the Carmelites. During a period of intense pain caused by a servere malaria she had the first divine visions. Despite the severe illness she experienced an inner peace which transcended the physical pain. .And in the following you can hear the excstacy which resulted from her union with the Divine:

Of course Certain clergy felt her visions were just delusions of the devil. So for many years Teresa spiritual pursuit was almost on a hold. When Teresa was 41, a Priest convinced her to go back to her prayers. She became  so absorbed in deep contemplation that at  times she felt overwhelmed with divine love.  She was so filled and connected with the pure Inner Beeing and the Divine

t is said at times her body would spontaneously levitate. When Teresa felt it was happening she would ask other nuns to sit on her to prevent her floating away.

Unfortunately she was born into the period of the Spanish inquisition.  On one occasion Teresa complained to God about her mistreatment from so many different people. God replied to her saying “That is how I always treat my friends” with good humour St Teresa replied “That must be why you have so few friends”

Only who could understand  her inner ecstasies. Yet she felt these experiences to be more real than ordinary events.

In her mid fourties she was finally allowed to  to set up her first convent. St Teresa proved to be an influential leader and a reformist. . She guided the nuns not just through strict disciplines, but  she stressed the importance of experiencing God’s love.

She died at the the age of 67. A fellow sister describes the hours just before the death of St Teresa.

She remained in this position in prayer full of deep peace and great repose. Occasionally she gave some outward sign of surprise or amazement. But everything proceeded in great repose. It seemed as if she were hearing a voice which she answered. Her facial expression was so wondrously changed that it looked like a celestial body to us. Thus immersed in prayer, happy and smiling, she went out of this world into eternal life.” (2) END OF QUOTE..

I  WILL JUST SAY THIS   TERESA VON AVILA

  We bloomed in Spring.

 Our bodies        are the leaves of God.

 The apparent seasons of life and death our eyes can suffer;

 but our souls, dear, I will just say this forthright: they are God Himself,  

 we will never perish unless He does.

 LAUGHTER CAME FROM EVERY BRICK

 Just these two words He spoke

changed my life,

“Enjoy Me.”

 What a burden I thought I was to carry –

a crucifix, as did He.

 Love once said to me, “I know a song, would you like to hear it?”

 And laughter came from every brick in the street

and from every pore in the sky.

 After a night of prayer, He changed my life when He sang,  “Enjoy Me.”

I WOULD CEASE TO BE

  God dissolved

 my mind – my separation.

 I cannot describe my intimacy with Him.

 How dependent is your body’s life on water and food and air?

 I said to God, “ I will always be unless you cease to Be,”

 And my Beloved replied, “And I would cease to Be if you died.”  

 

Let me now come to the most loved mystical poet Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi.  Rumi was a  Sufi master and founder of the Dervish order of the Sufis . He was born 800 years ago and died in what is now known Easter Turkey in 1273.

Sufism is the mystical school of the Islam. A school of self-knowledge,  a way, hat teaches each person the science of exploring his or her being, Sufism considers the  human being is as the perfect image of existence—the macrocosm and the microcosm—from the physical and magnetic, to the metaphysical and spiritual, his or her Inner being manifests the absolute knowledge of existence.

 

Inayat Khan an Indian Sufi master says “ The original words (in Persian) of Rumi are so deep, so perfect, so touching, that when one man repeats them hundreds and thousands of people are moved to tears. They cannot help penetrating the heart. This shows how much Rumi himself was moved to have been able to pour out such living words”.

Mevlana Rumi’s work called Mathnavi  is a collection of   teaching stories about tolerance, love of the Divine and the remembrance of the Divine. The Mathnavi is about such  personalities such as Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, and Sufis and consists of 26.000 verses. Mevlana Rumi also wrote 36.000 verses in poetry.. Besides poetry he was very fond of music and dance.. The orthodox school of Islam did not like this in his time and he had to discuss in length and writing why music and the whirling dance of the dervishes, meaning ecstasy was a way to connect with the One.

in the Mathnavi,the teaching stories  of Rumi

God says to Moses

“Ways of worship are not to be ranked as better or worse than on another
Its all Praise its all right
Its not me who is glorified in acts of worship
It’s the worshippers! …

Forget phraseology
I want burning, burning…”

The following verse is from: ‘Hush Don’t Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi’
Translated by Sharam Shiva

Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come.

There is a candle in your heart ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul,
ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?
You feel the separation
from the Beloved.
Invite Him to fill you up,
embrace the fire.
Remind those who tell you otherwise that
Love comes to you of its own accord,
and the yearning for it
cannot be learned in any school.

The following two  poems are from the book “Rumi ..”Translator Coleman Barks

The Gift of Water

Someone who does not know the Tigris River exists
Brings the caliph who lives near the river
a jar of fresh water. The caliph accepts, thanks him
and gives in return a jar filled with gold coins.

“Since this man has come through the desert,
he should return by water” Taken out by another door,
the man steps into a waiting boat.
and sees the wide freshwater of the Tigris.

He bows his head: What wonderful kindness
that he took my gift”

Evry object and being in the universe is
a jar overfilled with wisdom and beauty
a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained.
by any skin. Every jarful spills and makes the earth
more shining, as though covered in satin,
If the man had seen even atributary
of the great river, he would have brought
the innocence of this gift.

Those that stay and live by the Tigris
grow so ecstatic that they throw rocks at the jugs
and the jugs become perfect
They shatter
The pieces dance and water
Do you see?

Neither jar, nor water , nor stone, nothing
You knock at the door of reality,
shake your thought , wings, loosen
your shoulders, and open.

Be with those who help your being.
Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.

A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don’t try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it’s too late for all you could become.

Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?

Ode 2865 Trans. Coleman Barks

O’ the wandering mind ~Kabir

Blind to Bounds

Kabir has hardly spared any animate and inanimate examples to ridicule the bigots who have great illusions about their self image and through their beliefs repeatedly,  make a fool of themselves.
In the same spirit, I came across yet another simple yet interest verses.

Poem 1: 

Apanpo aap hi bisaro.
Says Kabir, they  fall prey to their  own illusions and forget the essence of our existence.

Jaise sonha kaanch mandir me, bharamat bhunki paro.
Just as dog who enters the house of mirrors, goes crazy barking at the images, considering them different. This is a very curious satire on those bigots who bark at other bigots, thinking they are different, but in essence are reflections of each other.

Jyo kehari bapu nirakhi koop jal, pratima dekhi paro.
A lion looks deep into the well, and mistakes his own reflection as another lion, and jumps into it. This also satires on…

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March 03 Glimpses of Being

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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.”

 

I burst into laughter Kabir

I burst into laughter
whenever I hear
that the fish is thirsty in water.

Without the knowledge of Self
people just wander to Mathura or to Kashi
like the musk-deer unaware
of the scent in his navel,
goes on running forest to forest.

In water is the lotus plant
and the plant bears flowers
and on the flowers are the bees buzzing.
Likewise all yogis and mendicants
and all those who have renounced comforts,
are on here and hereafter and the nether world —
contemplating.

Friend, the Supreme Indestructible Being,
on whom thousands of sages meditate
and even Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh,
really resides within one’s self.

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