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Not Merely

“Living is not merely going to the office, or passing examinations, or having children, or the everlasting struggle for bread and butter; that is only part of it. Living also implies seeing the trees, the sunlight on the river, a bird on the wing, the moon through the clouds; it is to be aware of …

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Faith

“Praying to the Lord in situations of calamity (for Him to modify them) only demonstrates how little faith we have in the arrangements He is making in our lives. The Lord arranges everything in the life of his devotee by His own desire, without being influenced by any other factor. Why should a devotee then …

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Too Busy to Meditate

Via The Harmonist

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No One Should Resort to Anxiety

“As for those calamities that have manifested themselves in entire states and provinces, no one should resort to anxiety. Free of anxiety, one should implement any solution that is available at that time.”  ~Mahabharata (12.330.15), via The Harmonist

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In a Holy Nutshell

Excerpted from Life of Pi by Yann Martel, © 2001: But religion is more than rite and ritual. There is what the rite and ritual stand for. Here too I am a Hindu. The universe makes sense to me through Hindu eyes. There is Brahman, the world soul, the sustaining frame upon which is woven, …

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Kirtan

Like most kirtans, this starts slow and ends fast.  If you’re the impatient type, you might want to jump ahead to the middle.

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What Yashoda Saw

The story is that Krishna’s mother, Yashoda, looked into His mouth and saw all of creation.  That was a pretty ambitious concept for the artist to attempt!

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Take Care

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”  ~Swami Vivekananda

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End

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”  ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Temples

“Better than material gifts offered in stone-made temples, churches and mosques, God loves the gifts of love, peace, and devotion offered in the temple of one’s own heart or through the temples of the hearts of others.”  ~Paramahansa Yogananda

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Pretenses

“It is the person you imagine yourself to be that suffers, not You.”  ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj • “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”  ~Kurt Vonnegut, in Mother Night

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Projections

“You have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination, based on memories, on desires and fears, and you have imprisoned yourself in it. Break the spell and be free.”  ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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