Sorry it's taken so long for my reply:)
I like what you said about God not standing over us with an iron rod
ready to punish us. I need to be reminded of this almost daily.
Somehow over the years, our concept of God in the West has become
skewed, and I find since being on the path, I've been able to forge
a brand new wonderful and beautiful relationship with God. One free
of fear and self recrimination. Guru teaches us to love ourselves
more and more, and to see ourselves as God sees us, just as his
beautiful children, playing in His Heart-Garden.
Here's another aphorism from volume 43 of Seventy Seven Thousand
Service Trees, for days when we just don't feel like we make the
I go from blunder to blunder,
Yet my Lord Supreme tells me:
"Do not look back. Go forward!
Go forward, My child!"
By the way, that's really cool that you were learning some Canada
songs. My personal favorite is "Canada Pranati Janai".
It's slow, spacious and haunting melody, for me, captures the soul
of Canada; it's vastness, it's inner silence.
It's always interesting to hear the songs that Guru has written for
different nations, and how they reflect the soul of that nation.
Like most of the Australia songs that I have heard reflect the power
and dynamism of your nation.
It's also interesting to see how the disciples themselves in some
subtle way embody the soul of their country.
Hope to see you soon in NY
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com
> That last one really is beautiful (actually they all are). I guess
> it's a habit weve all just learned, to be overly concerned about
> own lives and our future. Woulnt life be so simple if we just had
> that faith that God is in control of our destiny? And like
> we really dont need to worry at all.
> Often I question whether or not ive made the correct life choices
> some areas, and I suppose also feel sometimes 'lost, that I need to
> be fully in control of this life, for who else will if Im not?. Its
> all so dumb. As Ive heard Sri Chinmoy say before, God is not
> standing over us with an iron rod waiting to punish us for taking
> the wrong turn occasionally. If we could only regain that feeling
> being helpless children, who cannot do anything without the
> guidance and direction, and to know that this guidance is always
> Thanks Purnakama
> PS Ive recently been learning the two Canadian songs that Sri
> Chinmoy composed in honour of your great nation..."I thank you
> Canada...I thank...because you have shown me your compassion-
> bank" ...la..la ...la)
> > It never ceases to amaze me how one can open one of Guru's books,
> > and turn at random to aphorisms that seem to be hand picked for
> > exact circumstance, situation, or mood.
> > This happened tonight when I opened my fresh new volume #43 of
> > Seventy- Seven Thousand Service Trees.
> > Here are a few of my favorites.
> > 42,641
> > One becomes rich,
> > Very rich,
> > In the inner world
> > By spending oneself.
> > 42,511
> > The best I can do
> > Under the circumstances
> > Is to leave the world at God's Feet
> > For Him to change it's nature.
> > 42,418
> > Each world-teacher
> > Comes
> > Ahead of his time.
> > 42,412
> > God forgives all our weaknesses.
> > We must also do the same,
> > To make the fastest progress.
> > 42,407
> > If you do everything
> > Always in your own way,
> > How do you expect God to be
> > Of any help to you?
> > 42,153
> > When I pray to God to make me happy,
> > He laughs and laughs, and laughs.
> > He says to me:
> > "My child, tell Me frankly
> > When, where, and how you are unhappy.
> > I shall make you happy
> > Only when you are ready to feel
> > That I shall do everything for you.
> > You do not have to worry at all."
> > [all quotes unofficial}
> > That last one really gave me a boost:)
> > Enjoy!
> > Purnakama