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#1977 - Saturday, November 13, 2004 - Editor: Gloria

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    Beannacht -- John O Donohue Beannacht ( Blessing ) On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 13, 2004
      Beannacht -- John O'Donohue


      On the day when
      the weight deadens
      on your shoulders
      and you stumble,
      may the clay dance
      to balance you.
      And when your eyes
      freeze behind
      the grey window
      and the ghost of loss
      gets in to you,
      may a flock of colours,
      indigo, red, green,
      and azure blue
      come to awaken in you
      a meadow of delight.
      When the canvas frays
      in the currach of thought
      and a stain of ocean
      blackens beneath you,
      may there come across the waters
      a path of yellow moonlight
      to bring you safely home.
      May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
      may the clarity of light be yours,
      may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
      may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
      And so may a slow
      wind work these words
      of love around you,
      an invisible cloak
      to mind your life.

      ~ John O'Donohue ~
      (Echoes of Memory)

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      #1977 - Saturday, November 13, 2004 - Editor: Gloria

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      Thought for the Day:

      Psychic stillness is so difficult because it makes us naked
      to ourselves.
      This is why self-acceptance is essential.
      Otherwise, we never give ourselves permission to be still.

      Daily Dharma
      "What you perceive in others
      you are strengthening in yourself.

      What would you see?
      The choice is given you.
      But learn and do not let your mind
      forget this law of seeing:
      You will look upon that which you feel within.

      If hatred finds a place within your heart
      you will perceive a fearful world,
      held cruelly in death's sharp pointed, bony fingers.
      If you feel Love within you,
      you will look out on a world of mercy and of love.

      Learn how to look out at all things
      with love, appreciation, and open-mindedness.

      Perception can make whatever picture
      the mind desires to see.
      Remember this.
      In this lies Heaven or hell,
      whichever you choose.

      Phrase to remember today:
      Perception is a mirror, not a fact.
      And what I look on is my state of mind,
      reflected outward."
      ~The Course in Miracles

      From the book, "Accept This Gift, Selections From A Course In Miracles,"
      edited by Vaughn and Walsh, published by Jeremy Tarcher.

      Allspirit Inspiration
      To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem.
      To meditate means to observe.
      Your smile proves it.
      It proves that you are being gentle with yourself,
      that the sun of awareness is shining in you,
      that you have control of your situation.
      You are yourself,
      and you have acquired some peace.

      ~Thich Nhat Hahn

      Million Paths

      Guru Vachaka Kovai - Association with Sadhus

      Wise people will never associate with those who are vainly argumentative, and who, instead of inwardly subduing themselves through knowledge of the righteous way, munch their empty mouths, due to their lack of any worthy aim.


      Michael James: “Those who munch their empty mouths” is a Tamil idiom which means those who talk much, but about worthless matters.


      from  Guru Vachaka Kovai  (The Garland of the Guru’s Sayings),  by Muruganar     





      It is the province of knowledge
      to speak
      and it is the privilege of wisdom
      to listen.

           - Oliver Wendell Holmes

      Everything you see
      has its roots
      in the unseen world.
      The forms may change,
      yet the essence
      remains the same.
      Every wonderful sight will vanish,
      every sweet word will fade,
      But do not be disheartened,
      The source they come from is eternal, growing,
      Branching out, giving new life and new joy.
      Why do you weep?
      The source is within you
      And this whole world is springing up from it.


      Fyodor Dostoevsky said, "You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days."

      The Wisdom of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
      "What you need will come to you if you do not ask for what you do not
      need. Yet only few people reach this state of complete dispassion
      and detachment. It is a very high state, the very threshold of
      "Peace, power, happiness, these are never personal states; nobody can
      say "my peace," "my power"--because "mine" implies exclusivity which
      is fragile and insecure."

      Said a traveler to one of the
      disciples, "I have traveled a
      great distance to listen to the
      Master, but I find his words
      quite ordinary."

      "Don't listen to his words.
      Listen to his message."

      "How does one do that?"

      "Take hold of a sentence that
      he says. Shake it well till
      all the words drop off. What
      is left will set your heart
      on fire."

      Anthony de Mello, S.J.

      ~  ~  ~
      Sometimes there would be a rush
      of noisy visitors and the Silence
      of the monastery would be shattered.

      This would upset the disciples; not
      the Master, who seemed just as content
      with the noise as with the Silence.

      To his protesting disciples he said
      one day, "Silence is not the absence
      of sound, but the absence of self."

      Anthony de Mello, S.J.

      MORSEL: He who lives in harmony with himself
      lives in harmony with the universe.
      - Marcus Aurelius


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