Wednesday, October 10
- GENE POOLE AND JOHN METZGER
Here is my latest NDS logo.
If anyone wishes to submit a logo or other NDS
related graphic, feel free to place it in the
'FILES' section of the Yahoo! NDS webpage.
I have created a special folder there for that
purpose; it is titled
"NDS Logos and graphics"
See new (and old) logos at
Does anything exists outside of relationship?
The good to the bad
The right to the wrong
Me to you.
Is there any independent existence then?
Can I exist without you?
Does the Muslim exist without the Jew?
Is relating to you a way of affirming me?
Our life, our world is only relationship then.
A longing for completion, pleasure
A fear of completion, pain.
How does it feel.........
in relation to oneself
in relation to another
Is there a boundary between us
outside of our mind?
What is the possibility of love
if not this very relationship?
Existence and non-existence are
inevitable relationship, requiring
and inventing "mind" to seemingly
"behold the relationship" ...
So, yes, there is only *that* which
is beyond relationship, in which
there exists nothing, nor in which
there is any nonexistence.
Relationship inevitably "seems" to
happen, just as a "believing mind"
is required to "make the scene" ...
It is the "force of infinity" that
requires relationship to seem to happen.
SHANKAR (from the I AM list)
FOUR CATEGORIES OF AFFIRMATIONS
We have affirmations about our Guru. In Sanskrit,
Gu stands for Gunatita. One who is beyond the
attributes. Of Light, Activity and Inertia. In
Sanskrit, Ru stands for Rupavarjita. One who is
devoid of Form. Thus, the Guru is one who is beyond
attributes and is devoid of Form. Such a One is our
Guru. Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi.
And, Sri Bhagawan is always One with the Supreme
Self. And, which Supreme Self is also the essence.
Of the One Personal God. Of Hinduism. And, the One
Formless God. Of Islam and Christianity. Thus, we
must follow Sri Bhagawan. That too, wholeheartedly.
And, without entertaining any doubt in our minds.
Because, that also amounts to following the
Commandments. Of the One God of the universe.
Next, we have affirmations about our goal. As set
out by Sri Bhagawan. So that we do not get
distracted. By inessential egoistic attractions.
And, get side-tracked. From our main-pursuit of
Self-Enquiry. To attain our goal of
Self-Realisation. These affirmations describe the
Glory of the Self. And thus, inspire us heavily.
And, keep us persisting in Self-Enquiry. Despite
Then, we have affirmations about our method of
spiritual effort. As set out by Sri Bhagawan. That
is, about Self-Enquiry. These affirmations throw
light upon it. And, clarify it. "When you are on
your beds, search your hearts and be silent"
(Psalms 4:4, Old Testament, The Holy Bible)
Finally, we have affirmations about our daily life.
As given by Sri Bhagawan. About the attitudes we
must possess in our daily life. About the
understanding we must have. In relation to the
events that may happen to us. As respects our outer
life circumstances. These protect us from being
unduly moved or shaken. By favourable or untoward
happenings. And, help us to persist in
The formation of our conscious mind. Until our
attaining to the teens. Through the affirmations
proceeding from the group mind. And, its impact on
our subconscious. And, then our spiritual
Affirmations. Using our Will Power. After attaining
to the teens. Through our conscious mind. To
reprogram the subconscious. So as to remove the
obstacles to Self-Enquiry.
These will follow in the next e-mail. And then,
will follow the actual translation of the text 'Sri
Ramana Padha Pancharathnam'.
Yours in Sri Bhagawan
SATSANG OF THE HEART
No one can live apart, from the satsangh of the
heart. For your generation, is born of itself from
the children that love creates. Each child the
progeny of the mothering, that births you into
loves communion. Without this intercourse, the seed
sleeps in the ground, mute within the ice crystal.
Move your reason into the neighborhood of the
phoenix. Gather your homeless children, into the
ovum of the universe, and bathe in the pool of
loves home in you. The whole spiritual way is to
find this abode and stay there until you can fly
with the wings that only love unfolds.
First there must be a prodigal returning. This
homecoming is a knocking upon a door, that has been
your frozen kingdom. You have put a spell on
yourself. The princess sleeps in the castle while
her lover sought the sun elsewhere. Yet this door
you closed upon the heart is only the frost of a
long winter of sleep. It can be melted. The key to
any opening is to know there is no door.
There is a brittleness encasing every neglected
heart, that only a longing to be your own heart
warming can soften. Just one ember of desire can be
lit with the breath of this longing. Work to melt
this chill, with a constant and passionate fire.
Soften this threshold by calling to the heart
behind it. Nothing can withstand the love song of
two lovers remembering their one love.
There is a portal in the body of the soul, that is
one with a constellation of devoted gods that would
love you as themselves. Fall into that void, as you
would fall into the arms of a pantheon of lovers.
Seek out the cosmology of love, and name each
divinity your love child.
This is our household, our affectionate
inhabitance. From this shinning and indwelling, we
move outward, dressed in the cloth of love. Arrayed
with the signs of loves home in us. We have awoken
the sun and it shines through the transparency of
When you live in the community of the heart, the
Beloved will claim you. She will come live within
you as the sweetest of song birds, to alight on any
branch you consent to share with her. You shall be
her eye in the hearts of others, knowing there is
no other but you, as the song of Her love.
There are those who believe
they are orphans in this world.
Will you not sing to them?
Gods voice rings in your heart,
and it is your eternal call.
You have the heart of Jesus.
Touch once the hem of loves garment,
and the sores of regret shall be healed.
Seek that inward Messiah.
and share a cup of union with the Beloved,
who invites you to be Her.