8122Re: SELF-GIVING: comment invited
- Oct 3, 2004Nayak,
Your post on Self-Giving has stayed with me all week. It is a
subject near to my heart, particularly as a mother.
I also thought that I once read Sri Chinmoy places self-giving above
meditation and prayer as a spiritual activty; maybe it was in
conjunction with self-giving as a form of meditation. I have been
looking through books trying to find such a reference, but have not
found it. Can anybody point me to any writings along these lines?
Meanwhile, this morning I enjoyed finding this aphorism:
I seek only
To be most self-giving.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, nayaknayaknayak
> I would be very grateful to hear what others say on the topic ofit
> SELF-GIVING. Recently this quality has become of urgent importance
> to me.
> The champion at self-giving is Sri Chinmoy. He is constantly,
> constantly, constantly coming up with ways to keep us cheerful,
> amused, inspired.
> Sri Chinmoy has emphasized self-giving in his writing. He places
> above meditation and prayer as a spiritual activity (maybe: I sawit
> in a poem, but I can not find it again). I always admire thosecomes
> students in our group who are ready to give and give. When someone
> asks them for something, they say "yes" immediately.
> I have quoted a few passages on self-giving from Sri Chinmoy's
> books. My favorite quotations below is "My Self-Giving Is My God-
> Becoming", a book title. That says it all.
> My Self-Giving Is My God-Becoming. (1)
> When you think of perfection, you have to know that perfection
> only in self-giving, and self-giving is God-becoming. (2)the
> The joy of a self-giving life
> Can neither be measured
> Nor be expounded. (3)
> ... if there are some seekers who want only God, God's Light and
> highest Truth, then I wish to say that these seekers should followgive.
> only one path; and that is the path of self-
> offering, the path of surrender, the path of constant self-
> giving. (4)
> It is our freedom of choice that helps us eventually improve both
> our outer and inner lives. The outer life tells us: Become and
> The inner life tells us: Give. Give what you have and what youare.
> In the process of your self-giving, to your wide surprise you will
> see that you have become not only what you long for, but something
> infinitely more. (5)
> ... when we give, we get infinitely more in return. Self-giving is
> God-becoming. (6)
> A self-giving heart
> Grows younger
> Every new day. (7)
> Sources: (1) "My Self-Giving Is My God-Becoming"(book title);
> (2) "Nineteen American Mothers And Nineteen American Sons With Sri
> Chinmoy"; (3) "No Unreachable Goal"; (4) "Kundalini: The Mother-
> Power"; (5) "Einstein: Scientist-Sage, Brother Of Atom-Universe";
> (6) "What I Need From God"; (7) "Emperor-Smiles and Orphan-Tears".
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