Re: Deep thoughts
- As you said, Anita; deep thoughts full of love that can melt ones
heart, and what a path still to go.
I was sitting for a while in front of these words, speechless.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, anitabusic
> More deep thoughts from other spiritual sources:
> * * *
> Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
> - Jalaluddin Rumi
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> It is the nature of desire never to be fulfilled, but he who
> Gives it up realises eternal fulfillment at that very moment.work
> - Thirukkural
> * * *
> "To love and be loved, we must know our brothers and our sisters,
> for knowledge leads to love, and love in action is service. Our
> is only the expression of the love we have for God."And
> - Mother Teresa of Calcutta
> * * *
> Crime and Punishment - From the 'Prophet'
> "It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind, That you,
> alone and unguarded, commit a wrong unto others and therefore unto
> yourself. And for that wrong committed must you knock and wait a
> while unheeded at the gate of the blessed.
> Like the ocean is your god-self; It remains for ever undefiled.
> like the ether it lifts but the winged. Even like the sun is yourBut
> god-self; It knows not the ways of the mole nor seeks it the holes
> of the serpent. But your god-self does not dwell alone in your
> being. Much in you is still man, and much in you is not yet man,
> a shapeless pigmy that walks asleep in the mist searching for itsknowledge
> own awakening. And of the man in you would I now speak.
> For it is he and not your god-self nor the pigmy in the mist, that
> knows crime and the punishment of crime.
> Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as
> though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto you and an
> intruder upon y our world. But I say that even as the holy and the
> righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of
> you, So the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest
> which is in you also.
> And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent
> of the whole tree, So the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without theand
> hidden will of you all.
> Like a procession you walk together towards your god-self. You are
> the way and the wayfarers. And when one of you falls down he falls
> for those behind him, a caution against the stumbling stone. Ay,
> he falls for those ahead of him, who though faster and surer ofis
> foot, yet removed not the stumbling stone.
> And this also, though the word lie heavy upon your hearts: The
> murdered is not unaccountable for his own murder, And the robbed
> not blameless in being robbed. The righteous is not innocent ofthe
> deeds of the wicked, And the white-handed is not clean in thedoings
> of the felon.unjust
> < br> Yea, the guilty is oftentimes the victim of the injured, And
> still more often the condemned is the burden-bearer for the
> guiltless and unblamed. You cannot separate the just from the
> and the good from the wicked; For they stand together before thealso
> face of the sun even as the black thread and the white are woven
> together. And when the black thread breaks, the weaver shall look
> into the whole cloth, and he shall examine the loom also.
> If any of you would bring judgment the unfaithful wife, Let him
> weight the heart of her husband in scales, and measure his soulwith
> And let him who would lash the offender look unto the spirit of
> offended. And if any of you would punish in the name ofits
> righteousness and lay the ax unto the evil tree, let him see to
> roots; And verily he will find the roots of the good and the bad,silent
> the fruitful and the fruitless, all entwined together in the
> heart of the earth.upon
> And you judge s who would be just, What judgment pronounce you
> him who though honest in the flesh yet is a thief in spirit? Whatslain
> penalty lay you upon him who slays in the flesh yet is himself
> in the spirit? And how prosecute you him who in action is adeceiver
> and an oppressor, Yet who also is aggrieved and outraged?than
> And how shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater
> their misdeeds? Is not remorse the justice which is administeredby
> that very law which you would fain serve? Yet you cannot layremorse
> upon the innocent nor lift it from the heart of the guilty.upon
> Unbidden shall it call in the night, that men may wake and gaze
> themselves. And you who would understand justice, how shall youthe
> unless you look upon all deeds in the fullness of light?
> Only then shall you know that the erect and the fallen are but one
> man standing in twilight between the night of his pigmy-self and
> day of his god-self, And that the corner-stone of t he temple isnot
> higher than the lowest stone in its foundation."
> - Kahlil Gibran