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  • doriscott20002000
    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,
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      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.

      Gratitude

      Doris





      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, anitabusic
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      >
      > More deep thoughts from other spiritual sources:
      >
      > * * *
      >
      > Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
      > - Jalaluddin Rumi
      >
      > * * *
      >
      > It is the nature of desire never to be fulfilled, but he who
      utterly
      > Gives it up realises eternal fulfillment at that very moment.
      > - 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
      work
      > is only the expression of the love we have for God."
      > - 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.
      And
      > like the ether it lifts but the winged. Even like the sun is your
      > 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,
      But
      > a shapeless pigmy that walks asleep in the mist searching for its
      > 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
      knowledge
      > of the whole tree, So the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the
      > 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,
      and
      > he falls for those ahead of him, who though faster and surer of
      > 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
      is
      > not blameless in being robbed. The righteous is not innocent of
      the
      > deeds of the wicked, And the white-handed is not clean in the
      doings
      > of the felon.
      > < 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
      unjust
      > and the good from the wicked; For they stand together before the
      > 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
      also
      > weight the heart of her husband in scales, and measure his soul
      with
      > measurements.
      >
      > And let him who would lash the offender look unto the spirit of
      the
      > offended. And if any of you would punish in the name of
      > righteousness and lay the ax unto the evil tree, let him see to
      its
      > roots; And verily he will find the roots of the good and the bad,
      > the fruitful and the fruitless, all entwined together in the
      silent
      > heart of the earth.
      >
      > And you judge s who would be just, What judgment pronounce you
      upon
      > him who though honest in the flesh yet is a thief in spirit? What
      > penalty lay you upon him who slays in the flesh yet is himself
      slain
      > in the spirit? And how prosecute you him who in action is a
      deceiver
      > and an oppressor, Yet who also is aggrieved and outraged?
      >
      > And how shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater
      than
      > their misdeeds? Is not remorse the justice which is administered
      by
      > that very law which you would fain serve? Yet you cannot lay
      remorse
      > upon the innocent nor lift it from the heart of the guilty.
      >
      > Unbidden shall it call in the night, that men may wake and gaze
      upon
      > themselves. And you who would understand justice, how shall you
      > 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
      the
      > day of his god-self, And that the corner-stone of t he temple is
      not
      > higher than the lowest stone in its foundation."
      > - Kahlil Gibran
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