OT: I have a new blog
- Hi everybody,
I set up a new blog this weekend and invite you to view it at:
It is brand new and only has one post but I had fun including some
features like a sidebar display of photos I loaded into Flickr and a
Twitter feed (140 characters long - what are you doing now?) and a
Library Thing widget that displays random books from my personal
library cataloged by adding them into a personal library on their
website. I would like to figure out a way to do something similar with
books I'm currently reading on loan from a library but do not own but
haven't figured that one out yet.
You will also see in my blogroll (list of recommended blogs) a handy
listing of many other Sri Chinmoy centre members who have websites
using blogging software external to the Sri Chinmoy Centre family of
websites. I suppose the philosophy is "the more the merrier" although
I haven't precisely heard the particulars articulated behind this new
recommended trend within the centre.
I hope you enjoy my nascent virtual offering.
- Dear Sharani, the more the merrier is definitely the way to go!
Every individual is like a flower, and the Sri Chinmoy Centre is
definitely a Heart-Garden. Each flower gives us joy, with its beauty,
purity and fragrance.
Having just passed the 20th Century, which I call the century of
negation, with its emphasis on materialism and the systematic negation
of spiritual values, it is indeed refreshing to see the contributions,
in different fields, of a vast array of Truth-seekers and God-lovers
who genuinely love humanity.
Inspired by Sri Chinmoy's example, these seekers are active in
edifying and uplifting activities, such as art, music, literature,
sport and dedicated service to others in these and other fields.
Yes, this past 20th Century brought us many advances, but at the same
time an undercurrent of negation, leading, on a personal level, to
depression and other mental illnesses that have been so common in the
last 100 years.
It is indeed a great joy to see that the affirmation of human and
divine values, of unifying and elevating elements, is alive and well
in the heart of humanity.
People like yourself, who have both a great appreciation for the fine
arts, as well as the talent to express higher feelings and
experiences, are invaluable to humanity.
Artists, poets, musicians, athletes....they all point out and manifest
the highest potential that we all have inside. Those blessed with more
talent have the divine duty to express their art, so that others may
So yes, Sharani, the more the merrier, a beautiiful garden with many
different kinds of flowers, different colors, textures, perfumes...a
veritable universe of Truth-seekers and God-lovers is what we need, so
that each human being may be inspired to go within, to go higher
within, and discover the Universal Truth that lies, sometimes dormant,
in the heart of every human being.
- thanks Kamalakanta and John for the nods of encouragement.
Kamalakanta, your comments on closing the door on the 20th century
made me think of Sri Chinmoy's book of aphorisms about the 21st
century called "The New Millennium."
This book is brimming with hope for a new tenor in the 21st century.
Here is one selection:
EACH blossoming century
Begins with a new Hope
From God's Heart
And a new Promise
From God's Eye.
Did you by chance ever do a musical arrangement to any of the songs
Sri Chinmoy composed for the new millennium as well?