Re: Class Inspiration
- Hi Ashirvad
Thanks for your very encouraging message and the tips on class
inspiration I will definitely ask Sujantra for a copy of his small
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, ashirvad_bello
> Hello Abhijatri and Balarka,
> Your brave efforts are giving enormous inspiration to all who give
> classes around the world!
> I will also start a new set of classes soon, so I am very happy
> about your message. I have been using a booklet comprised of some
> selected writings from Sri Chinmoy, which people can buy at a
> nominal price. This is based on a similar booklet put together by
> Sujantra, which inspired us to do the same.
> This booklet has the following chapters: What Is Meditation?,
> Meditating At Home, Practical Exercises, Poems and Aphorisms, A
> Spiritual Lifestyle, Becoming Sri Chinmoy's Student, and Songs.
> I find it very helpful, for people can follow up most of the
> classes' topics at home. We don't have many books translated into
> Portuguese yet, so this also adds to its importance.
> I also found your reminder about reading out excerpts very
> important. We have not been doing this, save for some poems, and I
> will definitely start with the next classes.
> All the best to you guys and I hope we meet soon! :-)
> With gratitude,
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, abhijatri_robinson
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Dear Brothers and Sisters
> > We are about to start a new set of meditation workshops (like I
> > am sure many of you are). One thing that we always like to do is
> > to read out excerpts from Sri Chinmoy's writings, because this
> > is the real master speaking. Mahiyan said to me the other day
> > that Guru has suggested that we do this for at least 10 minutes
> > in each class.
> > It occurred to me that many of you, whether you regularly take
> > meditation classes or not, might have some personal favourites
> > that you are willing to post for the benefit of class givers and
> > seekers alike.
> > One of my favourites that I read out in a class a few weeks ago
> > is from Sri Chinmoy's book, The Wings of Joy (page 107):
> > THE POWER OF LOVE
> > When the power of love
> > Replaces the love of power,
> > Man will have a new name: God.
> > Love is a pure and radiant flame. When we follow the path of
> > love, we find our spiritual life, our inner life, most
> > fulfilling. Nothing can be greater than love. Love is life, and
> > life itself is spontaneous nectar and delight.
> > If love means possessing someone or something, then that is not
> > real love; that is not pure love. If love means giving and
> > becoming one with everything, with humanity and Divinity, then
> > that is real love. Real love is our total oneness with the
> > object loved and with the possessor of love. Who is the
> > possessor of love? God.
> > Whom are we loving? We are loving the Supreme in each
> > individual. When we love the body, we bind ourselves; when we
> > love the soul, we free ourselves. It is the soul in the
> > individual, the Supreme in each human being, that we have to
> > love.
> > You can consciously give pure love to others if you feel that
> > you are giving a portion of your life-breath when you talk to
> > them or think of them. This life-breath you are offering just
> > because you feel that you and the rest of the world are totally
> > and inseparably one. Where there is oneness, it is all pure
> > love.
> > The Path of the Heart
> > Divine love is the quickest way to realize the Highest. The mind
> > has played its role. Now the world is crying for the wealth of
> > the heart, which is love. If we follow the path of the heart, we
> > will see that deep within the heart the soul abides. True, the
> > light of the soul permeates the whole body, but there is a
> > specific place where the soul resides most of the time, and that
> > is in the heart. . This is the centre of pure love and oneness."
> > -Sri Chinmoy
> > With gratitude, love and oneness!
> > Abhijatri.