16073[Meditation Society of America] Re: Mullah Nasrudin Tells It Like It Is
- Feb 28, 2008My fate is based on my past karma, my past actions, and that has to
frame my ongoing experience to live. You could say I do not know
God's plan and just go with fate, but I do have free will in this
enfolding life to go with God's suggestions about how I should work
out karma. In the past I did certain things and that has made me
what I am, my personality. The situation I am in moment to moment
comes into awareness with meditation. I can discern what that is and
get answers on how to proceed if I am enlightened. What I mean by
enlightened is that at one point in my existence on earth, I had an
experience of meeting God. If I desire, I can have that experience
again and again while meditating and get God's wisdom to do the
actions that I should in order to work out my karma. Actual answers
come to me that are consistent, hurt no one, are not of my
personality because I would rather do as my ego wants, and I just
have to do it to make things better, change my karma. In looking
back on what led to enlightenment, I believe I was just ready to pick
up that working on my karma. I almost didn't do follow that path
that enlightenment facilitates, somehow God recognized that I could
do the work because I had reached a situation where I knew I needed
help with an unsatisfactory life of mine. I do not think
enlightenment would have happened unless I was at the point of giving
my life over to that direction found in enlightenment.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Gregory Hoffman
>the mind to comprehend. God is doing an infinite number of things at
> Dear John,
> What I notice, is that God's intentions are too mysterious for
once, and he knows exactly why he is doing each one. A speck of dust
does not fall off of a table, without God planning it. I think that
is why Indian Gods have so many arms and legs; in order to convey
God's incredible consioucness, which is able to do so many things at
once, with perfect planning.
>that God does, and complains about it.
> The individual personality, my own included, takes everything
> But, God is always acting in our interest, even if it seems
>that is written in every man's heart.
> The best thing is to follow the rules, the "Torah," if you will,
>matter what other people do. It only matters what you do.
> Every man knows when he is doing the right thing. It does not
>perscpective of being met to the degree that we are best able to
> And as men, our needs must always come last, or be put in the
>what you need to grow, and become closer to him. It may not be what
> If these rules are followed, God will always give you exactly
you want, in order to make "yourself," happy, but it will be what you
>eventually find out God's intention.
> That is what I notice.
> What do you think.
> Your Friend,
> John Balch <westwindwood2003@...> wrote:
> Anyone who takes up meditation and works at it will
> jogeshwarmahanta <jogeshwarmahanta@...> wrote: "You just
> do what God wants with wholehearted cooperation."
> Who does know the intention of God?
> --- In
> email@example.com, "westwindwood2003"
> <westwindwood2003@> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > <no_reply@> wrote:
> > >
> > > A student asked Nasrudin:
> > > "What is the secret of your serenity?"
> > > The Mullah answered:
> > > "Wholehearted cooperation with the inevitable."
> > >
> > If you are a meditator, the inevitable unfolds in your life. You
> > do what God wants with wholehearted cooperation.
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