01 - 09 -2012 - THOUGHT FOR THE DAY AS WRITTEN AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM TODAY
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
The spiritual aspirant is given to wonder which one is better or true - the Saguna (with form) aspect or the Nirguna (formless) aspect of God. Understand that they are like ice and water. Though water is formless, it takes the form of the vessel which contains it. Water and ice are one and the same. Similarly there is no difference between the two forms of worship. In the spiritual journey, Saguna and Nirguna meditation are like the right and left feet. When you worship a form of the Lord, bear in mind the underlying formless aspect. Remember that God’s Glory can never be contained through words or forms of worship. Similarly, during the Nirguna meditation, do not lose faith or diminish the majesty or glory that the Form carries. The final step, however, must be the auspicious right foot, the Nirguna aspect.Yesterday's thoughtDate: Friday, August 31, 2012
Once a merchant asked a sailor how his grandfather and father had met their end. It seems they both had died on the sea. So the merchant asked the sailor whether he was not afraid of sailing on the sea. The sailor then asked the merchant where his forefathers had died. He was told that they had all died in bed. Now the sailor asked the merchant how he was not afraid of going to bed! Everyone’s life shall come to an end somewhere, somehow; but the wise alone achieve the Divine Vision before the end. If you have the cool spring of devotion within you, the fires of anxiety cannot harm you. Then, every visit of calamity will take on a new meaning, as a sign of Grace, to harden and toughen you, and make you seasoned timber, for His purpose. Be an instrument in the hands of God; let Him use you for any purpose He prefers.
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