My Personal Creed

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Mar 072006
 

So you are feeling weak. After you’ve had something to eat you feel stronger and full of energy. Was it the food that gave you strength? I believe it was your belief that food can make you feel stronger that has made you stronger. The problem is many people believe that foods can be both […]

Becoming fearless through spiritual wisdom

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Mar 062006
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Our inherent and explicit fears always cause a waning of our energies. Various psychological methods are used to alleviate the mental suffering in such cases, but if spirituality is pursued one gets oneself free from such fears and gains happiness.

Feb 242006
 

This story is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Hands clenched white, he gripped the drooping paper plate for dear life. My four year-old tracked me down between sips of orange juice and a double Dutch chocolate donut bearing his latest Sunday school creation: a slightly squashed green plastic planter sheltering what may be charitably dubbed […]

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Feb 242006
 

This poem is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Me again Grimy Wobbly Faithless Stubbornly starving Pockmarked with pitfalls Plowed deep in pride Strangled by selfishness Butting another brick wall Me again

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What I Wanted

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Feb 242006
 

This poem is shared by Kristine K. Lowder I wanted You to still the storm calm the tempest part my sea. I wanted You to mend my fractures salve my wounds end the pain. I wanted You to sharpen sword eviscerate all enemies oversee their quick retreat. You didn’t.

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My Book of Life

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Feb 242006
 

All human thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and deeds exist as a thought-form that keeps expanding as more beliefs are added to it, or as people focus on the thought-form. Some have called this thought-form the Akashic Records or Book of Life. The advantage of this thought-form is you can choose any part of it you wish […]

The Power Within

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Feb 232006
 

“Whoever realizes himself as a son of God, even as Babaji has done, can reach any goal by the infinite powers hidden within him. A common stone locks within itself the secret of stupendous atomic energy; even so, a mortal is yet a powerhouse of divinity.” Autobiography of a Yogi “And when he [Jesus] was […]

Spiritual experience in conformation to the scriptures

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Feb 212006
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma It is usually witnessed that people are following rules and regulations in performing various rituals to please God, but remain unsuccessful in achieving the goal, i.e., peace of mind and compassion at heart. Contrary to this, one who has not followed the rituals and certain observances, may turn […]

Breaking attachments in worldly relationships for divine service

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Feb 192006
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Last year, on a website related to tarot reading (allowed free) I put up the question, “When shall I get divine service?” In a Death card, I read – “Traditionally the Death card is not about literal death of any person. It may represent the death of something […]

Trust in the Many Hands to Make Light Work

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Feb 132006
 

“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” (Psalm 91: 11-12) There is an old saying: “practise makes perfect.” I believe this is only part of the story. There is another […]

The Better Half of God

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Feb 022006
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma The better half of a male is considered to be a woman, and some people are lucky enough to get support, while others have to cope with compromises and seem to be doomed to separation, or even suicide. In India marriages are still mostly arranged. When I was […]

Unconditional Love – not without conditions

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Feb 022006
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma There is a desire that supersedes all worldly desires, and for the fulfillment of this desire one may willingly lead such a simple life, that we common people can’t even imagine it. The option to aspire for that state is open to anybody at any time, but one […]

Jan 302006
 

On a bus yesterday evening I looked at my face in the mirror and I didn’t like what I saw. My face looked awful. I’m a lot better looking than that ugly mug I’m seeing. Then I dismissed the image. How could I possibly expect a two-dimensional thing as a mirror on a bus to […]

Jan 262006
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong It is desire that makes entrance to existence, and its omission closes it. “THEN, could you tell me more about the materialization process?” It is the union of three, ‘Desire-Thought-Energy’, that are the building blocks of creative reality. “What are the steps involved?” First of all DESIRE! Literally […]

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Jan 252006
 

Grace Jim Malloy recommends that we call upon the energies of Grace to make meditation easier. He defines Grace as a combination of cosmic energies coming together to elevate our consciousness. Behind these cosmic energies, he says, are wise and loving entities who make sure we receive just the right dosage to meet our need […]

When Being Good is Not Enough

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Jan 252006
 

“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7: 24) “The Lord is everywhere And always perfect: What does He care for man’s sin Or the righteousness of man?” (The Bhagavad Gita – The Song of God translated by Swami Prabhavananda & Christopher Isherwood) Yesterday, this man joined me at the bus […]

Only Love is Shared, Not Problems!

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Jan 242006
 

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. Joy to the World They say: “A problem shared is a problem halved.” The way I see it, your problem has to […]

Is Your Enthusiasm Getting the Better of You?

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Jan 232006
 

It’s good to have enthusiasm. This shows you have passion for life. When I’m feeling really enthusiastic, it’s as if I’m going to fly off. It’s a wonderful feeling. There’s only one catch: if you don’t use enthusiasm correctly, it will get the better of you. Yesterday, I clocked our neighbour on the bus I […]

Transforming the mind for eternal enjoyment

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Jan 172006
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Freedom of enjoyment through the senses is a problem facing mankind, although it is not allowed by the scriptures of any sect, but prevailing throughout the world in majority. Here is a real conflict, because of which many problems, such as the scam-type of e-mails, drugs, fast foods, […]

Feasting the senses on a personal God

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Jan 172006
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma In the knowledge path, one practices control of the senses and makes one’s mind silent through correct reasoning. The case seems to be different in the devotion path, where one is allowed to direct the senses and concentrate the mind towards God, or his representative in a living […]

Spirit is thirsty for love

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Jan 172006
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Let us presume that God and Nature are the two essential ingredients to create living forms on Earth. In living beings, God became spirit and Nature became the body, and creation in the form of various species of animals and plants started, and is still continuing. Unless man […]

This morning’s harvest

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Jan 112006
 
This morning’s harvest

I opened the book “Juice Diet” and the first thing I came across was French Beans – Therapeutically the juice of French beans is used as a nervous stimulant and many practitioners have said that the juice stimulates the production of insulin. (Got two or three insulin injections in ICU. So here is the clue.)

Jan 112006
 

“Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” (Psalm 23: 5-6) I believe God/Unlimited Good is all there is. What exactly does this mean? Last night while I […]

Intelligence, Intent and Being a Willing Instrument

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Jan 032006
 

Yesterday as the bus I was in drove down Oxford Street, the “heart of London shopping”, I watched shoppers moving about. Then I saw beyond their movements. I saw the Intelligence that every one taps into that makes people move; it is the same Intelligence that lights the streets and shops; it is the same […]

Dec 232005
 

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1: 14) In the UK it is traditional for people to exchange gifts, and to stuff yourself silly with turkey and stuff on Christmas […]

Solemn vows for peace of mind and spiritual advancement

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Dec 122005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma In certain circumstances I happened to take certain vows, which later proved essential requirements for advancement in spirituality. The following situations were created in my personal life for this reason.

What is Service?

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Dec 062005
 

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55: 8-9) “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, […]

Of Beliefs and Chasing Tails

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Nov 302005
 

You’re walking in the park when you spot a dog chasing his tail. Why is he doing that, you wonder. As you have the power to communicate with animals, you decide to ask the dog. “Hey dog, come over here!” The dog trots over.