Questions and Remarks for May 28, 2013
Brother, disclaimer you need not share this on the blog if you feel its not appropriate, also my comments with it as well. But felt like sharing the song with you, it has always inspired me to be self reliant and find inner strength. But truly want to thank you for sharing your understanding on concepts, it resonates. Hero – Mariah Carey There’s a hero If you look inside your heart You don’t have to be afraid Of what you are There’s an answer If you reach into your soul And the sorrow that you know Will melt away [Chorus] And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you’ll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you It’s a long, road When you face the world alone No one reaches out a hand For you to hold You can find love If you search within yourself And the emptiness you felt Will disappear [Chorus] Lord knows Dreams are hard to follow But don’t let anyone Tear them away Hold on There will be tomorrow In time You’ll find the way
Thank you for sharing that song, dear soul!
I feel that song resonates more with me than the previous one…It is the mystical Phoenix bird rebuilding itself out of his own ashes in a cyclical way… If you take spirituality with commitment to self-transformation, you will be a hero. That hero takes the steps in self-transformation himself/herself, but in his/her way there is the company and support of friends, “true” friends. That reminds me of the song: “That’s what friends are for.” (Dionne Warwick) those friends are there to let you see when sometimes we cannot. To let you recognize yourself in the darkest moments so the hero can emerge as carbon emerges under great pressure; that is shining as a diamond at the end of the day…
I got a mail from Brahma Kumaris topic was,The Supreme Being or God … In that there was a point :-“In the Old Testament of the Bible, it is mentioned that Moses had a vision of light as a “burning” bush in the desert. Jesus also referred to God as light. In some Christian ceremonies, during the ceremonies, an ostensorio is held up. The ostensorio is a golden ball with many rays radiating from it. Perhaps this is a symbolic representation of God.” Now my question is:-” Jesus also said Man is Made in the image of God(GENESIS 1.26-27). Why we never consider this statement. As far as Moses is concerned the angel ‘Gabriel’ appeared to him and gave him the knowledge. Also there are more references from Bibile where it is clearly written that GOD has form.Why Jesus talk about kingdom of God and loving God? Can someone love light? Please let me know. Please give me the references where it is mentioned in the Old Testament about moses having a vision of light as a “burning” bush in the desert. Also where does he mentions that this burning light is God.Is it is mentioned that this burning light was OVAL in shape?”
I have shared so many articles here, expressing that we cannot “define” God with words. The experience of God is pretty much a personal experience, which cannot be put in dualistic words just because God is beyond duality, beyond our consciousness trapped in duality.
I truly hope the above will take away our urge to define things, to put things in boxes; when that business does not do any good to anyone but just to create separation among “believers.” There is no experience in those definitions, just talk, words. Material for debates.
Please review your comments about referring to Jesus as saying things in the book of Genesis.
Let me just paraphrase this teaching by a Zen master, which I feel is related with your question. It is open for your interpretation:
Question: Why do you teach that God is reachable by our mind?
Answer: To stop babies from crying.
Question: When crying has stopped, what then?
Answer: Then I teach, not mind, not God.
Question: How about to one who is not attached to either?
Answer: I would tell him, Not beings.
Question: and what if you met a man unattached to all beings?
Answer: I would just let him experience the great Oneness.
Om shanti dear brother How do you make others equal to you? thank you Baba
Thank you for you question, dear soul!
Answer: By dissolving “you.” 🙂