Thou must be true thyself,
If thou the truth wouldst teach;
Thy soul must overflow, if thou
Another’s soul would’st reach!
It needs the overflow of heart
To give the lips full speech.
Think truly, and thy thoughts
Shall the world’s famine feed;
Speak truly, and each word of thine
Shall be a fruitful seed;
Live truly, and thy life shall be
A great and noble creed.
from Hymns of Faith and Hope (1867) by Horatius Bonar
“Nobody is born or dies at any time. It is the mind that conceives its birth and death and its migration to other bodies and other worlds”
In the mayic, illusive physical world, very rarely would people take time and think about the questions that only people dedicated to the spiritual path would give their time and attention to. Who is living really? is it me, the name or identity that lives and possesses the material stuff out here to enjoy day-to-day life or really is it someone else who is in this body and been always in this space and has travelled through different times and been in several other bodies prior to this? Well, think for a moment we all now realise that the soul which is you, your true-self would eventually leave the body one day and that day whole cocktail of your desires emotions and other vibrations would conclude your being and will make you realise what you actually are. That very realisation is what most of us are so curious about. How wonderful it would be if you meditate on this thought every single day, and live your life to the fullest just with the feeling that all the emotions and desires that you have within you, at this very moment are pure light and that you are – separate – from all these elements that you suppose to be the part of yourself. Of course! they help you express yourself, but that isn’t you.
There are two most popular holy hindu scriptures that one must refer, it would be tremendous value to your understanding of life and death if you read it, but even beneficial if you refer them – Ramayana by Mahrishi Valmiki & Srimad Bhagwad Geeta; For first one teaches you how to live a life and the latter one gives direction about how to prepare and leave this body naturally with peace.
It is a common understanding that Life is what we see and experience here in this dimension of physical world, whereas the truth is that Life continues when we die we are back to life, and when we are born, we are back to life. Who dies anyway?
Unfortunate are those who keep desiring and yet their desires are not fulfilled. A little more fortunate are those whose desires get fulfilled over a long period of time. More fortunate are those whose desires get fulfilled as soon as their desire arise. The most fortunate are those who have no desires because there is fulfilment before a desire can arise.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Fear exists as long as there is accumulation of the known, which creates fear of losing. Therefore fear of the unknown is really fear of losing the accumulated known. The moment I say ‘I must not lose’ there is fear.
All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even impossible may even be so as of now.
Pearl S Buck
Once you learn to listen to your messages, you then move to next , deeper level of growth : Trusting those messages. You learn the lesson of trust when you take a leap of faith and believe that your inner knowing is guiding you toward your greater good. Trust is attunement of your instincts to know who and what is in your best interest; so that you may rely absolutely on the validity of your messages.
Learning to talk properly to the self is a spiritual endeavour. When you make a mistake, do you talk lovingly to yourself in your mind, or do you tell yourself off? One habit recognises your divinity; the other subtly shapes a nature of sorrow.
Man is not the sum of what he has already but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.
Jean Paul Sartre