“Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”
~Sri Ramana Maharshi
Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree,
Intimate friends, the ego and the Self
Dwell in the same body. The former eats
The sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life
While the latter looks on in detachment.
~Mundakopanishad (Eknath Easwaran)
“Traditional science, with its conventional reasoning, wasn’t enough to enter the world of the ‘unseen’, like water and ‘Hado’ …My fearlessness allowed me to jump in”
The moon came to me last night
With a sweet question.
“The sun has been my faithful lover
For millions of years.
Whenever I offer my body to him
Brilliant light pours from his heart.
Thousands then notice my happiness
And delight in pointing Toward my beauty.
Is it true that our destiny
Is to turn into Light Itself?”
And I replied,
Now that your love is maturing,
We need to sit together
Close like this more often
So I might instruct you
How to become
Who you Are!
~Hafiz (D Ladinsky)
“Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” ~Mark Twain
Photo: Dashashwamedha Ghat, Varanasi, India; Feb ’13
“It’s been said that an indication of mental health is whether you can simultaneously retain two contradictory ideas without your head exploding. By that measure, India is the most mentally healthy place in the world.” …http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150901-indias-chaotic-lesson-in-letting-go