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WHO AM I_ POEM

WHO AM I? POEM   1 Isn’t it ever so strange that this primal Question, Who Am I the most essential of all, the only real one, ignored remains by almost all?   2 The very first Question it was that in my childhood I asked, although somehow aware was I that the Answer the adults around me knew not. Asking it was perhaps my …

CHUANG TZU AND KING JANAKA

CHUANG TZU AND KING JANAKA   CHUANG TZU   This metaphor of Chuang Tzu is very famous and probably you know it already, but all the same please consider it once more:   Chuang Tzu went for a constitutional in the late afternoon and sat under a tree thinking about the meaning of life. It was pleasantly warm, he relaxed, had a nap and dreamt …

THE IMPOSTOR

THE IMPOSTOR   Living it: From Vijay’s old journals: 1975 – On a train between Jaipur and Calcutta   I just read this SF novelette by Philip Dick, The Impostor, in which the protagonist is suspected of being an android with a bomb inside him – some aliens enemies of the Earth have duplicated his body as an android and sneaked it on the planet …

THE CONUNDRUM

THE CONUNDRUM   The Key:   The ultimate conundrum is the dichotomy between our true Self and our surface being. The only solution is to go beyond our mind at last.   a) Sri Aurobindo introduces the issue by pointing out that:   The whole world aspires for freedom, and yet every creature is enamored of his own chains. This is the first paradox and …

WOMAN

WOMAN   As Vivekananda said.   Woman has suffered for eons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance.   Women will work out their destinies – much better, too, than men can ever do for them. All the mischief to women has come because men undertook to shape the destiny of women.     Rumi:   Woman is a ray of God, …

MANKIND – THE HUMAN BEING – AN IMAGINARY DEBATE

MANKIND – THE HUMAN BEING – AN IMAGINARY DEBATE   Ambrose Bierce opens the debate presenting the worst aspects of mankind:   An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to …

MANKIND – THE HUMAN BEING

MANKIND – THE HUMAN BEING   Stone: Different for each The Mantra:   The Key:   Man is a transitional being, a bridge   between the animal and what he will become in the rapidly approaching quantum leap to the next level of Evolution, therefore contain in himself both the Abyss and Heaven, the darkness and the Light-.   a) Bob Dylan song in the …

THE MIRROR – THE MIRROR OF OUR PARENTS – THE COURSE IN MIRACLES

THE MIRROR OF OUR PARENTS – THE COURSE IN MIRACLES   It is then extremely likely that if you make a list of both the positive and the negative qualities which now as an adult you attribute to your parents   is the mirror of your expectations, beliefs or fears towards the Divine Father or Mother.   It is probable that, for example, if you …

THE MIRROR – A SUFI METAPHOR – TUKARAM’S DOG

THE MIRROR – A SUFI METAPHOR – TUKARAM’S DOG   There is an ancient Sufi metaphor   about a bird who while wandering around seeking for something to eat ended up in a storeroom full of mirrors in which it saw countless replicas of itself.   Thinking that they were all other birds competing for the food he wanted he attacked them by smashing against …

THE MIRROR – THE WAY – MERE

THE MIRROR – THE WAY – MERE   There is but one remedy: that signpost must always be there, a mirror well placed in one’s feelings, impulses, all one’s sensations.   One sees them in this mirror. There are some which are not very beautiful or pleasant to look at; there are others which are beautiful, pleasant, and must be kept. This one does a …

THE MIRROR – THE WAY

THE MIRROR – THE WAY     Stone: Gold Topaz (Citrine) The Mantra: Om Buddhi Vyaakhyaa   The Key:   To perceive the ultimate reality is only possible by going far beyond the distorting mirror of the human mind.   Note: Some Teachers advice throwing away the Mirror altogether and others to polish it. Of course,   the contradiction between these two ways is only …

THE MIRROR – MERE

THE MIRROR – MERE   There is an increasing materiality and a decreasing materiality, and the physical plane is at the centre:   it is like a screen on which all the intervening vibrations are projected and held, as upon a screen – it is an image, an image of all that is happening.   We notice it because it is a thing done, something …