Friday, June 27, 2014
Back to the Fundamentals | June 26, 2014
People are looking for liberation from their fears, worries, and anxieties; that is, for freedom from the bonds of birth, old age, sickness, and death. Even in our times—where mankind has developed this amazing modern civilization with scientific wonders—people still continue to lead their lives trying to figure out solutions to these fundamental matters.
—Harada Sekkei Roshi, "Zen Basics"
“The ABC of Spirituality work of healing the personality and purifying the lower self is vital, but it is still not the most important phase in the evolutionary process. The most important part begins when you make progress in this initial phase of purification and are able to integrate some imprints from the past. Only by progressing in your purification can you honestly surrender yourself to the Supreme. At that point you are no longer bargaining, giving only to receive. Instead, you are now ready to place every molecule of your body at service of the divine will.
Sri Prem Baba
Leave Room for Mystery | June 27, 2014
Faith must ripen through uncertainty and doubt. It must open us to something larger than our concepts, for these arise from within the limits of the self. Faith must, in the end, leave room for mystery.
—Andrew Cooper, “The Transcendent Imperative”