Sunday, April 24, 2016

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia / Flor del dia / Flower of the Day – 24/04/2016

“A liberdade é possível somente através do desapego. Somente quando desapega do que é velho você se coloca disponível e aberto para receber o novo. O apego envelhece porque te mantém preso ao velho. Ele gera a ilusão de que a vida não tem graça porque você já conhece tudo. O apego gera a ilusão da certeza e o desapego permite a experiência da aventura da incerteza.”

“La libertad es posible solamente a través del desapego. Solamente cuando te desapegas de lo que es viejo te colocas disponible y abierto para recibir lo nuevo. El apego envejece porque te mantiene preso a lo viejo. Éste genera la ilusión de que la vida no tiene gracia porque ya conoces todo. El apego genera la ilusión de la certeza y el desapego permite la experiencia de la aventura de la incertidumbre.”

“Freedom is only possible through detachment. Only when we let go of the old can we make room for the new. Attachments cause us to age faster because they keep us imprisoned in the past. They create the illusion that life is no longer enjoyable because we already know what life holds. On the other hand, detachment allows us to experience the adventure of uncertainty.”

Via Ram Dass

April 24, 2016

As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.

Via Daily Dharma / April 24, 2016: Using Identity as a Vehicle

Awareness has no race or gender or IQ. It is only when we fall out of awareness that we grasp onto these characteristics. Still, these particularities are part of the vehicle through which we experience our lives, and we have to use the vehicle.

—Gina Sharpe, "Does Race Matter in the Meditation Hall?"