Monday, April 10, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 04/10/17

“The illusion that we are entities separate from the whole creates the idea of ‘I’ and ‘mine’. This idea is the seed of what we know as ego. The ego is necessary for the human experience as it serves as the vehicle of the spirit on the material plane. However, we often end up believing to actually be this ego, separated and isolated. This is what keeps us distant and disconnected, preventing us from seeing the unity that exists between all things. Believing we are the ego keeps us from seeing our true spiritual reality.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma / Social Responsibility

When I begin taking care of how I suffer—how I too am greedy, angry, or confused—then I develop my capacity to respond to those same energies in individuals and institutions alike.

—Michael Stone, "G-20 Dharma"
In the early stages of sadhana (spiritual work), you take your dominant thing and you work with it. You keep doing it and doing it, and you love it, and it gets thicker and thicker. But later on in your sadhana, for me anyway, I began to taste freedom and yearn for it so much that I looked and I shifted around.

There’s a point where you go towards the fire of purification, towards the places you’re stuck. You can feel where your stuff is – what’s got your number, and you realize that as long as there’s any aversion left in you, you’re stuck and you end up wanting to eat your aversions.

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 04/09/17

“What maintains negatively oriented pleasure is the merging of the vital energy, which is also our sexual energy, together with suffering. So although we are not aware of it, we choose to suffer. In the end, we are not free because we don’t want to be. We are not in peace because we don’t want to be. We are speaking about an unconscious choice, but it is our choice.”
Sri Prem Baba