Tuesday, May 31, 2011

be brave.. be strong.. be fearless.. in the spiritual life...

Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don’t die of fright. Die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.----------------------SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

the great wisdom is like the water in the sea... dark, mysterious, impenetrable...

"The small wisdom is like water in a glass:
clear, transparent, pure.
The great wisdom is like the water in the sea:
dark, mysterious, impenetrable."
— Rabindranath Tagore

Love said to the world, "I am thine"....

"Power said to the world,
"You are mine."
The world kept it prisoner on her throne.
Love said to the world, "I am thine."
The world gave it the freedom of her house."
— Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

may I calm my storms of restless desires...

With the power that flows from perceptions of
Thee, may I calm my storms of restless desires.
Help me to subdue the incessant ripples of the
little wave of my life, that Thine oceanic
vastness spread over me. In the limpid waters
of my soul let me behold the unruffled
reflection of Thy face of stillness.
(Sri Paramahansa Yogananda)

give love.. get love.. introspect daily.. to love all...

Give love---- get love -----introspect daily---------to love all.-------------SH. JYOTI PRASAD SHARMA

the feminine is more powerful than the masculine...

The feminine is more powerful than the masculine, the soft is more powerful than the hard, the water is more powerful than the rock.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

mother, thou are great..

Mother is creator of life,
mother is hapiness of insight,
mother is stream of the Ganges,
mother is language of love,
mother is the teacher of rituals,
mother is the soul of God,
mother, thou are great

Love is a necessity...

ove is the law of God. You live that you may learn to love. You love that you may learn to live. No other lesson is required of Man. And what is to love but for the lover to absorb forever the beloved so that the twain be one? And whom, or what, is one to love? Is one to choose a certain leaf upon the Tree of Life and pour upon it all one's heart? What of the branch that bears the leaf? What of the stem that holds the branch? What of the bark that shields the stem? What of the roots that feed the bark, the stem, the branches and the leaves? What of the soil embosoming the roots? What of the Sun,and sea, and air that fertilize the soil? If one small leaf upon a tree be worthy of your love how much more so the entire tree in its entirety? The love that singles out a fraction of the whole foredooms itself to grief. You say But there be leaves and leaves upon a single tree. Some are healthy, some are sick; some are beautiful, some, ugly; some are giants , some are dwarfs. How can we help but pick and choose. I say to you, Out of the paleness of the sick proceeds the freshness of the healthy.
I further say to you that ugliness is Beauty's palette, paint and brush; and that the dwarf would not have been a dwarf had he not given of his stature to the giant. You are the tree of Life. Beware of fractioning yourselves. Set not a fruit against a fruit, a leaf against a leaf, a bough against a bough; nor set the stem against the roots; nor set the tree against the mother- soil. That is precisely what you do when you love one part more than the rest, or to the exclusion of the rest. You are the Tree of Life. Your roots are everywhere. Your boughs and leaves are everywhere. Your fruits are in every mouth. Whatever be the fruits upon that tree; whatever be its boughs and leaves; whatever be the roots; they are your fruits; they are your leaves and boughs; they are your roots. If you would have the tree bear sweet and fragrant fruit, if you would have it ever strong and green, see to the sap wherewith you feed the roots. Love is the Sap of Life. While Hatred is the pus of Death. But Love, like blood, must circulate unhindered in the veins. Repress the blood, and it becomes a menace and a plague. And what is Hate but Love repressed, or Love withheld, therefore becoming such a deadly poison both to the feeder and the fed; both to the hater and to that he hates.  A yellow leaf upon your tree of life is but a Love-weaned leaf, Blame not the yellow leaf. A withered bough is but a Love-starved bough. Blame not the withered bough. A putrid fruit is but a Hatred-suckled fruit. Blame not the putrid fruit. But rather blame your blind and stingy heart that would dole out the sap of life to few and would deny it to many, thereby denying it to itself. No love is possible except by the love of self. No self is real save the All-embracing Self.

Therefore is God all Love, because he loves himself. So long as you are pained by Love, you have not found your real self, nor have you found the golden key of Love. Because you love an ephemeral self, your love is ephemeral. The love of a man for woman is not love. It is thereof a very distant token. The love of a parent for the child is but the threshold to Love's holy temple. Till every man be every woman's lover, and the reverse: till every child be every parent's child, and the reverse, let men and women brag of flesh and bone clinging to flesh and bone, but never speak the sacred name of Love. For that is blasphemy. You have no friends so long as you can count a single man a foe. The heart that harbours enmity how can it be a safe abode for friendship? You do not know the Joy of Love so long as there is hatred in your hearts. Were you to feed all things the sap of Life except a certain tiny worm, that certain tin worm alone would embitter your life. For in loving anything, or anyone, you love in truth but yourselves. Likewise in hating anything, or anyone, you hate in truth but yourselves. For that which you hate is bound up inseparably with that which you love, like the face and the reverse side of the same coin. If you would be honest with yourselves, then must you love what you hate and what hates you before you love what you love and what loves you.

Love is not a virtue. Love is a necessity; more so than bread and water; more so than light and air. Let no one pride himself on loving. But rather breathe in Love and breathe it out just as unconsciously and freely as you breathe in the air and breathe it out. For Love needs no one to exalt it. Love will exalt the heart that it finds worthy of itself. Seek no rewards for Love. Love is reward sufficient unto Love, as Hate is punishment sufficient unto Hate. Nor keep any accounts with Love. For Love accounts to no one but itself. Love neither lends nor borrows; Love neither buys nor sells; but when it gives, it gives its all; and when it takes, it takes its all. Its very taking is a giving. Its very giving is a taking. Therefore is it the same to-day, tomorrow and forevermore.
Mikhail Naimy
Source: the Book of Mirdad

I shall rediscover my true nature.....

Rescue my mind, shipwrecked through
thoughts of error and now confined to
a tiny isle of consciousness. I shall
rediscover my true nature, that of
omnipresent Spirit, and have
...dominion over the World of matter.
(Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

bring out the Divine qualities in the people around you...

Sri Sri : "Don’t label everyone as cunning and corrupt. Then you will only see them in that light. Do not label people so, even if they are. Your sankalpa, your thought-tendency, brings up the worst in them. But if your sankalpa is good, even in people who appear to be the worst, good will shine. It is up to us to bring out the best in others. Bring out the Divine qualities in the people around you: take this as your mission

rise above love and hate...

.. rise above love and hate, tyranny
and oppression, wealth and want,
and regard your own fate with impartial
calmness and perfect tranquility.
(Lord Buddha)

everything belongs to Him...


the highest religion... service to the poor..

You must give your body, mind, and speech to "the welfare of the world". You have read --" look upon your mother as God, look upon your father as God"-- but I say " the poor, the illiterate, the ignorant, the afflicted -- let these be your God." Know that service to these alone is the highest religion. 

- Swami Vivekananda

Friday, May 27, 2011

in what is thought... there should be just the thought..

In what is seen, there should be just the seen; 
In what is heard, there should be just the heard; 
In what is sensed, there should be just the sensed; 
In what is thought, there should be just the thought. 
He should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should he incite another to kill.
Do not injure any being, either strong or weak in the world.
Sutta Nipata II,14

the final answer...

These false answers - such as, I am stone, I am bird, I am animal, I am man, I am woman, I am great, I am small - are, in turn, received, tested and discarded until the Question arrives at the right and Final Answer, I AM GOD.----MEHAR BABA

we have forgotten ourselves... what we are..

We are integral part of Almighty then why to forget Him.This means we have forgotten ourselves what we are.--------------------SH.JYOTI PRASAD SHARMA

living among donkeys...

For example, you are a man. Is it necessary for you to tell others that you are a man? No. But if you are living among donkeys, you would vehemently declare that you are a man. In the same way, I am God, but I have not to speak of it, because it is quite natural. Yet sometimes, I have to declare it.--------MEHAR BABA

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yama and Niyama.. first and second steps of Raj Yoga..

Yama- 1st step of Raj Yoga:- Practice of Truthfulness, Non Stealing, Non-Injury, Chaity, and non receiving of gifts. The idea behind last practice is that the mind of person who receives gifts is acted on by the mind of the giver. Receiving gifts destroy the independence by putting him under obligation to the giver. Understand the 1st step and be ready for the next.
Niyama - 2nd Step - Consists of practice of Cleanliness of body and Purity of mind, Contentment, Ausirity without going to extremes or weakening the body and mind. Study of Spiritual Wisdom, and devotion to GOD. (It does not mean that one should be contented with a lot of people who are in unfortunate circumstances). Understand the 2nd step and be ready for next ... ♥

Dr. Ram Sharma, Meerut, India

the white marble statue of Lord Shiva.. attracts me at Rishikesh..

Opening of the petals
Of lotus
Aura of spiritual radiating beauty
.........Chanting , meditation everywhere
Mesmerizing me
Jingling of bells , blowing of conchshells
Dancing zigzag waves of Ganges
Amidst it white marble statue of Lord Shiva
Attracts me at Rishikesh
I am drawn to you
My GOD, My lover

Worship ...

Worship for him
Who hates you
Worship for him
Who is doing evil for you
Worship for him
Who alone stands for you
Worship for him
Who never leaves you
Worship for him
Who saves you
Worship for him
Who worships you

happiness is the way...

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. 
Adopt happiness with satisfaction and satisfaction with happiness.-----

Sh. Jyoti Prasad Sharma

love others as ourselves...

Christianity teaches us to love our neighbours as we should wish them to love us, Hinduism

asks us to love them as ourselves , in fact to see ourselves in them.-------------------------

-Swami Vivekanand

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the power of love...

Strong criticism, delivered in a mean or heartless way, is like hitting a man on... the head with a hammer. The power of love is infinitely more effective. Kind suggestions, given with love and understanding, can accomplish wonders, mere fault-finding accomplishes nothing. One is fit to judge others only after he has perfected his own nature. Till then, judging oneself is the only profitable analysis.-
Daya Mata (President, Self Realization Fellowship, LA, CA, USA)

have you ever watched the movement of your own thinking?

Have you ever sat very quietly with closed eyes and watched the movement of your own thinking? Have you watched your mind working?or rather, has your mind watched itself in operation, just to see what your thoughts are, what your feelings are, how you look at the trees, at the flowers, at the birds, at people, how you respond to a suggestion or react to a new idea? Have you ever done this? 
By Jiddu Krishnamurti

stop criticism...

stop criticism ----- its murder --  Dr. Ram Sharma, Meerut, India

light a match to drive away the darkness...

Look around you -- how many things have disappeared or how many are going to disappear.The question is what you can do in this. At least light  a match to drive away the darkness.-----------------------------------Ram Sharma

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force..

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

to attain peace.. Lord Buddha left his palace...

Lord Buddha left the magnanimous palace to attain the peace but we are loosing peace to attain the magnanimous palace today.------Ram Sharma

Bhakti Yoga...

Tremendous clinging
Towards Almighty
Never leave this heart of mine
......Make this heart more pure and refine
Give us higher direction
Extinction of all desires and conviction
Almighty never dwells in heaven
But in the lotus heart of the devotee
Lessen our sense enjoyments
Our real love
Love of Almighty
Man transfigured into God
Everything merged in ocean of love


PANDIT SHARDHA RAM PHILLAURI(1837-1881)is almost unknown although his composition OM JAI JAGDISH HARE is recited everyday by millions of Hindus everywhere in the world-- Dr. R.Sharma

Monday, May 23, 2011

the breath... connects me to the All..

I have been meditating for many years now... and still... the simple breath... the in breath.. the out breath... concentration.. this connects me to the All♥ namaste friends♥ (photo: in Rishikesh, India, December 2010 with Maa Gyaan at her yoga studio and Dr. Ram Sharma, Meerut, India)-- Dr. Carolyn D. Heising, Ames, Iowa USA

happiness never decreases by being shared..

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

learn to control the breath...

When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. (Hatha Yoga Pradipika)

life is a saga of miseries and happiness... balance of mind is essential..

Life is saga of miseries and happiness in it balance of mind is essential.-----Sh. Jyoti Prasad Sharma

when the winds of change blow.. some people build walls.. others build windmills..

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills-- Dr. Ram Sharma, Meerut, India

to penetrate into the essence of all being and significance...

To penetrate into the essence of all being and significance,
and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for
the guidance and benefit of others, by expressing in the
world of forms - truth, love, purity and beauty - this is
the sole game that has any intrinsic and absolute worth.
...All other incidents and attainments can, in themselves,
have no lasting importance.

~Meher Baba

knowing yourself is true wisdom...

Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true 

wisdom.Try to look into your heart in place of looking at 

others.-------Ram Sharma

man is not mortal.. he only appears to be...


Man is not mortal, he only appears to be.
The appearance is because of the body.
The body is born and one day dies.
Whatsoever begins ends
But there is something within you
Which never begins and never ends.
That's your reality, that's your being.
It is immortal.
There is no way for it to die.
It can't commit suicide.
Death does not exist for it
Just as darkness does not exist for light.
The moment you know yourself
You know that there is no death.
And in knowing it one is freed from all fear
One is freed from all agony, anguish, anxiety.
Knowing this one knows 'I am part of god.'
And that is the ultimate realisation.
Without it there is no fulfilment, no flowering.
Life remains empty.

Be as wide as god himself.
Believe in no limitations, in no boundaries
In no adjectives:
Christian, Hindu, Mohammedan
Jewish, Indian, Chinese, Japanese.
Drop all limitations.
Feel more and more just a pure consciousness
And your horizons will become wider and wider.
A moment comes when you are as big as god himself
Because you are pure consciousness.
Pure consciousness is another name for god.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

one who sees all being in his own self...

0ne who sees all being in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear (Isa Upanishad)

undisturbed calmness of mind...

Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked. (The yoga sutras of Patanjali)

Friday, May 20, 2011

enjoy every color of life...every moment with happiness..

We have no right to condemn the creation of God.We should try to accept whatever He provides to us , try to enjoy every color of life, every moment with happiness.------Ram Sharma

Bless us.. that we form a United World...

Bless us, O Father, that we form a United World, electing Thee as our Perpetual Spiritual President. With Thy guidance, may we govern ourselves rightly through conscience and soul discrimination. (Sri Paramahansa Yogananda)

the "wisdom" which greater secret than all secrets..given to you by Me..

Thus the “Wisdom” which is greater secret than all secrets,
Has been declared to you by Me; having reflected upon it fully,
You now act as you choose. (Geeta XVIII.63

God is creativity..

God is the creativity ,
To enter into the world of God is,
To learn the ways of creativity.-------Osho

Thursday, May 19, 2011

enjoy life's honey-- peace, contentment, satisfaction and love...

Our aim is money or peace ?---Money was means now it has become mean.Enjoy life`s honey----- peace, contentment, satisfaction and love.--------Ram Sharma

No materialism.. only spiritualism....

Learn to live not live to learn.No materialism---only spiritualism------Ram Sharma

Dwell in the serene spiritual fragrance of love...

Dwell in the serene spiritual fragrance of love .Fill your heart 

with love not with malice, hatred , jealousy or violence.----

-Ram Sharma

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Absolute Truth...

I am
Absolute truth
No beginning
No end
I am
Body and walking spirit
But I am
The supreme God
You are my devotee
O! Arjun

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

spread love and light like the fragrance of an unseen flower...

Spread love and light like the fragrance of an unseen flower .----Ram Sharma

some Divine Power will blow the conch shell from afar...

All our ornaments , all our achievements will go  far away,
when some Divine Power will blow the conch shell from afar.-----------Ram Sharma