Tag Archives: hinduism

…with a little compassion

“If we were all perfected beings we wouldn’t be here in the physical world. The fact that we’re all here in these bodies means that we’re not perfected. So having accepted we’re not perfected, we can allow for each others inadequacies or failings with a little compassion.”  ~George Harrison 

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Not Merely

“Living is not merely going to the office, or passing examinations, or having children, or the everlasting struggle for bread and butter; that is only part of it. Living also implies seeing the trees, the sunlight on the river, a bird on the wing, the moon through the clouds; it is to be aware of …

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Faith

“Praying to the Lord in situations of calamity (for Him to modify them) only demonstrates how little faith we have in the arrangements He is making in our lives. The Lord arranges everything in the life of his devotee by His own desire, without being influenced by any other factor. Why should a devotee then …

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Too Busy to Meditate

Via The Harmonist

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No One Should Resort to Anxiety

“As for those calamities that have manifested themselves in entire states and provinces, no one should resort to anxiety. Free of anxiety, one should implement any solution that is available at that time.”  ~Mahabharata (12.330.15), via The Harmonist

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In a Holy Nutshell

Excerpted from Life of Pi by Yann Martel, © 2001: But religion is more than rite and ritual. There is what the rite and ritual stand for. Here too I am a Hindu. The universe makes sense to me through Hindu eyes. There is Brahman, the world soul, the sustaining frame upon which is woven, …

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Kirtan

Like most kirtans, this starts slow and ends fast.  If you’re the impatient type, you might want to jump ahead to the middle.

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What Yashoda Saw

The story is that Krishna’s mother, Yashoda, looked into His mouth and saw all of creation.  That was a pretty ambitious concept for the artist to attempt!

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Take Care

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”  ~Swami Vivekananda

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End

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”  ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Temples

“Better than material gifts offered in stone-made temples, churches and mosques, God loves the gifts of love, peace, and devotion offered in the temple of one’s own heart or through the temples of the hearts of others.”  ~Paramahansa Yogananda

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Pretenses

“It is the person you imagine yourself to be that suffers, not You.”  ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj • “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”  ~Kurt Vonnegut, in Mother Night

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Projections

“You have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination, based on memories, on desires and fears, and you have imprisoned yourself in it. Break the spell and be free.”  ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Ignore

“Ignore the mind the way you disregard the crowd you encounter in the streets.”  ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Remove the dark from in me

I need someone to show me Illumine my consciousness Remove the dark from in me And give me that which I have lost… The melody is so bouncy and playful that the richness of the lyrics sneaks up on you.  It’s one of my favorites of his. Full lyrics HERE.

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And his drum incessantly plays

  Which, according to YouTuber saurabh dhuri, translates to: गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम् । डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ॥१॥ Jatatavigalajjala pravahapavitasthale Galeavalambya lambitam bhujangatungamalikam Damad damad damaddama ninadavadamarvayam Chakara chandtandavam tanotu nah shivah shivam .. 1 Meaning: From the forest of his matted lock, water flows and wets his neck, On which hangs …

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Plans

“If you follow Krishna’s instruction, you’ll always be happy. And if you create your own plans, then you’ll be unhappy. This is the whole instruction. Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: (BG 18.66) ‘You give up your own plans, nonsense plan. You take My plan. You’ll be happy.’ This is the whole purpose of Bhagavad-gita. …

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Carries It On His Head

“The Lord bears the burden of the world. Know that the spurious ego which presumes to bear that burden is like a sculptured figure at the foot of a temple tower which appears to sustain the tower’s weight. Whose fault is it if the traveler, instead of putting his luggage in the cart which bears …

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Find Out

“Instead of searching for what you do not have, find out what it is that you have never lost.”  ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

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