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    “For so many thousands of years
    You have been drinking and drinking
    And still your thirst is not satisfied.
    Oh Fortunate One!
    Drink now from the fountain of enlightened mind."                     
    Milarepa, yogui of Tibet


    Practice, when done from the heart, does not become old, repetitive, or
    hollow - it only becomes deeper - so deep that words are too shallow to try to
    convey the richness.   Seung Sahn


    The Truth is to be realized here in this life … The world you reach after
    the body is shed is determined by the level of consciousness reached
    while in the body.    Kularnava Tantra


    "One must seek the shortest way and the fastest means to get
    back home - to turn the spark within into a blaze, to be merged
    in and to identify with that greater fire which ignited the
    spark"     Nityananda


    "Meditation is not just a practice. Meditation is a natural state. It's an actual
    channel in our consciousness, a bandwidth of tranquility ... Once you
    discover how to tune yourself to the meditation bandwidth, it will empower
    your life from within."   Sally Kempton

    :
    "Though you give up all faults, acquire all merits, cast off every
    kinship and practice every penance known, you cannot gain the
    ultimate bliss until you reach the feet of the master."   Ramana
    Maharshi



    The first thing to meditate on
    Is our precious human life, free and endowed,
    Hard to come by and easily destroyed.
    I will now give it meaning.
    -The Ninth Karmapa






    “The Path of Union is very easy for one who gives first preference to it, one who gives it
    supremacy over all other things.”

    “Through different doings you cannot achieve the higher state.  You cannot bring up Supreme
    Awareness and Intelligence by effort. This happens without effort, by relaxation, by reposing in
    the Self.”

    “Then the understanding of your soul, the Self, comes.  There will be an absence of obstacles,
    that is, obstacles in your path will vanish.”

    Patanjali, Yoga Sutras


    "The breeze of dawn has secrets to tell you.
    Don't go back to sleep.
    You must ask for what you really want
    Don't go back to sleep
    People are going back and forth
    across the doors where
    the two worlds touch.
    The door is round and open.
    Don't go back to sleep."
    Rumi


"Believe nothing, no matter where you
read it, or who said it, no matter if I have
said it, unless it agrees with your own
reason and your own common sense."
-Buddha



    "Love and serve all humanity.

    Assist everyone.

    Be happy, be courteous.

    Be a dynamo of irrepressible joy.

    Recognize God and goodness in
    every face.

    There is no saint without a past
    and no sinner without a future.

    Praise everyone.
    If you cannot praise someone,
    let them out of your life.

    Be original, be inventive.

    Be courageous.
    Take courage again and again.

    Do not imitate; be strong, be upright.
    Do not lean on the crutches of others.
    Think with your own head. Be yourself.

    All perfection and every divine virtue
    are hidden within you.
    Reveal them to the world.
    Wisdom, too, is already within you.
    Let it shine forth.

    Let the Lord's grace set you free.

    Let your life be that of the rose;
    in silence, it speaks the language of fragrance.

    Babaji of Herakhan, Himalayas





    "You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
    Now you must go back and tell the people that this is THE HOUR.

    There are things to be considered: Where are you living? What are
    you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation?
    Where is your water? Know your garden.

    It is time to speak your truth. Create your community. Be good to
    each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

    Know: The river has its destination. The elders say: We must let go
    of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes
    open, and our heads above water! See who is there with you and
    celebrate!

    At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally -- least of
    all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and
    journey comes to a halt.

    The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!

    Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
    All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in
    celebration.

    We are the ones we've been waiting for!"

    Anonymous Hopi elder



    "The obsolete paradigms of greed, selfishness, corruption and the abuse
    of power are crumbling away. The people involved with these destructive
    patterns are fighting tooth and nail to hold on to their money and their
    power, but their efforts will be in vain.

    Anything that is not based in reverence for Life and the highest good for
    all concerned cannot and will not be sustained in the frequencies of the
    New Earth. It is just that simple.

    In order to fulfill your individual facet of this unfolding Divine Plan, go
    within to the deepest recesses of your heart and ask your I AM Presence
    how you can be the greatest force of Light, right here and right now . . .  

    What can you do to bring more love, joy, abundance and peace into your
    own life and the lives of those who are in your sphere of influence?

    You will be amazed at the answers you receive. This is your moment. Now
    is the time. Remember and KNOW, this is your purpose and reason for
    being on Earth at this time."
      
    Patricia Diane Cota-Robles  

    Patricia Diane Cota-Robles













    “True leaders should always be vigilant and think how to work best for human society: they must
    be ever cautious that under their guidance the people are not led to darkness, death and
    immorality.
    "Those who have the responsibility to show the path to others should be of superlative character
    with the most refined conduct.
    "They and their followers must move constantly towards all-round development and shreya
    [ultimate spiritual attainment]."  P R Sarkar



    A great quote:

    Remember, the body does not last for ever!  Age prowls like a leopard,
    diseases strike like an enemy!  

    It is a wonder how people can be so complacent and unmindful when
    everywhere there is thunder of crash!  

    Time flies without your knowing.  Prosperity is like a dream, youth like a
    blossom, life-span momentary like lightning.  

    Even a hundred years is too little -- half the life is spent in sleep and the other
    half is made infructuous by infancy, disease, misery, age and what not.

    "Deluded by ignorance (avidya), he looks not at what is seen, grasps not what
    is heard, follows not what is read.  

    He fails to see that with every moment that passes this body decays.  

    The Wolf of Time rushes upon him when he is still prattling of my children, my
    wife, my wealth, my relations.  

    Death swallows him when he is still thinking of what is done, what is yet to be
    done and what is half-done.  

    "Therefore today do what is required for tomorrow, in the morning do what is
    meant for the afternoon!  Death waits not to see what is done or not done!"

    Kularnava Tantra


    "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD." (Psalm 46:10)
    So first, BE STILL.
    Still" iin Hebrew is "Raphah"  -- drop, let go, relax, allow to be slack, fail, abandon.



    “To believe or not believe in God, both concepts
    are intellectual’’   
    Believers!  It is time to shift from blind belief to
    the search for reality. Don't kill your Quest!

    Yogi Gorak Nath



    "Look for the flower to bloom in the silence
    that follows the storm: not till then. It shall
    grow, it will shoot up, it will make
    branches and leaves and form buds, while
    the storm continues, while the battle lasts.

    But not till the whole personality of the
    man is dissolved and melted -- not until it
    is held by the divine fragment which has
    created it, as a mere subject for grave
    experiment and experience -- not until the
    whole nature has yielded and become
    subject unto its higher self, can the bloom
    open.

    Then will come a calm such as comes in a
    tropical country after the heavy rain, when
    Nature works so swiftly that one may see
    her action.

    And in the deep silence the mysterious
    event will occur which will prove that the
    way has been found.

    Call it by what name you will, it is a voice
    that speaks where there is none to speak --
    it is a messenger that comes, a messenger
    without form or substance; or it is the
    flower of the soul that has opened.

    It cannot be described by any metaphor.
    But it can be felt after, looked for, and
    desired, even amid the raging of the storm.

    The silence may last a moment of time or it
    may last a thousand years. But ... you will
    carry its strength with you.

    Again and again the battle must be fought
    and won."

    Light on the Path El Morya, as transcribed by
    Mabel Collins




    From HAFIZ, Persian mystic poet:

    "Even after all this time
    the Sun never says to the Earth
    'You owe me!'
    Look what happens with a love like that
    It lights the whole sky"

    "Ni hasta despues de tanto tiempo
    El Sol nunca dice a la Tierra
    'Tu me debes'.
    Mire lo que pasa con un amor asi,
    Se ilumine el Cielo entero."

    "Remember for just one minute of the day
    It would be best to look upon yourself as God does
    For thus is revealed your true royal nature"

    -- Acuerdete por solo un minuto del dia
    Verte a ti mismo como lo vea Dios
    Porque asi es revelada tu verdadera naturaleza real

    "Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred
    Now is the time for you to deeply compute
    the impossibility that there is anything but Grace"

    "Like a great starving beast my body is quivering
    Fixed on the scent of Light"

    "Let's dine tonite with exquisite music
    I might even hire angels
    To play - just for you"



    "Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has
    purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn
    from."
    -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
     
    "A tremendous "knowing" comes effortlessly into the mind when it falls into Silence, when it
    gives up trying to understand, when its reel of stored images no longer projects abstract pictures
    onto the clean screen of simplicity.

    This kind of knowing is transmitted to us as pure revelation, as clarity untouched by words or
    other symbols of meaning. When we allow this knowing into our minds, our very lives become
    as clear and startling as this knowing."
    -Robert Rabbin

    "Silence is the essential condition of happiness."
    Zen Master































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