INSPIRATIONS

GIFTED TO YOU (504X504 1200RES)

PERCEPTION

That which is perceived to be negative is simply an oppurtunity

for prayer & goodwill …a gift waiting to be realised.

Quote by Edgar James

 

GROWTH

For every person that is negative towards you is simply delivering an invitation for change letting go & growth.

Quote by Edgar James

 

A PERSONAL PATH TO TRUTH

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty & frightened. Dont open the door to the study & reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel & kiss the ground.

Quote by Rumi

 

STEP BY STEP

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Quote by Winston Churchill

 

UNEXPECTED TRANSFORMATIONS

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

~Proverb

 

HEART SEED

There is always a better tomorrow when we start today with love in our hearts.

Quote by Edgar James

SINCERITY

The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Quote by Socrates

SOUL RELEASE

Fly high fly free in your soul release

quote by Edgar James

 

SELF EMPOWERMENT

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.”

quote by Albert Einstein

 

DETERMINATION

Determination is the wake up call to the human will

quote by Anthony Robbins

 

INTEGRITY 

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
quote by Bob Marley.

THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE

 Be miserable, or motivate yourself. What ever has to be done, its always your choice.
quote by Wayne Dyer

THE POWER OF NOW

“Dont wait for the perfect moment, take the moment & make it perfect!”
quote by Zoey Sayward

 

LIBERATION OF LIGHT

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

quote by Martin Luther King Jr 

 

TRUE FRIENDSHIP

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

quote by  Elbert Hubbard 

 

CONTENTMENT IN LOVE

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

quote by Dr. Seuss

 

KEEP WHAT YOU GOT

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”

quote by Brian Tracy

 

ETERNAL LOVE

In the midst of making form, love made this form that melts form, with love for the door, soul the vestibule.

quote by Rumi

 

THE TRUTH OF LOVE

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

quote by Sarah Dessen

 

THE WEAKNESS OF DARKNESS

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

quote by Martin Luther King Jr

 

TRUE FRIENDSHIP

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

quote by Elbert Hubbard

 

CLARITY

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

quote by Dr Seuss 

 

LIBERATION IN ASKING

Life is simple, sometimes all one has to do is ask, no games are needed.

quote by Edgar James

 

SELF DEVELOPMENT

“Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.”

quote by Richard Bach

 

MINDFULNESS OF FULFILMENT 

“But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilling yearnings.”

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert

 

COMPASSION

“Don’t shave my head to make your wig of selfishness. Shave it because you care.”

quote by Jarod Kintz

 

ETERNAL HOME

You that love lovers, this is your home. Welcome !

quote by Rumi

 

HUMAN KIND

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

quote by Mother Teresa

 

KEEP WHAT YOU GOT

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”

quote by Brian Tracy

 

HAND TO HAND

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”

Eli Wiesel―

 

THE INTERNAL GIFT

The body is like a Love letter: Look into it and see whether it’s worthy to be read by the Beloved..!

quote by Rumi

 

ACCEPTANCE

The miracle of Jesus is himself, not what he said or did about the future. Forget the future. I’d worship someone who could do that.

quote by Rumi

 

INTERNAL BLESSING

Gratefulness in the character is like fragrance in the flower

quote by Sufi wisdom

SHARING KIND

When we share it is love in action, it transcends indifference. It is not built of boundaries conditioned by the mind of man.

by Edgar James

THE FRUIT
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
quote by Dalai Lama

FULILMENT

Now would I fulfil myself. But how shall I unless I become a planet with intelligent lives dwelling upon it? Is this not every mans goal?

by Khalil Gibran

THE STRAIGHT PATH

“Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God’s work, peacefully and harmoniously.”
quote by DR Wayne Dyer

ASPIRATIONS

To understand the heart & mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved but at what he aspires to do.
quote by Kahlil Gibran

ACTION

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

quote by Napoleon Hill

BRIGHT

Sadness is God’s gift, for us to break free into happiness. The truth of light is bright.

quote by Edgar James

AWAKENING DREAMS

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.
quote by Carl Jung

 

CHAMPIONS

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them:

A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last minute stamina, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

quote by Muhammad Ali

 

SELF-WORTH

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.

quote by Albert Einstein

 

AFFIRMATION OF CHANGE

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

quote by Muhammad Ali

 

WEARING THE CLOTHES

The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

quote by Socrates

 

THE LIGHT OF SUFFERING

“If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.”

quote by Katerina Stoykova Klemer

 

TRUTH SHOT

“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”

quote by The Dalai Lama

 

ACCEPTANCE

“Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.”

quote by Dr Seuss

 

OPPORTUNITIES

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity: an optimist see the opportunity in every difficulty.”

quote by Winston Church Hill

 

NOW

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

quote by Anne Frank

 

THE FAITH PROCESS

Faith is an Oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

quote by Khalil Gibran

 

THE FRUIT OF ENDURANCE

Only those who will risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go!

quote by T.S. Eliot

 

TRIALS OF LIGHT

The greatest souls are awakened out of suffering, the most impressive personalities endure many scars.

quote by Unknown

INTERNAL BLESSING

Gratefulness in the character is like fragrance in the flower

quote by Sufi wisdom

 

THE SPARK

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

quote by Buddha

 

HOPE

Don’t lose hope when the sun goes down the stars come out!

quote by Aline B.

 

DETERMINATION

Determination is the wake up call to the human will

quote by Anthony Robbins

 

AWARENESS

We are perceivers, we are awareness; We are not objects; we have no solidity. We are boundless. We, or rather our reason, forget this and thus we entrap the totality of ourselves in a vicious circle from which we rarely emerge in our lifetime.” –

quote by Carlos Castaneda’s ‘Don Juan’

 

GOSSIP & MINDFULNESS

Gossip is to a friendship what weeds are to a garden, as weeds choke a garden, gossip saps the strength & chokes the growth of relationships

LIVING

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive

quote by Howard Thurman

 

PLEASURE

Pleasure is a freedom song but it is not freedom. It is the blossoming of your desires, but it is not their fruit.

quote by Khalil Gibran

 

TRUST

Though a thousand enemies are making plans for my death, so long as you are my friend I have no fear.

quote by Hafiz

 

MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

You are blind & I am deaf & dumb, so let us touch hands & understand.

quote by Khalil Gibran

 

VOICE OF LIFE

The voice of life in me cannot reach the ear of life in you; but let us talk that we may not feel lonely.

quote by Khalil Gibran

 

MUSIC MASTER
You that love the lovers, this is your home, welcome! In the midst of making forms, love made this form that melts form, with love for the door, soul the vestibule. Watch the dust grains moving in the light near the window. Their dance is our dance. We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless, directed by the one who teaches us the pure joy of the sun, our music master.

quote by Rumi

 

THE BELOVED

To place You in my heart may turn You into thought. I will not do that! To hold you with my eyes may turn You into thorn. I will not do that! I will set You on my breath so You will become my life.

quote by Rumi

 

I WILL NOT OFFER UNTO THEE MIND-MADE, HOTHOUSE SONGS

Personal truth
I will sing a song uninfluenced by the voice of any other. I will offer Thee my own pristine heart-melodies. I will sing Thee a song unheard by any. I have nurtured this song-child myself; now I bring it to the for higher training. I will offer thee no intellectual, premediated, art disciplined song. What I will offer Thee are the wild songs of my heart. I will offer Thee not civilized, emotion-packed music or artfully cultivated song flowers, but wild blossoms that grow on the high hills of my soul.

quote by Paramhansa Yogananda

 

PEACE

We cannot achieve world peace without with out first achieving peace within ourselves…Inner peace. In a atmosphere of hatred & anger, competition, violence no lasting peace can be achieved. These negative & destructive forces must be overcome with compassion, love & altruism, which are the essential teachings of The Buddha.

quote by Tenzin Gyatso

 

SHINING LIGHT
Marianne Williamson “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
quote by Marianne Williamson

 

VOWS
Vows If you make a vow, no matter what it is, stick to it. Sticking to it is a very difficult thing to do. You will have to face tests, but be persistent. The ability to persevere will prove that you are the master of your own mind.
quote by Sri Swami Satchidananda

 

BEGINNERS MIND
In the beginners mind there are many possiblities, but in the experts mind there are few.
quote by Shunryu Suzuki

 

SOLUTION
“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing”
quote by James Brown

 

TRANSCENDENTAL KNOWLEDGE
Taken from the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, CH4, Text 38
When we speak of transcendental knowledge, we do so in terms of spiritual understanding. As such, there is nothing so sublime & pure as transcendental knowledge. Ignorance is the cause of our bondage, & knowledge is the cause of our liberation. This knowledge is the mature fruit of devotional service, & one who is situated in transcendental knowledge, he need not search for peace elsewhere, for he enjoys peace within himself. In other words, this knowledge & peace are culminated in Krishna consciousness. This is the last word in the Bhagavad-Gita.
quote by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

 

FALLEN
If a petal falls from a flower there’s no use trying to put it back.
quote by Keith Shand

 

GOSSIP
Look within before spreading words there is much to see, look within & you will find inner peace.
quote by Edgar James

 

THE KALAMA SUTRA

Do not believe, just because wise men say so. Do not believe, just because it has always been that way. Do not believe, just because others believe so. Examine & experience yourself!

By The Buddha

 

DISCIPLINE

“How much discipline is necessary to climb an ordinary mountain? Here we are trying to climb the highest mountain: Ever Rest. All the great sages & saints said, “Discipline your life. Control your life. Control your senses” They were not fools!
By Swami Satchidananda

 

PEACE
We cannot achieve world peace without with out first achieving peace within ourselves…Inner peace. In a atmosphere of hatred & anger, competition, violence no lasting peace can be achieved. These negative & destructive forces must be overcome with compassion, love & altruism, which are the essential teachings of The Buddha.
quote by Tenzin Gyatso

 

P-FUNK
Taken from the album ‘The Mothership Connection’
Funk can not only move it can remove you dig, the desired affect is what you get when you explore your interplanetary funksmanship.
quote by George Clinton

 

AFRICAN AWAKENING
taken from ‘Live on the Sunset Strip’
One thing I got out of it was magic I’d like to share it with you. You know it was like I was leaving & I was sitting in a hotel & a voice said to me ‘look around what do you see’, & I said ‘all colours of people doing everything’. You know. And a voice said ‘do you see any niggers’, & I said ‘no’. And I said ‘you know why cause there aren’t any. And it hit me like a shot man I started crying & shit I was sitting I said ‘I been here 3 weeks & I haven’t even thought it & it made me say ‘all my God I’ve been wrong, I’ve got to regroup my shit I mean I said ‘I aint ever call another black man nigger, that’s a word used to describe our own wretchedness’
quote by Richard Pryor

 

WHAT IS A GURU?
“In all the sastras (scriptures) the Guru described to be as good as God, but the Guru never says, ‘I am God.’ The disciple’s duty is to offer respect to God, but the Guru never thinks, ‘My disciples are offering me the same respect they offer to God; therefore I have become God. As soon as he thinks like this, he becomes a dog…”
quote by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

 

THE BONA FIDE GURU
‘The Science of Self Realization’
The Vedas enjoin us to seek out a guru; actually, they say to seek out the guru. The guru is one because he comes in disciplic succession. What Vyasadeva & Krishna taught five thousand years ago is also being taught now. There is no difference between the two instructions. Although hundreds & thousands of acaryas have come & gone, the message is one. The real guru cannot be two, for the real guru does not speak differently to his predecessors. Some spiritual teachers say, “In my opinion you should do this,” but this is not a guru. Such so called gurus are simply rascals. The genuine guru has only one opinion, & that is the opinion expressed by Krishna, Vyasadeva, Narada, Arjuna, Sri bhagavan uvaca, that is, “The Supreme Personality of Godhead says.” Whatever Vyasadeva wrote was originally spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Srila Vyasadeva did not give his own opinion. Consequently, Srila Vyasadeva is a guru. He does not misinterpret the words of Krishna, but transmits them exactly as they were spoken. If we send a telegram, the person who delivers the telegram does not have to correct it , edit it, or add to it. He simply presents it. That is the gurus business. The guru maybe this person or that but the message is the same; therefore it is said that the guru is one……………We do not interpret the words of Krishna by saying “In my opinion the Battlefield of Kuruksetra represents the human body.” Such interpretations are set forth by rascals. In the world there are many rascals, but we may challenge any rascal. A guru may say, “I am God,” or, “We are all God.” That is all right but we should find out from the dictionary what the meaning of “God” is. Generally, a dictionary will tell us that the word “God” indicates the Supreme Being. Thus we may ask such a guru, “Are you the Supreme Being?” If he cannot understand this, then we should give the meaning of “supreme.” Any dictionary will inform us that supreme means “the greatest authority. No one is equal to him or greater than Him. Yet there are many guru-gods, many rascals who claim to be the Supreme. Such rascals cannot help us escape the darkness of material existence. They cannot illumine our darkness with the torch light of spiritual knowledge. The bona fide guru will simply present what the supreme guru, God, says in bona fide scripture. A guru cannot change the message of disciplic succession.
quote by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

 

RIGHT SPEECH
BUDDHIST NOBLE EIGHT FOLD PATH
Right speech is about is about being conscious and aware of what we are saying and doing. Morality is not about being judgmental or making us feel unnecessarily guilty. It is about learning how to assess ourselves honestly and being humble when we see we are not perfect, rather than feeling depressed or inadequate. Right speech includes everything we say. We might think perhaps that speech is not as important as an action but speech – and its development, the written word – can have a big impact, leading to either good or bad consequences. Our modern age has a tremendous capacity and range of verbal expression, so it is more important than ever that we practice right speech. Right speech has four elements. The first is abstaining from false speech, or lying, and cultivating truthful speech. Always being truthful helps accord with the reality and dispels illusion. The second is abstaining from harsh speech, shouting insulting, or being sarcastic, and cultivating courteous, friendly speech. This relies on patience an tolerance. The fourth is abstaining from idle chatter, including television, radio, and newspapers, and cultivating speech that is important and valuable. This is supported by mindfulness – not letting our attention be distracted by sensationalism.
quote by BUDDHA

 

EXAMINATION
Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance
quote by Albert Einstein

 

THE TRUTH BEHIND
My Religion is Undoism
quote by Swami Satchidananda

 

PERCEIVERS
We are perceivers. We are awareness; we are not objects; we have no solidity. We are boundless…We, or rather our reason, forget (this) & thus entrap the totality of ourselves in a vicious circle from which we entrap the totality of our selves in a vicious circle from which we rarely emerge in our life time.’
quote by Don Juan

 

FREEDOM?
From INFINITE LOVE IS THE ONLY TRUTH EVERYTHING ELSE IS AN ILLUSION
Most people kid themselves that they are free by never testing the theory for real. They are like flies caught in a web & so long as they don’t try to move they can convince themselves that they could if they wanted to. It’s just that they don’t want to right now, you see. I they tried they would have to face the fact that their arse is superglued to someone else’s control system with dinner about to be served – them. They don’t keep doing what the government dictatorships tell them to do, without question or challenge, and perpetuate the illusion that they have free choice by never making one. ‘Having my wings stuck to this web suits me fine because I am choosing not to fly.’ I have met so many people over the years who thought they were really free until they did something that was outside the ‘norm’. A big reality check followed because, to quote that great American comedian, Bill Hicks: ‘You are free to do as we tell you’. As the Orwellian global state emerges rapidly from the shadows, this self –deception about a ‘free world’ is becoming far more harder to look the other way. Most people are quick to complain about what is happening in their lives & the wider world, yet they are cast in stone when it comes to doing anything about it. Far better, it seems, to avoid your own responsibility by blaming someone else. The world is like it is because we have allowed the few to make it that way and just pointing the finger at those few is not enough. We are involved in this. Volaire captured this theme brilliantly when he said: ‘No snowflake in an avalanche ever felt responsibe.’
quote by David Icke. From INFINITE LOVE IS THE ONLY TRUTH EVERYTHING ELSE IS AN ILLUSION

 

TRUE SIGHT
BHAGAVAD GITA 13.28
One who sees the supersoul accompanying the individual soul in all bodies, & who understands that neither the soul nor the supersoul within the destructible body is ever destroyed, actually sees.
quote by The Supreme Personality of Godhead Krsna

 

DESIRES
BHAGAVAD GITA 2. 70
A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires that enter like rivers into the ocean, which is ever being filled is always still- can achieve peace, and not the man who strives to satisfy such desires
quote by The Supreme Personality of Godhead Krsna

 

HELPING HANDS
BHAGAVAD GITA 9.22
But those who always worship with exclusive devotion, meditating on my transcendental form – to them I carry what they lack, & I preserve what they have.
quote by The Supreme Personality of Godhead Krsna

 

Vegetarinism in the Bible
Genesis I vs. 29,
“I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat.” Here the word meat means food.
quote by God

 

MAYA

Why are the richest children in america shooting their parents, when the poorest children in India can’t stop smiling
quote by Nitin Sawhney

DEPRESSION

Depression is like a dark cloud but sometimes it has to rain
quote by Keith Shand

 

To do?

I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I CAN do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.
quote by Edward Everett Hale.

 

THE REAL WARRIORS
Sikhism
THE BATTLE Drum beat in the sky, And the aimed arrow, Inflicted the wound. The real warriors, Enter the battlefield, And, are ready to fight. That person alone is the warrior, Who fights for the faith, Dies by being cut digit by digit, And never leaves the field.
quote by Guru Granth Sahib, p. 1105

 

HOLY BOOKS
Sikhism
NEVER SAY that the Veadsa, Qur’ an and other holy books are false. False is the one who does not reflect on them. If you say that there is God in every being, Then why kill a chicken?
quote by KABIR, Guru Granth Sahib, p. 1350

 

GOSSIP CROP
A trouble maker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
The Bible Proverbs 16:28

Gossip is to a friendship what weeds are to a garden. as weeds choke a garden, so gossip saps the strength & chokes the growth of relationships. The
Bible highlights dozens of friendships & relationships built on qualities like trust, affection, mutual purpose, & mission. Such characterize the intense bond between biblical characters like David & Jonathan & Paul & Silas.

When  we gossip with close friends, a subtle change affects our friendship. Our dearest friends may become haunted by the persistent thought that maybe they would find their own name as our hot topic in another social circle. Who’s to say we wouldn’t slice & dice them, too, if the opportunity arose? We may never betray a best friend by gossip, but human nature allows the suspicion to remain. By publicly dismantling another person’s
dignity, even within the intimacy of a close circle of friends, we have demonstrated the destruction we are capable of.

Prayer/Meditaion for the day
Today, Lord, help me deal with gossip in a godly way. Help me spread only good news instead.

Taken from the book, ‘The One Year Daily Wisdom’

BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS CH16 TEXT 1-3 Purport

Ahimsa means not arresting the progressive life of any living entity. One should not think that since the spirit is never killed even after the killing of the body there is no harm in killing animals for sense gratification. People are now addicted to eating animals, in spite of having an ample supply of grains, fruits and milk. There is no other alternative, one may kill an animal, but it should be offered in sacrifice. At any rate, when there is ample food supply for humanity, persons who are desiring to make advancement in spiritual realization should not commit violence to animals. Real ahimsa means not checking anyone’s progressive life. The animals are also making progress in their evolutionary life by transmigrating form one category of animal life to another. If a particular animal is killed, then his progress is checked. If an animal is staying in a particular body for so many years and is untimely killed, then he has to come back again in that form of life to complete the remaining days in order to be promoted to another species of life. So their progress should not be checked to satisfy one’s palate. This is called ahimsa.

 

 

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