Thursday, February 09, 2006
 
The power of nature to indicate metaphors for living

There is neither Self-knowledge, nor Self-perception to those who are not united with the Supreme. Without Self-perception there is no peace, and without peace there can be no happiness.

Because the mind, when controlled by the roving senses, steals away the intellect as a storm takes away a boat on the sea from its destination - the spiritual shore of peace and happiness.

Therefore, O Arjuna, one's intellect becomes steady whose senses are completely withdrawn from the sense objects.

A yogi, the person of self-restraint, remains wakeful when it is night for all others. It is night for the yogi who sees when all others are wakeful.

One attains peace, within whose mind all desires dissipate without creating any mental disturbance, as river waters enter the full ocean without creating any disturbance. One who desires material objects is never peaceful.

One who abandons all desires, and becomes free from longing and the feeling of 'I' and 'my', attains peace.

O Arjuna, this is the superconscious state of mind. Attaining this state, one is no longer deluded. Gaining this state, even at the end of one's life, a person becomes one with the Absolute.

Bhagavad Gita 2:66-72


- posted by dan @ 11:47 PM | | 1 rocks in pond



Friday, February 03, 2006
 
"A walk in the park is just that... but a struggle up a mountain will change a man."

Working for something is worth so much more than getting what you want.

So we all fight for whatever it is that gives us passion and meaning.

We all just want to be happy.


- posted by Julia @ 2:04 AM | | 4 rocks in pond



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