has done it again!
Instead of lifting his quote regarding surrender and enguiry from Ramana's "Be as you are", I ask you to check out his site; as I have another quote to lift. Also see the excellent resource of advaitic scripture here
At the coffee temple this morning, I read from Brent Haskell's latest and again felt that mystery of Truth touch my heart.
"...What if you look upon a circumstance in your life,
And something inside you says,
"That is wrong. That is not OK?"
Then what do I suggest you do this day?
I suggest that you pause, and be still.
And in your stillness,
Listen for the Voice of the Holy Spirit.
Listen for the Voice of God.
Listen for the Voice of your real Self.
For when you do that , in your stillness,
There will truly come a vision.
There will come a new way to see the circumstance
That somehow you thought was not good.
And you will see, through the eyes of the Holy Spirit,
The presence of love, the presence of freedom,
And ultimately, the presence of joy - and therefore peace.
...So what do you have to offer your brother,
Who sits in error, who sits in his fear,
Who sits in the darkness,
And who desires for it not to be there?
Can you take away his fear?
No, indeed. For then he would no longer be free.
All you can offer to him is your vision of what he is.
All you can offer is your vision of his freedom.
All you can offer is your vision of his perfection.
All you can offer is your vision and your awareness
That everything in his life is Love,
And can never be otherwise.
For that is the nature of God, and of the universe.
All you can offer is your awareness
That Love is literally, truly, all that exists.
For that is what the Holy Spirit offers you.
And how do you gain the vision of the Holy Spirit?
By being so still that you can hear
The whisper of a Love that is so great
That never would it impose upon you anything at all,
Even the infinity of its own Love.
And do you understand now why we say Love is freedom?
...What if that is what you offer to your brother
...YOU WILL SEE YOURSELF EXACTLTY THE SAME WAY
The Other Voice
Like Indra's Net in Hinduism:- the Luminous Diamond of myself, reflects the Luminous Diamond of yourself, reflects the Luminous Diamond of Everyone, all reflecting the Glorious Luminescence of God Itself.
That is Compassion
That is Awareness
That is Wisdom
That is Salvation
That is Heaven
That is Bhakta
That is Jnana
That is Me
That is You
That is Us
That is SelfJoy, joy, joy....