Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Sixty-Eight; Exploring The Art Of Yoga, In The Time Of The Corona Virus Variant

 Yoga is definite and scientific. Yoga means union of soul and God, through step-by- step methods with specific and known results. It raises the practice of religion above the differences of dogma. My Guru, Sri Yukteswar, extolled Yoga; he did not, however, indicate the realization of God thereby would be immediate. "You have to work hard for it," he told me. I did, and when the promised results came, I saw that Yoga was marvelous.-Paramahansa Yogananda, "Man's Eternal Quest"

Nothing worthwhile in life is truly easy and will come to you without hard work. To gain spiritual advances in any religion or spiritual practice you must put in the time and effort and you will reap the benefits. Why not now! Don't put your journey off any longer. Move forward today. In this time of crisis and confusion in the world and among our leaders and citizens, why not align your will with God's Will. What has the pursuit of your will or man's will gotten you lately? Have you received some incredible benefit that we all aren't aware of? I think not! The rewards that are yours for the asking and taking are far greater than you can ever imagine. Don't be fooled by the promises of Today's Politician's and Leaders in their own quest to further their ambitions and career's they are allowing hundreds of thousands of your fellow American's and your Children to die needlessly of the Coronavirus and Variant! While we generally try to be non political in our writing for the sake of not polarizing or politicizing topics, there is a time in life that you must stand up an be accountable. Silence is no longer a virtue to be extolled. Use your Divine Will to help understand how you can move forward in your life and quest for spirituality and self-realization. May Your Realize Your God Given Potentials!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sixty-Six; History Is Of An Age, In The Time Of The Coronavirus

 "History " T.S. Eliot observed is but a contrived corridor- If you are writing a historical screenplay, you do not have to be accurate about the people involved, only to the historical event and result of that event. Add a sequence of events that will personalize the story while leading it to an accurate Historical Result.

     It isn't so much the event in History as it is the artist's or writer's reaction to the event. Your effort to get at the greater truth is the goal. One cannot shy from the responsibility to get to and to expose the underlying motivations of those involved in the Historical Event. You may be the proverbial Canary in the Coal Mine. Not everyone understands the ramifications of actions and that there are equal an opposite reactions for every action. If you believe in the Law of Karma which we have previously discussed, you will understand this. To live in denial of it is to live in the world of Delusion or Maya. (Hinduism: Buddhism: the power by which the universe becomes manifest; the illusion or appearance of the phenomenal world.) (Hinduism: the supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions.) Not everyone sees or understands things in the same context. What is alarming to you may not even register to another. Hence the times we are living in today should be frighteningly disturbing to you. This just means it is up to you as the writer to write about it, or to write to relieve society of the burden of coping with it or to entertain the masses.

     It may be your responsibility to record the event for posterity. In youth you may know the courage and find the strength to "Tempt a God Of Fate," it then is your duty to record what it is that you witnessed. The Golden Rules of the World are absolute. Go seek your Fortune and your Fame but be prepared to accept the responsibility that is yours for your actions.

Hurdy Gurdy Man, Donovan

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Sixty-five; Applying The Principles Of Kriya Yoga

 Kriya Yoga is the real "fire rite" oft extolled in the Gita. The yogi casts his human longings into a monotheistic bonfire consecrated to the unparalleled God. 

  ...All past and present desires are fuel consumed by love divine. The Ultimate Flame receives the sacrifice of all human madness, and man is pure of dross. His metaphorical bones stripped of all desirous flesh, his karmic skeleton bleached by antiseptic suns of wisdom, inoffensive before man and Maker, he is clean at last.---- Paramahansa Yogananda, "Autobiography of Yogi"

What an incredible promise of Divine Love. Free of Karmic constraints to be able to soar in mind and spirit. Free at last. One can only move forward in your journey of Realization on a daily basis. Just know that the rewards for your efforts are there. They are promised and delivered to you by the Great Masters. Don't wait another day! Make the effort, your goal and your dreams can be yours!