Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sri Bhagavan on the Day of Gratitude

Message from Sri Bhagavan on the Day of Gratitude

Gratitude is the mother of all feelings. It is the highest expression of emotion within human consciousness. The universe is structured to naturally respond to the needs and desires of a grateful individual. It is only a person with gratitude who can hold a vision and lead it to completion since his brain and nervous system are then wired differently. He discovers love in relationships and a greater connection with the Higher consciousness.

- Sri Bhagavan

Dear friend,

We are once again standing on the edge of the precipice where we see the two sides of ourselves, who we were and who we are. In this transition, many hands have lead us, many a feet walked with us, many eyes watched over us and many hearts blessed us.

People work hard and do whatever they are doing to receive a word of appreciation, a kind acknowledgment. All that they need to know is that they have made a difference to your life. They wait to hear a word of thanks from you. A relationship between two human beings is the most sacred experience of life. This day is not only a day of humble recognition of this fact but also a day of expression of the same. Let us see today their beautiful faces in the clear waters of our consciousness and thank them.

Wish you a happy gratitude day.......

- Samadarshini

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Contemplative Questions

Here is a set of questions that would provoke you and put you through some soul searching. They are not about religion nor about ethics. They are merely about you.

They are not meant to serve as solutions nor are they meant to lead you anywhere. These questions are meant to serve as tools to discovering yourself.

1) Do you perceive the Presence of a benevolent force guiding, protecting and shaping your life? What name do you give that Presence? When did you best feel this Presence?

2) What is your opinion of God? Is your opinion drawn from religion, books, parents and or your personal experience of life?

3) Do you pray? Do they get answered? How often?

4) Do you think it is possible to relate to the Divine? What relationship would you opt?

5) Here is a story for you - Two fierce enemies once did a penance to placate god and receive boons vying with each other. God appeared to the first man and asked what he wanted. He said "give me twice of whatever you give my enemy". Then God appeared to the second one. Even before God could say anything he asked, "God, would you please tell me what my enemy asked for? On knowing his prayer request, he said, "then God, blind me in one eye."
Now what would you wish for yourself, your best friend and your worst enemy if God gave you a chance?

6) Have you ever experienced a coincidence or chance that seems to have involved so many people and factors that you can't stop wondering if a mastermind was behind this operation? If yes, do you savour the experience often and have you shared it with someone close to you?