Friday, October 16, 2009

Quote From Bhagavan Living In The Present

A beautiful quote from Bhagavan--Living In The Present

"An enlightened one does not suffer because he is constantly living in the present, experiencing every bit of what life is offering him. But for those who are unenlightened, life itself is reduced to nothing but suffering.
To be aware is to be enlightened. The whole purpose of life itself is to live life moment to moment."

We have to be with the present but not thinking about the past or future.
If we keep dwelling about the painful incidents in the past, the same will repeat in future
if we keep thinking about future, it will lead to fear, being with present = being in the presence of amma bhagavan.

it will do samskara shuddhi and remove all mental blocks, traumas etc.
it improves concentration,memory power and awakens intelligence put your attention on what your doing right now, if your not doing any work, put your attention on the body, breathing etc.

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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?