Monday, January 4, 2010

Sri Bhagavan's New Year (2010) Message !


Of all the battles ever fought by man,the battle against himself has been the most arduous.
The mind with its contents - fear, jealousy,guilt,boredom etc is divisive in nature. It is divided as the good and bad;the sacred and the profane and is trying to evade the other. That's the struggle all about.The awakened realizes that it is not his/her mind but the collective ancient mind flowing through and hence is aware of the futility of change. This insight unfurls an entirely new experience of living and being. He or she no longer struggles but rather has befriended the mind. Awakening is not a destination it is a journey.Cessation of personal suffering is a milestone
on this ongoing journey in consciousness. The rest unfolds, growth continues to happen. The energy available manifests as attention to the other, love in relationships, as efficiency and creativity in work.You, in short move from existence to living.

Letting go of the need to control is.... surrender.
Letting of the hurt is... forgiveness.
Letting go of the resistance is... acceptance.
Letting go of the possession is... love.

To let go again requires ... Grace
Let us begin this New Year by seeking Grace to... let go.

Happy New Year 2010

- Sri Bhagavan

Wish You All A Very........ ....Happy and prosperous New Year........ ... 2010

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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?