When Our Large Head Takes A Back Seat
When we ‘stand our ground’, we most often do so with our large, intellectual head firmly fixed upon our shoulders.
We have all seen such large heads: Some of them are so grandiose, that they cannot even fit inside a big room! When next you see such a big head, take a look at the rest of the body. You will notice a certain posture that matches the big head. The reason for this posture is – that it takes quite a lot of bravado and energy to support all of the weight at the top! And, even though we may not like to admit it, we can feel–and we have known–moments when our own head is expanding–being fed and grown by the rising heat of our egos–that speaks in a loud and clear voice: “I know I am the best (in this room, place, moment.)”
Yet we all know more tender, Heart-full moments, in which we have surrendered our truth, and have chosen to follow a sweeter thought encouraging us to strive to bring forth harmony with our companions.
This choice to yield does not mean that we are to lose our Ideals, on the contrary, it only means relinquishing the ground that one has been claiming to be—THE ONLY possibility—for any certain moment and time.
And this thought of harmony places our own swelling head in the back seat, while our heart makes the journey—toward the front ground of the other. Looking in this Way, we can easily come to see, that under-standing is a choice—first thought, then willed, and then chosen—each moment—by a listening, Compassionate Heart, dedicated to peace.
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In Wisdom’s Light, A Message of Peace for All People, Vol. II, Emi Miller
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When the Heart Becomes Open In Prayer
All prayers which are heart-filled, emerge and arrive on wings of Light, into the Holy Realms, and the Ears of the Most High.
During unobstructed Prayer-Union,
with-in the Supreme dimension of Love and Light,
Divine Blessings are showered
Yet the moment one’s mind,
begins to analyze the gift…
the translucent, shimmering state
retracts behind the vibrational curtain
that forever separates this Earthly Realm,
of Beauty, Truth, and Love.
In Wisdom’s Light, A Message of Peace for All People, Vol. I, Emi Miller
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― Paramahansa Yogananda
His Beloved Master, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri sent him to the United States to bring Kriya Yoga to the west. He has two main Self Realization Centers in the U.S., one in Encinitas, Ca., and one in Los Angelos, and many other centers throughout the US and the world.
By Paramahansa Yogananda
When I take the vow of silence
To remain enlocked with my Beloved
In the arms of His everywhereness
I shall be busy listening to His symphony
Of creation’s bliss songs, and beholding hidden
Yet I shall not be oblivious of you all.
I shall mutely watch you
Walking o’er me in the fresh grass-blades
And seeing me in my living leafy presences.
I shall behold you with mothering tenderness
Through every crimson blossom
That wears a blush of love to bring you delight.
I shall caress you with the enfolding breeze
To relieve you worries and fears;
And enwrap you in sun warmth
When the chill of delusive loneliness strays into your heart.
When you gaze at the ocean
You will be looking right at me.
United with my Beloved on the altar of the horizon,
Sky-canopied with silver rays o’er the azure wavy hazy
I shall not speak except through your reason,
Nor scold except through your conscience.
I shall persuade only through your love
And your heart’s longing to see the Beloved only.
I shall tempt you-but with the sole temptation
To enjoy the Beloved’s love alone.
Forget me if you will, but not my Beloved!
Remembering Him you cannot forget me.
The Grand Mandala Lives
In the Inner-most Sanctum of the Universe, the The Grand Mandala Lives.
It has been said that those who align with their holy path during their lifetime are blessed. Each of these sacred religious and spiritual ways have been likened to one of the many luminous, light-filled rays, that surround and create the Divine Universal Mandala of Holy Light, emanating from the Eternal One.
The energetic rhythms of millions of Souls rejoice as they journey amongst their chosen Ray. And, through their Songs of Life, each Soul carries and maintains a portion of the Wisdom and Truth, that has been Divinely placed, within that particular Holy Stream.
These Divine Rays of Love-Light are established through the Great Work of the Messengers of the Most High. Each of the Messengers, Prophets and Saints, throughout the eras, are sent not only to create, but to maintain these living streams, filling them with the currents of Compassion and Love that will permeate, and weave the seen and unseen Realms, and allow the manifestation all things.
And the Grand and Eternal Wheel of Life, in the center of the Highest Realm, has mysteriously, and All-Ways brought into being — the never beginning, never ending, Glory-Full Reality of the Universe.
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In Wisdom’s Light, Ancient and Modern Teaching Stories and Practices, Vol. III, Emi Miller
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Enlightenment, Living In A Bubble?
The question arises: “Is it not possible to capture, to hold onto moments of perfect, peace-full stillness? To somehow move forward through our lives with them: to live within them, walking within them, into each ‘next’ moment—no matter how hard the storms rage?”
Here lies the view of the immature Zenist: To walk with-in a space and time of Nirvana, in a state of perfect peace, smiling and contented, as if in an insulated, protective bubble of purity, moving through all time. In this most incomplete picture, there are of course still the two, and ofttimes there are the many: the one who is living in a ‘bubble’ of peacefulness, walking or aiming to walk immersed in Nirvana, and the rest of the Whole Being, who remain as sleep-walkers in a shadow-filled reality.
What about the ONE breath, and Harmony for the All? Thus the followers of Quan Yin’s Oath of Dedication to remain on Earth—purifying the whole Being with their Love-filled breaths, until the last being attains enlightenment, instead of attaining their personal enlightenment and abandoning the ship. And thus the ancient Teaching becomes perfectly clear: “I am a bubble, make me the sea.”*
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Unerringly Guided Toward Perfection
The whole of humanity is unerringly guided toward perfection. This guidance happens nonstop, and one can say that our individual movements, and collective growth, neither end nor begin during any era, or lifetime:
Throughout all time, and all that occurs,
even in those things that we know arise
from humanity’s twisting of the threads
we find that our errors are eventually guided
and brought to right,
as surely as a seed grows
in an ever-upward direction
unfurling its tiny spirit around
the rocks and roots it encounters,
on its way toward the Light.
So, too, the Divine Virtues
immaculately implanted in our hearts,
continue to advance our spirit,
leading and guiding our way
toward the One.
In this time-honored process,
throughout the epochs,
the All-in-All continues to move humanity
unto our fullness and perfection—
here on Earth,
and within the Holy Realms.
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