Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I dreamed I had an interview with God.

"Come in," God said. "So, you would like to interview Me?"

"If you have the time," I said.

God smiled and said:

"My time is eternity and is enough to do everything; What questions do you have in mind to ask me?"

"What surprises you most about mankind?"

God answered:

"That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again...

That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health...

That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future...

That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived."

God's hands took mine and we were silent for awhile and then I asked... "As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?"

God replied with a smile:

"To learn that they cannot make anyone love them. What they can do is to let themselves be loved...

To learn that what is most valuable is not what they have in their lives, but who they have in their lives...

To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others. All will be judged individually on their own merits, not as a group on a comparison basis...

To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least...

To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love, and that it takes many years to heal them...

To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness...

To learn that there are persons that love them dearly, but simply do not know how to express or show their feelings...

To learn that money can buy everything but happiness...

To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it totally different...

To learn that a true friend is someone who knows everything about them, and likes them anyway...

To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others, but that they have to forgive themselves."

I sat there for awhile enjoying the moment. I thanked Him for his time and for all that He has done for me and my family, and He replied, "Anytime. I'm here 24 hours a day. All you have to do is ask for me, and I'll answer......
Courtesy: Prof.Lakshman Madurasinghe

Saturday, December 25, 2010

O Light Eternal...

O Light Eternal, in Thyself contained!
Thou only know Thyself, and in Thyself
Both known and knowing, smile on Thyself!

~Dante Alighieri (1265-1321),Paradiso, XXXIII.85-93, 121-145 (1321)

Friday, December 3, 2010

I am Within You

I am Within You


Kabir Das

Translation: Sati Shankar


Moko Kahan Dhundhe re Bande, Mein To Tere Paas Mein,

Na Teerath Mein, Na Moorat Mein, Na Ekant Niwas Mein,

Na Mandir Mein, Na Masjid Mein, Na Kabe Kailas Mein,

MeinTo Tere Paas Mein Bande, Mein To Tere Paas Mein,

Na Mein Jap Mein, Na Mein Tap Mein,Na Mein Barat Upaas Mein,

Na Mein Kiriya Karm Mein Rehta, Nahin Jog Sanyas Mein,

Nahin Pran Mein Nahin Pind Mein, Na Brahmand Akas Mein,

Na Mein Prakruti Prawar Gufa Mein Nahin Swasan Ki Swans Mein,

Khoji Hoye Turat Mil Jaoon Ik Pal Ki Talas Mein,

Kahet Kabir Suno Bhai Sadho Mein To Hun Viswas Mein


Man, Where do you seek me? I am within you,

Neither in pilgrimage, nor in idols, nor in solitude,

Neither in temples, nor in mosques nor in Kaba nor in Kailash,

I am within you o man, I am within you,

Neither in chanting, nor in sacrifices, Nor in fasting,

Neither in ceremonies nor in yogic practice, nor in renunciation,

Neither in the vital air nor in the gross, nor even in the universal space,

Neither in the womb of Nature, Not in the breath of the breaths,

When sought, I am available instantly, within a moment,

Says Kabir, Listen o Sadhu, I am in your faith within.


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