....her 81st Birthday Celebration Breakfast....
IMMORTAL CORE POSSESSES
ALL IS ALWAYS WELL
OF MAN-MADE PROJECTIONS & BELIEFS
if you don't believe.
Chef's 81st birthday breakfast celebration
There is something in personal love, caresses,
and the magnetic flood of sympathy
that does, in its way,
more good than all the medicine in the world.
It draws us gradually to itself,
though we imagine we are going to It of our own accord:
when we are near enough,
It puts an end to our activities, makes us still,
and then swallows up our personal current,
thus killing our wrong personality.
It overwhelms the intellect and over floods the whole being.
whereas the truth is that we are iron filings
and It is the Atman-magnet that is pulling us towards Itself.
Thus the process of finding the Self is a form of Divine magnetism.
—Sri Ramana Maharshi
And all things affect us from a distance,
the near as well as the remote things,
nothing touches us;
everything reaches us across divisions.
the ring on my hand cannot do so either:
everything that reaches us can do so
only the way a magnet summons and aligns the forces
in some susceptible object;
in this way, all things can effect a new alignment within us.
And in view of this insight,
do proximity and distance not simply vanish?
—Rainer Maria Rilke
Letters on Life
The peace of iron filings, obedient to the forces of the magnetic field.
Calm is the soul that is emptied of all self,
In the eternal moment of co-inherence.
A happiness within you - but not yours.
If there is a person left in this enlightened age
who is still engaging in malpractice
—trying to destroy the life which is God,
or trying to prove that there is a power
other than God-power--
when his malpractice hits up against a person
who has perceived the truth that God is individual life.
from which our understanding of God will protect us
or if we believe that we have an ‘in’ with God
that will save us from some evil, we are lost:
we have accepted two powers,
and according to our belief so is it unto us.
~Joel S Goldsmith
A PARENTHESIS IN ETERNITY
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Proverbs 19:5 (KJV)
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
Bearing false witness is accepting a sense of separation from God.
Living in that state of understanding we are subject to the consequences of that lie.
as they know them.
But there comes a time in a man's life
when he has touched truth of which he cannot speak in words;
and at that time
all dispute, discussion, argument ends.
in the same what that a net is the wrong tool for gathering water.
Unattached to body, unattached to mind,
allowing everything just as it is.
What could be the problem?
the process of self-destruction
which is personal existence
is transformed into immortality.
Ramesh S. Balsekar
The Net of Jewels