This is the philosophy that opened the door for me.
This is the philosophy that opened the door for me.
“There are things known and things unknown…
… And in between are the doors.” ~ Jim Morrison
Imagine… What’s behind these doors? I hope these interesting images inspire opened doorways in you!
“When something has happened, do not talk about it. It is hard to collect spilled water.” – Proverb
The more you open your heart along this journey, the more you still your mind, the deeper you move within your own mysteries, the more likely you are to have wonderful and awe-inspiring experiences. The boundaries of what you thought possible will be stretched and then stretched again. This can be very exciting!
But nothing will derail the energy flow and slow your growth like becoming attached to the experience. It’s like finding a gem in the road. You just can’t resist picking it up, admiring it, stuffing it in your pocket and then gathering a crowd to display it proudly for all to see. We can become so enraptured with our new and exciting treasure that we forget where we’re going and what we’re doing. We inevitably find the people who surrounded us grow bored with our discovery. It’s not their’s after all. They’re not likely to understand its magnitude. Then we’re left feeling deflated, side-tracked and alone again.
Instead of “picking up that gem in the road” the next time you experience something beyond your previously-held possibilities, simply admire it a moment and continue your walk. Hold gratitude in your heart that you had the experience and beheld its beauty, then let it simply dissolve into your being. This way your ego doesn’t develop another attachment to add to your burden. Instead, the awareness of your being is enriched without distraction and continues to open its luminous petals as you continue on your journey.
Who knows, you may discover so many gems your pockets wouldn’t have room to carry them all! Being, on the other hand, is a limitless container.
A mandala is a form of sacred art, usually found in the Hindu and Buddist traditions. “Mandala” is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle” and is meant to assist the aspirant with focus to create a sacred space in their mind in which they can meditate.
If you’d like to know more about mandalas, you can go here.
I hope you enjoy this collection.
“Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes,
who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.
May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.
Your Heavenly Domain approaches.
Nehwê tzevjânach aikâna d’bwaschmâja af b’arha.
Let Your will come true – in the universe (all that vibrates)
just as on earth (that is material and dense).
Hawvlân lachma d’sûnkanân jaomâna.
Give us wisdom (understanding, assistance) for our daily need,
Waschboklân chaubên wachtahên aikâna
daf chnân schwoken l’chaijabên.
detach the fetters of faults that bind us, (karma)
like we let go the guilt of others.
Wela tachlân l’nesjuna
Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations),
ela patzân min bischa.
but let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our true purpose.
Metol dilachie malkutha wahaila wateschbuchta l’ahlâm almîn.
From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength to act,
the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age.
Sealed in trust, faith and truth.
(I confirm with my entire being)
Translation by Neil Douglas-Klotz in Prayers of the Cosmos
O Birther! Father- Mother of the Cosmos
Focus your light within us – make it useful.
Create your reign of unity now-
through our fiery hearts and willing hands
Help us love beyond our ideals
and sprout acts of compassion for all creatures.
Animate the earth within us: we then
feel the Wisdom underneath supporting all.
Untangle the knots within
so that we can mend our hearts’ simple ties to each other.
Don’t let surface things delude us,
But free us from what holds us back from our true purpose.
Out of you, the astonishing fire,
Returning light and sound to the cosmos.
It’s interesting to me to see this original translation. The similarities between it and Buddhism are very striking. It just goes to show how the common thread which runs through all beliefs has become unraveled through time and translation. How beautiful.
Discovered on: liranstarchild
So many in this world are fixated on the requirement that others must believe as they do, follow the same creed they do, or judgement is cast down. Then “the others” are cast aside, looked down upon, and separated. This causes the ills of humanity as those who are judged try to defend their own beliefs which are just as dearly valued. Better to let all sleep and dream their own dream until it’s their time to awaken to their own nakedness and give up on the brain.
I thought this quote was beautiful. I discovered it on love.
Relaxing images to still your mind.
According to general relativity, the concept of space detached from any physical content does not exist.
If there is only empty space, with no suns nor planets in it, then space loses its substantiality.
Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.
All such notions as causation, succession, atoms, primary elements…are all figments of the imagination and manifestations of the mind.
Time and again the passion for understanding has led to the illusion that man is able to comprehend the objective world rationally by pure thought without any empirical foundations—in short, by metaphysics.
By becoming attached to names and forms, not realizing that they have no more basis than the activities of the mind itself, error rises…and the way to emancipation is blocked.
In our thinking…we attribute to this concept of the bodily object a significance, which is to high degree independent of the sense impression which originally gives rise to it. This is what we mean when we attribute to the bodily object “a real existence.” …By means of such concepts and mental relations between them, we are able to orient ourselves in the labyrinth of sense impressions. These notions and relations…appear to us as stronger and more unalterable than the individual sense experience itself, the character of which as anything other than the result of an illusion or hallucination is never completely guaranteed.
I teach that the multitudinousness of objects have no reality in themselves but are only seen of the mind and, therefore, are of the nature of maya and a dream. …It is true that in one sense they are seen and discriminated by the senses as individualized objects; but in another sense, because of the absence of any characteristic marks of self-nature, they are not seen but are only imagined. In one sense they are graspable, but in another sense, they are not graspable.
The belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science. Since, however, sense perception only gives information of this external world or of “physical reality” indirectly, we can only grasp the latter by speculative means. It follows from this that our notions of physical reality can never be final. We must always be ready to change these notions—that is to say, the axiomatic basis of physics—in order to do justice to perceived facts in the most perfect way logically.
While the Tathagata, in his teaching, constantly makes use of conceptions and ideas about them, disciples should keep in mind the unreality of all such conceptions and ideas. They should recall that the Tathagata, in making use of them in explaining the Dharma always uses them in the semblance of a raft that is of use only to cross a river. As the raft is of no further use after the river is crossed, it should be discarded. So these arbitrary conceptions of things and about things should be wholly given up as one attains enlightenment.
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