“There are principles to regulate attachment and aversion pertaining to the senses and their objects. One should not come under the control of such attachment and aversion, because they are stumbling blocks on the path of self-realization.” ………Bhagavad Gita 3:34 This verse from Bhagavad Gita captures in its simplicity the whole essence of our relationship…

“While it is true that scientific results are entirely independent from religious or moral considerations, those individuals to whom we owe the great creative achievements of science were all of them imbued with the truly religious conviction that this universe of ours is something perfect and susceptible to the rational striving for knowledge. If this…

There are five defilements: defilements of desire, of thought, of the people, of life itself and of the age. T’ien-t’ai, a Buddhist philosopher active in China in the sixth century, described the five defilements in the following manner: “The most fundamental of these five are the defilements of thought and of desire, which result in…

“Starting upon the long journey immaculate; descending more and more into sinful matter, and having connected himself with every atom in manifested Space – the Pilgrim, having struggled through and suffered in every form of life and being, is only at the bottom of the valley of matter, and half through his cycle, when he…

“The intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible.” ~ Bruce Lee “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. Matter is spirit reduced to point of visibility. There is…

“My heart has become capable of every form; It is a pasture for gazelles and a convent for Christian monks, And a temple for idols and the pilgrim’s Ka’ba And the tables for the Torah and the book of the Quran. I follow the religion of Love: whatever way Love’s camels take, that is my…

From the un-manifest I came, And pitched my tent, in the Forest of Material existence. I passed through mineral and vegetable kingdoms, Then my mental equipment carried me into the animal kingdom; Having reached there I crossed beyond it; Then in the crystal-clear shell of human heart I nursed the drop of self in a…

“Grace is necessary to salvation, free will equally so but grace in order to give salvation, free will in order to receive it. Therefore, we should not attribute part of the good work to Grace and part to free will; it is performed in its entirety by the common and inseparable action of both; entirely…

A man once asked Rumi “why is it you talk so much about silence” and he replied “The radiant one inside me has never said a word”. This is reflected in Rumi’s poem “The Taste” “A walnut kernel shaken against its shell makes a delicate sound, but The walnut taste and the sweet oil inside…

“Earth teaches us patience and love. Air teaches us mobility, Fire teaches us warmth and courage; Sky teaches us equality and broadmindedness, Water teaches us purity and cleanliness.” …………… Panna 1018 – Guru Granth Sahib The recent disasters in Uttarakhand and this week’s floods in northern China have instilled a sense of awe in the…