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How Generosity Blossoms Into Meditation, by Sharon Salzberg

FaceBook  On Aug 6, 2011 Dhara wrote:

The Sun Shines On Everyone, it makes no choices.  As it shines naturally, it ends up giving to so many people.  Giving is like that, you just give without differentiation and without thinking that you are giving or expecting.  Love this from the Talk on Gita by Vinoba Bhave:  "The sun gives call to no one; yet, when it rises, birds soar in the sky, lambs begin to prance around, cows head for gazing, shopkeepers open their shops, farmers start out towards their farms. The whole world is on the move as it makes its appearance on the horizon. The sun's mere existence is enough; that gives rise to innumerable activities." - Vinoba Bhave  See full.

The Sun Shines On Everyone, it makes no choices.  As it shines naturally, it ends up giving to so many people.  Giving is like that, you just give without differentiation and without thinking that you are giving or expecting.  Love this from the Talk on Gita by Vinoba Bhave: 

"The sun gives call to no one; yet, when it rises, birds soar in the sky, lambs begin to prance around, cows head for gazing, shopkeepers open their shops, farmers start out towards their farms. The whole world is on the move as it makes its appearance on the horizon. The sun's mere existence is enough; that gives rise to innumerable activities." - Vinoba Bhave

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The Mystery of Love, by Kent Nerburn

FaceBook  On Jul 4, 2011 Dhara wrote:

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love."
Sophocles

Unconditional love is like the love a mother has for her child, no matter how the child reacts or responds, the child is always loved the same. 

 

 

Tell Me Your Story, by Dan Gottlieb

FaceBook  On Jun 3, 2011 Dhara wrote:

Great reading, when someone listed to me for the first time in my life, it changed my life forever.

Most of us don't feel that we are "heard".  There is a difference b/w when you speak and someone listens through their ears or with their ears, heart and soul.  :-) 

 

 

 

Full Effort is Full Victory, by Eknath Eswaran

FaceBook  On May 7, 2011 Dhara wrote:
"In your own life, what are the most sincere and persistent efforts?"

Since my early teenage years, have been searching for answers to who is god and who am I and what is my life's purpose? I would say this is the area which I am the most dedicated to and put persistent efforts.  I have failed many times and feel discouraged however, b/c the drive is so strong internally, I learn to get up again and continue to seek.  I have come far from when I first started this journey.
One lesson that I learned across the way is that we must love our own self first before we can love anyone else.  I wish to love all but I must first start by loving me.

I also learned that whenever I am doing something that is coming from wihtin, it does not feel like work, it feels like "vacation".  Instead of draining me, it energizes me. 
 
And it really helps to be on this path and journey b/c of great friends and teachers.  :-)
 

Giving Within For-Give-Ness, by Michael Bernard Beckwith

FaceBook  On Apr 24, 2011 Dhara wrote:

Learning to forgive is so hard but I only realized how important it is to forgive when I needed for-give-ness for something I have done;  and when someone forgave me, that's when I realize how important it is to forgive.  That feeling is incredible, it's like getting a second chance at life and allowing me to be a human; Not perfect but somone on a path of learning. 

There are many times when people have been so generous to me and that has made me realize how important it is to forgive others and self.  

Forgiving is a STRENGTH.  It relieves you from a lot of negative energy and brings internal joy, peace and positive outlook.   

 

Learning to Suffer More Effectively, by Shinzen Young

FaceBook  On Nov 16, 2010 Dhara wrote:

This article reminds me of what Somik had shared with me:  "Pain is not under your control, suffering is. Pain is a condition, but suffering is a decision. The starting point of dealing with pain is to accept it."   Pain can be both mental or physical. 

 

 

Thought Power, by Swami Sivananda

FaceBook  On Nov 3, 2009 Dhara wrote:

Wow, this is so simple yet profound!  It makes sense and I loved every word of it.  It served as a great reminder for me today and going forward how much power our thoughts really do have and it has inspired me to be more observant of my thoughts.

Thank you for taking the time to bring this passage to all of us! 

 

Tired of Clinging, by Richard Bach

FaceBook  On Jul 11, 2008 Dhara wrote:
This reminds me to not cling on to the past or future and remain in the present and just go with the flow of life.