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    On Oct 2, 2020 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

    When my vision is clouded what I look out will be clouded and if swing into actionwith the clouded vision, I will make things worse. All wisdom traditions ask us to awake from the sleep of ignorance, to see the Light Within and see the world and act with the light of love and clarity. The Light Within is the Light of Being, the Light of Love. When my doing emerges form the Inner Light, it heals the wounds. In my daily life I remember the wise words ofMeisterEchart: "It is not by your actions thatyou will be [awakened] but by your being. It is not by what you do but by what you are that you will be judged."

    I remember and applythe wise saying in my daily lifethat the being in the doing shapes our experience. I apply this wise saying in all areas of my life-personal and interpersonal. There are times when I act unmindfully which disrupts the clear and loving flow of my energy. With practice I quickly wake upand get connected with the Light of Being. As a teacher and as acounselor as well as a family member I get plenty of opportunities of becoming aware of my being in the doing. And if and when I goof I quickly correct my path.

    Remaining awake and aware of my bodily sensations, thoughts, feelings, emotions and actions helps me avoid the trap of substituting one unkind act for another. Awarenesskeeps the Light Within shining for making wise choices.
    Jagdish P Dave'

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