Sunday, September 28, 2008

Access to Grace

Whatever you are seeking, IS seeking YOU at a faster pace!

You don't WORK towards Grace. You cannot!

Grace CHOOSES you, MOVES towards you, and GETS you!

At best, there are a few pre-requisites for you to be OPEN to grace.

In Buddhism, Dharmakaya represents the timeless, unmanifested, 'omniscient' essence of The Supreme Being (Buddha) which is at the background of all 'phenomena' arising and dissolving simultaneously.

Won Buddhism illustrates the Four Graces of Dharmakaya as:
  • The Grace of Heaven and earth
  • The Grace of Parents
  • The Grace of Brethren and
  • The Grace of Law.
The Grace of Heaven and Earth provides us with light, soil, water, air and eternal life; one should fulfill the purpose of one's work consistently and abandon one's disposition of attachment and anger.

The Grace of Parents states that parents educate and nurture us so that we may attain self-ability; one owes one's existence to parents, and must care for and love them.

The Grace of Brethren emphasizes the value of community, teaching that all members of society, including birds, beasts, trees and grass, are helpful to humanity; it refers to living with mutual interest in order to secure peace and justice.

The Grace of Law says that one must learn and practice the laws of self-discipline, of the family, of the society, of the nation and of the world; these laws should mean both spiritual cultivation and equitable rule by which justice is served.

~(The Scripture of Won Buddhism, pp. 8-20)

Now, how OPEN are you GRACE?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Easy Enlightenmnent!

Difficulties- A Help for Realization: 'Goddess' Krishna shares Mother's thoughts:

So this habit of cringing, of getting discouraged
or even feeling uncomfortable,
or of abusing and telling yourself :
" There! Again I have made a mistake "
- all that is absolute foolishness.
Simply tell yourself :
" We dont know how to do
things as they ought to be done ;
well, they are being done for us,
come what may!"
And if we could see
to what extent all that seems to be,
yes, a difficulty, a mistake, a failure,
an obstacle- all that is just to help us,
so that the Realization is clearly understood.
Once you know that,
everything becomes easy.

An Easy path towards enlightenment?

Read it all at Difficulties- A Help for Realization.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

True Uninhibitedness - The Rare Grace!

We look at a person and hesitate to open up. We think of an action and hesitate to move. What inhibits us? How can we release our creative freedom?

Deng Ming-Dao says:

Don't be inhibited. If you hold back from achieving your heart's desires, you will become bitter and frustrated. If you hold back from expressing yourself, your creativity will become impotent with timidity. Don't stop anything. Let your uniqueness flow freely.

In the beginning, one must adhere to a structure - artificial though it may be - until one attains that proper understanding to behave with uninhibited spontaneity. If people attempt to be uninhibited without actually being uninhibited, then they only look like crass clowns. Thus one must spend a certain amount of time studying structure until there is no need for structure.

By that time, one will have thoroughly absorbed the secret of moderation and one will be able to act with correctness and spontaneity. True uninhibitedness must come as a by-product of sure, fresh, and creative actions.

He concludes:

The drunk falls from the cart but is not hurt.
You throw hesitation aside but look stupid.
To be truly uninhibited is a rare grace.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fierce Grace

God's messenger talks about the movie - "Fierce Grace: The Story of Ram Dass" at Conversations with God - A blog by Neale Donald Walsch.

He writes that Ram Dass (a.k.a. Dr. Richard Alpert, born April 6, 1931) talks about "the power of God (and the process of personal creation; i.e, we create our own reality) to bring about healing of any condition.":

Healing is not, after all, the same as 'curing'
Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before,
but rather, allowing what 'is' now
to move us closer to God.

That is Fierce Grace!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Each and every life must be made effulgent

The first and the final word of manifestation is mobility or dynamicity.

Just as movement has no cessation, the path of movement also has no end.

In this very movement lies the happy union between eternal ethics and the ageless supra-sensory realization - their centripetal affinity.

It is not enough for a person to merely understand and abide by the truth.

Rather, it must be translated into reality in the practical lives of living beings.

With the greatest fulfillment in buds, flowers and fruits, each and every life must be made effulgent.

Everyone should be made to realize that in the path of movement, the Supreme fulfillment is the highest truth.

~Shrii Prabhat R. Sarkar

Highest Service!

Service is the word of My disciples.

Be used by all, by the lowest, the smallest.

How best you can serve?

Let that be your daily seeking, not how best can you be served.

~Two Listeners