Thursday, 21 February 2013

A beautiful example to drive home the lesson of equanimity

"When a well is dug, the earth that is removed from the pit forms a mound by the side. The mud in the mound is the same mud that was in the pit. Praise and calumny are like the mound and the pit, and are essentially of the same origin. Realizing this, the mind should be trained to develop equanimity in terms of man's relationship with and existence in society."

-- Bhagawan Baba (Summer Showers, 1979, pg 157)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Know where you are headed in life

Got this message y'day in my mail. Quite a thought-provoking one! And it did reiterate my thoughts too!
On this day of your life, Aarthi, I believe God wants you to know...
...that if a man does not know what port he is steering
for, no wind is favorable to him.

Seneca said that, and it is true. You have to know
where you are going in order to get there. This may
seem simplistic, but many people have no idea where
they are going in life--much less where they are
headed on the Journey of the Soul.

Yet these are things that have to be decided, not
discovered. Too many people are waiting to discover
what they should decide; to chance upon what they
should be choosing. Are you one of them?