Monthly Archives: June 2012

Attachment and Love

The strongest bondage for a Yogi is attachment, which makes one weak and ignorant. Maya or illusion is deeply rooted in attachment. When we are attached to or have desire for something, it becomes source of illusion for us. Those who are free from attachments and have directed their desires towards spiritual growth are free from the bondage of maya/illusion. The less attachment, the more inner strength.

Many people confuse attachment with love. But in attachment you become selfish, interested in your own pleasure, and you misuse love. You become possessive and try to gain the objects of your desires. Attachments creates bondage, while love bestows freedom. When yogis speak of non-attachment they are not teaching indifference, but are teaching how to genuinely and selflessly love others. Non-attachment properly understood, means love.


Zen is ?


“Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine” – Shunryu Suzuki

New Moon

The new moon in its original meaning of first crescent marks the beginning of the month in lunar calendars such as the Muslim calendar, and in lunisolar calendars such as the Hebrew calendar, Hindu calendars, and Buddhist calendar. But in the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the month is marked by the dark moon.

The Tibetan Mas­ter indi­cates that the inbreath­ing and out­breath­ing of the entity, who is the Earth, potently affects the phys­i­cal plane. He states that there is a con­nec­tion with this and the moon.* This con­nec­tion with the moon is related to the cycles of the moon.

The time of the new moon is a time to breathe in deeply and move into a calm state of mind. In this state, you can watch your emo­tions come and go and not be affected by them. In this calm­ness, you begin to see your life more clearly; you begin to see what is possible.

Now you can tune into your Soul or Higher Self. Stay calm, and let your Higher Self give you a vision of your true purpose.

The new moon is the sym­bol of begin­nings. This is a good time to con­tem­plate upon your true motive. Why are you here on Earth? What did you come here to accom­plish? What is your spir­i­tual intention?

These ques­tions tune you into the core of your being. The core of your being is in touch with the great being of the Earth. This aligns you with the dynamic vibra­tion of pur­pose. One def­i­n­i­tion of pur­pose is a goal that you set before your­self that you desire to attain. When that pur­pose has an ele­ment of good­will, it is har­mo­niz­ing with the great being of the Earth.

The moon rep­re­sents the form. This is a time to think about what form you want to cre­ate. If you are already involved in your pur­pose, you can con­sider whether there is any­thing you need to do to adjust your plan to cre­ate a bet­ter form.

You are not alone. When you tune in to your Soul’s vision, you invite the Guides of our planet, the Hier­ar­chy of Light, into your life. They are as the Heads of a giant orga­ni­za­tion. Your Soul’s vision and pur­pose is a nec­es­sary part of the Organization’s plan for humanity.

When you are attuned to your Soul’s vision, you feel mag­netic. You can breathe in and out and relax. There is ten­sion, but it is spir­i­tual ten­sion. In spir­i­tual ten­sion, you keep your­self syn­chro­nized with your Soul’s vision through an act of will.

You feel mag­ne­tized because you are in har­mony with the Earth. When you are in har­mony with the earth, you give pos­i­tiv­ity to oth­ers. You anchor light and love and spir­i­tual power on Earth.

At the new Moon, goals and wishes take root, as you reach out for spiritual wisdom, draw on unseen allies and open the door to magical change. New moons are symbolic of new beginnings. We all start out innocent and pure. Somewhere along the way we experience a certain amount of heartache or aggravation~part of which could be the result of our own birth experience. This perpetuates the desire or need to be healed, to feel whole again. More and more, as a society, we find ourselves searching for alternative approaches to health, wellness, childbirth-and of course, to healing. The word “month” is derived from the word “moon”.

Our human body consists of about seventy percent liquid. It is accepted by physicians that our bodily fluids flow more freely at the time of full moon. People suffering from asthma, bronchitis and even certain skin diseases, find their ailments aggravated under the influence of the moon. More than five thousand years ago, people had recognized the influence of the moon on cultivation. Farmers were very particular about the effect of the moon on their crops. They knew that certain grains and paddy would be affected if blooming took place during a full moon period. Medical science had also ascertained the different reactions of certain medicines under different facets of the moon, because of the influence of the moon on human beings.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Well, Tarpana means ‘to satisfy.’ ‘Tarpa’ comes from ‘tripti’, which means fulfillment. Your ancestors had some wishes. Fulfilling them or taking them to be fulfilled, don’t crave for anything. That is exactly what Tarpana is: remembering the people who have departed once in a year.
In Christianity and in Islam also they do this for departed souls, particularly once in a year. So in India, in the ancient days, on amavas (moonless night) they kept remembering all the ancestors and they kept the full moon day to remember all the different manifestations of the Divinity. It is not only that every amavas you have to do something, but remembering them and doing some good work in their memory is good.


What is Buddha ?


Asked “What is Buddha?” Ma-tsu replied “This very mind, this is Buddha.”

The path


“What is the path? the Zen Master Nan-sen was asked. Everyday life is the path, he answered.” – Master Nan-sen


“At birth we come At death we go… Bearing nothing.” – Chinese proverb