Mokṣa in this life

 the liberated individual shows attributes such as: he is not bothered by disrespect and endures cruel words, treats others with respect regardless of how others treat him; when confronted by an angry person he does not return anger, instead replies with soft and kind words; even if tortured, he speaks and trusts the truth; he …

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The things persons do that we dislike

From the things persons do that we dislike we learn what we should not do but do we understand why?   What do you need to be happy? All too often, we list the things we want: a bigger house, a cooler car, a trip around the world, money for retirement, a new friend or …

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The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness

I do not this great piece of work to disappear. From Oliver Emberton (https://oliveremberton.com/2014/the-problem-isnt-that-life-is-unfair-its-your-broken-idea-of-fairness/) Unless you’re winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you. The truth is, life is just playing by different rules. The real rules are there. They actually make sense. But they’re a bit more complicated, and a lot less comfortable, …

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Sacred Host

Greet we thee sacred host, body broken that life be restored. Greet we thee adorned host, expended of grace for a mortal cause. Greet we thee heaven egress, grant triune lord our immortal soul.

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Militant Expectant Triumphant

May we militant join the expectant and become triumphant. Today is The Solemnity of All Saints (was also Harvest Sunday). Morning Mass celebrated The Solemnity of All Saints. (the Manning Cup team came to Mass) Evensong The Solemnity of All Souls. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA: Una buena forma de practicar este mantra es la de reconocer que existe un poder superior a nosotros. Este sencillo acto de reconocimiento puede ser un gran alivio, porque nos permite dejar un poco de nuestra tendencia a controlar. Esto nos ayudará a sentirnos mejor y más en paz con nosotros …

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The number 18

It is almost amazing how death reminds us, how it makes us reflex and how it inspires us to actually write. Over time there have been many posts that I should have written but it is only now that I am actually doing it. Today was Natalie’s funeral. As I listened one of the thing …

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New English

Sorry – don’t know the source, but thought it sort of fit the topic.  The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some …

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Om Mani Padme Hum

Om purifies bliss and pride (realm of the gods); Ma purifies jealousy and need for entertainment (realm of the jealous gods); Ni purifies passion and desire (human realm); Pad purifies ignorance and prejudice (animal realm); Me purifies greed and possessiveness (realm of the hungry ghosts); Hum purifies aggression and hatred (hell realm).

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Sai Ram

When you meet each other, do not shout hello or bye-bye, or some silly chatter. Let the moment of meeting be sanctified by the remembrance of God. Say, Ram Ram, or Om, or Hari Om, or Sai Ram. Sathya Sai Speaks X, Chap. 14

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