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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:22 am

Unity of mind and heart

Training the intellect does not result in intelligence. Rather, intelligence comes into being when one acts in perfect harmony, both intellectually and emotionally.

There is a vast distinction between intellect and intelligence. Intellect is merely thought functioning independently of emotion. When intellect, irrespective of emotion, is trained in any particular direction, one may have great intellect, but one does not have intelligence, because in intelligence there is the inherent capacity to feel as well as to reason; in intelligence both capacities are equally present, intensely and harmoniously.

Now modern education is developing the intellect, offering more and more explanations of life, more and more theories, without the harmonious quality of affection. Therefore, we have developed cunning minds to escape from conflict; hence we are satisfied with explanations that scientists and philosophers give us.

The mind—the intellect—is satisfied with these innumerable explanations, but intelligence is not, for to understand there must be complete unity of mind and heart in action.

The Book of Life, September 3, Harper San Francisco, 1995

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:22 am

Unity of mind and heart

Training the intellect does not result in intelligence. Rather, intelligence comes into being when one acts in perfect harmony, both intellectually and emotionally.

There is a vast distinction between intellect and intelligence. Intellect is merely thought functioning independently of emotion. When intellect, irrespective of emotion, is trained in any particular direction, one may have great intellect, but one does not have intelligence, because in intelligence there is the inherent capacity to feel as well as to reason; in intelligence both capacities are equally present, intensely and harmoniously.

Now modern education is developing the intellect, offering more and more explanations of life, more and more theories, without the harmonious quality of affection. Therefore, we have developed cunning minds to escape from conflict; hence we are satisfied with explanations that scientists and philosophers give us.

The mind—the intellect—is satisfied with these innumerable explanations, but intelligence is not, for to understand there must be complete unity of mind and heart in action.

The Book of Life, September 3, Harper San Francisco, 1995

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:48 am

Why should we continue on with the 'repetition of the Divine's name' incessantly, every minute of our life?

With the Name as the very breath of your life, you must engage in all life's activities, with no fear of a fall.

If you make good use of chanting the Divine’s Name, your life will be sanctified. Whatever work you undertake, do it as an offering to the Divine, chanting His Name. Even while you are walking, think that it is Him who is making you walk, since Divinity is present in a subtle form in every atom and cell in this Universe.

Unable to recognise this truth, people think, ‘I came by walk, I walked so many miles, etc.’ Such work comes under the physical realm, not spiritual. Hence, whatever you think, speak or do, do it befittingly, considering every work as His command and work.

With that attitude chant any divine name wholeheartedly and sanctify your life. Then every activity you undertake will be successful.

- Divine Discourse, Nov 13, 2007.

Firmly believe that the Lord’s Name is the boat, which will take you over the sea of worldly life.
The Name is more efficacious than the contemplation of the Form.

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:50 am

Why is one thoughtless?

The thinker thinks his thoughts through habit, through repetition, through copying, which brings ignorance and sorrow.

Is not habit thoughtlessness? Awareness creates order, but it never creates habit. Settled tendencies only bring about thoughtlessness.

Why is one thoughtless? Because to think is painful, it creates disturbances, it brings opposition, it may cause one’s actions to go contrary to the established pattern.

To think-feel extensionally, to become choicelessly aware may lead to unknown depths, and the mind rebels against the unknown; so it moves from the known to the known, from habit to habit, from pattern to pattern.

Such a mind never abandons the known to discover the unknown. Realizing the pain of thought, the thinker becomes thoughtless through copying, through habit; being afraid to think, he creates patterns of thoughtlessness.

As the thinker is afraid, his actions are born of fear, and then he regards his actions and tries to change them.

The thinker is afraid of his own creations; but the deed is the doer, so the thinker is afraid of himself. The thinker is fear itself; the thinker is the cause of ignorance, of sorrow.

The thinker may divide himself into many categories of thought, but the thought is still the thinker. The thinker and his efforts to be, to become, are the very cause of conflict and confusion.

The Book of Life, September 10, Harper San Francisco, 1995

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:09 am

Why is it very important and also easier to practice righteous living and be honest and upright at all times?

Honesty is the best policy. One lie must be buttressed by a hundred others; whereas being truthful is easy, safe and simple. It is a hard job to maintain a false stand and so, it is always safe to be straight and honest.

Do not take the first false step and then be led, on and on, to perdition. Truth is one's real nature and when you are yourself, there comes a great flood of joy welling up within you.

When you deny and deceive yourself, shame darkens your mind and breeds fear. You take the path of falsehood because of the passionate qualities of lust, greed, hate and pride.

Contentment, Humility and Detachment - these keep you on the path of Truth. Truth will always triumph; do not doubt that in the least.

- Divine Discourse, Oct 24, 1965.

Firmly believe that the Divine’s Name is the boat, which will take you over the sea of worldly life. The Name is more efficacious than the contemplation of the Form.

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:39 am

Thinking without the thinker

The monkey in the tree feels hungry, and then the urge arises to take a fruit or a nut. Action comes first, and then the idea that you had better store it up.

To put it in different words, does action come first, or the actor? Is there an actor without action?

Do you understand? This is what we are always asking ourselves: Who is it that sees? Who is the watcher? Is the thinker apart from his thoughts, the observer apart from the observed, the experiencer apart from the experience, the actor apart from the action?...

But if you really examine the process, very carefully, closely and intelligently, you will see that there is always action first, and that action with an end in view creates the actor. Do you follow?

If action has an end in view, the gaining of that end brings about the actor. If you think very clearly and without prejudice, without conformity, without trying to convince somebody, without an end in view, in that very thinking there is no thinker—there is only the thinking.

It is only when you seek an end in your thinking that you become important, and not thought. Perhaps some of you have observed this.

It is really an important thing to find out, because from that we shall know how to act. If the thinker comes first, then the thinker is more important than thought, and all the philosophies, customs and activities of the present civilization are based on this assumption; but if thought comes first then thought is more important than the thinker.

The Book of Life, September 13, Harper San Francisco, 1995

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:49 pm

How can we develop Divine qualities and revel in our true Self?

Do not get elated at the riches, status, authority, intelligence, etc., which you may have.

Consider that they have been given to you on trust, so that you may benefit others. They are all signs of His Grace, opportunities of service, and symbols of responsibility.

Deal sympathetically with the mistakes of others. Seek the good in others, hear only good tidings about them, and do not give ear to scandal.

There is this story. The inner meaning of that is: The serpent and its minions are the desires that lurk in the depths of the heart; into that depth the Divine jumps, or rather showers His Grace and the poison is expelled, and the place made safe and pure. When the Divine dances on the hoods, the serpents are tamed and rendered harmless.

Without the extinction of desire, one cannot become Divine. Of what avail is it to repeat any prayers when you have not endeavoured to equip yourself with it's qualities?

- Divine Discourse, Oct 24, 1965.

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:51 pm

Understanding desire

We have to understand desire; and it is very difficult to understand something which is so vital, so demanding, so urgent because in the very fulfillment of desire passion is engendered, with the pleasure and the pain of it.

And if one is to understand desire, obviously, there must be no choice.

You cannot judge desire as being good or bad, noble or ignoble, or say, “I will keep this desire and deny that one.”

All that must be set aside if we are to find out the truth of desire—the beauty of it, the ugliness or whatever it may be.

The Book of Life, April 2, Harper San Francisco, 1995

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Re: Life 30 (Jun 18 - Nov 18)

Postby winston » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:24 am

What is true service and what are its benefits?

Preoccupation with one's own welfare and happiness, is the bane of the dualistic mentality.

It breeds discontent and sorrow. Feelings of attachment and aversion sully the mind.

The mind can be purified through service. External observances like bathing several times a day, smearing Vibhuti all over and chanting mantras mechanically, will not serve to cleanse the mind of impurities. These are only outward show, with nothing spiritual about them.

Transcendental knowledge, which will help to raise man from the animal level, can be got through diligent enquiry and steadfast faith. This is being ignored today.

Perceiving untruth as truth and treating truth as untruth, people are immersed in accumulating ephemeral objects, considering them as permanent. You must get out of this narrow groove, outgrow your selfish tendencies and learn to regard the whole of mankind as one family.

That is true service. Few have such a large-hearted approach today.

- Divine Discourse, Nov 19, 1987.

Service is spiritual discipline, not a pastime of the rich and well placed.

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