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The Source Of True Happiness

 

The Purpose of Meditation

 

The purpose of meditation is to know yourself and realize what true happiness is.

 

When we’re very happy, it’s very difficult to meditate. When we’re very miserable, it’s also very difficult to meditate. That’s why we always try to strike a balance in between, so we don’t feel such extremes that we forget that the real happiness is inside.

 

It doesn’t matter how much we love someone, or how much someone loves us. One day or another, he or she will disappoint us. Then it hurts.

 

Sometimes children make trouble for their parents because they misunderstand their parents, or they want their parents to be with them all the time. If the parents can’t satisfy their wishes, the children just don’t care or they might rebel and want to leave home.

 

Even with our spouse/partner, if we truly want them to love us, we have to serve them for many hours a day to their every request. Then they’ll be happy, and then they might stick with us. But even then it’s just maybe. Sometimes a husband and wife cause pain for each other because of too many expectations.

 

Sometimes even just small things make people fall apart. It hurts a lot.

 

If we truly rely on the inner happiness, then we’ll never be disappointed or have to rely on anyone. If someone comes, it’s okay, or if they don’t come, it’s also okay. We don’t feel so hurt or pained inside.  Read more

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Remember God In All Aspects Of Life

 

We live to contact the Source and realize God within us. This is the most important goal in life. All else are secondary, whether they be career or social life.

 

Meditation and Prayer

 

Meditation means prayer; it’s the same. If we don’t know how to meditate, then we pray. Meditation is the best way to pray. If we don’t meditate or pray, then we can’t know our God, our Self. Then we are lost. You might earn a lot of money, are married to the love of your life, have a great career or have plenty of children, but it’s for nothing. After you depart the earth plane, it’s finished! All the money, your spouse or partner, career and children mean nothing. They don’t help at the time you go, when you leave this planet – not at all.

 

Meditation is more important than anything else in life. To improve spiritually, we must practice, practice, practice. Make meditation your priority in life.

 

Please click here for a meditation to contact the Source and realize God within: Inner Light Meditation

 

Daily Spiritual Practice

 

Every day, we should make sure to fill ourselves with all the best possible for us, just like every day we try to select the best nutrition for our body. Every time you eat some good thing, you have to remember: “I have to also put some good things into my soul, into my spiritual development.” So, even while you’re eating, you can practice. Read more

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Tao Te Ching By Lao Tzu

 

Background Information

 

Tao Te Ching is a spiritual classic and is amongst the most translated works in world literature. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century B.C. by the Chinese sage Lao Tzu (literally meaning “Old Master”), a record-keeper at the Zhou dynasty court, although the text’s true authorship and date of composition are still debated.

 

Wikipedia provided several possible translations of the book’s title:

 

Dào/Tao literally means “way”, or one of its synonyms, but was extended to mean “the Way”. This term, which was variously used by other Chinese philosophers, has special meaning within the context of Taoism, where it implies the essential, unnamable process of the universe.

 

Dé/Te means “virtue“, “personal character,” “inner strength” (virtuosity), or “integrity”. Jīng/Ching as it is used here means “Law”, “Canon”, “Rules” or “Instruction”. Thus, Tao Te Ching can be translated as “The Way and the Power of The Law”, “The Road and the Strength of The Rules/Instructions”, etc.

 

Tao Te Ching is a short text of around 5,000 Chinese characters in 81 brief chapters or sections. It has two parts, the Tao Ching (chapters 1–37) and the Te Ching (chapters 38–81). The written style is brusque or to the point, has few grammatical particles, and encourages diverse, even contradictory interpretations. The ideas are singular; the style poetic. The rhetorical style combines two major strategies: short, declarative statements and intentional contradictions. The first of these strategies creates memorable phrases, while the second forces us to create our own reconciliations of the supposed contradictions. Read more

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The Crown Of Life By Sant Kirpal Singh

 

Author’s Background

 

Considered by many people who met him in the East and in the West to have been a living example of a true Saint of spirituality, Kirpal Singh was born in India, in a simple rural house, in the western part of Punjab which now belongs to Pakistan, on February 6, 1894.

 

He followed the career of a civil servant in the government of India, and retired on his own pension in 1946. Then, Kirpal Singh moved to Delhi where he founded his spiritual school Ruhani Satsang with its headquarters at Sawan Ashram.

 

He was the President of the World Fellowship of Religions, an organization recognized by UNESCO, which had representatives from all the main religions of the world. He wrote numerous books, many of which have been translated into numerous languages.

 

Elected three times, consecutively, as President of the World Fellowship of Religions, Kirpal Singh upheld the truth that, though the various religions are different schools of thought, the Aim of all religions is One and the Same.

 

His basic teachings consist in establishing contact with God into expression power, called Word in the Bible, Naam, Shabd, Om, Tao, Kalma etc. in the other scriptures. The discipline of universal character taught by him is at the base of the spiritual experience which gave origin to all the main religions that have resisted the trials of time. It has been defined the Path of the Masters (Sant Mat), Meditation on the Divine Word or Yoga of the Sound Current (Surat Shabd Yoga).

 

He visited the major cities in the United States on the occasions of each of his three world tours: in 1955, in 1963-64, and again in 1972, staying in this country for three months or more, each time.

 

Kirpal Singh continued his work as a spiritual Master until he left the earth plane on August 21, 1974. Read more

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Healing The Heart

 

Opening the heart is vital to spiritual awakening, healing and achieving wholeness.

 

However, for many of us, opening the heart means opening to a lifetime’s accumulation of unacknowledged sorrow, both our personal sorrows and the universal sorrows of warfare, hunger, old age, illness, and death. Sometimes we may experience this sorrow physically, as contractions and barriers around our heart, but more often we feel the depth of our wounds, our abandonment, our pain, as unshed tears.

 

Meditation is an invaluable tool in healing the heart as it gradually opens. When we meditate, the grief we have carried for so long, from pains and dashed expectations and hopes, arises. Our task in meditation is first to let them move through us, then to recognize them and allow them to sing their songs.

 

What we find as we listen to the songs of our sorrows, loneliness or longing, is that they do not stay forever. As we heal through meditation, our hearts break open to feel fully. We grieve for our past traumas and present fears, for all of the feelings we never dared experience consciously. However, out of this grief work comes deep renewal.

 

Eternal True Nature

 

Because I practice the Inner Light and Sound Meditation, I can only speak from my experience with this meditation; there may be similar experiences with other types of meditation.

 

For those of us who practice the Inner Light and Sound Meditation, we will gradually realize and experience our True Eternal Nature and God-Source. The more we realize or experience Source, the more blissful we become.  We truly know that all humans are Eternal Beings of Consciousness or Spirit!  Read more

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Enlightenment

 

Enlightenment is not some unattainable goal only for the saints and those who retreat from the world. Some people might fear that after enlightenment, they have to forsake their family, that they cannot get married, that they cannot do their business, that they have to practice austerities, that they cannot show human feelings. This is the wrong concept of Enlightenment.

 

God Is Love

 

After Enlightenment, we will be happier in our life; we will experience more love and harmony with our partner (or spouse) and family members; we will be much more efficient in our career and in everything we do; we will enjoy things much more in this world, but in moderation; we will love more. We will not lose anything that is truly ours. We will follow God’s will instead of our ego. We will know that Source-God truly exists and takes care of us in all ways and in any situation. We will feel God’s overwhelming Love and protection for us. We will understand why “God Is Love”.

 

Life After Enlightenment

 

After Enlightenment, we live in the world but not of it. We still have human feelings and emotions, but we are not ruled by them. We view life from the vantage point of eternity, without much of the drama associated with the world. Like watching a movie, if someone dies, we know that it is only a movie. We do our best to contribute to the betterment of society, but have no desire for material wealth or praise. However, if they come our way, then we would enjoy them, but are not attached to them. Read more

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The Living Master

 

The path of Inner Light and Sound Meditation requires initiation and guidance by a living Master or Satguru. Guru is a Sanskrit word for “teacher” or “master”; Satguru means True Master or True Teacher, Teacher of the Truth. Through the initiation process, the Master awakens the Divine Presence or the true Self within us who will then undertake the spiritual journey. The true Self is the conscious soul or spirit in each person. The soul or spirit can be considered the “driver” of the vehicles, which are our bodies (physical and spiritual).

 

The Spiritual Teacher

 

Some individuals nowadays might be bothered by the need for a master or teacher to walk on this path. But think about this: since childhood, we need a teacher for every skill we learn; from walking, to speaking, to reading, to writing. Learning these skills from different teachers has enabled us to function in this physical world. Likewise, we need a teacher to guide and protect us on the greatest journey we will ever undertake back to the spiritual world, to our true Home, while living a normal life on Earth. Read more

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Livets Bog, Volume 1 By Martinus

 

Background Information

 

Many great Souls have worked tirelessly for World Peace for the past decades. We have witnessed and experienced the downfall of a world culture through the great upheavals, crises and social transformations of our time during the last century and into the 21st century. Now we’re at the dawn of the New Age of Love, Peace and Enlightenment. We hear about it everywhere. But there are still conflicts in different parts of the world, and many of us wonder if we will live to see and enjoy peace around the world for all of humankind?

 

In his collective works, known as The Third Testament, Danish writer Martinus offers a comprehensive world picture showing that all living beings form part of a living Universe and evolve continuously towards higher forms of life. Martinus (1890-1981) provides hope and optimism that we are birthing a new, humane world society. He creates a spiritual science that offers seekers of the Truth profound insight into the nature of life and a road map for the spiritual development of Love, morality and conduct that is crucial for the realization of world peace.

 

The Third Testament consists of Livets Bog (The Book of Life) in 7 volumes. The Eternal World Picture in 5 volumes forms a supplement to Livets Bog. Martinus has also written a series of other books and a substantial number of articles and many of his lectures have been transcribed and published. Martinus’ books are openly available to those who are interested. Please click here to read his works:  Martinus Institute.

 

Every summer the Martinus Institute offers an international program of courses in Denmark with lectures, symbol explanations and study groups. The courses are held at the Martinus Center in Klint, Denmark, which is located by the coast in a scenic, peaceful area of natural beauty near Nykøbing Sjælland about 110 kilometers northwest of Copenhagen. The international courses are held during the last two weeks of the summer season, usually at the end of July and the beginning of August. There are courses in Danish, Swedish, English and German.

 

“By taking part in our courses, you will also have the opportunity to meet people from other countries in an atmosphere that we hope you will find warming and inspiring. We strive towards creating the love and warmth that will characterise the new world culture.” Read more

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The Human Body Is Precious

 

The human rebirth is very precious as one has the opportunity to attain enlightenment and become liberated from the cycle of repeated death and rebirth or reincarnation. For the initiate upon the path of Inner Light and Sound Meditation, liberation is attained when one’s Consciousness has ascended (not mental projections, but true spiritual travel) to the 3rd Level of Creation. This is also known as Self-realization.

 

Complete Enlightenment

 

Complete enlightenment or total realization is achieved when one’s Spirit or Consciousness is reunited with the Source from which one originated from. This is also known as God-realization, or return to the original Home on the Fifth Level of Creation.  Once departed from the physical plane, the God-realized initiates can continue to realize higher Levels of Creation—which are infinite and eternal—or take up heavenly assignments and projects as Co-creators (including creating new worlds with their creative power) with Source-God. Read more

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Living In The Eternal Now

 

Many spiritual teachers encourage us to live in the Now; it is a state of consciousness we should strive to experience in our life. What exactly is the Now? There are two different types of “Now”: the Present Now and the Eternal Now.

 

The Present Now is what exists in time. It’s part of the continuum we know of as past-present-future. To live in the Now is to live fully in the present moment. Our awareness is completely centered on the here and now. You are not worrying about the future or thinking about the past. When you live in the present, you are living where life is happening.

 

The Eternal Now has nothing to do with time, nothing to do with past, present or future. It is a state of awareness that is outside of time, altogether.

 

Time stops when our consciousness enters the Eternal Now. There is a profound sense of stillness and peace that pervades everything. There is Silence, Pure Being, Presence, Love, Joy, Peace, Creativity, Continuous Newness that is ever unfolding. Everything feels fresh and exciting. We are One with Everything. This is Reality. We are Home. Read more