|Shall we allow the rain through us|
to quench the world’s unquenchable thirst?
|Θα επιτρέψουμε στη βροχή μέσω ημών|
να σιγάσει του κόσμου την ακόρεστη δίψα;
|Από την αρχή της Δημιουργίας είναι φανερό πως ο Θεός ήθελε τον άνθρωπο να ενεργεί με ελεύθερη θέληση, να ‘ναι ελεύθερη ύπαρξη. Στην ελευθερία, στην ελεύθερη απόφαση του ανθρώπου έγκειται όλο το μεγαλείο της ανθρώπινης ύπαρξης. Χωρίς ελευθερία ο άνθρωπος θα ήταν μόνο ένα μηχανικό δημιούργημα του Θεού, ενεργούμενό Του, που θα λειτουργούσε μόνο με τη θέληση και τη δύναμή Του. Υπάρχουν πολλά τέτοια πλάσματα του Θεού στη φύση. Για τον άνθρωπο όμως προόρισε μια ξεχωριστή θέση, ήταν ελεύθερος να πιστεύει στο Θεό ή να στραφεί εναντίον Του, να ζήσει ή να πεθάνει. Ήταν μια πολύ τιμητική θέση, αλλά ταυτόχρονα και πολύ επικίνδυνη…|
… Ένα πράγμα είναι πιο σαφές απ’ οτιδήποτε άλλο. Πως δεν υπάρχει σωτηρία στον κόσμο αν ο Θεός δεν έρθει σ’ αυτόν, δεν ενανθρωπήσει. Πως δεν υπάρχει λύτρωση και σωτηρία για μας τους ανθρώπους αν ο Θεός δεν είναι μαζί μας όχι σαν ιδέα ή ένα όμορφο όνειρο, αλλά όπως είμαστε, με ψυχή, με σώμα, φτωχοί και ταλαιπωρημένοι και τελικά, σ’ αυτό που διαφέρουμε όλοι από το Θεό, θνητοί, υποκείμενοι στο θάνατο. Γι’ αυτό και κάθε πίστη που διδάσκει πως ο Θεός δε σαρκώθηκε ή πως δεν μπορεί να σαρκωθεί, είναι ψεύτικη…
Νικόλαος Βελιμίροβιτς, από την παρουσίαση στο οπισθόφυλλο αυτού του βιβλίου.
|From the beginning of Creation it is obvious that God wanted man to act with free will, to be a free being. In freedom, in the free decision of man lies all the greatness of human existence. Without freedom man would be just a mechanical creation of God, a puppet working only by His will and power. There are many such creatures of God in nature. For man, however, he intended a special place, he was free to believe in God or to turn against Him, to live or to die. It was a position of immense honour, but at the same time very dangerous…|
… One thing is clearer than anything else. That there is no salvation in the world if God does not come to it, does not incarnate. That there is no redemption and salvation for us humans if God is not with us, not as an idea or a beautiful dream, but as we are, with soul, with body, poor and afflicted, and finally, in what we all differ from God, mortals, subject to death. That is why every belief that teaches that God did not incarnate or that He cannot incarnate, is false…
Nikolaj Velimirović, translated from this book’s back cover.
witness the innocence of evil only in Me
and stand your ground prayerfully
“How can I thank you for smiling at me like this? Got it! I will energize Eesho who is seated in your own heart!”
How can we thank you for expanding such love, dearest Krishna?
Blessings came to me in the form of a baby smile and kiss
I was going for an evening walk today
As I walked through the neighborhood, I saw this little one held by his grandma
I waved him “Hi” and smiled at him
His grandma was feeding him from a sippy cup
Seeing me smiling, he finished the sippy cup fast
He showed me how little birdie open its mouth
He greeted me “Eesho” with praying hands
I felt baby Jesus giving me greetings
Before I waved him Bye,
He hugged my face and gave a kiss on my cheek
It was a sweet, unexpected, angelic kiss
Thank you baby,
May Jesus bless you and family in abundance 😊❤
**Eesho – Jesus in Malayalam – A form of greetings used in prayers.
In my mind’s eye
I see a world of peace and harmony
In my soul’s lungs
I feel God’s warm wind
breathing through our landscapes of remembrance
Bhakti is a wonderful thing. By its aid the devotee brings God out from the depths of his heart and makes the hidden Beloved reveal Himself in all His glory. At the supreme altar, the blessed votary dedicates his all. Thereafter all his talk, all his action, is concerned with His service. For, the Divine Vision has elevated and purified his entire existence, filling it with ineffable bliss.
Lord has declared: “There is no gain in this world greater than the bliss of the Eternal”, which having been obtained, a man attains perfect freedom and happiness. Thenceforth there is nothing left for him to aspire to and struggle for; he has arrived at that haven of rest, where all his desires have reached their highest satisfaction and fulfilment.
Immortal happiness is the sweet fruit of our union with the supreme Lord of our being and of all life. He is for ever seated in our hearts.
Our Beloved is love and joy itself. What sacrifice is too great to realise Him! When we know through faith, devotion and love that He is dwelling within us, we touch the secret spring that opens the floodgates of immortal joy which, then, inundates our whole being, merging us in His infinity. This is the sublime consummation of all life.
Look at the constellation of characters all around you in the drama you are experiencing. This drama is a means to return you Home, so consider it a journey. On this journey, you will recognize that you value separate aspects of each character. You will learn to stop requesting or relying upon what you think of as the “good points” of each character, thereby freeing them up to show up for you in any way at all. When you free them, you free yourself. When you don’t rely upon specific gifts coming from specific characters, you open up the conduits for all gifts to flow to all. That includes you.
Notice what you think you want to get from other characters–love, approval, attention, material abundance. There seem to be specific good things that you seem to need to acquire or keep. Look under the surface of the struggle of this…
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Sit in deep emptiness for awhile.
In this state you have diminished the self
to such a degree
that you are in complete harmony with all that surrounds you.
There is no more a sense of a you,
Now bring your attention
to the dysfunctions of the mind.
and for each, imagine them as ever larger iron cages surrounding your heart centre.
Each time you add a cage resonate back and forth between a state of emptiness and being surrounded and attached to an ever increasing number of iron cages.
Begin with your attachment to likes and dislikes.
Imagine them as an iron cage and then return to that emptiness, then return again
Now add, your strong fears, phobias and worries as yet another layer of cage.
Imagine both cages and resonate back and forth between emptiness and being caged by the mind.
Now add, beliefs on how…
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