The natural postures for meditation and for worship

The natural postures for meditation and for worship are different. In worship there is often a natural raising of the hands, or arms, upwards and the body may be kneeling, sitting on the legs in the Japanese fashion, or standing. Of course in a formal group worship,...

Shankara: Hymn to Hari

"To him, the infinite, who assuming the condition of the individual self and dwelling in nature, incessantly enjoys the objects of enjoyment through the five gateways of the senses, and who, though one, appears to be different in different bodies, even as the moon...

Help the growth of the Divine Consciousness in me

Plough up my soul and sow in it the seeds of wisdom: I lay open my heart and my spirit. Welcome upheavals, agitations, censures! Welcome Thy behests! O winds, soak up all the moisture of love of self from the field of my soul. Descend, O dew of peace, and help the...

Every morning I vow to devote my heart and soul to Thee,

A PRAYER Every morning I vow to devote my heart and soul to Thee, O Lord, Creator of the blossoms and birds of spring ; but my determination is driven away like the mist before a strong wind. I fall into the stream of worldliness and forget Thee. How weak is my will ?...

Spiritual letters of Dom John Chapman

To anyone who has experienced difficulties and aridities in prayer, the Spiritual Letters of Dom John Chapman are immensely bracing and re-assuring. Dom John was a Roman Catholic, the Abbot of Downside from 1929 to 1933, and a widely experienced spiritual director. An...

O Inscrutable Reality, O Sun of suns, O Truth Sublime

O Inscrutable Reality, O Sun of suns, O Truth Sublime, Who alone rulest the universe. Even our personal affairs are ruled better when our minds are united with Thee in peace and devotion and we have purged our hearts from all hate and filled them to the brim with love...

Do away with the fallacy that your pain is caused by another

Leave not your centre. Moths come to a lamp, even though they die; the lamp does not renounce its position to run after or receive them. In thee the whole world must be drawn and consumed. This the secret of magnetism. Ho, all ye that suffer, know ye that ye suffer...

A method of Prayer

HIS daughter, Sahaja, helped her Guru, Shri Dada, the whole day in various ways. She prepared his bath, washed his clothing, swept his room, dusted his books and manuscripts and served him with cold water when it was a hot day. She brought his glass of milk in the...

For what should we pray?

When a youth scoffed at prayer in the assembly of Shri Dada, the Teacher affectionately spoke to him in the following words: “My son, there is an element in man which is always prompting him to love and admire one higher than himself. You hold Western civilization to...

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