SPIRITUAL ESSENCE:

Focusing on the essence of spirituality from all times, places, cultures…and beyond. Serving and cultivating the innate, inherent spiritual nature contained within all: the religious, the non-religious, the spiritual but not religious, the atheist, the agnostic, the mystic; whatever one does or does not consider oneself. We are beings at many different levels with many different aspects: physical, energy/life force, mind, intellect, emotion; but at our deepest common core, we are all spiritual beings. We all yearn to love and be loved, to nurture and be nurtured, to express and serve and realize each of our unique destinies. We can all help each other along our individual journeys, united by our common needs and yearnings.


Quote of the Week #111 - Transforming Our Inner Beast

According to the scriptures, every human being is born with three qualities: animal, human, and divine. During infancy and early childhood, all three tendencies manifest, and all three seek an environment in which to grow and find expression. Because there is a divine being, a human being, and an animal within each individual, a baby can be raised as a sage, as a gentle loving human, or as a criminal. Through proper training, education, and loving guidance, the beast within can be transformed first into a pet and then into a human. The same human can later expeand his or her consciousness and become divine.


--Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Quote of the Week #111 - Transforming Our Inner Beast

According to the scriptures, every human being is born with three qualities: animal, human, and divine. During infancy and early childhood, all three tendencies manifest, and all three seek an environment in which to grow and find expression. Because there is a divine being, a human being, and an animal within each individual, a baby can be raised as a sage, as a gentle loving human, or as a criminal. Through proper training, education, and loving guidance, the beast within can be transformed first into a pet and then into a human. The same human can later expeand his or her consciousness and become divine.


--Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Quote of the Week #110 - Suffering

Although the world is very full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.


--Helen Keller

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Quote of the Week #109 - The Tale of the Ney

Listen to the ney,*
as it sings its tale,
complaining 
of separations!

--Rumi, translated by Alan Godlas


*a flute made from a reed