Author Archives: Smiling Light

Shankara

Abandon the idea that you are the doer of actions or the thinker of thoughts. When all cravings have disappeared, that is liberation. To destroy cravings : Look upon everything as Brahman (God) and Brahman alone.

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Tukaram

On being alone : I talk to myself for arguments sake. From Tukaram – Says Tuka

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King of The Dharma Quote

Perfect thyself or destroy the happiness of a million beings. From King of The Dharma By Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally

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Short Zen Poem

Sitting silently, doing nothing, The Spring comes And the grass grows by itself; by Zen Master Ikkyu

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Blocks to Liberation

From Abinavagupta’s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita : ” It is said in the Shastras (Scriptures) “Even an initiated person doesn’t attain liberation if he is not free from anger etc.” …….. “Threefold is the gate of this hell leading … Continue reading

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Osho Quote

“Don’t just do something, sit there.”

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Quote

“As above, so below” Hermes Trimegistus

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True Whale Story

A beautiful yogini sent me this story – i had to pass it on ….  The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, youwould have read about a female humpback whale who had become … Continue reading

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Quote from Jnaneshwar’s Gita

Jnaneshwar’s Gita Chapter 18 Verses 734 – 740 Similarly, when resolution is firm in the mind, mental and other activities cease. O, Arjuna, the knot, that binds the senses to sense objects is easily loosened, and the ten senses return … Continue reading

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In Honour Of …

I  honour my Guru for her Divine Grace, Blessings and Guidance. I honour her Guru for his Divine Love, for giving us my Guru and for creating such beautiful ashrams. I honour his Guru for his Divine Presence and for … Continue reading

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