Quote of the Week 37 - Wind, Water, Stone
Wind, Water, Stone
BY OCTAVIO PAZ
Water hollows stone,
wind scatters water,
stone stops the wind.
Water, wind, stone.
Wind carves stone,
stone's a cup of water,
water escapes and is wind.
Stone, wind, water.
Wind sings in its whirling,
water murmurs going by,
unmoving stone keeps still.
Wind, water, stone.
Each is another and no other:
crossing and vanishing
through their empty names:
water, stone, wind.
Meditation (Click your selection, scroll down to view it)
- Audio Link: A Foundation for a Fruitful Meditation Practice: Science of Breath/Pranayama/Relaxation - Theory and Practice
- Meditation Basics - Expanded Version
- Meditation Basics - Condensed Version
- Mantra Meditation Basics
- Nada Meditation - Anahata/The Unstruck Sound
- Jewish Yoga Meditation
- Hebrew Mantras
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Two
- Hebrew Mantras, Part Three
- Hebrew Mantras - Adonai Hineni
- Healing Meditation: Ruach El Shaddai/Breath of Balance
- Meditating, Eating and Sleeping
- Shortcuts to Spiritual Development?
- Audio Link: Guided Meditation - I Am and Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Stage
- Guided Meditation: I Am an Empty Shell, Therefore I Am Full; A Meditation on Emptiness and Dark Luminescence Based on the Opening Lines of Genesis
- Guided Meditation: The Rod, The Staff, and The Star
- Torah-Veda Meditation Class Site
- Interspiritual Contemplative Group
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Quote of the Week 77 - Gopi Krishna
The story of Gopi Krishna’s lengthy ordeal can be taken as a cautionary tale to be careful about what you wish for. It had a happy ending for him, but not without much turmoil and instability preceding it. Part of his problem may have been due to the fact that he never appeared to have been involved with a protective lineage that generally assures that one is never given more than they can handle, although one is still challenged, sometimes fairly uncomfortably, to expand one’s “comfortable capacity”. Rather, it appears that he was able to experience his awakening through sheer determination and sustained effort, but he suffered certain consequences from his crashing the Divine Wedding Party before he was really ready. If you Google his name, you will find a wealth of references and some extraordinary materials in which he describes his experiences.
“At the age of seventeen he began to practice concentration exercises because he felt his own mind was shamefully undisciplined. His interest soon led him towards meditation, and within a few years he was sitting three hours daily, concentrating on the top of his head, where he visualized a luminous lotus. When he was thirty-five, after eighteen years of practice, he felt the stirring of intensely pleasurable energy at the base of his spine, which soon moved up into his brain, filling it with an infinite, blissful light. Instead of forever vanishing his suffering, the experience depressed him tremendously. Nevertheless, after about a decade of physical illness and mental instability due to the intensity of the force released in his system, his condition stabilized. Now he enjoys a blissful state and considers himself an authority on spiritual matters, based upon his own realization.”