I am natures greatest miracle. Og teaches us the we are all unique and rare in our own and no other can be exactly what we can be to the world. We all are of great value You know I really like the sound of that and it is something that I can believe with my whole being. What an achievemet it would be if man could put aside his differences and embrace each human being as the uniquely rare and valuable being they are. It will happen, maybe not in my life time, but then again, who knows how long my lifetime may be!….lol
As week 15 coincides with the New year I would like to share poem IV from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyamm with Spiritual Interpretation and Practical Application as written by Paramahansa Yogananda founder of the Self Realization Fellowship.
Now the New Year reviving old desires.
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires
Where the White Hand of Moses on the Bough
Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires.
GLOSSARY: New Year: New dawn of wisdom, Old desires : The age old longing of the soul in quest of Spirit. The thoughtful soul: The soul that reasons and discriminates* Solitude: The inner silence of spiritual consciousness. White Hand: Purified consciousness. Bough: Universal wisdom: Christ Consciousness. Ground: The cosmic delusion of mortality.
*strictly speaking the soul, being a pure reflection of the spirit, is all knowing and has no need to reason or discriminate. But during incarnation, ( Our present condition on earth )the soul takes on the delusion of separation from the Spirit. as wisdom begins to dawn in man through the natural upward evolution of his reason and discrimination, the soul’s all knowing faculty of intuition stirs and directs these powers within, to discover intuitively the eternal presence of the spirit.
When wisdom dawns on you , awakening the desire to understand the mystery of your soul, don’t put it off: retire to the inner sanctum sanctotum of silent peace wherein all great souls have entered, by the gate of meditation, and found wisdom and emancipation.
The thirst for understanding can be quenched only by drinking new wisdom daily from the well of discrimination. The burning desire of incarnations are alleviated only by soothing dews of peace, collected in the deep bowl of solitude. Moses, Jesus, you and I, all beings, can find ever-sought for solace in the silence of the soul.
This quatrain has also mundane significance. The advent of the New Year revives old desires to succeed on the path of life. Most individuals fail to garner the rare wild blossoms of success because they do not deeply deliberate and search long enough to discover where they lie hidden on the forest of difficulties.
Everyone who seeks success, even as great men have sought it and found fulfillment, should retire often into the silence and introspect on his problems. By discrimination and meditation he can make his mind receptive to the intuitive guidance of the soul and plan his life accordingly. Problems that have seemed insoluble will unravel their mysteries in the nook of solitary thhoughtfulness.
Happpy New Year Seems these same principles are what we are being taught here with the MKEMMA