Saturday, September 30, 2006

Graceful Presence excerpt from the post by Meredith and Akilesh, at Graceful Presence,

Exposure, going deeper ... 9/17

"With the leap into the here-now, into choiceless awareness,
we realize we already are love and radiating love,
we already are wakefulness and radiating wakefulness,
we already are harmonized spirit and matter,
and we radiate it,
we already are being, already are saturated in bliss,
already are this naked consciousness.

This! Only just this... this wakefulness radiating,
and it is this naked wakefulness that is transformative.
Being this radiance- that-is- awake,
that asks for nothing and doesn't want to change anything,
is the most transformative energy in the universe.

When we realize it, when we step out of the way
and let it express through us as it will,
we radiate - love, grace, freedom, authenticity, godliness;
we radiate the harmony of spirit and matter.
Exposure to this radiance may spark its emergence in another,
may inspire another to open her eyes and see the light shining there within her."


Monday, September 25, 2006


Peace will not come out of a clash of arms
but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.

Democracy and violence can ill go together.
Evolution of democracy is not possible if we are not prepared to hear the other side.

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.

Hatred ever kills, love never dies; such is the vast difference between the two.
What is obtained by love is retained for all time.
What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.

Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.

Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

It may be long before the law of love will be recognizedin international affairs.
The machinery's of government stand between and
hide the hearts of one people from those of another.

Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.

Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know.
But that need not disturb me.
The law will work just as the law of gravitation works, whether we accept it or not.

Power is of two kinds.
One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love.

Nonviolence and cowardice are contradictory terms.
Nonviolence is the greatest virtue, cowardice the greatest vice.
Nonviolence springs from love, cowardice from hate.
Nonviolence always suffers, cowardice would always inflict suffering.
Perfect nonviolence is the highest bravery.
Nonviolent conduct is never demoralizing, cowardice always is.

Destruction is not the law of humans.
Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother,
never by killing him. Every murder or other injury,
no matter for what cause,
committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

A Dreamer...A Believer...A Seer

I'm a dreamer...I
dream of a world of compassion
I dream of a world of kindness
I dream of a world of tolerance
I dream of a world of generosity
I dream of a world of peace
I dream of a world of unity
I dream of a world of love

I'm a believer...
I believe in the human spirit of compassion
I believe in the human spirit of kindness
I believe in the human spirit of tolerance
I believe in the human spirit of generosity
I believe in the human spirit of peace
I believe in the human spirit of unity
I believe in LOVE Seeing

The above image is called Love Eternal.

Serenity - Copyright

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Quiet Things

Have you ever listened to the silent sounds
a canoe slipping through the water
a paintbrush against the canvas?

Have you ever heard
your bare feet on the sandy beach
Have you noticed the stars sing
and have you heard the snow fall?

Have you listened to the autumn leaves
all shades of chrysanthemums drift to the grass
and the early morning mist fall like vapor in the pine trees?
Have you ever heard birds in flight?
The softest breeze?

Have you ever had life whisper to you
that you are a part of all that is good?
That you can rise above all your afflictions
rise above every limitation
lift over the clouds of sorrowand bloom as beautifully
as anything made?

Have you had your wordlessness
acknowledge with deep appreciation
for your every blessing
and the joy of being alive in all these quiet things?

If you have a dream of quiet things
even for a few brief moments
draw your chair up beside mine.
Whatever I have not thought of ... you will
and it is all the better shared.


Thursday, September 07, 2006


We see a mist and a light
We see all the strife
We see what you project
and upon that which you reflect.
We see and know what is in your heart
We have known you from the start
To understand confusion only causes more delusions.

Release and let it go.
For those who love so too they know.

In a storm the waves do break
upon the rocks and make a wake

Consciousness pours out to you
Awaken gentle as the dew
Take what you can use from within
One speck of Light so Bright Holds all
The holograms believe they are real
And so they attempt to steal
When all is freely given
Nothing hidden no one less
Yet they forget
What they took with them (at death, cells of consciousness)
They hold within them.

Meditative Writing 8/11/06

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Flowing over the edge
Falling freely with force
Tumbling down the hard rocks
Falling yet again,
With hopes of reaching the final destination

My life is somewhat like this
I await when I'll be one with the omniscient one

© Arti Honrao

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Eternal Quest

Let my soul smile through my heart and
my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

Arise from dreams of limiting mortal boundaries
to the realization of the vastness of the immortal soul

Pray that unceasing truth flow into your mind...
and unceasing joy flow into your soul.

Know that this universe is nothing but a dream bluff of nature
to test your consciousness of immortality.

A flower is the smile of God.
The fragrance is His hidden presence.

Love outlasts death and the ravages of time.

In every aspect of matter is evidence of the originality ...
of that Cosmic Intelligence.

Every day and minute and hour is a window
through which you may see eternity.

Because we don’t concentrate within,
we are mystified by the imprints of the
invisible Spirit in nature.

Realize spiritually, that One Life pervades everything.

Be transparent like the gems ...
Thinking and perception should have gemlike clarity
that will undistortedly reflect the Divine Mind.

Paramahansa Yogananda