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Civilization 101: How to Love God

“To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.

“If, instead of seeing faults in others, we look within ourselves, we are loving God.

“If, instead of robbing others to help ourselves, we rob ourselves to help others, we are loving God.

“If we suffer in the sufferings of others and feel happy in the happiness of others, we are loving God.

“If, instead of worrying over our own misfortunes, we think ourselves more fortunate than many many others, we are loving God.

“If we understand and feel that the greatest act of devotion and worship to God is not to hurt or harm any of His beings, we are loving God.

“To love God as He ought to be loved, we must live for God and die for God, knowing that the goal of life is to love God, and find Him as our own self.” — Meher Baba

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Posted by on August 25, 2017 in Articles

 

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Love and Prayer

“People pray to me to solve their difficulties, saying that they love me, but there is a vast difference between love and prayer.

“In Persian, ‘to pray’ means to beg, to want, to desire something—even the blessings of God. But when a person really loves, he gives himself over to his Beloved completely.

“This is true love. In that, there is no begging, no wanting, and no room for desires. Only the longing to unite with the Beloved remains.

“Love means the renunciation of the self; prayer means selfishness, no matter how high the prayer may be. So there is a vast difference between when one prays and when one loves.” —Meher Baba, Lord Meher, 1st ed., Vol. 4, p. 1374, Bhau Kalchuri

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2017 in Articles

 

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The Practice of People-Watching

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A little spiritual practice I recommend is to go to a public place where you can sit and watch human beings, perhaps at a café or in the park. I call it “people-watching.” The only difference between ordinary people-watching and this kind of people-watching is that your practice is not to attach any label or judgment on any human that you watch; you allow them to be as they are as they walk along or do whatever they do, and enjoy the incredible spectacle of the multiplicity of human forms.

There is no judging as good or bad; just allow them to be, so the mind does not call them anything. You’re there as an innocent observer. It’s a beautiful thing; it even does something to the energy field where you are, where you’re sitting. You bring in a different frequency, but that’s a secondary thing. Don’t start thinking, “I am here to bring in a different frequency…”; just be there an alert watcher…

—Eckhart Tolle

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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Articles

 

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You Be You

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“Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel.” — Jim Morrison

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Articles

 

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Authenticity is the First Act of Freedom

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Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Articles

 

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Beautiful Souls in Ugly Cages

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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Articles

 

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An Empty Life

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Posted by on December 11, 2016 in Articles

 

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