The Garden of the Mind: the value of sacrifice

The Garden of the Mind: the value of sacrificeIn modern speech, there is a topic called ”delayed gratification”, where a person puts off or forgoes satisfaction of wants and desires in order to reach a greater goal that they have set for themselves. When such a person reaches their goal, others look and wonder, or perhaps say, ‘he or she was lucky’. A tidy mind focussed on the big goals of life (that have been laid down) can easily set priorities and make many small sacrifices to meet the goal in mind.

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Dreams are inspired by the soul.

Mesopheric cloudsDreams are inspired by the soul. Artists and artisans, writers and poets, musicians and singers all take birth to bring forth a dream and so inspire humankind to higher heights. We should have our dreams. We should know the place of love and care for our neighbour, and the guest. We should know what attracts us and why, what are the elements in this attraction, this inspiration? Does it lift the soul up to embrace its source, does it help us to know the Source within us? These are important questions that reveal the existence of the Soul.

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Thought and Achievement

sea grassAll that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. In a justly ordered universe, where loss of equipoise would mean total destruction, individual responsibility must be absolute. A man’s weakness and strength, purity and impurity, are his own, and not another man’s. They are brought about by himself, and not by another; and they can only be altered by himself, never by another. His condition is also his own, and not another man’s. His suffering and his happiness are evolved from within. As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.

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Change your Thoughts: Change your Life

the straight pathWe are the product of thought and language within. Whatever our internal inner chat, it is largely this that decides our character, our attitudes, our moods, our actions. The mind is very much governed by the thoughts we take up, that thought is much governed by the language and emotion that we employ. Keep in mind that emotion is e-motion, that is, energy –> set in motion. This is the slingshot that harnesses thoughts and projects them into reality.

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Mind and Heart: Purpose and Goals

stairsAs the thought, so the result. If we can manage our thoughts, we will have a tidy mind, a steady purpose in life, and achieve our goals with ease. In the modern psycho-mumble, this is called delayed gratification. Ability to manage the mind is shown in the heart, in the mental energies, on the objects we set before ourselves and the successes we achieve. It is the opposite for those who fail to plan and fail to take the route of concentration and self-control.

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Effect of Thought on Health and the Body

canteenWe are what we eat. Moreover, what we look at, what we listen to, what we speak about also affects the food we consume. Every part of the five senses is food for the mind and the body. The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed. At the bidding of unlawful thoughts the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay; at the command of glad and beautiful thoughts it becomes clothed with youthfulness and beauty.

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Thought and Circumstance

flatsMan must tend the garden of his soul and care for plants and bushes in it, weeding, pruning and looking after this garden, else, things will fall into the garden, choke it, and produce undesirable results. The natural law of the world is that it puts forth, that is, natural objects (plants) grow, put forth blossom and seed, flourish for a season or so, and then pass away. So also, there is a mental law (for man’s mind puts forth) and a moral law (all human action shows the values and choices of the individual doer). From the Natural Law, Allen arrives at these mental and moral laws which govern the circumstances of a man’s life.

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A Planet of Beauty doing it tough:

A Blue Marble The Creative Source of the All speaks through many sources, who are channels, and give out messages. Some messages are filtered, some are “just as they are”. We have been witness to the Source channelled for many years; that Source has told that others will give other messages. Here we bring a recent transmission from one who is called KaRa. It is given as a reflection on what are tough times / the goal of the journey is in sight.

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The Garden of the Mind

Untidy gardenMind creates reality. Our world, our attitudes, our feelings, our responses to this world are all reflections of what is in the mind. The mind is like a garden, we can have a tidy garden, we can have weeds and creepers, we can have undergrowth and overgrowth of plants, bushes and trees. We need to WATCH the garden and keep it tidy. We need to WATCH our minds and keep the mind neat and tidy.

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Kumbh Mela 2021

homage to Ma Ganga
Paying homage to the sacred river – waving the arathi lamps
The Kumbh Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism.[1] It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites: the Allahabad (Ganges-Yamuna Sarasvati rivers confluence), Haridwar (Ganges), Nashik (Godavari), and Ujjain. The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks or the poor, and entertainment spectacle. The seekers believe that bathing in these rivers is a means to atonement, penance for past mistakes, and that it cleanses them of their sins. Approximately 50 and 30 million people attended the Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 and Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 respectively to bathe in the holy river Ganges, making them the largest peaceful gathering events in the world. In 2021 the Kumbh Mela will be held in Hardiwar.

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