The Consummate

You Cannot Borrow Happiness From Outside

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 29, 2012

The mind is restless; it is always looking for a change. That is the nature of the mind. It can never be satisfied. It might rebel and want you to go live in a teepee in the mountains. After a while it won’t be happy with your teepee on the mountaintop; it will think that only putting a teepee in the valley will make you happy. Once you are in the valley, it will want a teepee on Mars. There is no limit for the mind’s restlessness.

You have to educate the mind. Ask it:

“Why do you want to go to the mountain?”
“To find peace there.”
“Why do you want to come down?”
“I am tired of that and want to be with people.”

What does it all mean? That you are trying to borrow happiness from outside. Once you realize that peace and joy are always within you, you will be happy no matter where you are. Whether you are in the valley or in the mountains, it is the same thing.

Whether you are on the earth or on Mars, it is the same thing. Wherever you are, you should have a purpose. Go to the mountain for a purpose; come down for a purpose. And don’t let that purpose be a selfish one. The purpose should be for the benefit of others, for service to humanity.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

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The War We Really Wage (From Harish)

Posted in art, artists, family, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 21, 2012

“Practitioners who train in courage become true warriors. The war we wage is not with enemies outside ourselves but with the powerful forces of our own habitual tendencies and negative emotions. The greatest of these is fear. In order to become fearless, we need to experience fear. Facing fear changes our perspective and gives rise to the courage to face our neuroses as well as our enlightened qualities.”

 – Dzigar Kongtrul

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I’ll Tumble For Ya

Don’t You?

Posted in art, artists, life, love, music, neighborhood, new york, relationships, subculture by the consummate on March 9, 2012

You wanna be my main squeeze baby? Don’t you? You wanna gimme what I need baby? Won’t ya. – BIGGIE

 

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NOELC

7 March

Send Out The Prayers

Don’t think that because you pray, somebody gets healed. No. God is not to be fooled that way. He didn’t give someone a problem because you didn’t pray. He did it to teach that person a lesson. By praying for someone, you open your heart. You become more compassionate; and of course your prayerful thoughts will reach the person being prayed for. If the person deserves to receive them, he will. Even if that happens, don’t think that your prayer literally cured him. Your prayer helped him.

Peaceful and healing thought forms spread, and the person who is ready to receive gets healed. That is the power of prayer. Prayers bring powerful thoughts. If the sick person really looks for it and wants it, he or she can use it. You simply make it available. But you cannot force it onto him. If his previous offence was that big, his own destiny might cause him to reject the prayer. Such a person cannot be helped.

Don’t think that because you appeal to God, God simply obeys you. That would mean that God doesn’t love that person, and will only help him because you prayed. No. You should remember that each one is God’s child. God doesn’t wait for your prayers in order to take care of His children.

Your duty is simply to send the prayers. If the person for whom you’re praying is ready, he or she will receive the prayer. If not, somebody else might get the benefit. That is why we pray for the entire world.

Send out the prayers, broadcast. Whoever tunes in, will receive it.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

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You are the Universe, You are Enlightened. #words2liveby

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, life, love, spirituality, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 7, 2012

Copy Cat

Posted in life, love, new york, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 5, 2012

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Integral Yoga Teacher Training. LMFAO.

Conceivably, It Is What It Seems

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, new york, plants, relationships, san francisco by the consummate on March 2, 2012

Yes, you were correct my dear. He was a manipulative asshole. As soon as I could tell him in person to fuck off, I did.  You would have been proud. I’m just sorry it took me so long to make that realization on my own.