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Spiritual Beings

Posted in Buddhism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by designldg

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“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
(Pierre Teilhard de Chardin – French philosopher and Jesuit priest, 1881-1955)

This monk was praying under the Bodhi Tree behind the Mahabodhi Temple, the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment), in Bodh Gaya (बोधगया), in the Indian state of Bihar.

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Human Business

Posted in Buddhism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by designldg

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“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”
(Dalai Lama – Head of the Dge-lugs-pa order of Tibetan Buddhists, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, b.1935)

This nun was praying while holding her prayer beads (mala) beneath the Bodhi-tree in Bodh Gaya (बोधगया), in the Indian state of Bihar.
This is the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).

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Divine Love Alone

Posted in Wings of the Soul with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by designldg

Divine Love Alone

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“PRAYER is divine love alone.
When this highest ideal of love is reached, philosophy is thrown away.
Who will then care of it ?
Freedom, salvation, nirvana- all are thrown away.
Who cares to become free while in the enjoyment of divine love?”
(Swami Vivekananda – Indian Spiritual leader, 1863-1902)

Those two men were praying on a platform facing the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
It was before sunset.
One opened the fabrics of his dhoti and stretched his body on it, as if he was coming from a composition in a painting by Zurbarán.

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