A CALL TO LOVE

Marian @ Krysan

THE WELLBEING CONSULTANCY

Planting Golden Seeds in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, and Durham

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'I AM LOVE'

 

 

 

 

THE DOVE OF PEACE

 

 

  • THE BOOK: SAi BABA: The Embodiment of Love
  • Author: Peggy Mason & Rom Laing,
  • First published in 1982
  • Publisher: Gateway Books, Bath

 

May 2016

Dear Family, Friends & Neighbours,

  • LOVE ALL, SERVE ALL
  • HELP EVER, HURT NEVER

SAi BABA was a man who came in Peace.  In the eyes of millions, he was God himself - a Peace-Maker if ever there was one.  

Like the authors of the book(s) I am introducing to you, I make no pretence at being anything other than a teacher cum writer inviting you to read on with an open mind and an open heart. 

On this beautiful Spring day in North East England, and surrounded by light again, I would like to thank all of you for sticking by me, my family and my website when I was perched precariously on the dark side of the moon for weeks on end.  

Enough said other than remember that 'open mind and open heart'.

  • Best Wishes
  • Marian

 

The Call ...

 

Here's how Ron Lang introduces himself in the first of the two books which make up the collection, the first written by Ron himself, the second by his wife, Peggy.

"I am nobody in particular; an individual drop of water among myriads of drops of water in as many streams, buffeted and bruised by rocks and boulders, at times caught in deep pools, and escaping again to trickle on towards the river which in due time will mingle and merge in the Boundless Ocean. 

... "the most I can claim is that I have been privileged to be of some service ... by writing regularly for a magazine whose readers have come to regard me as adviser and friend, and have found my books helpful in their hunger for God and the true meaning of life, and living in the materialistic desert we have created in so much of the world."

So, 'The Call' came.  Now for 'The Calling' -

 

The Calling ...

 

 

Some Quotes of Sathya Sai Baba:

I have not come to disturb or destroy any Faith, but to confirm each in his own Faith, so that the Christian becomes a better Christian, the Muslim a better Muslim and a Hindu a better Hindu. I have come to reconstruct the ancient highway to God; to instruct all in the essence of the scriptures, to shower on all this precious gift; to protect the Eternal Righteousness and to preserve it. 

I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have come to tell you of this universal, unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of love, this duty of love, this obligation to love. Every religion teaches man to fill his being with the glory of God and to evict the pettiness of conceit. ...
Cultivate that attitude of oneness between men of all creeds and all countries. That is the message of love I bring. That is the message I wish you to take to heart. 
Let the different faiths exist, let them flourish, and let the glory of God be sung in all the languages and a variety of tunes. That should be the ideal. Respect the differences between the faiths and recognize them as valid as long as they do not extinguish the flame of unity. 

Start the Day with Love;
Spend the Day with Love;
Fill the Day with Love;
End the Day with Love;
This is the way to God.
  

 

The Teaching ...

Sai Baba urges mankind to:

  • Believe in God - for there is only ONE GOD for all mankind, though He may be called by many names.
  • Follow sincerely their respective religions and live their daily lives in consonance with the teachings of good behavior and morality.
  • Respect all other religions - for no religion advocates the negative and lower qualities of man.
  • Perform selfless service to the poor, the sick, and the needy without thought of reward or fame.
  • Cultivate in their lives the values of truth, divine love, right conduct, peace, and nonviolence and promote these values among all.
  • Be patriotic and respect the laws of the country in which they live. 

 

I Am Love ... 

Two monks and a woman.

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the other side. The two monks glanced at one another because they had taken vows not to touch a woman. Then, without a word, the older monk picked up the woman, carried her across the river, placed her gently on the other side, and carried on his 
journey. The younger monk couldn’t believe what had just happened. After rejoining his companion, he was speechless, and an hour passed without a word between them. Two more hours passed, then three, finally the younger monk could contain himself any longer, and blurted out “As monks, we are not permitted a woman, how could you then carry that woman on your shoulders?” The older monk looked at him and replied, “Brother, I set her down on the other side of the river, why are you still carrying her?” 

This simple Zen story has a beautiful message about living in the present moment. How often do we carry around past hurts, holding onto resentments when the only person we are really hurting is ourselves. We all go through times in life when other people say things or behave in a way that is hurtful towards us. We can chose to ruminate over past actions or events, but it will ultimately weigh us down and sap our energy. Instead we can choose to let go of what doesn’t serve us anymore and concentrate on the present moment. Until we can find a level of peace and happiness in the present circumstances of our lives, we will never be content, because ‘now’ is all we will ever have. Gassho.

See more at: http://www.kindspring.org/story/view.php?sid=63753#.dpuf  

 

 


 

Reflection 308


Welcome!


Restoring Everything To The World


In short, just as body and mind are truly realized and invigorated by seeing them off from here to there, so also is Spirit. All the varieties of religious and mystical experience one ever enjoyed, evicted from the central position they never in fact occupied, come into their own as they are restored to the world, to the manifested universe which is replete at last with all those qualities, physical and mental and spiritual, which are its own. Here can be found none of all that, but only the clean cool air of… No, it’s better not to try to stick a label on this surfaceless Abyss. (Douglas Harding. Look For Yourself.)

 

 


 

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