Aldous Huxley called the Perennial Philosophy "the metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds; the psychology that finds in the soul something similarto, or even identical with, divine Reality;"
Aldous Huxley's "The Perennial Philosophy" is an attempt to present this Highest Common Factor of all theologies by assembling passages from the writings of those saints and prophets who have approached a direct spiritual knowledge of the Divine. With these mystics he exposes the fact that we each have our own 'way to salvation' or 'dharma', depending on our character, and even physiology. That it is possible for human beings to love, know and to become actually identical with the divine Ground. That the more there is of self, the less there is of the God-head; and that the Tao is therefore a way of humility and love, the Dharma a living Law of self-transcending awareness.
The core of the Perennial Philosophy are: the phenomenal world of matter is the manifestation of a Divine Ground within which all partial realities have their being, and apart from which they would be non-existent; human beings are capable not merely of knowing about the Divine Ground by inference; they can also realize its existence by a direct intuition, superior to discursive reasoning; man possesses a double nature, a phenomenal ego and an eternal Self, which is the inner man, the spirit, the spark of divinity within the soul. It is possible for a man, if he so desires, to identify himself with the spirit and therefore with the Divine Ground, which is of the same or like nature with the spirit.
The Sufi way is to make oneself clear like a mirror and reflect the world to itself.
“Knowledge that is acquired is not like this. Those who have it worry if audiences like it or not. It's a bait for popularity. Disputational knowing wants customers. It has no soul... The only real customer is God. Chew quietly your sweet sugarcane God-Love, and stay playfully childish.” Rumi
If for a moment God would forget that I am a rag doll and give me a scrap of life, possibly I would not say everything that I think, but I would definitely think everything that I say. I would value things not for how much they are worth but rather for what they mean... I would listen when the others speak...With my tears I would water the roses, to feel the pain of their thorns and the incarnated kiss of their petals...My God, if I only had a scrap of life... I wouldn't let a single day go by without saying to people I love, that I love them. I would convince each woman or man that they are my favourites and I would live in love with love. I would prove to the men...that they grow old when they stop falling in love. I have learned that a man only has the right to look down on another man when it is to help him to stand up. Words of Johnny Welch for his puppet sidekick "Mofles"
It is forbidden to not try to understand people, to think that their lives are worth less than yours, to not know that everyone has their own path and happiness…It is forbidden to not look for happiness, to not live your life with a positive attitude...to not feel that without you, this world would not be the same. Pablo Neruda
THIS IS THE BEGINNING of the old traditions of this place called Quiché. Here we shall write and we shall begin the old stories, the beginning and the origin of all that was done in the town of the Quiché, by the tribes of the Quiché nation. And here we shall set forth the revelation, the declaration, and the narration of all that was hidden...Popol Vuh - Book of the Community (Maya creation myth - Patricia Amlin)
Celebrating the cosmic flow of emotions, music has the ability to bring forth our shared values of unconditional love, peace and harmony. For, within the beauty of melodies and rhythm, lie the totem of our spiritual existence. Apart from being the language of the soul, music channels our divine energy and enables us to connect with purity. The transcendental nature of music has mesmerised many a musicians in the past.
The Vesira Piscis 'The Womb of the Universe' The word used in Sanskrit is yoni, which is interpreted as meaning the source of life: of a divine passage, in the sense of being a passage of the soul from spirit to matter. From the yoni emerges new life – a powerful symbol for the spirit of the feminine, for the cosmic goddess, and for the journey from the womb which we all have made to come into this world.
Those who make an accurate, stable connection with their Higher Self truly awaken the genius within – tapping into a limitless reservoir of creativity, intelligence and flawless guidance available to each and every person. "Your Whole Body Should be Full of Light". David Wilcock-The 2012 Enigma
Truth is not just a matter of discovering objective facts. While objective facts are important, there is a second and more crucial element of truth, which involves how one relates oneself to those matters of fact. Since how one acts is, from the ethical perspective, more important than any matter of fact, truth is to be found in subjectivity rather than objectivity. Søren Kierkegaard
A moment comes like a thunderbolt, in which a flash of the undisclosed rends our dark apathy asunder. It is full of overpowering brilliance, like a point in which all moments in life are focused, or a thought which outweighs all thoughts ever conceived of. There is so much light in our cage, in our world, it is as if we were suspended amidst the stars.
Apathy turns to splendor unawares. The ineffable has shuddered itself into the soul. It has entered our consciousness like a ray of light passing into a lake. Refraction of that penetrating ray brings about a turning in our mind: we are penetrated by God’s insight. We cannot think anymore as if God were there and we are here. God is both there and here. God is not a being, but Being in and beyond all beings. Man is not Alone, by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Human body can be regarded as a blueprint for the universe by means of all the ratios that are found within the body. In his drawing Leonardo Da Vinci showed that the human body ‘squares the circle’. When man stretches his arms and holds them horizontally, man’s body will perfectly fit into the square. On the other hand, when he spreads his legs and raises his arms as in the sketch, man’s body can be perfectly circumscribed by a circle. The circumference of the square ‘equals’ that of the circle.
Sacred geometry contains many mysterious elements that elegantly describe many phenomena such as the growth of plants, the proportions of the human body, the orbit of the planets, light, the structure of crystals, music. The list goes on and on.
Our physical reality can not be separated from our conscious awareness of it. From an all pervasive energy field that permeates the entire universe, the zero point field sub atomic particles jump in and out of existence all the time. The zero point field is science's equivalent of Eastern spirituality's Akashic field, the omnipresent all penetrating ether field from which both the material and immaterial world comes into existence.
O ye men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn or misanthropic, how greatly do ye wrong me, you do not know the secret causes of my seeming, from childhood my heart and mind were disposed to the gentle feelings of good will, I was even ever eager to accomplish great deeds, but reflect now that for six years I have been a hopeless case... therefore forgive me when you see me draw back when I would gladly mingle with you, my misfortune is doubly painful because it must lead to my being misunderstood, for me there can be no recreations in society of my fellows, refined intercourse, mutual exchange of thought, only just as little as the greatest needs command may I mix with society. I must live like an exile... but little more and I would have put an end to my life - only art it was that withheld me, ah it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt called upon me to produce, and so I endured this wretched existence... Divine One thou lookest into my inmost soul, thou knowest it, thou knowest that love of man and desire to do good live therein. Ludwig van Beethowen's Heiligenstadt Testament
British composer Sir John Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013): May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...Give rest, O Lord, to your handmaid, who has fallen asleep...Weeping at the grave creates the song: Alleluia. Come, enjoy rewards and crowns I have prepared for you. Tavener’s view was that we live in an over-intellectualised society in which the strong emphasis placed on issues that feed the ego, such as academic success, money and achievement—all the things on which our society is based—has distanced us from who or what we really are, from the ‘essence’ of life. Few would disagree that the increasing importance placed on image in western countries tends towards a shallower, dumbed-down society. John Tavener's the Protecting Veil and Song for Athene on a text by Mother Thekla, a Russian Orthodox abbess who was Tavener's long-time spiritual advisor up until her death in 2011. Song for Athene was performed at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Just as each fragment of a broken holographic film creates the whole original visual image, so do Tavener's scores create micro/macroscopic resonances, fractals that replicate themselves on various levels. Eternity's Sunrise emphasized the eternal nature of the spirit rather than the passing of the mortal body. Tavener achieved this by taking two texts of William Blake, both of them on the subject of eternity, and converging them which had the effect of forcing the listener to rearrange chronology, to assemble the musical object rather than just watch the constituent parts pass by. Blake's texts themselves are rather holographic: a grain of sand contains an entire world and an hour holds eternity.
John Tavener also explored a number of other different religious traditions, including Hinduism and Islam, and became a follower of the mystic philosopher Frithjof Schuon. "I reached a point where everything I wrote was terribly austere and hidebound by the tonal system of the Orthodox Church, and I felt the need, in my music at least, to become more universalist: to take in other colors, other languages."
British composer Sir John Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013)
Buddhist's The Four Noble Truths The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment. The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. The greatest patience is humility. The greatest effort is not concerned with results. The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances
In whatever field you go into, you will face greed, frustration and failure. You may find your life challenged by depression, alcoholism, infidelity, your own stupidity and self-indulgence. So how should you structure your soul to prepare for this? Simplyworking at Amnesty International instead of McKinsey is not necessarily going to help you with these primal character tests...Fewer Excel spreadsheets, more Dostoyevsky and the Book of Job. David Brooks
Pre-Conquest codices known collectively as the Borgia Group. These ancient screenfold books are filled with detailed and vivid scenes of native calendrics, rituals, mythical events, and cosmology.
The painting in the Borgia Codex, depiction of the highland Mesoamerican pantheon, the 260-day ritual calendar and the ceremonies and divination associated with it.
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra : We worship Lord Shiva, The Three-Eyed (tryambakam) Lord (yajamahe); Who is fragrant (sugandhim) and nourishes (pushti) and grows (vardhanam) all beings. As the ripened cucumber (urvarukamiva) is liberated (bandhanaan) (by the intervention of the "farmer") from its bondage to the creeper when it fully ripens; May He liberate us (mokshiya) from death (mrityor), for the sake of immortality (maamritaat).
Dolores Cannon writes about three waves of people, volunteers, who live on earth as volunteer souls to help raise the vibration of the planet and its inhabitants. First wave of volunteers that came were had the most challenging time as they ploughed the route those who came after would follow. Third wave volunteers, many of the children with incredible talents, abilities and memories, are literally the gift to the world. They possess the knowledge and wisdom that will help humanity complete the transition and overcome the many obstacles that lie ahead. Convoluted Universe
What is needed — and that's the unity of the future — is a unity in which each one knows oneness with all, and yet is uniquely expressive of that oneness in an absolute freedom. The Essentiality of Oneness - Sraddhalu Ranade
The Pyramid of the Sun outside Mexico City at Teotihuacan is said to be aligned with the Pleiades. The Pleiades was revered by the Mayans, who in the area of Chichen Itza knew that the Sun casts a snake-like shadow on the side of the north stairway of the Kukulcan pyramid during the spring equinox. Some scholars have calculated that about 60 days after this shadow’s appearance, when the sun reaches its zenith over the Pyramid at mid-day (May 20 – May 23), there is another direct alignment with the Pleiades. This Pleiades-sun alignment may have a direct connection with Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent that came to bring a greater wisdom to the planet. Edgar Ostrander - Through the Barrier
خوش خرامان مي روي,اي جان جان بي من مرو اي فلك بي من مگرد و اي قمر بي من متاب * اي زمين بي من مروي و اي زمان بي من مرو اي يار من اي يار من اي يار بي زنهار من * اي دلبر و دلدار من اي محرم و غمخوار من ديگرانت عشق مي خوانند و من سلطان عشق * اي تو بالاتر ز وهم اين و آن بي من مرو اي عاشقان اي عاشقان آنكس كه بيند روي او * شوريده گردد عقل او آشفته گردد خوي او
In physics, every field has an associated particle; the electromagnetic field is associated with the photon, for instance. For the Higgs field, the associated particle is the Higgs boson. By interacting with itself, it's responsible for its own mass. Higgs field, which permeates the vacuum between every particle in the universe, interacts with every fundamental particle. These interactions slow a particle as it moves through the field. Because an electron, for example, doesn't interact with the Higgs field that much, it can zip through the field with ease like a sleek anchovy swimming through the ocean, and, as a result, has little mass. Particles like the top quark interact with the Higgs field a lot more strongly, however, so to them, the field is more like an ocean of molasses than of water.
supersymmetry: each known particle has a massive, unseen companion particle called its “superpartner.” The scheme creates a tidy correspondence between two families of particles, those that make up matter and those that transmit forces. Supersymmetry predicts the existence of particles that could be the invisible dark matter.
According to Hugh Everett's Many Worlds Interpretation: anything that could have happened in our past actually did happen in some other universe ... so all of those alternate decisions and choices you could have made are still playing themselves out in other worlds ... This Multiverse theory suggests there are many different universes in our time, and anything that could possibly happen in these infinite amount of different universes already has happened and will continue to happen an infinite amount of times. Parallel Universe
Ever wonder about how our lives would be different - in the past, right now or in the future - if we had made alternative decisions or done certain things differently? "What ifs" have a way of consuming you with regret if you don't.
Words always feel like they are not enough. So why speak? They are mere pointers to unexplored possibilities. Layers and layers remain untold. Much more a hug, a glance and a kind thought can hold, Yet words we use to communicate. Let them be the keys that lead us into intuitive gates. Maitreyi
Tabuh Pisan-Bhaskara - I Wayan Sudirana "Composing and playing music involve life, and it revolves around you. Search for your identity through the art of patience, and explore the meaning of art given by your ancestors. Don't be scared to create something new from something that was endowed to you! Keep it up, onward and upward!"
I have lost consciousness many times with longing for your listening silence, and your life-quickening smile. You give attention to the smallest matters, my suspicious doubts, and to the greatest...I have five things to say,...First, when I was apart from you, this world did not exist, nor any other. Second, whatever I was looking for was always you. Third, why did I ever learn to count to three?...Are these words or tears? Is weeping speech? What shall I do, my love?... This is the true religion. All others are thrown-away bandages beside it. This is the sema of slavery and mastery dancing together....Rumi
Our bodies, like the Earth, are the keepers of memory. Just as the Earth contains the historical library of life in its ruins, graves, trees, rocks, and oceans, our bodies inherit the archives of our ancestors in their cells, nerves, muscles, blood, and bones. Adopting the attitudes, patterns, and dynamics of our families, communities, and environment, these elements shape and define us. Unearthing these memories can eventually lead to our greatest well-being, and hence, to social change and global harmony. Ruby Gibson, My Body, My Earth, The Practice of Somatic Archaeology.
This is a song about all the children in the world, which many are suffering from war, lack of proper food and medication, etc. May we look after them, may they live in peace and prosperity. They can look after us tomorrow. Diabel Cissokho - Xalebi
Shahin Najafi - Tarafe Ma : Just as I opened my eyes, I was already tired of life. I dont know what happened, but I grew old while I was young.
The Economics of Happiness : Going local is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world—our ecosystems, our societies and our selves
Cho ku Rei means: "by the emperor's command", that is to say "what must be, shall be" or "all the energy of the universe is focusing on this point". All the Power in the Universe be here Now; All the Power in the Universe IS here Now.
For today only, do not be angry. Do not be anxious, and be grateful. Work hard and be kind to others. Mankind will proceed to reach the mind of God through performing the personal acts of harmony in one's everyday life, and by continuing to vibrate the mind of peace. The Future of Mankind: Masahisa Goi
In the spiritual marriage the union is like what we have when rain falls from the sky into a river or fount; all is water, for the rain that fell from heaven cannot be divided or separated from the water of the river. Or it is like what we have when a little stream enters the sea, there is no means of separating the two. Spiritual Pilgrims: Carl Jung and Teresa of Avila
In the novel "Pilgrim", Timothy Findley's explore how the unconscious contributes to our choices; how the past demarcates the present; how certain aspects of life are preordained as if we all just engaging in speculation! Who is writing our lives? Pilgrim as "a continent of possibilities," simultaneously inhabits more than one reality, more than one consciousness, hounded by internal inquisitors, voices that chastise and rebuke, never allowing repose from his shortcomings or relief from what appears to be his destiny.
No! No regrets. No! I will have no regrets. All the things that went wrong. For at last I have learned to be strong. No! No regrets. No! I will have no regrets. For the grief doesn't last it is gone. I've forgotten the past and the memories I had I no longer desire both the good and the bad. I have flung in a fire and I feel in my heart that the seed has been sown. It is something quite new. It's like nothing I've known. For the seed that is new. It's the love that is growing for you. Edith Piaf
“When you’re a performing artist, what you do only exists in the moment that you share the experience. Every time you have a great success, great failure, it doesn’t matter. Every time you have to go back to the beginning and start again. There is a deep sadness in that but also great joy. I think it really is about looking back but moving forward.” Barbara Bourget
Chinkultic Mayan Ruins and Nature in Chiapas
In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education. These are, of course important in measuring one’s successs in material matters and it is perfectly understandable if many people exert themselves mainly to achieve all these. But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being. Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others – qualities which are within easy reach of every soul – are the foundation of one’s spiritual life. Development in matters of nature is inconceivable without serious introspection, without knowing yourself, your weaknesses and mistakes. Nelson Mandela
It is just a reminder of the essential arbitrariness of privilege. You know, people who are privileged like to pretend that there is some logic to their status. They got there because of their own virtue and their own hard work and their own whatever. But, in fact, if you begin to poke around, you find that there’s no logic there at all. It’s a random series of events happened, some of which would shock you in retrospect, that led to your own position. It’s a reminder that we ought to have some humility about what we’ve accomplished...the American racial experience was so toxic and continues to be toxic—we’re still seeing, we’re still dealing with the residue. You cannot imprison - essentially imprison - enslave 10% or 15% of your population for 100 years or more and expect that stain to be removed easily. My biggest frustration... is they want to pretend it’s over. And it isn’t over… Malcolm Gladwell
Only a God Can Save Us - Martin Heidegger
Everything is functioning. That is precisely what is awesome, that everything functions, that the functioning propels everything more and more toward further functioning, and that technicity increasingly dislodges man and uproots him from the earth.... the uprooting of man is already here. All our relationships have become merely technical ones...the uprooting of man that is now taking place is the end of everything human, unless thinking and poetizing once again regain their nonviolent power. Martin Heidegger