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by Bhakti
May 21st, 2005, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Romeo & Juliet Interrupted
Replies: 5
Views: 10473

In As You Like It, Shakespeare has also said that all the world is a stage and we're mere players. Words are what we mortals have as one form of communication, but sometimes something other than words rings true in our heart of hearts, at which time we step off the stage and are no longer players bu...
by Bhakti
May 21st, 2005, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Thoughts on Aging parent issues
Replies: 7
Views: 12429

Anna has said: . . . In my efforts to assist my parents, I was also fulfilling a personal need that claimed myself to be 'capable", "able and willing" to make things right. It was this characteristic of my own personality that was getting in the way. (This of course is obvious now, and in retrospect...
by Bhakti
May 16th, 2005, 11:29 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: The Simplest Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 10332

In the Quiet Room of the Zoofence website, Stefan also has posted a quote from The Cloud of Unknowing, which addresses the simplest way very beautifully, I think. This is a very old text and can be found on the Internet. Here is the quote. Take But A Little Word If you would have a naked intent dire...
by Bhakti
April 22nd, 2005, 4:52 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Great Source of Sacred Texts
Replies: 1
Views: 8789

Thank you for the sacred book website, Anna. I appreciate knowing of it. Blessings, Bhakti
by Bhakti
April 15th, 2005, 11:41 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: What is Perfect?
Replies: 14
Views: 25962

I recently saw a movie called Stage Beauty. It take place in England during the reign of Charles II and focuses on an actor who plays the roles of woman in Shakespearean plays and is considered the best in the world. At that time, there was a law that barred women from acting professionally on the s...
by Bhakti
April 12th, 2005, 12:26 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Work
Replies: 11
Views: 22104

Michael said: "If I am surrendering to the One and asking for favors ... how does that do anything but strengthen a perception (an identity) of separation? Isn't surrending to the One, desiring to live with love in my heart, without motives results outcomes the most egoic function of all? As a matte...
by Bhakti
April 8th, 2005, 11:15 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Work
Replies: 11
Views: 22104

From what you have said, Michael, I think of this body-mind life as work and what and how we surrender to the Universe (or whatever we choose to call our One Spirit) to create it. Vivekananda talks about the greatest work as that which is not prompted by selfish motives. "If working like slaves resu...
by Bhakti
April 6th, 2005, 11:47 am
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Obsessed or Focused?
Replies: 4
Views: 13939

Stefan, it's very interesting what you and this article say: Normal humans are good at seeing the big picture but bad at what Grandin calls “all the tiny little details that go into that picture”. For normal humans, the big picture isn’t created by accumulating lots of sensory details. It’s created ...
by Bhakti
April 2nd, 2005, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: New Age Fundamentalist?
Replies: 7
Views: 11465

I like yours and the dictionary's definition of fundamental, Stefan; and I like your description of new age, NewMoonDaughter. For myself, I don't use the words, at least to speak with others, because it seems to me that both words have taken on a sociopolitical context in US culture for the most par...
by Bhakti
March 30th, 2005, 1:25 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Nisargadatta Quote Evolving into Kundalini
Replies: 30
Views: 53406

I too have experienced what Anna calls spiritual expansions of consciousness, especially when I was in college in the early 80s. I was a diligent student and craved to learn everything I possibly could. I isolated myself in my books, and my experiences were frightening and unsettling. I felt like I ...
by Bhakti
March 27th, 2005, 1:47 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Work
Replies: 11
Views: 22104

Work

I hit the post reply button under "Nisagardatta Quote" instead of the new topic button. So the last entry under the Nisagrardatta button is about "Work." Please find my work discussion there. I apologize for this mistake. It's not my first, and it won't be my last when it comes to working on Interne...
by Bhakti
March 27th, 2005, 1:43 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Nisargadatta Quote Evolving into Kundalini
Replies: 30
Views: 53406

Work

Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, brought Vedanta Hinduism to the West. In his talks on karma yoga, her says that work can induce enlightenment as well as anything else in life. He says: You should work like a master and not as a slave. . . . Do you not see how everybody works? Nobod...
by Bhakti
March 11th, 2005, 2:48 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Nisargadatta Quote Evolving into Kundalini
Replies: 30
Views: 53406

http://www.zoofence.com/forum/images/imiei/kathyspig.gif You're right, nothingness, what you have said is your contribution because humans express themselves (consciousness) through words and sensory organs. I also believe that I Am That is not a person but encompasses conscious persons playing wit...
by Bhakti
March 10th, 2005, 4:17 pm
Forum: Green Fields
Topic: Nisargadatta Quote Evolving into Kundalini
Replies: 30
Views: 53406

http://www.zoofence.com/forum/images/imiei/kathyspig.gif I can relate to Shh having panic attacks because I get palpitations and other symptoms that I feel to exist because of what Anna calls “normal consciousness.” As Anna has said: The problem, then, is the "coming back" to "normal consciousness"...
by Bhakti
March 5th, 2005, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Thoughts on Aging parent issues
Replies: 7
Views: 12429

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