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lotusheartone
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posted September 10, 2005 01:14 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BHAGAVAD GITA THE YOGA OF KNOWLEDGE

Some say this Atman*
Is slain, and others
Call It the slayer:
They know nothing.
How can It slay
Or who shall slay It?

Know this Atman
Unborn, undying,
Never ceasing,
Never beginning,
Deathless, birthless,
Unchanging for ever.
How can It die
The death of the body?

Knowing It birthless,
Knowing It deathless,
Knowing It endless,
For ever unchanging,
Dream not you do
The deed of the killer,
Dream not the power
Is yours to command it.

Worn-out garments
Are shed by the body:
Worn-out bodies
Are shed by the dweller
Within the body.
New bodies are donned
By the dweller, like garments.

Not wounded by weapons,
Not burned by fire,
Not dried by the wind,
Not wetted by water:
Such is the Atman,

Not dried, not wetted,
Not burned, not wounded,
Innermost element,
Everywhere, always,
Being of beings,
Changeless, eternal,
For ever and ever.

The Song of God

Author's Swami Prabhavananda & Christopher Isherwood.
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Love and Light to ALL


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fayte.m
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posted September 12, 2005 09:51 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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peajie
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posted September 12, 2005 11:25 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Om ..

Strike off the fetters! Bonds that bind thee down.
Of shining Gold, or darker, baser ore,
Love, hate - good, bad- and all the dual throng.
Know, slave is slave, caressed or whipped, not free;
For fetters though of Gold are no less strong to bind;
Then, off with them, Sannyasin bold!
Say - "Om Tat Sat, Om!".

....extract from, "The Song of the Sannyasin",
....composed by Swami Vivekananda
....at Thousand Island park, new York July 1895.

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lotusheartone
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posted September 13, 2005 09:53 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fayte and Peajie thanks, nice to see you.

Love and Light

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juniperb
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posted October 03, 2005 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jelaluddin Rumi says, “The physical form is of great importance; nothing can be done without the consociation of the form and the essence. However often you may sow a seed, stripped of the pod, it will not grow. Sow it with the pod, it will become a great tree. From this point of view, the body is fundamental and necessary for the realization of the Divine intention.”

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If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. ~James Herriot

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lotusheartone
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posted October 03, 2005 01:41 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
juniperb,

that was lovely
we have to master our
physical body

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MAKLHOUF
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posted July 10, 2016 04:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAKLHOUF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even the Bible teaches that we need a body in eternal life, albeit a new, transformed body.

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Randall
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posted July 13, 2016 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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