Wednesday, June 11, 2014

IX: 16

Chapter 9, Verse 16

"I am the ritual and the worship,
The medicine and the Mantra,
The ghee poured into the flames,
The fire into which it is offered,
And he who receives it."

Paramahansa Yogananda:

The ancient, sacrificial ceremonies, in which clarified butter is poured on fire, symbolize the surrender of the self to the Self.  All of the gifts that God has bestowed on humanity are offered in turn to him by the devotee.

Sattvic devotees consider all of their actions, be they secular, spiritual, or ritualistic, as holy rites and offerings into the purifying fire of God-awareness.

As dream objects cannot be separated from their dreamer, the worshiping devotee honors God as the Giver, the Offering, and the Receiver.

Eckhart Tolle:

You think...

I have so much to do.

Yes, but what is the quality of your doing?

You're driving to work, speaking to clients, working on the computer, running errands, and dealing with the countless things that make up your daily total are you in what you do?

Is your doing surrendered or non-surrendered?

This is what determines your success in life and not how much effort you expend.  Effort brings stress and strain in which you need to reach a certain point in the future or accomplish a certain result.

Can you detect even the slightest element within yourself of not wanting to be doing what you are doing?

That is a denial of life and so a truly successful outcome is not possible.

If you can detect this within yourself, can you also drop it and be total in what you do?

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