“My true will carries me along… and the spirit of love, is rising within me, talking to you now, telling you clearly: The fire still burns.” “Every man and every woman is a star.” Each individual is a separate atman, carried through life by the choice of free will and the momentum of the interwoven… Continue reading Breath of Life
The highest spiritual love is the love of man for God, and God for man (agape). The word can be found in the following quote (John 3:16): Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον, ὥστε τὸν υἱὸν τὸν μονογενῆ ἔδωκεν, ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν μὴ ἀπόληται ἀλλ᾽ ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον. “For God so… Continue reading Agape
The Eucharist is the reflection of God’s covenant with man, reflected in a spiritual feast commemorating the highest sacrifice. There are several eucharist’s, other than the Christian one. There is also the eucharist of prasadam and the highest eucharist, that of communion with one’s partner. According to Thomas Aquinas, the miracle of transubstantiation occurs through… Continue reading Eucharist
Prayataatmanah is a critical word relative to one of my favorite passages from the Bhagavad Gita, one which encapsulates the true meaning of bhakti. It is difficult to translate, being a compound word with a variety of possible meanings. Sanskrit is a subtle language, with many meanings possible within single words and nuances conveyed by… Continue reading Prayataatmanah
On the descent of the dove, that most precious gift; the highest love enshrined in body and blood, reflected in mortal embrace, a chalice of nectar and honey running over, gently raised to the lips.
These thoughts have been on my mind lately – not necessarily original as it’s really just rehashing common viewpoints, but I wanted to get this out on paper. God is One. Many religions support the idea that God is Two – that is, God is God, and man is eternally separate. However even within these… Continue reading God is One