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Mother Teresa ~ by Eva Maria Nova
Remembering the greatest of all women, the humblest of all souls, the most gracious Mother of all God’s children whose soul enlightens every human being. She is the woman with a lantern who shows the way to the humanity enlightening every human soul in saving its own dignity. Everybody who wants to write about Mother Teresa realizes the insufficiency of the word because no words can describe her any better that those she left behind.
Victor Hugo said that the supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
The teachings of the Buddha reveal a step by step path to lasting happiness. The mind is like a cloudy sky, in real meaning clear and pure but overcast by the clouds of delusions. These delusions in our mind such as hatred, ignorance, and greed are not an intrinsic part of the mind. If we apply the appropriate methods they can be completely eliminated, and we will experience the supreme happiness of life, meaning full enlightenment. The primary meaning of this term, supreme happiness in all the leading European languages seems to involve the notion of good fortune, good chance, and good happening.
The world can seem like an unfriendly, threatening place, yet we all want safety, health, and happiness for ourselves and our loved ones. How can one ordinary person — you or me — make a positive difference in this world? One way is the practice “paying it forward.” While the steps might be simple, the outcome can change the world.
Be attentive wherever you are for opportunities to help someone. Perhaps you have an elderly or disabled neighbor who is too proud to ask for help with their yard work or maybe you’re in a restaurant and see someone who looks like they could use some kind stranger to pay for their meal. You can change people’s attitudes about the world through your unobtrusive acts of kindness. Read more…
People with the best intentions sometimes get overwhelmed by the idea of charity. They think they need a great deal of time or money or courage to make a real difference in the world. But you don’t have to be a philanthropist to help. Anne Herbert said, “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty;” by doing this, you can help every day with small but important acts of encouragement and generosity.
One of the thorniest and most difficult things we humans are ever called upon to do is to respond to evil with kindness, and to forgive the unforgivable. We love to read stories about people who have responded to hatred with love, but when that very thing is demanded of us personally, our default seems to be anger, angst (dread or anguish), depression, righteousness, hatred, etc. Yet study after study shows that one of the keys to longevity and good health is to develop a habit of gratitude and let go of past hurts.
Want to live a long, happy life? Forgive the unforgivable. It really is the kindest thing you can do for yourself. Your enemy may not deserve to be forgiven for all the pain and sadness and suffering purposefully inflicted on your life, but you deserve to be free of this evil. As Ann Landers often said, “hate is like an acid. It destroys the vessel in which it is stored.”
Since many years, I’ve been searching an ideal field of learning for myself. Options were many and, I tried my hands in few. But, after few years, I had to abandon them.
Finally, I’ve found my field of learning. Indeed, one has to learn it , as we have completely forgotten this ancient knowledge (may be it existed before humans came on this planet). It’s very simple, though requires practice and focus.
Well, it’s happiness! Not, I want to be happy. Just, be happy!
Yes, this is my field of learning. And learning it is. To be happy is very simple. Read more…
How do you express loving kindness?
This question was recently asked of me while participating
in an Acro-Yoga workshop in La Jolla California, USA.
Although I may have given a heartfelt answer and perhaps some
of the listeners even felt as if i am truly a loving person, I realized
not all my thoughts and actions represent the ways of loving-kindness;
unconditional love, active interest, friendliness, compassion, good will.
Three things transpired since i was asked this question.
First, I have given much contemplation toward the concept of loving-kindness.
Secondly, I have concluded;
To live a life of loving kindness foremost requires that we take care of ourselves.
So, the question may well have been answered simply and brilliantly as,
“I express loving-kindness by caring for myself.”
Thirdly, I intend to be continually mindful of how and why i live and express loving-kindness.
Selfish? I think not.
A vessel containing only loving-kindness can express only loving-kindness.
If one allows this vessel, once created from and containing only loving-kindness,
to become polluted then what is poured from it is also polluted.
true love is . . .
true love wants nothing
true love is unconditional
true love expects no reward
true love asks nothing in return
true love is without self-interest
this is true love . . .
there is a place in which the entire Universe dwells.
when you are in this place in you and I am in this place in me, we are One.
true love is altruistic
true love knows no fear
true love imputes no motive
true love is free from attachment
true love is compassion and mercy
true love is not bound by space and time
true love expresses itself through emotion
The act of forgiveness is not about the offender.
Forgiveness is a controversial subject to some and for others there is no controversy at all, the act is as natural as breathing. For some, the thought of forgiveness or forgiving just does not settle well and is not considered to be part of everyday life for common man. For others, forgiveness, whether easy or difficult, is a necessary and achievable response to self-suffering due to detrimental acts. Some find balance in their lives from the practice of forgiveness while others find solace only in their antipathy.
Let’s take this concept of forgiveness one step further, unconditional forgiveness.