Monthly Archive for June, 2010

Giving Light To The Whole World

“Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.”

Sri Ramana Maharshi –

View to the monastery  The Fields   View to the East

View to the East   Fields   A Mirror

All the photos above were made on 2010-06-12 in Mallersdorf and surroundings.

The Finest Art Is Music

“Among all the fine arts, the finest is music. Music is not composed of songs, melodies, or words only, but of the most subtle sound – nada – the vibration that spontaneously inspires all the cells and makes them dance. There could be no dance without the vibrations of nada. Because of this nada the stream of life sings with a particular rhythm and flows through various curves of life, giving its environment a new experience every time.”

“The most ancient traveler of this universe is the stream of life that sings and dances in its joy from eternity to eternity. In the ecstasy of meeting the Beloved, it finally unites with the ocean of bliss.”

“There is one more form of this sound, which is called soundless sound. Insiders alone become aware of this sound which is called anahata nada (inner sound). […] In the path of devotion Yogis learn to hear this soundless sound, the voice of the silence, the perennial music going on in every human heart.”

“The voice of silence is supreme. It is beyond all levels of consciousness and all methods of communication. Learn to listen to the world of silence. Rather than discussing scriptures and argues with sages, just enjoy their presence. You are on a journey; don’t stop for long at one place and get attached to anything. Silence will give you what the world can never give you.”

– From “Living with the Himalayan Masters” by Swami Rama –

Spring Has Returned

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”

Rainer Maria Rilke –                

Monastery   Way to the  Monastery   Sisters Retirement Home

Monastery   Monastery   Fields near the Monastery

After a cold and rainy May finally the sun and the warm temperatures are back. All the photos above were made on 2010-06-06 around the region of the monastery in Mallersdorf.