Teachings My Blood Whispers

“I do not consider myself less ignorant than most people. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.” – Hermann Hesse (from “Demian“, 1919)

Pfaffenberg 2010-07-12

Made the photo above on a bicycle tour in Pfaffenberg (South-East Germany) on 2010-07-12.

Time And Space Is In The Mind

“Time is in the mind, space is in the mind. The law of cause and effect is also a way of thinking. In reality all is here and now and all is one. Multiplicity and diversity are in the mind only.” – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Kleine Laaber in Pfaffenberg - 2010-07-25

Photo above: the brook “Kleine Laaber” in Pfaffenberg (South-East Germany) – photo taken on 2010-07-25.

Giving One’s Self Up To God

“He who gives himself up to the Self that is God is the most excellent devotee. Giving one’s self up to God means remaining constantly in the Self without giving room for the rise of any thoughts other than that of the Self. Whatever burdens are thrown on God, He bears them. Since the supreme power of God makes all things move, why should we, without submitting ourselves to it, constantly worry ourselves with thoughts as to what should be done and how, and what should not be done and how not? We know that the train carries all loads, so after getting on it why should we carry our small luggage on our head to our discomfort, instead of putting it down in the train and feeling at ease?” – Sri Ramana Maharshi

Rossbrand/Pongau/Salzburg/Austria

The above photo shows the mountains in Pongau / Salzburg / Austria (photo taken in August 2008 on the top of a mountain called “Rossbrand”).

Pure Love

Roses

“I love, because my love is not dependent on the object of love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person. My love is my state of being. I simply love.” – Osho

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.

Self-Realization – “Love-Realization”

Spring 2010

“Love and the Self are one, and the discovery of either is the realization of both.”

Leo Buscaglia

Become Like Little Children

“In the spiritual life one becomes just like a little child – without resentment, without attachment, full of life and joy.”

Paramahansa Yogananda –

“Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Jesus Christ (from Mark 10:14-15) –

Jesus Christ said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”

– Matthew 18:3-5

Meditation

“Solve all your problems through meditation. Exchange unprofitable religious speculations for actual God-contact. Clear your mind of dogmatic theological debris; let in the fresh, healing waters of direct perception. Attune yourself to the active inner Guidance; the Divine Voice has the answer to every dilemma of life. Though man’s ingenuity for getting himself into trouble appears to be endless, the Infinite Succor is no less resourceful.”

Lahiri Mahasaya