Category: Spiritual texts

Spiritual texts

In this section we will regularly present texts from all horizons which we hope will help those who are on a spiritual path to progress and to broaden their perspective on what constitutes spirituality which many people tend to encompass in rather narrow limits.

We want all readers to feel welcome and included, and while in these texts we will use “God“ whenever an author chooses that term, we should like to point out that there are many, many different names and attributes for deity: divine or cosmic Love, Creator, Source, Infinite Mind, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, Great Spirit, It, Universe, Principle, Father-Mother, etc. etc. So please choose what best resonates with you!

Five Choices that will Change your Life

From Inspire Me Today, 9 Apr 2015, by Erin Ramsey We can choose to grow habits of the mind and the heart that will guide us naturally to love and service. We can blossom through presence and good mental habits to awaken our authentic spirit. Love is the common denominator. Love is the universal energy…

Excerpted from God Has a Dream by Desmond Tutu

Copyright © 2005 by Desmond Tutu “God says to you, ‘I have a dream. Please help me to realize it.’ It is a dream of a world whose ugliness and squalor and poverty, its war and hostility, its greed and harsh competitiveness, its alienation and disharmony are changed into their glorious counterparts.” Many of us…

The Essence of Spirituality: Service of Others from Drops of Nectar

by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati. Chidananda Saraswati (called Pujya Swamiji or Pujya Muniji by disciples), is the President and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, one of India’s largest spiritual institutions. He is also the founder and spiritual head of the Hindu Jain Temple in Pittsburgh, PA http://www.parmarth.com/ps_swamiji.php Spirituality is the…

The Three Hermits

Many people ask me how to bless “correctly”. I do not know the reply and we very much doubt that there exists a “correct” way of blessing. Religions have strayed in their search for correct forms, be these in the fields of liturgy, clothing, dietary recommendations, in a given form of catechism or prayer or…

The Hardest Lesson – Elisabeth Kúbler-Ross

(published April 14, 2003) Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was  a world renowned medical doctor, psychiatrist and thanatologist who spent her whole life working with the dying, children, and AIDS patients; she is also credited with bringing the hospice movement to the U.S.)   This is apparently the last text she published before her death in 2004. The…

Joel Goldsmith on meaningful prayer

Joel Goldsmith was one of the most original spiritual thinkers and mystics of the last century. He was also an extraordinary healer. At one moment of his career he was receiving over 130 calls for assistance, seven days a week 365 days in the year, proving the validity of what he writes here We feel…

The Little Candle

I wrote this tale for my grand-daughter, Samsara Menuka. However, while written for the very young, it has also struck a chord with some adults. Therefore, we share it in this section on Spiritual Texts in the spirit of freedom and non-conformity we aim to foster on this site. PP “Ye are the light of…

Metta Meditation: Joy to the World

The  following text from Tosha Silver’s book  “Outrageous Openness – Letting the Divine Take the Lead” illustrates how blessing may take many different forms. “The root of your problem vanishes when you cherish others”  (Buddhist teaching), “Om mani padme hum”  –  mantra from Chenrezig Buddha of Compassion I love the practice of metta, the simple…

Excerpts from “Golden Rules for Every Day Life”

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov (1900-1986) was a Macedonia-born Bulgarian philosopher, pedagogue, alchemist, mystic, magus and astrologer. In 1937 he moved to France where he spent the rest of his life, becoming naturalized shortly before his death. Become like a spring of water Pure water wells up in a continuous stream from a natural spring and, even…

Excerpt from The Infinite Way

(Meditation) by Joel S. Goldsmith The wave is one with the ocean, indivisible and inseparable from the whole ocean. All that the ocean is, the wave is; and all the power, all the energy, all the strength, all the life, and all the substance of the ocean are expressed in every wave. The wave has…

Worship Through Love

by Osho Worship is true only when it is through love, otherwise it is just a dead, impotent ritual. Touch any act with love and it becomes worship. Sit in any place in love and it becomes a temple. Look in any direction with love and you will find god. People go on asking ’Where…

On How Blessed You Are

The following text by Marianne Williamson, one of the leading spiritual figures of the North American scene, replaces the French translation of the text by Nasata La on love. We consider the following lines among the most important a person on the spiritual path can cherish. They reflect a boundless confidence in the ultimate goodness and tender…

Insults

The first of these texts is one we have been using for many years in our Living Differently workshops. It has helped many people understand the total subjectivity of our human experience, i.e  that we create our own reality beyond anything we can imagine. Once we have grasped this fundamental truth, we understand that someone…