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!

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…