Be still, my soul, and know that peace is thine. Be steadfast, heart, and know that strength divine Belongs to thee; cease from thy turmoil, mind, and thou the Everlasting Rest shalt find. If a man would have peace, let him exercise the spirit of peace; if he would find Love, let him dwell in the spirit of Love; if he would escape suffering, let him cease to inflict it; if he would do noble things for humanity, let him cease to do ignoble things for himself. If he will but quarry the mine of his own soul, he shall find there all the materials for building whatsoever he will, and he shall find there also the Central Rock on which to build in safety.
By curbing his tongue, a man gains possession of his mind. The fool babbles, gossips, argues, and bandies words. He glories in the fact that he has had the last word, and has silenced his opponent. He exults in his own folly, is ever on the defensive, and wastes his energies in unprofitable channels. He is like a gardener who continues to dig and plant in unproductive soil. The wise man avoids idle words, gossips, vain argument, and self-defence. He is content to appear defeated; rejoices when he is defeated; knowing that, having found and removed another error in himself, he has thereby become wiser. Blessed is he who does not strive for the last word. — James Allen
The true silence is not merely a silent tongue; it is a silent mind. To merely hold one’s tongue, and yet to carry about a disturbed and rankling mind, is no remedy for weakness, and no source of power. Silentness, to be powerful, must envelop the whole mind, must permeate every chamber of the heart; it must be the silence of peace. To this broad, deep, abiding silentness a man attains only in the measure that he conquers himself. — James Allen
Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature. You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending Light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are transforming and continuing in a different form at any moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Let a man realize that life in its totality proceeds from the mind, and lo, the way of blessedness is opened up to him! For he will then discover that he possesses the power to rule his mind and to fashion it in accordance with his Ideal.
So will he elect to strongly and steadfastly walk those pathways of thought and action which are altogether excellent; to him life will become beautiful and sacred; and, sooner or later, he will put to flight all evil, confusion, and suffering; for it is impossible for a man to fall short of liberation, enlightenment, and peace, who guards with unwearying diligence the gateway of his heart.
Gates open wide. Boat launched ocean. Star guides boat. Star reflects fish in ocean. Fisherman sails. Fishing of man.
The life of an adept moves like a boat in a river. The boat moves as per the currents of the river. The adept moves as per the currents of the time. The river joins the ocean; likewise, the adept’s life joins the greater life. When the river joins the ocean, it opens wide forming deltas. Also, the life of an adept grows far wider before joining the great life. He becomes a planetary worker influencing many lives in all parts of the globe. His life becomes unlimited. His travel also becomes eternal and unlimited. The distant stars form the guide. The Great Bear, the Pleiades and Sirius keep guiding the adept. The stars are reflected on Earth as the Hierarchy. The Hierarchy of the Masters of Wisdom keeps guiding. The hunter turned king. The king turned saint. The saint joins the Hierarchy. Hereafter, he has only one work. It is fishing the souls. He sails in life and keeps fishing the souls to restore them to the path. The saint becomes the fisherman. He is a fisher of men.
When a man’s soul is clouded with selfishness in any or every form, he loses the power of spiritual discrimination and confuses the temporal with the eternal.
Men cling to and gratify the flesh as though it were going to last forever, and though they try to forget the nearness and inevitability of its dissolution, the dread of death and of loss of all that they cling to clouds their happiest hours and the chilling shadow of their own selfishness follows them like a remorseless spectre.
And with the accumulation of temporal comforts and luxuries, the divinity within men is drugged, and they sink deeper and deeper into materiality, into the perishable life of the senses; and where there is sufficient intellect, theories concerning the immortality of the flesh come to be regarded as infallible truths.
Forgiving myself, or another, the survival center of my brain stops releasing stressful chemicals in my body. I can now let go the past, and with it anger, guilt, and sadness. I can live more fully in the richness of the expression of life.
This journey, if done completely and rightly after an Initiation or Attunement, ought to only require one occasion experiencing this spiritual expansion. However, if the first experience is not conclusive, perhaps because you encountered a disturbance or interruption while in meditation, then repeat this Purification visualization a second time. It is recommended that you undergo this meditation a maximum of three times. If the purification or the awakening of the Spirit is not then obtained, then it means that you are not spiritually ready to absorb and magnetize fully the energies of your Initiation or Attunement. No worries. Everything will eventually work out. Exercise patience over a three-month period as you work with your Guide, then try again.
You will realize that Tathagata’s Womb and the pure mind of Enlightenment and the Mind of Intuition (Alaya-vijnana) are of one Essence, radiant in Wisdom, integrant in Compassion, vibrant with Purpose and Life but unmanifest and in perfect balance and thus abiding in perfect and blissful Peace.
An emotion manifests simply as a release of chemicals in my body, I can resist the flow and contract against the emotion, or I can embrace the flow and accept and allow what is. In doing so, I become at ease in my mind, and in my body.
My emotions are a natural part of my being. I give up struggling against them, suppressing and subduing them. They are whatever they are, fear, shame, hurt, or anger. As I embrace and accept them, they dissolve into the ocean of Consciousness.