50:  A Message from, Lama Surya Das….

Wisdom and compassion, the Buddhist words for truth and love, are like the two wings of a great bird. As a bird cannot fly with only one wing, we need wisdom to know truth and warmhearted loving compassion to live closely together and get along in this world. The word “religion” implies uniting and bringing together, and should not become a divisive force in this world. Each of the world’s major religions has their own version of the Golden Rule, to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” And there is only one person we can ask to do this: ourselves. Each of us must focus on our own behavior and let it be good. Let’s learn to love and accept ourselves and each other with patience and tolerance before it’s too late to save this, our endangered planet.
Each of us is unique and significant, and has our role to play in this great pageant. Everything we do makes a difference, whether large or small. It’s not how large our works, accomplishments, and deeds are, or even if they are recognized, seen, and appreciated. It’s how much love we put into them that makes them meaningful and even great in the long run. Even something as simple as being polite is connected to morality and self-discipline, steadying and easing the societal and family wheels. Politeness requires patient attention, alert presence of mind, and conscientious care for others as well as oneself — all factors of contemplation, meditation, prayer, and awakening. Pay attention, my dear friends. If we are not here now, we won’t be there then. This I can guarantee. Developing present awareness by consistently remembering to integrate mindfulness into our actions, rather than mindlessly sleepwalking through our days, helps bring us all that we want, need and aspire to, a better quality of life for ourselves and all our connections.”

~ Lama Surya Das~

Remember…. Compassion is Kindness, and…..

~agr~

49:  PROFOUND TRUTH FROM A CAR ADVERT!!

I have, just this very minute, watched the current advert for the Škoda Octavia. 


The final three words of the advert express the sentiment of the advertisement, but… more importantly, it puts into just three words, what I believe to be the basic route to ‘enlightenment’!

My chosen title for this series of blogs is: “Open to Everything. Attached to Nothing”.

The Škoda Octavia advert encapsulates this sentiment in a more understandable way and in half the words…..

And those words??…….

“Loved… not owned.”……..


“Loved… not owned.”…..


“Loved… not owned.”…..


“Loved… not owned.”…..


“Loved… not owned.”…..


“LOVED… NOT OWNED!”

😏~agr~😏

48:   !!!PATRIOTISM!!!

Populations are being indoctrinated and brainwashed into accepting that they are traitors if they are not fanatically patriotic!

This is done through channels such as the media, fear of terrorism, and… fear of diminishing money and supplies to the masses… purporting it to be necessary by the need for austerity, or worse.. by the instilling of fear of foreign powers and terrorism!

Once a population is under the control of fear, and hence ruled by legislature such as the ‘Patriot Act’; patriotism becomes mandatory, under the threat of internal repercussions! 

This gives governments the power to take away any civil rights that would hinder their agenda of domination, on the false pretext of protecting their populations!!
Wake up!!

~agr~

47:   AWARENESS!..

Awareness is the key to finding your true, liberated, spiritual self. 
The 12 topics you are about to enjoy, could help you in this; a lot!… 
…and fascinate you in the process. 

And… you may well feel you’ve known it all along…. You have!!

The 12 topics come straight from, “Awareness”, by Anthony De Mello.  

 I hope that you find them vital to your life. 

You will find the topics on the right-hand-side of the page that the following link will take you to: (read the text on the left-hand-side of the page, first)…

http://demellospirituality.com/awareness/30.html

Soak it up…. 

There’s nothing new, but maybe the rest of your living has buried it? In which case you’ll be needing the shovel from Blog 45!

~agr~

46:   THE “AGE OF ACQUISITION”!

The “Age of Acquisition” is upon us….
…with a vengeance!!!

Some of the most overworked words(and emotions) these days are:-  Have; get; want; need; desire; acquire; and many others with similar meanings…. most of them usually attached to the word, “I”.

The majority of people still equate “acquiring/having” things (or even people and /or their approval) with happiness and contentment. 

WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN??!

Learn what???….

Learn the fact that acquisition of anything ALWAYS brings 2 things….. 

1. Attachment to the acquisition(s). 

2. FEAR!!!! 

Fear of what??

Fear of the loss of the acquisition…

This is 100% likely if we have formed a clinging attachment to it/them. 

Fear of the loss of something/someone/some situation, to which we have attached our happiness, is INFINITELY WORSE than not gaining that acquisition in the first place!!

GUARANTEED!!!

Because…..

If our happiness is invested in something/someone/situation…. (all of these being things which can be taken from us!); our happiness WILL go with them!

FACT!!

Agreed???…. …or not????  Either way, please share your view(s) in the ‘Comments’ section below. 😄

~agr~

45:   BECOME A ‘S**T SHOVELLER’!

…This could be the most positively liberating thing you have EVER done!!
(Read on… All WILL become clear!!!)

Today, I read a blog written by Jon Rappoport (whose name is on the list I gave you in my last blog). 

Here it is:-

“The Depletion of Human Energy – Reversing the Trend”
by Jon Rappoport (April 11, 2016)…….

“Energy…. As in: ‘energy depletion’.
Without energy, the individual feels trapped. In that state, he seeks to conform, fit in, survive long enough to die of old age.

Body and mind deploy various feedback mechanisms to inform a person about his “available supply of energy,” and when these signals are taken as absolute truth, trouble comes.

“I can sense my energy is dwindling. So I have to…settle for less, or see a doctor, or give up, or accept that I’m getting older, or change my values, or tune up a victim-story, or join a group, or…”

On and on it goes.

In this twilight zone, the individual is unwilling to consider solutions that could restore his vitality. He’s already opted for a lower level of life.

In particular, he’s unwilling to explore the one aspect of his capability that works like magic: imagination.

That’s out. No dice. Preposterous. Absurd.

After all, imagination is just that spring rain he felt as a child, that unknown space that held all the promise in the world.

That was then; this is now.

Now is sober reflection. Now is routine. Now is habit. Now is empty.

Once upon a time, he read a science fiction novel and, at the end of it, he felt as if he were standing, triumphant, in deep space at the crossroad of a hundred solar systems.

Now he knows there is no such place. Now he is intelligent.

And now he has no energy.

The light that once flared is gone.

The idea that his own imagination could lead him to discoveries beyond anything he knows is fool’s gold.

Yes, once when he was twenty, he woke up in the middle of the night and walked to his window and looked out over a city and knew he was on the cusp of an endless future…but what can he do about that now? There is no returning.

So his imagination waits. It idles.

Yet…if he took a chance, if he began to dream again, if he started up the engine, if he considered offloading the interlocking systems that have become his daily life, what might happen?

What layers of dead thought might peel away?

What abiding convictions might dissolve?

What energies might be restored?

Is there a huge space beyond his common neurological impulses and rigid survival habits, where Vision can be played out on a vast scale?

Is there a different kind of life he can enter?

Can he take a route around the banners and facades of his former reality after opening the door to his imagination?

There is, in fact, a silent channel that winds through the entire time-scale of the human race.

History does not officially record it, because history is written by winners for losers, and this silent channel has nothing to do with pedestrian notions of victory or defeat.
The route of imagination has no truck with conventional space or time. It invents its own, and eventually introduces them into the world.
How many stories are there about journeying knights who cross the boundary from ordinary events into a realm of magic?
The stories are messages…sent to ourselves, to remember. This place, this day, this moment is a platform from which to embark.

Adventure, with no end.
Imagination.
Energy!”
~Jon Rappoport~

This is what I added to the comments on Jon’s blog:-

“Brilliantly put, Jon. 👍
I can absolutely verify your contentions on this issue. 

I’m 71, and in possession of a painfully crumbling ‘mortal coil’! 😅

HOWEVER… for quite a while now, I have also(thanks to many ‘wide-awake’ signposts from Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Anthony De Mello, Jac O’ Keeffe, and Sundance Burke etc., to George Carlin, Bill Hicks, and David Icke etc.), been in grateful possession of a new awake conciousness/imagination/energy, that I would never have hitherto thought possible!!

Hence… at 71, I am more conscious, imaginative, and mentally energetic, and free, than I have ever been. 

To anyone reading this… don’t go off, searching for this state… it’s within you!…. always has been.  Just be open, and shovel away the accumulated layers of absolute crap(much of your education, most of your religious views, most social conventions, the illusion of ‘time’ etc. etc..) that you have clung to for so long, and you will find this incredibly exciting liberating state of consciousness, that is actually the real ‘you’ that you have been searching for outside yourself for, for so long!

Crumbling body?? Four walls?? Pah!!!… I laugh in the face of them!!… they represent no barriers or stumbling-blocks to the total liberation of the real ‘me’!! 

Mere transient physical states such as these, cannot negate this true liberation!

AND…. it gets better…. you don’t have to wait until you’re 71!!!! 😆” 

Now… Do please add your own contribution in the ‘Comments’ section below. We all look forward to including your thoughts amongst our own. 😊………
~agr~