Bhala's Blog

This blog's focus is about positive and uplifting thoughts, feelings, attitudes and ideas.

Quote of the Day

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives,
we need to stretch our minds.”
- Wayne Dyer
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“Do or do not, there is no try.”

-Yoda – Jedi Master from the Star Wars series.

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“Thoughts become things… choose the good ones!”

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You’re not the product of a broken home, a devastated economy, a world in the upheaval of war, a minority group, a family of drunkards or a poverty-ridden neighborhood. You are the product of your own thinking processes and whatever you’re thinking about today is the cornerstone of your tomorrow.”
-   Thomas Sikking

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The human psyche is clogged with perverse impressions of countless births,

as a result of which one finds a reflection of one’s own feelings in others.

It is one’s own mind which sees vice in innocence, impurity in purity and destruction in joy.

Just as the reflection of gathering clouds is dark even in the clear water of a lake,

so is the case with such a mind.

Therefore one should behave calmly, with love and affection,

without a fault-finding attitude.

- Swami Muktananda (Ashram Dharma p14)

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Your heart should be like the heart

of a human being,

not like a rock.

It shouldn’t be dry and insipid

with no love for others.

Doesn’t a hard heart give pain to oneself?

To see God in everyone

is the sign of true humanity.

- Swami Muktananda – (I Welcome You All With Love)

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God is without visible form,

yet in the heart, God is revealed.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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The experience of becoming one

with the supreme Lord in your own heart

is true liberation.

An open and pure heart

is where this union takes place.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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Let your heart

become so saturated with love

that you are able to ride the waves of change

with equipoise

and find new meaning in everything that happens.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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Love people and Use Things

Not Love Things and Use People.

- Patricia L. Jackson

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Remember, it is the attitude you adopt and the love you pour into each practice

that will take you to the highest worship of all,

experiencing the presence of God in everything.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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Even if you don’t feel love,

look at everyone with love,

because love is always there.

It’s just that it’s not always on the surface.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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It is love that brings us all together

again and again.

It is love that unites us.

It is love that makes time and space collapse.

All barriers come down

because of love.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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The only thing love knows how to do

is shower goodness

upon everyone it meets.

What can love do

except bring good to others?

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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“Our society is based around instant gratification.

You don’t know what saving money will do long term,

and we let people see that”

- Jonathan E. Bonnette, UFirst™ Co-Founder

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As the inner flame was kindled,

The inner lamp blazed

and I saw the brilliant jewel of my Self.

- Lalleshwari

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The power of the Infinite Consciousness,

Which is in constant motion’

That alone is the reality of all events,

For it penetrates all the epochs of time.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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The Kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed,

nor will they say, “Lo, here it is!” or “There!” for behold,

the Kingdom of God is within you.

- Jesus of Nazareth.

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And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many

that were sick, and healed them.

- Mark 6:12-13

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“And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came Jesus

by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes,

about an hundred pound weight.”

- John 19:39

“Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church;

and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”

- James 5:14

When your heart is overflowing, very naturally you can see its reflections glistening everywhere.

- Swami Chidvilasananda

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Liberation is nothing more, nothing less, than becoming established

in the constant experience of an open, unfettered heart.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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While acting in the world, the eternal being of an enlightened one

remains undisturbed in all conditions.

- Tripura Rahasya

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Those in the highest state are like the citizens of two countries.

they live in the world, yet simultaneously remain absorbed in the Self.

- Tripura Rahasya

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The Most auspicious moment of your life is when you make the commitment to know the Truth, a commitment so firm there is no turning back.

- Swami Chidvilasananda

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Everything changes,

nothing remains without change.

- Buddha

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Kindness in words creates confidence,

Kindness in thinking creates profoundness,

Kindness in giving creates love.

- Lao Tsu

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Whatever happens, remind yourself of this: the Heart, the divine splendor, is your home and final destination.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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One is infinite.

In the infinite is one.

In all is the unfolding of one.

Muktananda, what else is there when nothing else is?

- Mukteshwari #76

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The universe which appears in God,

exists in God as God.

Muktananda, you are His.

- Mukteshwari #90

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Kindness and friendliness hold love.

Gentleness and tenderness offer love.

Generosity and altruism sustain love.

Courtesy and respect convey love.

Perceive the face of love on this earth.

- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

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Going to the woods is going home.

- John Muir

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He that plants a tree loves others besides himself.

-Thomas Fuller

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When asked what he thought about the depression in 1991, Sam Walton of Walmart replied,

“I thought about it, and I decided not to join”

He went on to quadruple his business over the next two years.

It is your choice to have the news become part of your personal reality or not.

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The same consciousness is in man and woman.

Muktananda, give up distinction.

In consciousness there cannot be two.

- Muktananda. Mukteshwari #97

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The concerns of waking are irrelevant in sleep.

What is real in dreams is unreal in waking.

Only peace can enter turiya.

- Muktananda. Mukteshwari #395

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If you want happiness, see the equality that underlies this strange unequal world.

If you want peace, do not accept inequality.

Equality is heaven.

Inequality is hell.

- Swami Muktananda. Mukteshwari. p68.

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