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A PRECIOUS HUMAN LIFE
Every day think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself. To expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
H. H The XIV Dalai Lama…
“Devotion is not complete without surrender. Surrender completes devotion. Om Namo Narayani.” Sri Sakthi Narayani Amma…
Are you feeling a little jaded today? Need a spiritual lift but don’t know where to turn? Well try the wonderful Gayatri mantra. This Indian mantra has always helped me to lift my energy level and refocus on the important aspects of my life.
Om Bhur Buvaha Swaha
Thath Savithur Varenyam
Bargo Devasya Deheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat
This translates to:
On the absolute reality and its planes.
On that finest spiritual light.
We meditate as remover of obstacles.
That it may inspire and enlighten.
The Gayatri mantra can be recited using your japa mala or just quietly wherever you are comfortable. It is recommended that you recite it three times a day ~ morning, noon and night but you will find what suits you. I have a lovely copy on a CD that I listen to in the car.
This mantra is great for protecting you from harm and warding off misery. It is said to remove evil tendencies and implant virtuous habits. I find it calms the monkey mind and gives me a lasting feeling of peace and tranquility.
The following is a lovely version for you:
“This human being is a guesthouse. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all. Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honourably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing…and invite them in.” Rumi
Written down from the inspiration board at the Satyananda Ashram, NSW, Australia.
My talented, musical friend, Ross Green of Music Seeds International, has created these two new wonderful videos. Ross is an expert at composing music with children about topics that are meaningful to the children themselves. He has been in India for three months recording this footage and writing the song with the children. The videos capture delightfully how children in India at the Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School are starting a “green revolution” and want to clean up India. The first is in English and the second extended version is in Tamil.
It is such an important cause. I would really appreciate it if you could please share the link with your friends and family and spread the Green Sakthi message:
More on Green Sakthi to come in future posts.
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