Posting for July 26, 2010
Reflections on Swami Tejomayananda
Hari Om from Las Vegas!
i hope this finds everyone well...
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An offering of 60 words, attempting to describe Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, for His 60th Birthday Celebrations and Guru Purnima. This is an attempt for me, not Him, as a Master is beyond qualification and time. For Him praise and age are as real as a dream. Every word speaks of the Infinite and every moment revels in the Infinite. Striving to appreciate the grandeur of this Master, His words are what we immerse ourselves in with our E-Vichara / Electronic Reflections...
Special E-Vichara / Electronic Reflections on Swami Tejomayananda
*If we always do what we always did, we will always get what we always got - unless we change our attitude we will continue to drown in a sea of mundane existence
*An altar in life, alters our life - when our mind is engaged in an ideal our life becomes ideal
*Do what you value and value what you do - life is too precious to waste our time in meaningless activities and attitudes
*True abiding success is that in which lies the welfare and well being of all people - the joy of seva is absolutely unprecedented
*Work like a horse and live like a hermit - the more we give the less we need
*A great person is great in all he / she does - when we divide living ( i.e. family, work, social, health, spiritual, etc. ) we divide our joy
*Don't tell your God how big your trouble is, tell your trouble how big your God is - we have all been taken care of thus far, why do we believe we will not in the future
The greatest service we can do in this world is to mind our own business and take care of our own mind - purifying our minds is a challenge demanding many lifetimes, why retard this journey more by seducing ourselves with the purity of other's minds
*When the heart is full, the stomach is full - reveling in joy all else becomes inconsequential
*Spirituality should not remain an activity, it should become one's life, effortless and natural - smiling as a hobby and smiling as a lifestyle is a choice
I simply cannot express how amazing being alive is on account of Pujya Guruji...
"What you do for yourself alone dies with you. What you do for others remains and is immortal. " --- Unknown