Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Three Cosmic Dances

Grace and Gratefulness
God's grace is always available but to synchronize ourselves to it, we need to accept his order and be grateful. Gratefulness is our way of giving back to the Source; this starts a cycle or a cosmic dance between us and him.

Choice and Choicelessness
We don't have a choice of where we are born, how people treat us, what happens to us everyday but we have the choice of how we react to all those. Accpeting the choicelessness of our lives and making the choices to keep us in harmony with the Source is the key.

Udam and Ardaas (self effort and prayer)
Prayer requires humility and acceptance of divine's greatness. Without prayer, self effort increases our ego and take us further away from the source even if we are doing the right things. Prayer without the self effort makes us lazy and passive.

Inspired by:
Commentary on Sukhmani Sahib (a section of Guru Granth Sahib) by Professor Darshan Singh. http://www.ggsacademy.com
Choice and Choicelessness by Satish Kumar in Shift magazine (institute of noetic sciences). http://www.noetic.org
Gratefulness by Brother David Steindl-Rast - http://www.gratefulness.org

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