Sunday, January 28, 2007

source of peace

The season of spring has come, and all the plants have blossomed forth.
This mind blossoms forth, in association with the True Guru.
So meditate on the True Lord, O my foolish mind.
Only then shall you find peace, O my mind.
This mind blossoms forth, and I am in ecstasy.
I am blessed with the Ambrosial Fruit of the Naam, the Name of the Lord of the Universe.
Everyone speaks and says that the Lord is the One and Only.
By understanding the Hukam of His Command, we come to know the One Lord.
Says Nanak, no one can describe the Lord by speaking through ego.
All speech and insight comes from our Lord and Master.

banasapath moulee charriaa basa(n)th
eihu man mouliaa sathiguroo sa(n)g
thumh saach dhhiaavahu mugadhh manaa
thaa(n) sukh paavahu maerae manaa
eith man mouliai bhaeiaa ana(n)dh
a(n)mrith fal paaeiaa naam gobi(n)dh
eaeko eaek sabh aakh vakhaanai
hukam boojhai thaa(n) eaeko jaanai
kehath naanak houmai kehai n koe
aakhan vaekhan sabh saahib thae hoe

- By Guru Amar Daas Ji in Raag Basant on Page 1176 of Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Let karma happen naturally and effortlessly. Do not under-do it or over-do it. It is the separation ''I'' in the consciousness that makes you run into anxiety spoiling your health and well-being. Will is the wonderful name of the ego. So wilfull dedication to God can be a device of the ''I'' to remain divided from God! Divinity is the natural state of life. Division is the notorious affair of mind.

read the whole message from Shibendu here

Monday, January 15, 2007

Anand Sahib

Here's a beautiful translation of first few stanzas of Anand Sahib by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur.

Anand Sahib is contained in Guru Granth Sahib and was written by Guru Amar Das.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Living Meditation, Living Insight

This is a book about "the path of mindfulness in daily life". Instead of focusing on sitting meditation, this book shows us how to meditate as we go through our daily activities. This is very insightful book. I highly recommend this book to any seeker of truth.

You can get the book online in PDF format.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

which path is best for me?

check this question and answer for some insight

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;

where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
more information about the prayer

Sunday, January 07, 2007

the secret - a movie

a movie about power of thought and gratitude. It talks about how with our patterns of thought we attract more negative or more positive situations in our lives. Courtesy of

being sick

When we are sick, it's very easy to think that We are sick. It's really not Us who are sick but it's our body. It's easy to identify with a sick body. The pain feeling is strong and treatment from others reinforces the false identification. Ego has found a way to come back in a big way. It will find ways to stay around with full energy. A treasure has been lost, let's not use our mind to find it again, thoughts are straight from ego; they will not help. Acknowledge the short lived reign of the ego and surrender and ask for help. Accept you don't have any solutions, I come to You, You show me the way.