'The precepts of religion that were so helpful in the beginning may become obstacles as you proceed ever deeper into the heart of heresy...To enter into the ultimate truth, you need to leave your horse behind and walk alone into the uncharted territory of the soul. There you may find that you need to behave in ways that would have been unthinkable when you were closely following the formulas and rules of behaviour prescribed by the religion into which you were born...How strange that your personal path to God often seems to be blocked or criticised by the priests of religion...Do you dare break free of the confining rules? Do you dare to follow your own truth, even it starts leading you astray from the path of your religion? What if this breaking free is the only way that you can really understand the truth of your religion? Can you follow the inner impulse...?' (‘The Forbidden Rumi’)
'Do not believe in anything (simply) because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.' (Buddha, Kalama Sutta)
Saturday, 31 December 2011
('Empire of the Sun' is an Australian electronic music band.)
Gift suggestions for 2012:
To your enemy: forgiveness;
To an opponent: tolerance;
To a friend: your heart;
To a customer: service;
To the needy: charity;
To every child: good example;
To yourself: respect.
(Source: Vishwanath Seshadri)
at Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
(Edward Maya (Eduard Marian Ilie)is a Romanian musician, producer, performer, and composer.)
'I have enough love to last me a lifetime!
Thank God I'll never lose my imagination and my passion.
That's really what it is.
I'm still passionate about what I do.'
(Teena Marie, b. 1956)
at Friday, December 09, 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
("Mysterious Times" is a dance music song by German production group Sash. It features British singer Tina Cousins.)
'What comes into being
shall also withdraw
the essence remains unperturbed,
a constant stream
of raw consciousness,
as dictated by Time itself.'
at Friday, December 02, 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
Friday, 18 November 2011
(Kylie Ann Minogue (b.1968) is an Australian recording artist, songwriter, and actress.)
'Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal;
it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.'
at Friday, November 18, 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
'Let the stillness
of the mind
be your teacher
and your companion.
Let the stillness
of the mind
steer your consciousness
Let the stillness
of the mind
steer you to perceive
and experience things
beyond your station.'
at Friday, November 04, 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Friday, 14 October 2011
(Jeff van Dyck is a Canadian video game music composer.)
'The Self says ‘I AM’...
'I AM' is the Way and the Truth and the Life –
but the Ego says ‘I am this’
or ‘I am that,’
thus attaching itself only to a small portion
of the Vastness.'
at Friday, October 14, 2011
Friday, 7 October 2011
Friday, 30 September 2011
('fiN' is a Indie/Rock band based in London.)
'You never forget,
You learn to live with it,
The pain lingers on
Deep within your soul,
Making you stronger,
Strengthening your resolve
In ways you can't imagine,
You grieve everyday of your life,
Shedding tears of uncertainty
Until you are no more.'
at Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
(Max Steiner (1888 – 1971) was an Austrian composer of music for theatre productions and films)
'I am the hidden treasure
of your past,
present and future,
awaiting to be discovered
from the mists of time.
Allow yourselves to become
of My eternal essence,
in a form most pleasing
firmly rooted in the ocean
of eternal serenity...'
at Friday, September 23, 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
(Paul van Dyk (b.1971) is a German Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer.)
'I have listened.
And I have looked with open eyes.
I have poured my soul into the world,
seeking the unknown within the known.
And I sing out loud in amazement.'
(Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 –1941)
at Friday, September 16, 2011
Friday, 2 September 2011
(DJ Project is a Romanian dance music group.)
'Living is like tearing through a museum.
Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw,
thinking about it, looking it up in a book,
and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.'
(Audrey Hepburn, 1929-93)
at Friday, September 02, 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Friday, 19 August 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
Friday, 5 August 2011
'Where spirituality has departed from the soul,
that person becomes like a hollow vessel,
being swept away along the waves
in an eternal ocean of nothingness,
surrounded by nothing but complete darkness
and eerie silence.'
at Friday, August 05, 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
Friday, 22 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Buddha entered a village. A man asked him as he was entering the village, "Does God exist?"
He said, "No, absolutely no."
In the afternoon another man came and he asked, "Does God exist?"
And he said, "Yes, absolutely yes."
In the evening a third man came and he asked, "Does God exist?"
Buddha closed his eyes and remained utterly silent. The man also closed his eyes.
Something transpired in that silence.
After a few minutes the man touched Buddha's feet, bowed down, paid his respects and said,
"You are the first man who has answered my question."
(Blog-'AWAKENING FROM THE DREAM')
at Saturday, July 09, 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
(The Bee Gees are a musical UK group that was originally made up of three brothers: Barry, Robin,
and Maurice Gibb.)
'Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence,
but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence
to something that transcends them both;
this is an observation of the Middle Way.”
(Lucius Annaeus Seneca, ca. 4 BCE – 65 CE)
at Friday, July 01, 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
(Niraj Chag is a London-based musical artist and composer.)
'We grow great by dreams.
All big men (and women) are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day
or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die,
but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days
till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who sincerely hope
that their dreams will come true.'
(Woodrow Wilson, 1856 – 1924)
at Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, 3 June 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
('End Transmission' by Zachary Martin, taken from the album Satellites by Technicolor Skies.)
'The timeless realm of existence
embraces you from all sides,
from deep within your consciousness;
open your hearts and minds
allowing Me to enter,
and so entering a new phase
of holy communion,
echoing its true splendour and glory
through all of eternity and beyond.'
at Friday, May 20, 2011
Friday, 13 May 2011
Friday, 6 May 2011
Friday, 29 April 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011
(Chipmunk is a British rapper. Chris Brown is an American singer.)
'Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.
Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.
If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.'
(Dale Breckenridge Carnegie, 1888-1955)
at Friday, April 22, 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Friday, 1 April 2011
(Jennifer Lynn Lopez (b.1969) is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality,
fashion designer and television producer.)
'There are many ways to access the divine within...music, dance,
poetry, meditation, silence and solitude...'
at Friday, April 01, 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
(Coldplay are an English alternative rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland
at University College London.)
'Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.'
(Henry Van Dyke,1852-1933)
at Friday, February 25, 2011
Friday, 18 February 2011
(Kesha Rose Sebert (b.1987), is an American pop singer and songwriter.)
'I think that one should view with philosophic admiration
the strange paths of libido, and should investigate
the purposes of its circuitous ways.'
(Carl Gustav Jung,1875-1961)
at Friday, February 18, 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
(Taio Cruz is an English singer, songwriter and music producer.
Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress.)
'As we grow in higher consciousness,
we discover that it is more important to be the right person
than to find the right person.'
(Ken Keyes, Jr, 1921-95)
at Friday, February 11, 2011
Friday, 4 February 2011
Ratatat is a New York City electronic music duo consisting of Mike Stroud (guitar)
and producer Evan Mast (bass, synthesizers).
'Missing you old friend...'
'The day which we fear as our last
is but the birthday of eternity.'
(Anneo Lucius Seneca, mid-1st century AD)
at Friday, February 04, 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
(Eluveitie is a folk metal band from Winterthur, Switzerland)
Let the gentle, fragrant breeze
of peace, love and compassion
spread to the four corners of the earth
and spiral into the heavens above
Let the gentle, fragrant breeze
of peace, love and compassion
issue down from the heavens above
to the four corners of the earth.
And those who resist this change
in their naivety,
will surely come to know
the error of their ways.
at Friday, January 28, 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
(Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (b.1951),known by his professional name Sting, is an English musician,
singer-songwriter, activist, actor and philanthropist.
Ahmed Khelifati Mohamed , known by his stage name Cheb Mami (b.1966) is an Algerian-born raï singer.)
'All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity;
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act on their dreams with open eyes,
to make them possible.'
(T. E. Lawrence, 1888-1935)
at Friday, January 14, 2011
Friday, 7 January 2011
(Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (b.1975), better known as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish pop music singer-songwriter.
Ciara Princess Harris (b.1985) is an American recording artist, dancer, actress, and fashion model.)
'Love is unconditional and divine in its Essence...'
'Intense love does not measure, it just gives.'
(Mother Teresa, 1910-97)
at Friday, January 07, 2011