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MAHASHIVARATRI 2021 - 11th March 2021Mahashivaratri 4 March 2019
'Shiva' means auspiciousness. ‘Night’ (ratri) signifies darkness. Shivaratri describes an auspiciousness which is inherent in darkness. It refers to wisdom that exists in the midst of ignorance. Ignorance and wisdom are not two different things; they are the opposite polarities of the same underlying principle. The stage that transcends both wisdom and ignorance is called Paratatwa, where birth and death do not occur! Thus Shivaratri reminds you of the fact that the same Divinity within you is present everywhere. Some people believe Shiva lives in Kailasa. Where is Kailasa? Kailasa is your own joy and bliss. If you cultivate pure joy and delight in your mind, your heart will become Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva! How can you experience pure bliss? Bliss results when you cultivate purity, steadiness and holiness. Then your heart itself will become Kailasa, filled with peace and bliss. Lord Shiva will then reside in the sanctum sanctorum of your heart, within the temple of your body.
- Divine Discourse, Feb 17, 1985. ... See MoreSee Less
Sufi parable. The Sun and the Cave-
"One day the Sun and a Cave struck up a conversation. The Sun had trouble understanding what “dark” meant and the Cave didn’t quite get the hang of “light and clear” so they decided to change places.
The Cave went up to the Sun and said, “Ah, I see, this is beyond wonderful. Now come down and see where I have been living.”
The Sun went down to the cave and said, “Gee, I don’t see any difference.”
When the sun went down, it took its light along and even the darkest corners were illuminated. That's why the Sun couldn't see any difference.
There is a quote from an old book that says "The enlightened ones can never be sent to hell or pushed into darkness. They carry their heaven on their shoulders all the time".
We thought that heaven is a place where we are supposed to go, perhaps it was a state of mind we were supposed to achieve.
If you are full of darkness within, full of negativity, fear, and doubt, you become a Cave unknowingly. It's hell within and no matter how much you accumulate, you still remain hollow.
If you are illuminated like the Sun, then the darkness of the cave wouldn't matter. You could be in the worse of circumstances, you'll still be able to find a blessing somewhere.
You'll be carrying your Heaven with you." ... See MoreSee Less
Water Color impression from a student artist from Italy. Glenn Ceresoli Virabhadrasana 2. ... See MoreSee Less
I love this..
Oneness"Being Aboriginal is not the colour of your skin or how broad your nose is. It is a spiritual feeling, an identity you know in your heart. … It is a unique feeling that is difficult for non-Aboriginal to fully understand."
"Our spirituality is a oneness and an interconnectedness with all that lives and breathes, even with all that does not live or breathe.”
art | Colleen Wallace Nungari ... See MoreSee Less
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Hoping against hope!
Photos from Yogamind Australia's post ... See MoreSee Less
Love your work! I hope you had a good day.... I'm really disappointed I couldn't make it.
Ah well - next one hopefully!!
How lucky to practice together...❤️💐
Great to see people practicing together!! Missing this energies to be together in classes!
ohhh wish I was there