Dharma-the virtuous path

This information is from the writings of Pandit Rajmani Tigumait.


Dharma-the virtuous path-means more than accepting the beliefs of a specific religion. To understand and fulfill our true dharma, we must learn how to cultivate a tranquil mind and compassionate heart.

When you embrace all and exclude none, love all and hate none, selfless service becomes a natural part of your life. Your inner conflicts and restlessness melt away. You become established in peace.

Look at the world around us today, see how unclear we are about our dharma. We have more objects in our possession than our ancestors ever dreamed of. We are bigger and faster in every respect. Everything is big-big churches, big corporations, big houses. We hardly
notice that next to all this another set of "bigs"-big anger, big hatred, big possessiveness, and big violence.

We must open our minds and hearts to a proven reality: there is a collective consciousness and we are part of it. This interconnectivity gives rise to the reality that what we do to others we do to ourselves.This is the law of Karma-what we sow, we shall reap. Practicing dharma requires that we keep this immutable law in the forefront of olur minds and treat others the way we want to be treated.

If we create a virtuous mind and fill this world with the virtues of love and compassion, these great incarnations will will walk into our lives while we are here on earth, and we will be the recipients of their loving grace.

It all begins with the recognition of our personal dharma and the determination to practice it in our daily life.
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To understand and fulfill our true dharma, we must learn how to cultivate a tranquil mind and compassionate heart.


Dear Yoko, thank you so much for sharing these thoughts so permeated with wisdom and deep insight.

Indeed, I believe that we can't evolve and create a world of love and peace and joy, unless we begin to change and to gain this inner consciousness and peace, which is rooted in God.

I am reading "The Art of the Essential" by Dominique Loreau. It's about reducing what we possess, because the more we possess the more we worry, the more we want. It's as if we needed to be surrounded by things to feel serene, but it is never enough. By simplifying our lives we shall be able to enjoy creation's gifts and find more time and inner peace to meditate and spiritually grow.

May we walk the Path of Enlightenment.

Thank you!

Love and peace.
Margherita 2Hearts
Thank you for the wisdom yoko.

You and Margherita are right, we have too many things. We need to clear the clutter so that we can feel at peace.

Deepak Chopra writes about "The Law of Dharma" in his book "THe Seven Spiritiual Laws of Success":

Everyone has a purpose in life...a unique
gift or special talent to give to others.

And when we blend this unique talent with
service to others, we experience the ecstasy
and exultation of our own spirit, which is
the ultimate goal of all goals.


Thank you Margherita and Inda.

I have not read "The Art of the Essential" by Dominique Loreau. I will certainly look into it. I agree, we have too many possessions.

I have the video of "The Seven Spiritual laws of Succeee" by Dr. Chopra; you reminded me of it Inda, and I watched it again last night.
there is a passage from th 7th spiritual law which I really like,

I will pay attention to the spirit within me that animates both my body and my mind. I will awaken myself to this deep stillness within my heart.

Love,
yoko
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When you embrace all and exclude none, love all and hate none, selfless service becomes a natural part of your life. Your inner conflicts and restlessness melt away. You become established in peace.


Thank you yoko.

This is a very inspiring and wise post.
May we all become more passionate and tranquil beings.

Love,
Vicky 2Hearts

Thank you yoko.

This message is very clear.
We need to minimize in all things.


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Look at the world around us today, see how unclear we are about our dharma. We have more objects in our possession than our ancestors ever dreamed of. We are bigger and faster in every respect. Everything is big-big churches, big corporations, big houses. We hardly
notice that next to all this another set of "bigs"-big anger, big hatred, big possessiveness, and big violence.


Let us remember love and compassion.

Sue

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Thank you for the insightful post dearestest Yoko! Asian

My mind is filled with too many ways that I want to answer this! Googly Juggle Snoring Idea

I guess firstly I have to agree that we have too much.

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Originally posted by dear Inda:
Thank you for the wisdom yoko.

You and Margherita are right, we have too many things. We need to clear the clutter so that we can feel at peace.


It's like you have a favorite favorite album. Then people give you albums, you buy a bunch, your room is full of albums! Then when you remember your favorite one.. can you even find it?

Sometimes having so much actually means you don't have the special things! Mad

Secondly, I love the title: "Dharma-the virtuous path". Beautiful! Sadly, I'll bet if you ask what "virtuous" means to youth today they'll tell you it means something in "virtual reality," which is not a virtuous reality at all!

Thirdly, I think of Dharma as the true path that one is on. In other words, if an accountant tried to be a singer, maybe that's not the best fit. People usually want to run off and do what feels good though, not be virtuous. I hope that President Barack Obama is a good example of being virtuous to people - especially black youth. Initially he was asking them all to take part in helping America. That was one of the greatest things I had ever heard any president say.

Your bringing this topic up gives us a chance to see what might be done. I have to agree with dpm (Dancing Pearly Margherita) that we'll have to find peace within before we can create a more peaceful world.

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Indeed, I believe that we can't evolve and create a world of love and peace and joy, unless we begin to change and to gain this inner consciousness and peace, which is rooted in God.


as Pandit Rajmani Tigumait said:
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If we create a virtuous mind and fill this world with the virtues of love and compassion, these great incarnations will will walk into our lives while we are here on earth, and we will be the recipients of their loving grace.

It all begins with the recognition of our personal dharma and the determination to practice it in our daily life.


Those who are plugged into the box - watch TV - and it's advertisements - regularly, I don't know if they can ever have a virtuous mind, or recognize their personal dharma - unless TV tells them to!

But I will join you in hoping that we can quiet our minds, find our inner selves as you said, or "...awaken myself to this deep stillness within my heart." as you quoted of Dr. Deepak Chopra.

May we realize that we already have enough, find our inner peace and compassion, and fill this world with the virtues of love and compassion. Amen. And so it is. Ashé. Aho.


Himalayan Institute


Love and light being, Teo Ren Love2 Cloud9 Angel Stimpy

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

If we create a virtuous mind and fill this world with the virtues of love and compassion, these great incarnations will will walk into our lives while we are here on earth, and we will be the recipients of their loving grace.

Thank you yoko.

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