Speaks on "As God Composes"
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 11:00am
We all understand what a composition is…be it elemental (functional) or artistic.
Exploring the very purpose and process of composing opens our minds and hearts to identifying with God as living parts of His vast, continuously creative composition.
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
"Volumes of Thy Savior Voice plunge through the microphone of loving hearts. The Voice of Thy Wisdom is roaming through the ether of minds, searching for ecstasy-tuned hearts. Thy sermons of warning sadly pass, unheard by the souls deafened by the static of their sense-pleasures. O Divine Broadcaster, tune our souls, smothered beneath the static of indifference; tune us with the fine touches of Thy perceptions, and thus grant us the privilege of hearing Thy Magic Song of ecstatic awakening!"
—Swami Yogananda Paramhansa from "Whispers from Eternity"
"All souls are ever-unfolding spirits constantly progressing towards the attainment of their fulfillment. In this community of human family I have advanced in threefold culture — physical, mental and spiritual. The refinement of sense-perception is the higher evolution of the body. The enlightened mind communes with the subtle elements and concealed beauty of the phenomena of Nature. Intellect opens the door of the truth of the universe of creation, and intuition reveals its ultimate essence. Self-unfoldment in the realization of the ever-increasing dimension of the innate divine qualities of the soul is the spiritual culture of man."
—Swami Premananda Giri, from "Prayers of Soul"
"God, Brahman, is truth, knowledge and eternity, the supreme, pure, self-existing, uniform, unalloyed bliss, and always pre-eminent. By the absence of all existence besides itself, i.e., when the Supreme Truth is fully realized, nothing remains but This. Without supreme desire for liberation from the bondage of conditioned life there is no path open for knowledge of the true self. The wise become God, Brahman, only by direct realization and are free from grief and filled with bliss. They fear nothing from anywhere."
—Swami Shankaracharya, from "The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination and Wisdom"
Noble Thoughts: ("Let Noble Thoughts come to us from all sides." —Rigveda)
"We are to recognize in this whole universe a reflection magnified of our own most inward nature; so that we are indeed it's ears, it's eyes, it's thinking, and it's speech — or, in theological terms, God's ears, God's eyes, God's thinking, and God's Word; and, by the same token, participants here and now in an act of creation that is continuous in the whole infinitude of that space of our mind through which the planets fly, and our fellows of the earth now among them."
—Joseph Campbell, "Myths to Live By"
"If we could compose conscious poetry or music through conscious manipulation of higher vibrations, we would create masterpieces endowed with initiatory powers. Instead of a poetry that is a fantasy of the intellect and a nautch-girl of the mind, as Sri Aurobindo put it, we would create a mantric music or poetry to bring the gods into our life. For true poetry is action; it opens up little inlets in the consciousness —we are so walled in, so barricaded! — through which the Real can enter."
—Satprem, "Sri Aurobindo, or the Adventure of Consciousness"
"The way in which man can find his own place is to tune his instrument to the keynote of the chord to which he belongs ... The chording vibration sounds in the innermost being of man and can only be heard in silence. When we go into the inner chamber and shut the door to every sound that comes from the life without, then will the voice of God speak to our soul and we will know the keynote of our life."
—Hazrat Inayat Khan, "The Music of Life"