Achariya Ajay Jeffrey Bauer
Speaks on "Eternal Law"
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:00am
The laws of humankind have been instituted to help human beings live in harmony with one another on this plane of existence. There is a higher law, the Eternal Law, which allows us to live in harmony with our own true dharma and with God himself. By guiding our thoughts, words and actions by the Eternal Law we are inexorably drawn closer to God, and ultimately to oneness with Him. Human laws have a relative and limited benefit; only by living in concordance with the Eternal Law is true peace assured on this earthly plane. Buddha has given us an infallible guide to following this law in "Dhammapada, the Path of the Eternal Law."
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
Dharma is not merely a teaching about life itself. It is the way of all life itself. When one feels that truth is more necessary to his happiness than comfort, and that harmony with a universal being is more powerful than the assertion of his separate ego; when he realizes that his "best course" is what benefits all, then his freedom is assured. He has found the cosmic dharma.
—Swami Kamalananda, “Reflections on Still Waters”
Karma is the invariable law of manifestation. It is the law of the phenomenal world. It is inexorable. Creation is a systematic progression.
—Swami Premananda, “The Law of Self-manifestation”
Man himself has given the cause of his limitation; he must be prepared to face the effect. On the other hand, by giving self-liberating causes man regains the effect in illumination. For the categorical truth is that the quality of the cause determines the character of the effect. This scientific truth is called the law of karma.
—Swami Premananda, “Dhammapada”
Lord Buddha, Thou Symbol of Sympathy and Incarnation of Compassion! Give us determination, that with urgency we, too, may pursue Truth. Teach us to seek the Sovereign Remedy of mankind.
May thy blessings, O Buddha, help all mortals to attain the Great Awakening!
—Swami Paramhansa Yogananda, “Whispers from Eternity"
Noble Thoughts: ("Let Noble Thoughts come to us from all sides." —Rigveda)
"He, alone, whose wisdom is firmly established on the inherent and eternal divinity of the Self, can guide his senses to attain spiritual unfoldment through obedience to the law of their normal manifestation. He is thus protected by the law of the soul as well as by the law of the senses, and should be considered to be a man of intelligent obedience to all the laws of righteousness."
—Buddha, "The Path of the Eternal Law, Dhammapada," translated by Swami Premananda
"The greatest wisdom
Is to follow the Tao,
The Tao is mysterious, unfathomable,
Yet within is all that lives,
Yet within is the essence,
Yet within are vital principles,
Principles of truth
Informing all creation,
The lessons of life
Inherent in the Tao."
—Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching," translated by Diane Dreher
"Thou art the path of duty.
Thou art the guide of seekers.
Thou art the supreme mystic.
Thou art worshipped by all the worlds.
I adore Thee.
Thy work is imperishable.
Thy law is unalterable.
Thy bliss is everlasting.
Thy liberality is the light of the sun.
I adore Thee."
—Sir Joginder Singh, "Sikh Ceremonies"