Speaks on "The Master of Resurrection"
Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 11:00am
All disciples of God look to the mystery of resurrection as taught and exemplified through the Christ-conscious life of Jesus. Spring glorifies this most spiritual event in the life of man: Resurrection is eternally for WHAT LIVES, humanly speaking, for those who are prepared to lift themselves from the moorings of mundane living and arise through more subtle regions of body and mind into the Cosmic Life of God. —SK
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
"When all the developments of ignorance are withdrawn, the heart, being perfectly clear and purified, no longer merely reflects the Spiritual Light but actively manifests the same, and thus being consecrated and anointed, man becomes Sannyasi, free, or Christ the Savior.
"Through this Savior the son of man becomes again baptized or absorbed in the stream of Spiritual Light, and, rising above the creation of Darkness, Maya, enters into the spiritual world and becomes unified with Abhasa Chaitanya or Purusha, the Son of God, as was the case with Lord Jesus of Nazareth."
—Swami Sri Yukteswar, from THE HOLY SCIENCE
"As nature puts on new green so human beings seek to adorn themselves in more beautiful expression. In the objective regeneration of the earth we see the spirtual rebirth of man exemplified. So from the human body the eternal soul rises in all its beauty and perfection. Whether the body is beautiful or not does not matter. The important thing is that soul resides within. Its potential glory is so vast, so limitless, that mind cannot comprehend nor intellect reveal it. The flowers coming forth from the earth follow a systematic intelligent law. The unfoldment of the human soul follows the same definite and unalterable path."
—Swami Premananda Giri, from SEVEN MYSTIC HOLYDAYS
"(Christ), O Shepherd of Souls, wandering hearts are of themselves seeking the one fold of divine devotion. We have heard the ever-calling music of Thy infinite kindness. Our one desire is to be at home with Thee, to receive the Comic Father with joyous, open eyes of wisdom, and to know that we are all sons of our own One God."
—Swami Yogananda Paramahansa, from WHISPERS FROM ETERNITY
Noble Thoughts: ("Let Noble Thoughts come to us from all sides." —Rigveda)
"This old, old day of our earth is born again and again every morning. It comes back to the original refrain of its music.
If its march were the march of an infinite straight line, if it had not the awful pause of its plunge in the abysmal darkness and its repeated rebirth in the life of the endless beginning, then it would gradually soil and bury truth with its dust and spread ceaseless aching over the earth under its heavy tread.
"Then every moment would leave its load of weariness behind, and decrepitude would reign supreme on its throne of eternal dirt.
But every morning the day is reborn among the newly-blossomed flowers with the same message retold and the same assurance renewed -- that death eternally dies, that the waves of turmoil are on the surface, and that the sea of tranquility is fathomless. The curtain of night is drawn aside and truth emerges without a speck of dust on its garment, without a furrow of age on its lineaments."
—from THE PROBLEM OF SELF by Rabindranath Tagore
"O seeker, know the true nature of thy soul
And identify yourself with it completely.
I feel liberated from the clutches
Of the material world
And now have reached the highest crest
Of the earth;
Again I ascend above to mid-air;
From there to paradise, to seventh Heaven;
Surely now I am in the domain
Of unlimited ocean of eternal glory.
May my awareness be full of brilliance
And shine forth like the effulgent sun."
—VEDAS: Yajur, Atharva and Rig
"One who has transcended all illusions of this world, who is free from ignorance and sorrow, and who has attained liberation from all personal desire and attachment, such a one of self-enlightenment and wisdom is worthy of adoration. Even his true and faithful disciples deserve reverence; following them we attain such virtue as cannot be measured by the standards of the world of duality."
—Buddha, from the DHAMMAPADA