Speaks on "Path of Pure Consciousness"
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 11:00am
Throughout life we witness the many divine manifestations of God. There are an endless variety of living forms, but there is only one life that lends existence to all.
Our purpose is to realize the essence of the universe, so that we may realize what we truly are—manifestations of the eternal, perfect and pure Consciousness, Existence, Bliss Absolute.
It is the light of the Self that illumines the path of life and the journey of Soul.
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
“Meditation prepares us to know God. It purifies the heart, spiritualizes the body, makes the mind calm, and sets the soul free. After your daily meditation, pray thus: My heart is pure; my mind is calm; my soul is free; I am above all limitations; reveal thyself unto me, O thou God of Consciousness-Existence-Bliss Absolute.”
—Swami Premananda, “The Path of Pure Consciousness (Jnana Yoga)”
“All nature continually offers itself to the Infinite: ever drawn into its light, finding its way in harmony and its ultimate freedom in the One. Is Nature’s spontaneous renunciation not also the law of my own soul? When my soul will merge into pure light, leaving no portion in darkness, touching and illuminating all, conscious of the One Self I will be a true renunciate, performing all my actions as effortlessly as the sun rising and the meadowlark singing.”
—Swami Kamalananda, “Reflections on Still Waters”
Noble Thoughts: "Let Noble Thoughts come to us from every side." —Rig Veda
“So come, return to the root of the root of your own soul.
Although you appear in earthly form,
Your essence is pure Consciousness.
You are the fearless guardian of Divine Light.
So come, return to the root of the root of your own soul.”
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
“He has succeeded who purifies himself, who remembers the name of his Lord and prays.”
—Surah Al-A’la 87:14-15
“Just as the moon travels the path of the heavens, so happiness follows him who is calm and wise, contemplative and unattached, virtuous and self-disciplined, pure and noble.”
—"Dhammapada: The Path of the Eternal Law" (Translated by Swami Premananda)