Speaks on "Sacred Waters"
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:00am
From baptizing in the river Jordan to bathing in the holy Ganges, the sacred waters of religious worship and devotion symbolize life and purity. They represent birth into the existence of pure consciousness.
When a new planet is discovered, scientists look for any source of water that may exist, making life possible. Did you ever think of the fact that we call this planet “Earth” yet it is made up of mostly water? Even the human body is, to a large extent, water.
Water is vital to life as we know it. Is it any wonder the current of life flowing within and around us should be considered sacred and divine?
From Gurus and Swamis: AUM
“Creation is an ever-moving wave on an infinite ocean of life-consciousness. As a wave it has three modifications (gunas): passivity, generative activity and equilibrium. Adrift on the surface of creation we ride its crests and hollows as in a rudderless boat until we learn these two things: how to navigate the guna-waves masterfully and how to reach the peace of the profound depths.”
—Swami Kamalananda, REFLECTIONS ON STILL WATERS
“The infinite is the universal; beneath the ripples of all diversity flows the current of eternal unity. Each life is linked with all other lives of the universe, each is a part of the cosmic life.”
—Swami Premananda, THE INNER PATH TO GOD
Noble Thoughts: "Let Noble Thoughts come to us from every side." —Rig Veda
“Few are the lovers who know the Beloved. The devout seeker is he who mingles in his heart the double currents of love and detachment, like the mingling of the streams of Ganges and Jumna; In his heart the sacred water flows day and night; and thus the round of births and deaths is brought to an end.”
“The season which we seem to live in anticipation of is arrived—the water indeed reflects heaven because my mind does—such is its own serenity—its transparency—& stillness.”