Speaks on: “Dawn to Dusk”
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 11:00am
During this holy month of Ramadan people all around the Earth fast and pray to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him. This spiritual practice is one of deep reverence. Though personal and individual, it is also a shared fellowship in the consciousness of God. This time of sacred observance, from sunrise to sunset, is a devotional act of self-purification offered in the Light and Perfection of God.
From Gurus and Swamis:
“We can affect the quality of each day by bringing divinity to life. By being gentle, kind, considerate, truthful and respectful—not in an abstract way, but with our whole approach to life. We can awaken to the extraordinary beauty and goodness of life, desiring to help others and bringing a deep love to each moment through the harmony, wisdom and peace of our Soul.”
— Swami Kamalananda, Reflections on Still Waters
“This is the beauty and secret of the path of devotion. A devotee remembers God always, and in everything. This constant remembering purifies the heart and awakens an intense love for God, a love that desires nothing but God.”
— Swami Premananda, The Magnetic Power of Love
“Invoke God, or invoke the Most Gracious: by whichever name you invoke Him, He is always the One — for His are all the attributes of perfection.”
— Qur’an: Al Isra 17:110
"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."
“But into still greater darkness of ignorance do those fall whose minds are overpowered by the objects of the phenomenal world. I am a devotee of absolute Truth; oh, remove Thy veil for my illumination. Remove all self-limiting concepts from our minds; guide us on the path of the Pure Self. AUM: I remember the state of my illumined Self: I remember.”
"I take refuge in the light of your countenance whereby all darknesses are illuminated and the things of this world and the next are rightly ordered. O Lord, show me things as they are.”
—Prayers of the Prophet Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him