Speaks on "Divine Guidance"
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11:00am
The service this Sunday will be a logical follow up of the service I gave on September 18th entitled “Moksha.” As stated previously one of the most fundamental desires of human beings is for freedom. Moksha is the ideal of absolute freedom and it is the birthright of all souls. We so earnestly desire freedom because in our true nature we are absolutely free. However, contrary to the dictates of popular culture, that freedom is not attained by giving free rein to the multitudinous desires of the senses which, paradoxically, lead us to sense enslavement and not to that true freedom we so desire. True freedom is only obtained by following the Divine Guidance of God afforded to us through the light of soul.
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
"Whither dost thou guide me, O thought? In this universe of God's cosmic creation thou art free to choose thy way and to guide thy course. Revelation of wisdom awaits thy election and all sublime concepts are thine to fill the entire domain of thy knowing power. Thou alone canst make the man a son of God."
—Swami Premananda, “Prayers of Self-Realization”
"The all-knowingness of God within man as the pure-consciousness of soul is the highest authority in life. It is this authority which we seek as God, as Christ, as Guru."
—Swami Kamalananda, “Frontiers of the Spirit”
"The remembrance of God in all expressions of thought, volition and feeling is the path of righteousness. The Yogi knows and follows the path of righteousness at all times and under all circumstances."
—Shyamacharan Lahiri, “Sayings of Shyamacharan Lahiri"
"Revelation depends upon purity of mind. Very often someone who is worldly-wise is not really wise. Intellectuality is one thing; wisdom is another thing. . . . When the light from within is thrown upon this knowledge, then the knowledge from the outer life and the light coming from within make a perfect wisdom; and it is that wisdom that guides man on the path of life."
—Hazrat Inayat Khan, "The Music of Life"
"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."
—Buddha, "The Three Building Blocks of Virtue"
"Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it."
—M. K. Gandhi, "Harijan 24-11-1933"