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Faith and Anxiety

Faith and Anxiety cannot co-exist.

Four Sanskrit Words

shunyayogi is very fond of these four Sanskrit words:

Kshetra (The Field of Activity; Domain):

The understanding is that one must be completely aware of one's kshetra. If you are keenly aware of your kshetra, chances are you would begin to get an inkling of your inherent programming.

Sukshma (Subtle):

Going beyond the gross, you become aware of the realm of the subtle. On one hand, your antenna begins picking up the faintest signal and on the other your communication becomes subtle too. A whole new realm opens up.

Maatraa (The Correct Dosage; The Optimum Reaction; The Fine Balance):

This holds true of almost anything - medicine, emotional reaction, indulgences or just about anything else. Too much of a good thing is bad. Too little of a good thing is ineffective. Not more, not less. Just the right amount. That's where wisdom lies.

Sahaj (Smooth and Easy):

Lao Tzu pointed out the unwisdom of using force in any action you perform.

We have all seen Yoga enthusiasts performing asana…

Love and Separation

Separation is the absence of Love, and Love is the absence of separation.

- Ramesh Balsekar

Knowledge and Wisdom

Data ingested is Knowledge
Knowledge digested is Wisdom

The Guest House

This being human is a guesthouse 
Every morning a new arrival 
A joy, a depression, a meanness 
Some momentary awareness 
Comes as an unexpected visitor 

Welcome and entertain them all! 
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows 
Who violently sweep your house 
Empty of its furniture 
Still treat each guest honorably 
He may be cleaning you out 
For some new delight! 

The dark thought, the shame, the malice 
Meet them at the door laughing 
And invite them in 
Be grateful for whoever comes 
Because each has been sent 
As a guide from the beyond 


- Rumi

Also check out an earlier post The Key Is In The Knowing