The Blissful Supreme is Right Here – March 6 2018

[T]he blissful supreme is right here–so simple and so clear… You may live in this world and do your duties, earn your livelihood, look after those who need your help, spread the fragrance of love and service, and yet remember to keep in touch with your true Self, the spark from the great fire, the drop from the great ocean, by meditating regularly, so that, in the spotless and clear mirror of your heart, Divinity’s reflection glows. From your heart, then, will the serene rays of the spirit proceed and fill other hearts with bliss.
Sri M, Jewel in the Lotus 
The message of the Veda, repeated in many ways, over and over again, is very clear: 
  • that bliss is our birthright, our true nature; 
  • that bliss is available to us always, in all situations, at all times; 
  • that the facts and situations of life that seem to block us from bliss may be transcended if we so choose; 
  • that meditation is the way daily to practice transcending the relative world and its seeming problems, and settling into our true nature; 
  • that our job, when not meditating, is to become aware of our true nature in all these other situations, all these other moments of our life; 
  • that the thoughts that tell us other than this are the voice of stress release; 
  • that, becoming aware of these thoughts, we are to let them go, settle into our least-excited state, come to our senses, and be here now.
Simple, profound, not always easy. But always available.
Today I will meditate, twice, and listen to or read the words of someone who knows the truth of existence, that I may begin to choose this experience of bliss for myself.
Maple Leaves, Newburgh, NY

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