…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menory Lane - Again Part 5

It is Sunday and after a week of reviews of the ANLs from pre-blog days, we have actually reached the very long and detailed "Kolwan Diaries".  This warrants breaking down for blogging purposes and can fill a week of posts all by its self.  Thus I will not start it here, but leave you with one very small, pertinent, snippet from ANL 21 of 23rd Oct 2012.  Blessings to you all.

  • Humility – surrender to the Lord fully, prostrate.  Only when you can lie at His feet have you handed your ego over.
  • Remember The Lord always – murti is focus point. Whether it be a simple cross, even the scriptures or a clear picture in your mind's eye, know there is something to which you are pointed in seeking Higher Spirit.
  • Praise – sing His glory - don't wait for organ or tabla, harmonium or guitar - know His songs and raise them in your heart.
  • Request – put forward your wish for His help.  Having attuned yourself, unburden your concerns.
  • Repay – show your appreciation of His listening by giving charity either directly or through donation, acting selflessly to all around you -  and be not shy with His name!  However you view the Highest Element (HE!) most call 'God', recognising the life-giving force in a manor of celebration is one of the most liberating and rewarding things you will ever do.

("The spirit in you is the spirit in me")                     ÿamxx


  1. Most religions, and the best of philosophies, can be broken down in a similar way.
    I've been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for many, many years, and our way of life, broken down to its simplest form is: I can't, God can, I think I'll let him.
    I could go on and on about it, but I won't. Not on your blog, not on my blog, but there's always e-mail.
    Luv, K

  2. Hari Om, Yam! I'm of no religious persuasion, but a sense of humility (not my strongest suit), appreciation of what you have, and a desire to help others is a good outlook for anyone. Indigo x

  3. Hari OM
    Kay - That is precisely the point being made - when all things are pared back to the essential truth all is uniform. To do this requires surrender and owning our own personal truths first and foremost - which clearly you do! It's a wonderful thing - we will talk Kay and it will be face to face one day. I will make it happen... (that's a lot of willing!) &*> xx

    Indigo - my man... you got it! XX


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