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

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menosundays; Life Lived Lovingly

A couple of weeks back, I shared with you a direct insight into the world of Advaitic philosophy, that which sees All as One in the expression of Love. In earlier posts, I have mentioned that 'namaste', the more well-known Indian greeting, means 'the spirit in me is the spirit in you'. It is an acknowledgement of that basic tenet of Hindu philosophy; that there is no difference between us. For those who may have missed it, 'Hari Om' (which has several meanings) is said by those who accept the unity; it says 'you am I' or 'That Alone Is'; there is no difference. (Note the 'between us' is dropped; if we accept unity, there is no 'us'.)

Since that post, Chinmaya Mission has released a snippet of film from Gurudev's last discourse on the Bhagavad Gita, which pertains exactly to the concept. It is subtitled, so no concerns about accents.

5 comments:

  1. "The glory in yourself"...I really like that.
    I've always heard if you don't like yourself you cannot expect others to like you.
    Hugs HiC

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  2. I like the idea of acknowledging we are all connected. Perhaps if we thought more about that we could find more peace.

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  3. What can I say it makes perfect sense but not a lot have put it that way, very straight forward.
    Merle.............

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  4. I loves this! If only more peeps could think like this, there would be less anger and more love and understanding in the world.
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  5. So very interesting. We are each other. The President acts like the dog it seems. namaste janice xx

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