Sept. 30th-Oct. 6th:
May you be the refuge of your friends, as the ocean is the refuge of the rivers, the sun of the planets, the pious of the truth, fertile soil of the seeds, and Parjannya of created beings. (Parajannya means Protector). (Drona Parva, Mahabharata, Bk. VII). Let us meditate on being a refuge, an ocean, a sun, the pious, the fertile soil, and the protector of all created beings.
May you be a traveller and realize the Divine Source manifested in all things, in all places, in all states and can therefore never be reached. Then…Jerusalem and Medina show an ascended point of view–either perfect holiness or infinite journeying. (Sufi Writings of Abu Yazid al-Bistami, Ocean without a Shore). Let us meditate on perfect holiness or infinite journeying.
Just as there are rails on which the train travels, in the same way tracks are traced in our lives, along which the wheels of our actions roll either smoothly or chaotically, according to our will power. While traveling along the track of life, one gradually discovers, that there are two basic guiding rails in our lives: the unknown ‘Karma’ or destiny, and the known ‘Dharma,’ or duty. (Hazrat Inayat Khan, Philosophy, Psychology and Mysticism Vo. XI). Let us meditate on our sacred Dharma for this life.
In a real sense all life is interrelated. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. (Martin Luther King. Notes from Birmingham Jail). Let us meditate on all beings being everything they ought to be.
Oct. 28-Nov. 3rd:
What difference is there between the human body and the body of a tree? In truth, there is none: the consciousness which animates them is identically the same. (The Mother-Mirra Alfassa). Let us meditate on that consciousness which animates all life.