This month we celebrate the Global Peace Day on 21st September. I discovered that to bring a true global peace, the world needs to know the 2 important truths. First truth – it is inner peace that leads to global peace. This means we all need to be healed from our past wounds and hurt. (see my article http://yourpresenceheals.com/peace-begins-healing-pains/ ). The second truth – As there are many students, many paths exist for Self-Realization. This understanding will remove the intolerance for co-existence of other faiths completely!
In support of the second truth, I would like to share a particular chapter of the teaching of Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita is a sacred scripture of the Vedic culture, it is called the sruti in Sanksrit, meaning something that is heard. Bhagavad Gita is written into the Hindu epic Mahabharata called a purana, an ancient tale. It is part of a story about a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna – a dialogue between man and God. It is the ultimate practical teaching on the inner science of spirituality.
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Is one’s gender or sexual orientation an important factor for experiencing the cosmic consciousness or enlightenment?
This is a long-standing burning question in my mind especially I’ve seen so many gay or lesbian friends on the path of seeking. We all know that in many orthodox societies and religious communities, the gay, lesbian, transgender are not socially accepted as they are deemed as unnatural, something that is going against the law of nature. They are often viewed as the outcaste in society and many have to resort to hiding their true sexual orientation and living double lives.
Many are trapped by the rules of morality defined by society or religious community. Ostracised by mainstream society, some end up destroying their lives due to a lack of clarity on this aspect of life. What is the right undestanding from a spiritual perspective?
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There is an expression from Bihar School of Yoga:-
Beyond the physical body exists energy, beyond energy exists the mind, beyond the mind exists consciousness, beyond consciousness exists Superconsciousness.
Even the Bible implies that man was given consciousness and life through the breath: “The Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground and breathing into his nostrils the breath of life, he became a living soul.” (Gen 2:10). This is a symbolic expression of the process of materialisation of matter and life together through prana and consciousness.
Modern scientists are discovering that there is an energy link between the physical and psychic bodies. They have arrived at the conclusion that energy or pranic force is convertible into material force and the material force is convertible into pranic force. So Science has come to the conclusion that every existing thing is a composite structure of energy and matter.
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