Friday, January 8, 2010

Letter from Babaji - Gratefulness is a Virtue

See Babaji's Letter Below

ENGLISH SUBTITLED Video of Swami's recent TV Interview

Story from Swami's visit to South Africa in late December, early January: We were doing a yagna and Swami asked Gurunathan, the Hindu priest,(who at the darshan the day before had been likening the guru to a GPS to Swami's amusement) to place some petals at various directions (South, SE, NW, etc). There was some dissension between the devotees helping him at the fireside, as to where the true south, south-east, etc was located, when within the sacred and serious ceremony, Swami interjected: “I know the earth’s axis is moving, but not THAT fast.” Love, Jeanne-Ann

Swami Vishwananda Video
Interview in Poland November 2009
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Mahavatar Babaji: Gratefulness is a virtue. The Divine radiates love continuously. When gratefulness is felt within the systems of man, Divine Love touches the thankfulness and the vibrational frequency of that person becomes clarified for those moments. My Dear Friends, it behooves us all to go within our heart space and resonate with the vibration of Divine truth, love, patience and unity. Please read now two Comments that were placed on this blog yesterday; they contain merit for everyone.

Blessings I send you, dear Internet Chelas.

Comment Number One: Once,Jesus was walking along the streets of a city. It was a slum area. He saw a young man rolling in dirt, dead drunk. He went to him, sat by his side and woke him up. The young man opened his eyes and saw Jesus. Jesus asked him: "Son! Why are you wasting your precious youth in drinking?" The young man then re- plied: "Master!, I was a leper. You cured me of my leprosy. What else can I do?" Jesus heaved a sigh and walked away.

In another street Jesus saw a man madly pursuing a beautiful woman. Jesus caught hold of him and asked him: "Son! Why do you desecrate your body by indulging in such a sinful act?" The man replied: "Master! I was really blind. You gave me vision. What else can I do?"

Jesus trudged along another street. He saw an old man crying bitterly. Jesus approached him and gently touched him. The old man wiped his tears and looked at Jesus. Jesus questioned him: "Why are you weeping, old man?" The old man said: "Master! I was nearly dead. You granted me life. What else can I do except weep in this old age?"

In times of difficulty and distress, we cry out for God's help. But when God, out of His boundless love and compassion, responds to our prayer, we ignore Him and fall back into our self-centered life. One must guard one’s self against this greatest sin [choice of expressing duality] of ingratitude towards God.

Comment Number Two: Yes, to be grateful always… If we look around and see what we do have, we may be surprised at what we see. We may see how fortunate we are to have such a nice roof over our heads, or we may see such natural beauty of the mountains and the lakes. [We could be grateful] just to be able to look up and see the stars when in so many places the lights from the city are so bright the stars seem to have vanished. So [we could have also] gratitude for what we have [such as] our health, a roof, a beautiful natural view, a car, a bike, or even healthy feet on which to walk. Being grateful for what we have is the precursor for enjoying the abundance the Universe wishes us to enjoy.Be grateful that you have a community; many do not [as] they live in rural areas with no one to share their faith. Be grateful you have friends who understand your God intoxication, your musical Devotion, your Love of the Masters and all the Buddhas and Bodhistavahs. Be grateful that there are places arising on the web [Internet] that nurture you and challenge you to be more, to expand, to become that which you seek!

Even Moses had to learn this basic lesson. When he came down from the mountain with the tablets of stone and saw the people had lost their faith in him and his ability to speak One-on-One with the Divine, he was angered and cast down the tablets and broke them… His anger rose and he cursed the people. When he returned to the mountain, God gave him the tablets again. He was told he would not enter the promised land himself. He allowed his anger to rule him and he destroyed that which God had given him, he even destroyed some of the people. Later it is recorded in scripture that Moses died overlooking the Holy Land and Joshua led the people into the Promised Land.So, even Moses was not exempt. He looked and he saw negatively and he let anger rule. When we look and we see what we don't have rather than what we do have, we lose focus and possibly even connection.

Thank you for this reminder. [speaking to persons who placed comment #1] May we all focus on the Blessings and the gifts that we do have. May we all become an example of Sacred Blessing and abundance, "..for all the Earth is Thine."And may the gifts flow to all of us that we may spread the Joy around. -Love and Light

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