Nine Months In Four Minutes

An extraordinary film that provides us a glimpse of the miracle of life, and brings to life Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s words:

“Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced.”

The Power Of Touch
A Date With Mom
Two Twins Talking In The Womb
An Encounter With The Divine Mother

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You Are Pure

You Are Pure

We are plunged in slumber,
we are children of the dust and ashes,
until we love…
but love, and you are a god,
you are pure, as on the first day of creation.
– Leo Tolstoy

Yet we struggle with life. Why go through life like this? Why not make the most of life by using the tools available to us:

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.”
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Credits: This has been put together by Raj Shah and edited by Ketna Shah.

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Our Magnificent Sun!

Thanks to NASA’s “Solar Dynamic Observatory” in space we are able to see the sun as never before. On the fifth anniversary of this mission, NASA released an incredible video of some of the most stunning images it has recorded so far. Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the sun’s surface.

The sun is incredibly important for our well being and now this video shows that it is also extremely active and extraordinarily beautiful.

As we watch this video the words from this ancient Egyptian poem reverberates in our ears:

All the cattle are resting in the fields,
The trees and the plants are growing,
The birds flutter above the marshes,
Their wings uplifted in adoration,
And all the sheep are dancing,
All winged things are flying,
They live when you have shone on them.

Related: Ten Things To Know About The Sun

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The Root Of All Creation

Life Fairy Tale

Since ancient times humans have grappled with questions about the meaning of life. One consistent answer is that meaning is intimately connected with love, as Leo Tolstoy states in this short poem:

“I have now understood that though it seems to men that they live by care for themselves,
in truth it is love alone by which they live.
He who has love, is in God, and God is in him, for God is love.”

And what happens when we do find love?

“Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.”
– Anonymous

But how do we find love? The answer is that love and ego are incompatible, so to find love we have to become worthy of it by keeping our ego in check:

“And think not you can
Direct the course of love,
For love,
If it finds you worthy,
Directs your course.”
– Kahlil Gibran

But what really is love? The great philosopher and poet Tagore says:
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True Renunciation

True Renunciation

Questioner: Some yogis say that one must renounce this world and go off into secluded jungles if one wishes to find the truth.

Sri Ramana Maharshi: The life of action need not be renounced. If you meditate for an hour or two every day you can then carry on with your duties. If you meditate in the right manner then the current of mind induced will continue to flow even in the midst of your work. It is as though there were two ways of expressing the same idea; the same line which you take in meditation will be expressed in your activities.

Questioner: What will be the result of doing that?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: As you go on you will find that your attitude towards people, events and objects gradually changes. Your actions will tend to follow your meditations of their own accord.

Questioner: Then you do not agree with these yogis?

Sri Ramana Maharshi: A man should surrender the personal selfishness which binds him to this world. Giving up the false self is the true renunciation.

Credit: This is from “Be As You Are” By Ramana Maharshi, Edited by David Godman.

Related: Renunciation Is Not The Same As Fleeing

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