Giving Selflessly. Doing Selflessly. Without Expectation. Seva – Selfless World Service – is all around. When the Sun shines it light, this is Seva. When the river waters flow, this is Seva. When the birds sing their song, this is Seva. When the tree gives abundant fruit, this is Seva. Seva is all around. Seva is Your Mission. Having kindness, generosity, compassion and do whatever you can without getting something for it is the Path. If someone cannot do that – help without a thank you – then that drastically needs to be addressed. The Greatest Seva is To Serve The Divine Cause. Seva purifies the Body – Mind and Seva purifies the Heart. How can you place yourself at the feet of Your Beloved if you have a dirty heart? A heart needs cleansing before going before Divine Grace. Scrub the heart clean by living Seva. Seva must spring from your heart. It is a spontaneous act where you become an instrument for Divine Love benefitting everybody. If you make a deal it is not Seva. If you get something for giving something it is not Seva. Feel the Joy and Happiness for doing so. One should try and include everything that is possible and do not entertain depression and frustration. Be Happy! This is TRUE living. Learn and Serve will give you an easy Path.
The Buddha energy is merging with the Christ energy this weekend. What does it mean? The Buddha represents the Cosmic Mind. The Christ represents the Cosmic Heart. Cosmic Mind and Heart merging helps us surrender to Love, Wisdom and Grace. A great fire burns through the mind and heart to dissolve any energy which still resists the great surrender. Allow the energy to burn through this mind and heart bringing a higher level of surrender to all that is for your Highest Good.
The portrayal of the Buddhaʻs life is much different now than it was. Just as in Jesus life. Much of the writings have been lost and what is presented now is a man made summary and a minuscule representation of the original life and teachings of the Master. Buddha set out for the forest the night his newborn son was born. He left behind his beautiful wife and child determined to become Enlightened. Upon his return he talked with Yasodhara and Rahula. His wife asked him: Why did you have to leave us to become Enlightened? Why couldnʻt you do that right here with us?
When Buddha was born the Vedic priests were teaching that the many gods could produce results for the individual only through rituals performed by the priest only after payment. This resulted in the priests wielding power over their followers. At that time beside the Vedic traditions, metaphysical philosophies were cropping up in competition to the teachings. This resulted in a lot of confusion, immorality and unnatural practices. It was right timing for a Great Master to incarnate and show the True Path. Vishnu had 24 incarnations on Earth and this included his Avatara forms of Maitreya, Krishna, Rama, Sanat Kumara, Guru Kalipa and Buddha. Vishnu has come on Earth as a descending Soul for the sake of Humanity to seek, grow and be fulfilled 24 times.
Buddha as Siddhartha set out to learn how to become free from aging, sickness and death. The gravity of Maya or Illusion makes everyone set to a certain world view. In the Illusion you may be given money, you may have money taken away. Your attachment to money effects your ability to free your mind from the constraints of Illusion. Siddhartha left his family seven years following the life as an aesthetic. After putting his mind and body through many rigorous tests he decided that was not the Path to Enlightenment.
He took food in his body and went into a deep meditation called samadhi under a great Bodhi tree. He was determined to stay in meditation until he was Enlightened or until he passed from his body. Whichever came first. It was during this meditation he became The Awakened One. He had conquered the Mind and become liberated from the attachments of the Great Illusion.
When he then returned to his wife and son he told them he had to be in silence to accomplish this goal. He had to be alone to realize his goal – free of desires and responsibilities. He had learned how to live in this world without being a part of the Illusion. The programming. The attachments. He told his wife he was not useful to her before he was Enlightened. He invited her to begin their relationship anew on this day. They had a long happy life together with their son all serving Divine Grace through the Ashram. He had conquered right thought, mindfulness, concentration, understanding, action, livelihood, effort and speech. He then went on to teach others how to obtain Enlightenment for their own lives. It could not be said in words. Each Soul needed to experience it for themselves. No one can reach Enlightenment without a Supreme Effort. There is no easy way out.
Many today are suffering from lack. Lost jobs, lost homes and lost money. What they are slow to realize is they have created this by staying attached to the Illusion. Everyday there is a choice. Will you become a student of the highest truths? Will you change your lifestyle to live the teachings? Will you avail your heart and mind and time to integrating these teachings into your life? Will you take this Path without feeling ashamed that maybe it is not normal? You may be One who has a lot of knowledge already. You are a teacher. Even so, do you have right relationships in your life? Are you a nice person? Do you show everyone kindness or do you give in to jealousy?
What you water grows. Invite the Highest Knowledge into your life. Spend time developing your Cosmic Mind and Cosmic Heart. Integrate these teachings into everything you do. Go back and forth between the ʻrealʻ world and the ʻspiritualʻ world all day, everyday. Be in this world but not of this world. Apply what you know to raising the consciousness of others. Accomplish this not by conversion but by being an example of Abundant Love. Be Wealthy. Make Love. Raise Happy Children. Enjoy Your Work. Live in a Cozy House. Live the Middle Way. Have all you need and give the rest to others. Obtain wealth, build and sustain wealth and share all the extra with others. This is the key to happiness. The first step is to live a stable life. This is accomplished by Learning and Serving others. Mind how you spend your time. Time is short.
Blessings To You. Call On Me For Guidance I am Always With You. Take My Hand. Walk With Me. Namaste.
This is Buddha through Elizabeth Trutwin, May 26, 2013.
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