"Remember that daya (compassion), and maya (attachment), are two different things. Attachment means the feeling of 'my-ness' toward one's relatives. It is the love one feels for one's parents, one's brother, one's sister, one's wife and children. Compassion is the love one feels for all beings of the world. It is an attitude of equality. … Continue reading Ramakrishna Paramahansa on Compassion and Attachment
"The feeling of 'I ' and 'mine' is ignorance. People say that Rani Rasmani built the Kāli temple; but nobody says it was the work of God. They say that such and such a person established the Brahmo Samaj; but nobody says it was founded through the will of God. This feeling, 'I am the … Continue reading The Ultimate Liberal Called Ramakrishna Paramahansa
I have noticed that human beings often judge other people based on the notion that a human being is a static entity. When they talk about other human beings, they somehow unconsciously assume that the person never changes. We often reduce human beings into mere labels such as ‘he is a good guy’, ‘he is a bad guy’ etc. We tend to define human beings and confine people within the boundary of a definition. This is usually based on a very short time acquaintance with another human being. You may know a person for the past six months and within those six months that person has already been conceptualized as a static entity inside your mind; Based on how you react to the experiences with that person, you tend to form an opinion that never changes in your life. I mean, you never bother to revise that opinion.
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The Supreme Being lovingly accepts everything. Ego does not.
If I asked you to accept environmental destruction, heinous crimes or terrorism, that resistant part of you is the ego. It flares and says “I simply cannot accept these things”.
But acceptance is not the same as giving support or approval. Accepting is a radical allowing that lovingly accepts the potentials of the universe.
Acceptance says “This is what is happening” without judgement.
If you examine your non-acceptance, you will see that is actually ineffective anyway. Non-acceptance is an egoic resitance to what-is, and it causes anger and separation.
All you have to do is practice loving compassion.
For example, if you accept that humanity is destroying the planet out of greed; loving kindness will guide you in how best to heal the planet. The difference is that without anger and opposition, you can get beside perpertrators of destruction and undestand…
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