Awake

-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?
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I am AWAKE.



Einstein

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-


Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6


1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Self Realization Fellowship in Fullerton

I noticed that my blog had been visited by someone at the Self Realization Fellowship, I feel honored. I remember briefly, (two or three visits during meditation), attending the temple on Chapman and Harbor in 1970. Just back in California, I was living at a boarding house just down the street across from the FJC library.
I'd just read the Autobiography of a Yogi. It was one of the things that greatly influenced me, starting me in the direction I've gone. Paramahansa Yogananda was a great man. I still have the book, thirty som years later...  Unfortunately at that time, I was young, 22 or 23, new to this, and expecting more than I found, and not finding it.  Kind of like going to a church service and expecting it to be like when Jesus preached.  
So I stopped going. Sometimes over the years I regretted it, thinking I'd lost an opportunity. Very similar to the feeling I have about leaving the Rosicrutians some years later.  Back then I had the feeling that I could learn on my own faster and better, and didn't need the restrictions that seemed to be a big part of these organizations, do this, don't do that. I didn't realize then, finding out the hard way in some cases, that those restrictions are usually there for a reason. Yes, I've made some progress, yes, I've learned, but have I learned all I might have, probably not.  Hopefully I'll do better next time.

Lee Murray

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