Friday, February 29, 2008

Nature is about balance.
All the world comes in pairs.
Yin and Yang.
Right and Wrong.
Men and Women.
What's pleasure without pain?

~Lara Croft

Monday, February 25, 2008

Circle of Life

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Sometimes we forget that we live on a round planet. These amazing photoshopped images offer a lovely reminder that we're all in this together.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

A human being is

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lily of the Valley Mandala Wallpaper

Mandala art by Shirley Gibson

Here is a desktop wallpaper created especially for you.
Click to enlarge, then download and apply as wallpaper

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The same life

The same stream of life
that runs through my veins
runs through the world
and dances in rhythmic measure.

It is the same life that shoots in joy
through the dust of the earth
into numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves
of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked
in the ocean cradle of birth and death
in ebb and flow.

My limbs are made glorious
by the touch of this world of life.

And my pride is from
the life throb of ages dancing
in my blood at this moment.

~Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, February 18, 2008

Within The Mandala

The mandala is the privileged place, the axis of the mental and physical universe where the follower realizes the space. The psychic and physical life of the individual reflects that of the universe.

"Know yourself and you will know the universe."

~Jan Hollan took these photos from the roof of the Nicholas Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium in Brno. He used a wide angle adaptor, and captured these images when the sky cleared, toward the end of the "European" aurora on Jan 21, 2005.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Enlightenment is not something that we can acquire through an action. It is a deep inner knowing from which successful action proceeds. Rituals, which are very powerful and necessary,, can also be misunderstood, and function as a distraction.

For a long time, I had a long list of rituals that I believed I had to do before I could make contact with God. I thought I had to get up at a certain time in the morning, take a cold shower, do a certain number of yoga postures and breathing exercises, perform a certain preparation for meditation, and then (I believed) I could go within and experience my inner peace. And it worked. I grew tremendously from this practice - but there was a flaw in the way I was doing it.

My mistake was that if I was occasionally unable to perform my rituals, I would feel frustrated and unfulfilled. I felt as if I was not prepared for the day, as if I had missed something. I had the mistaken notion that my happiness depended on these exercises. I believed that God is something that could be accomplished, when it is a Presence that needs only to be recognized.

~Alan Cohen

Tantra Mandala

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