The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers {69} ~ Perfection, Can We Attain It?

“IN the nature of the case, perfection cannot be attained because the question would be what happens after you attain it, when you reach the stage where you have nothing more to achieve? Perfection is an infinite process. It is the constant elimination of dross to allow the pure gold of the spirit to emerge. You cannot put a period to infinity; you cannot put a full stop to eternity.

It is like knowledge. The more you learn, the more you learn there is to be learned. You cannot arrive at the summit of all knowledge. There is an infinite number of planes, levels and spheres, of consciousness. This is an attribute of the spirit which, being infinite, means there will always be a constant development.” ~ The Silver Birch Book Of Questions & Answers, P. 175

Philosophical Questions {119} ~ Why Is There A Deep Relationship Between Philosophy & Art?

What you believe determines the art you produce and philosophy is the formal expression of what you think the universe is essentially. Therefore the artist will produce in art form something that is believed to reflect the nature of the universe and the artist’s relationship to it. This governs every kind of art ~ from pictorial art like paintings, through music, and even including plays and books.

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~Sri Vidya Tantra~

Sri Vidya Tantra is a spiritual practice that centers on goddess worship — more specifically, Sri Devi or Lalita Tripurasundari. The term comes from the Sanskrit, sri, which means “wealth,” “grace,” “divinity” or “prosperity”; and vid, meaning “to know.” Tantra, which means “to weave,” refers to spiritual, esoteric practices that direct cosmic energy inward, nurturing the Divine within. Tantra can also mean the actual texts of the tradition.

This Hindu sect promotes both self-realization and material abundance.

The goddess, Lalita Tripurasundari, is the cosmic mother who represents the sleeping, dreaming and waking worlds. Worship of the goddess includes the Sri Yantra, a ritual object made of nine intersecting triangles, representing the chakra energy centers.

In the Sri Vidya Tantra tradition, the deity is worshiped as the Self, or the Divine within. It is, therefore, a non-dualistic tradition in which the individual existence and the cosmic world are the same. Sri Vidya Tantra beliefs vary in the sect’s various texts and among the different schools, but are similar to those of Kashmir Shaivism, another non-dualist tradition.

Poetry {175} ~ MESSENGER OF INFINITY MARRIAGE

You find out what you are from what you are not; everything and nothing

Your home is everywhere and nowhere

Your true identity is no identity

You aren’t an owner but a messenger of the infinity for infinity to infinity

The no-thing is open to everything;
timeless and free

If stars are still lit, there is someone who needs them

Where have you been? I hear you ask

I returned to the river

I returned to the mountains

To the forests, to the jungles, to the woodw

I asked for their hand in marriage again

I begged and beseeched to wed every object and creature in existence

And when they accepted, then I knew my soul, every soul, then I knew

Souls are drawn from the oceans of formless ever-becoming silence.

~DiosRaw, 21/09/21

Yoga {7} ~ Pranayama

“Pranayama is control of Breath”. “Prana” is Breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “ayama” means control. So Pranayama is “Control of Breath.”

One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve a healthy body and mind. Patanjali in his text of Yoga Sutras mentioned pranayama as means of attaining higher states of awareness, he mentions the holding of breath as important practice of reaching Samadhi. Hatha Yoga also talks about 8 types of pranayama which will make the body and mind healthy.

Five types of prana are responsible for various pranic activities in the body, they are Prana, Apana, Vyan, Udana & Samana. Out of these Prana and Apana are most important. Prana is upward flowing and Apana is downward flowing. Practice of Pranayama achieves the balance in the activities of these pranas, which results in healthy body and mind.

Healing Therapies {16} ~ Laughter Therapy

Laughter has been used as a therapeutic tool for many years because it is a natural form of medicine. Laughter is available to everyone and it provides benefits to a person’s physical, emotional, and social well being. Some of the benefits of using laughter therapy are that it can relieve stress and relax the whole body. It can also boost the immune system and release endorphins to relieve pain. Additionally, laughter can help prevent heart disease by increasing blood flow and improving the function of blood vessels. Some of the emotional benefits include diminishing anxiety or fear, improving overall mood, and adding joy to one’s life. Laughter is also known to reduce allergic reactions in a preliminary study related to dust mite allergy sufferers.

Laughter therapy also has some social benefits, such as strengthening relationships, improving teamwork and reducing conflicts, and making oneself more attractive to others. Therefore, whether a person is trying to cope with a terminal illness or just trying to manage their stress or anxiety levels, laughter therapy can be a significant enhancement to their life.

LOVE IS THE ANSWER ~ HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT