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Vernal Equinox Blessings

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 “The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.” ~ Sri Ramakrishna Ron’s introduction. I first learned of Chapter 3:1-8 of the Book of Ecclesiastes on hearing a popular 1960’s folk…

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Solstice Salutations and Invocations For a Peaceful and Happy New Age

“One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. Therefore,…

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Biophilism


 “I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Buddhist and Confucian.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi “I have learned so much from God That I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew” ~ Hafiz “Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any…

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Discovering and Honoring Devotional “Holy Fools” ~ Ron’s Memoirs

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.” ~ 1 Corinthians 3:19 “Love is the highest, the grandest, the most inspiring, the most sublime principle in creation.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda – Journey To Self-Realization “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with…

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Why Does Everyone Want Happiness?

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” ~ Dalai Lama “From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this.…

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Pursuit of Happiness?

“We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal: that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” ~ U.S. Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim…

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Quotations About Religion

“If there is love in your heart, you don’t have to worry about rules.” ~ Sri Dhyanyogi Madhusudandas Quotations About Religion “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ~ Dalai Lama “Today, … any religion-based answer to the problem of our neglect of inner values can never be universal, and so will be inadequate.”…

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Crying For God and other ‘Kundalini Kriyas’ ~ Ron’s Memoirs

“Do you want deliverance from the bonds of the world? Then weeping profusely, you will have to cry out from the bottom of your heart: Deliver me, Great Mother of the World, deliver me!…. When by the flood of your tears the inner and outer have fused into one, you will find her whom you…

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At Mid-Life: A Spiritual Mystery Story Begins ~ Ron’s Memoirs

“In this ever-changing space/time world, nothing is immutable, but much is inscrutable.” ~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings Both inner and outer life changed radically for me after my self-realization rebirth experience, and upon living alone after divorce. From living a ‘normal’ middle class life style, I began living outwardly like a Western ascetic, and inwardly…

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