A new system of thought must undergo a form of crucifixion before being accepted by the world. People blindly cling to their old beliefs, ideas, opinions, and traditions while closing their minds to anything new or different that might contradict or expose some of their convictions. Not only do such people have a closed mind to any new system of thought or religion but they ruthlessly attack, without investigation, anything that might shatter the foundations of their ways of thinking or believing. Remember this saying: Condemnation without investigation is a mark of ignorance. -Fleet #prejudice #raysofthedawn At 7:30 every Thursday night at my office there is a free book club to learn how to heal your body from all levels.
I will be doing a talk tomorrow night in Oakland. You are so invited. It should be fun! 🤙🏻
WALK LIKE A CAT. This is what it looks like when a human moves like a lion. Here George is demonstrating how he uses his strong back muscles to move his arms and legs rather than his hips and shoulders. Through this type of movement the internal organs are also stretched and compressed improving their health through better stimulation and circulation.
We should indulge in recreation frequently because it rests the mine and certain muscles of the body. Friend of mine from the strain of daily tasks and the responsibilities of life has untold benefits. Therefore, everyone of us should participate in some form of amusement daily. -Fleet #raysofthedawn #thanksforthereminder Recreation by @elissa_steamer
Questioner: We are like animals, running about in vain pursuits and there seems to be no end to it. Is there a way out? Maharaj: Many ways will be offered to you which will but take you around and bring you back to your starting point. First realize that your problem exists in your waking state only, that however painful it is, you are able to forget it altogether when you go to sleep. When you are awake you are conscious; when you are asleep, you are only alive. Consciousness and life - both you may call God; but you are beyond both, beyond God, beyond being and not being. What prevents you from knowing yourself as all and beyond all, is the mind based on memory. It has power over you as long as you trust it; don't struggle with it; just disregard it. Deprived of attention, it will slow down and reveal the mechanism of its working. Once you know it's nature and it's purpose, you will not allow it to create imaginary problems. - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj #iamthat
What is Ki? A Man walks to the sea, bends down and cups some of the water in his hands. "This is my water," he insists. In a sense he is correct, of course. Temporarily it is his. Ultimately, however, the water belongs to the ocean. Whether he lets it slip through his hands there on the sand or it evaporates, condenses as part of a cloud and falls again as rain, it is to the ocean that "his" water will return. So it is with our lives. We surround a small portion of Ki of the universe with our bodies and say, "This is me." The Ki that gives us life is part of the Ki of the universe in just as real a sense as the water held by our man on the beach belongs to the ocean. . -Koichi Tohei
It has been said that we find our significance by working through difficulty, not by cringing in its presence. Whenever fear presents itself, it should be met, analyzed and, if possible, intelligently eliminated. If we cannot perform some intelligent activity when confronted with fear, then we should do something foolish - but action is imperative. #raysofthedawn Fear has a paralyzing power. Dr Fleet is saying that by just taking action in opposition to it, you can shift out of the fear vibration. Do you agree?
Worry most often causes various kinds of functional nervous disease. Many people cannot sleep because they worry about their inability to sleep. The more a person concentrates on trying to go to sleep, meanwhile becoming more apprehensive of failure, the more apt the person is to stay awake. The same is true of nervous indigestion. In fact, any part or function of the body is apt to become disordered if too much attention is centered on it. Those bodily functions controlled by the subjective or innate mind are best performed when left undisturbed by orders from the educated mind. #raysofthedawn
Those who live without knowledge of the laws of Body, Mind, and Soul may be compared to a ship without a rudder. They are tossed about on the great sea of life by detrimental thoughts and actions that they allow to affect them due to a lack of understanding. -Fleet #raysofthedawn There is a study group tonight at 7:30 to learn more about these laws. 4027 Judah SF CA It is free, you are invited!
Pain appears to be an armed and vindictive enemy, but it is really a friend in disguise. If we look beneath it's mask and recognize and except it, it takes us by the hand and gently leads us back from the thorny thicket through which we were plunging under the command of passion, ignorance, or weakness. -Fleet #raysofthedawn
Iron ore may think itself senselessly tortured in the furnace, but as the tempered steel blade looks back it knows better. You have had a hard time, but it is all for a good purpose. -Rampa
Human beings, endowed with reason and the power of abstract thought, employ faith as a substitute for exact knowledge in our efforts to interpret the meaning and value of life. We penetrate beneath the surface of things, looking beyond the facts of immediate experience. In the absence of tangible evidence, faith must supply the inspiration encourage to go ahead. -Fleet #raysofthedawn