Rosicrucian Reflections #135

“The mystic uses their intuition a great deal, and endeavors to see into the future and to look beyond appearances. She or he reads others’ souls and hearts. A mystic does everything they can to rise up above suffering and despair; they go past the clouds and so glimpse the Sun; being both on their own and connected to the great All, they never forget that to accomplish great things we must be able to do small ones perfectly. The mystic knows that duty well carried out is an act of love and of service; and that for the service to have its full meaning, it must be selfless. It must be a gift of oneself to others, joyously agreed to, and not undergone as a great sacrifice. Love and giving should not be likened to suffering and renunciation, quite the reverse: were this the case, it would no longer be a question of love, but of masochistic behavior. True service only gives rise to good feelings, and expects nothing in return.” Christian Bernard

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Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #135

Meditation

The late summer days

Fill me with warmth,

And I am content.

My life flows as a river,

Rushing to the sea

Wherein all become One.

As I go,

I share the waters of my life

As the laden trees share their fruits

With all.

And as the river does not wish

To be a mountain,

So, too, am I content with me.

For in the river is mirrored

The essence of All.

The Blessing

As the richness of my day brings peace

To my soul,

So do I actively share this peace

With all.

Peace with those I love,

Peace with those who trouble me,

Peace with those I fear,

Peace with beings far and near.

For it is I who chain the dove of peace

Or I who let it fly.

-Danaan Parry

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Seth Kelly Curtis

Lessons From Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj #1

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DESIRE

Q: All I want is to be able to help the world.

M: Who says you cannot help? You made up your mind about what help means and needs and got yourself into a conflict between what you should and what you can, between necessity and ability.

Q: But why do we do so?

M: Your mind projects a structure and you identify yourself with it. It is in the nature of desire to prompt the mind to create a world for its fulfillment. Even a small desire can start a long line of action; what about a strong desire?
Desire can produce a universe; its powers are miraculous. Just as a small matchstick can set a huge forest on fire, so does a desire light the fires of manifestation.
The very purpose of creation is the fulfillment of desire. The desire may be noble, or ignoble, space (akash) is neutral — one can fill it with what one likes:
You must be very careful as to what you desire.
And as to the people you want to help, they are in their respective worlds for the sake of their desires; there is no way of helping them except through their desires. You can only teach them to have the right desires so that they may rise above them and be free from the urge to create and recreate worlds of desires, abodes of pain and pleasure.

Q: A day must come when the show is wound up; a man must die, a universe come to an end.

M: Just as a sleeping man forgets all and wakes up for another day, or he dies and emerges into another life, so do the worlds of desire and fear dissolve and disappear. But the universal witness, the Supreme Self never sleeps and never dies. Eternally the Great Heart beats and at each beat, a new universe comes into being.

~ I AM THAT 

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Seth Kelly Curtis

Buddha’s Quotes #86

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt searates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

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Seth Kelly Curtis

Nightly Spiritual Quote #255 Buddhism

“The difference between theism and nontheism is not whether one does or does not believe in God. . . Theism is a deep-seated conviction that there’s some hand to hold: if we just do the right things, someone will appreciate us and take care of us. . . Nontheism is relaxing with the ambiguity and uncertainty of the present moment without reaching for anything to protect ourselves.”
― Pema Chodron

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Seth Kelly Curtis

The Wisdom of Robert Adams #24

There are many spiritual people you know who think they have a mission. They have come to save the world. They can’t even save themselves, and they’re looking to save the world. The world will go on the way it’s going on without your help, for or against. Leave the world alone.

There is a power and there is a presence which I like to call THE CURRENT THAT KNOWS THE WAY, that takes care of everything. It is all part of the grand illusion. And even in this illusion which appears in front of your eyes, there is a presence and a power that lifts you up. It will lift you up as high as you can allow it to. Until it lifts you up completely out of your body, out of your thoughts, out of the universe, to a completely new dimension.

-Robert Adams

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May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis