Watch the people, they are all sitting at McDonald.
Watch the sky: it’s watching the people underneath.
Forget the past forget the past. What is this? …Erase the past? …Understand the past? …Give dignity to the past? Past is a source of power, a spiral of gems waiting to be lucidated and finally sparkle in all their splendor and sacrality. Each person has a special background because each person is special. Two Mondays ago i has the fortune to walk around Rome, the only world city where history comes alive and you cannot forget your past. Rome sucks you back wherever you are born and whatever is your motherlanguage. Rome does make your inside bell ringing: Love Your Past, Give it the Dignity. This is why Rome is awsome and this is also why I am pervaded by immense gratitude fora pretty long Roman pastlife. She understands me. Of course my visit was not only for pleasure causes but there was a productive reason linked to important working documents that She was still taking care of. It was now the time to be fully entitled the predicted sole owner of these Papers. And there i was enjoying the renewed past. When we k.n.o.w. where we are coming from, extraordinary motor forces get ignited. Never forget who we really are if we want to take the chance to drive.
Sometimes you are in a group of people and you have the feeling to share things with them. I dont know, maybe it’s just the human way, that we want to have something in common, it gives a feeling of security to have something in common: the same stuff, the same holiday, the same house, the same ideas…But later you realize that it is no one of them connecting you to the others. Or you meet people in a place, a city, a workplace, anywhere and believe that you have a destiny in common. And it’s wrong again. Because there is just a crossing over of experiences. The reason why i am in a place is not the same reason why another person is in the same place. Some magic underneath.
Today people are confused about supporting each other or on a larger scale. But supporting is very important and it is just like love, that without it everything is so dry and useless. The confusion is once again propagating from medias or other false sources as individuals or organizations. People think that sharing some activities, or giving some time or money is equal to support. That for example traveling to a place or sponsoring a child faraway or visiting a website with a badge from home is nourishing support. They cannot go deeper down to the meaning of this action or feeling i should say. We decide to start a school and we get so enthusiastic & caring, we almost believe this must be a long lasting project for the benefits of all and then after several years the school have to be closed. This is an example on educational level which could apply to any other fields. Real support is too subtle and cannot be totally understood or expressed, it is a quality which can flow from one person to the other and everybody will feel and derive enormous benefits from that.
Here I am again reporting first hand experience from one of the most crowdie and culturally varied places in the world, the Asian center for affair and finance, where the professionals keeps monitoring worldwide economical situation and the standard man/woman stays at office until eight or nine every day. I live in a local neighborhood close to the northwestern boarder with the mainland and every evening I see streams of children in kurtas and punjabis from Arabia or India in the street; they live here with their family and go to local schools too; their mothers buying potatoes and greens at the market when I am also there. Simply colorful and so beautiful.
Now it will begin a reportage from last Thursday and Friday: in a period of time of 48 hours a scary universe discloses to my eyes in one block! I just want to share it with you; there is even some comic side in it! In no order: 1. I go for throwing the strawberries leaves in a basket placed behind the girl who is sitted at the reception in the dance studio: she literally jumps off the chair for two times thinking that some kind of monster maybe is moving towards the basket. 2. Here it follows the scary adventure as it has been told by a friend who is looking for an Indian shop at the upper floor of one of the most ethnic and multicultural mansion in Hong Kong downtown: “ I see all these black men an I am with the direction written on a paper. They are kind and they really want to help me, but I am too scared and I am running in the building with them following me saying: don’t run, we just want to tell you where the place is”. I know this mansion very well being situated not far from my workplace: it is probably the only corner in the all city where you can literally spot bunches of faces from everywhere. It sounds so exciting, here I know the Indian uncle upstairs, he fixed my ghagra for an extremely cheap price, I come here alone to buy Coconut oil, bangles and Bollywood movies: some shoppers are really familiar to me. Moreover I use to do money exchange here when I need non Chinese currencies; they have some of the best conversions, even better than at the bank sometimes.
3. While walking towards the train in the metro suddenly somebody gently hugs me half from the back, I just turn my face to see and smile: it’s the same friend I met in the morning and she’s going: aren’t you scared? 4. At night I am making tea in the kitchen of the Yoga ashram of the city and a lady comes in “wow how do you do that? I could not be able to do it, and you know why, because I am really scared to turn on the fire”.
Now when Friday night arrives and I have been the receptacle of all these “scared of” testimonials I feel really shocked. In the kitchen I was just turning on the fire of the stove with an electrical gas lighter, a skill which requires a simple coordination of both your hands.
It’s true that the news are simply disgusting, everybody is saying so; the economy collapsed. Few weeks ago a colleague visited my desk for asking something about a product or a deadline but it was only an excuse to chat and soften+discharge his scary feelings about the fact that another company like ours had just fired more than 50 people the same day.
Do you know the joke from a 4 years old who is praying: “And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.”?
Bombs are exploding in our cities, children are being assaulted and violated, families being displaced and attacked…there is so much trash accumulated in all our baskets and so many others who attempt to make it worst. But this is not a good reason to live our days with the stable feeling of “being afraid of this and that”. I mean we are divine. The divinity within us has to take full control so that all these stupid ideas are automatically blown away.
This is the train of life: chuk chuk chuk…. Rail chalee hai Jeevan ki
Hasna rona, jagna sona, khona pana sathie hai dukh-sukh
chuk chuk chuk
raat aur din is rail ke dibbey
Aur sanson ka engine hai
Umar hai is gadhi ke pahiye aur chita station hai
Jaisey do patri hai vaisey saatha chaley duck-suck
Chuk chuk chuk….
Pap aur punya ki gathri bandhey satya
Nagar ko jana hai
Jeevan nagari chodh kar hamko Nirmal Nagari aana hai
Yeh bhi soch lo hamne kya kya maal kiya hai book
Chuk chuk chuk….
Here is a short extract from Bhaja Govindam by poet Adi Shankaracharya. One of the Holy names of Shri Krishna, who has extensive control on the ability of the humankind to be collective, is Govinda.
Worship Govinda who is supreme bliss, who is the protector of the world, who made his advent in the world as Gopála through his lilá, who is the protector of the race (of Yádavas) and of cows, who made the cowherds happy by lifting up through his lilá the Govardhana mountain were the gopès used to play, whose name “Govinda” is uttered clearly by the cows (or scriptures), who has may names, and who is beyond the reach of the ignorant.
Worship Govinda who is supreme bliss, who was present in each of the different groups of gopis, who appears in different forms, who is one and nondual, whose beautiful form was covered by the dust raised always by the hooves of the cows, whose blissful nature is realized by sraddhá and bhakti, who is unimaginable, whose existence is known to the wise, and whose greatness is like that of the gem cintámaïi
Isnt it? With all the things we are reading and hearing about economy & co now now now it is definitely arrived the call for sobriety.
Communication is becoming simpler and if you are smart at heart you will know whether you are crossing or staying inside the boundary of the most pleasant conversation which is the one which turn sparkes of the joy on within the person in front of you, leaving her/him different from before the same conversation happened.
Giving present for celebrating core values and festivities is becoming such an easygoing act! People accept everything with open mind and focus on the mood of giving & receiving which is vibrating the material gift itself.
In these days here in the South of Europe, almost in Africa!, i am listening amazing conversations between common people who are showing a terrific common sense filled with enlightenment and understanding of the world we now live in. i am totally all ears and my brain is reacting with positive waves of bubbling coolness everytime. Just awsome!
People are focusing so much on education and children. They found out thru long experience that relationships drenched in innocence and trust put each child on the right path and that this is the only way for him to make a real difference later on.
But sobriety is not animated by emptiness or lack of pure knowledge and it is not referred to save money or go for the simplest and easiest solutions or ideas. Sobriety is the attitude of the ones who understand the root of the things and in a second are able to scan with their heart=brain the story of a life or of a full population in a determined environment. It is also to choose right gifts when we want to give, even fully worth the people we are treating, expensive gifts are so cool when we can afford them! They make people around sober and emotional, wrapped in pure emotions of Joy.
Today is my mother’s birthday and i cant miss this opportunity to celebrate Her because she deserves this small gift and much much more. I will tell for the occasion why it is cool to have a mother who is not even 19 years difference from you. A young mother who had grown up during the Sixties in Italy is quite a blast to have.
She knows everything about womanhood, how to dress up, how to take care of the skin, how to speak, how to wait and be patient, how to tease, how to make friends, how to keep good relationships with all the relatives.
She is the fortress of the chastity and the charme simultaneously. Her life is my inspiring example. She knows that simplicity and practical attitude, when combined, make best results in the collective and family. Her alertness always amazes me because she always knows what the core of a problem is and how to solve it quickly and with descrition.
She is loving and caring, always giving good patient advices and understanding around. She cooks for anybody comes home which is very often filled with friends and relatives every week. She is comfortable to get along with and extremely funny and positive. She loves jokes and has the ability to see the positive sides of everything.
She loves traveling and discovering new places and new cultures. We are parallel and currently she is keeping an high interest into Chinese developments and customes because her elder daughter is living in HK. She is not really adventurous and well grounded into true choices. Infact she is quite of a realistic person who does not get convinced about things that often. She likes to experiment changes and happenings by herself without relying too much on what people say.
She is definitely spiritually oriented and with an high level of emotional intelligence well estabilished and developed. I’ve tried too often to compare her with other women of her age and i had to realize that her brain is beautifully advanced. One of the proof is that she gave birth for the first time at 18 and was always a responsible and confident girl. She is not religious but she cle aarly believes in god and His plans all the times. We have a subtle communication on a nice level. We also talk about it without showing too much surprise because we are both aware of the strong connection between us. We can communicate well without speaking and she knows immediately how i am and what is going on with me even without talking.
She is a lion, brave and courageous, a great guide and a leader at the essence. People seek for her suggestions and feel protected and supported by her way of being.
H A P P Y L O V E L Y B I R T H D A Y M A M I
[photo: by photopoetry]
HI! dear reader this post is especially made for the ones who did not grow up in the areas of Asia wich have been defined communist countries in general. I dont have another term other than this to express few important meanings linked to this attitude. Myself i was raised in a so called “democratic” environment and suddenly now after only 2 years of spending 100% of time wih Chinese i realize how positive it is to develop a personality whch is intelligently far from democratic views. There are some aspects that should be borrowed from communism and inglobated so to have a smooth and comfortable lifestyle.
Always talking privately with few people: this attitude at the end leads to isolation and incapacity to develop a wider and opened mind set. Try to put yourself in situations of collectivity in a position of listener, receptor by watching and getting pleasure from the watching. Chinese have this good habit/mood that only one person talks at a time: this does not create confusion and mess and encourages the respect among people. This attitude should not be forced but should come into the character spontaneously because it is surely already innate in all human beings.
Being faithfull towards others and showing trust for them is not that bad. It will put you in a very comfortable point of view where others will take decisions instead of you and you will be happy about them. There is no need to express our own opinion all the times. We are all the same, there are people who can represent exactly your ideas and visions even without asking your thoughts directly. We are entering a time of collective consciousness where individualistic moves are destined to roam towards the periphery of the societies. It is a more mature way of being that saves a lot of energy and time. At this level Chinese for example are very mature and smart. Wanting to comment everything with our friends, pairs and within a goup does mean that our ego is going to take control over the situation and that we are quite stupid too, unfortunately not brilliant and enlightened: see if it is true or not…
Few excerpts: A special day for forgiveness. And that is why I say whatever you would think that it is very late, but we have done a meeting, because I didn’t want to miss the time [the occasion]. Forgiveness comes from people who are very generous, who are good-hearted. You know, everybody makes mistakes and so we can also make mistakes, but that means we have a right to forgive and we have a heart to forgive. So whatever might be your powers, whatever you have achieved in your life, whatever position you maybe occupying… but you must learn the way to forgive, otherwise you are nowhere near Christ. You must learn to forgive. That is such great quality if you can forgive, all the time forgive. And that is why today I wanted to meet you all. I wanted to meet you all and tell you that today is the day to forgive. That does not mean that you sit down and think about how many people you have to forgive. That would be absurd. But something that haunts your mind and you think you have been troubled, have been in turmoil.
The interesting thing is that you don’t know how many powers you have and you don’t even forgive. Then you have all these powers and the greatest power you have got is to forgive.
Just forgive. For what? It is a practical thing. Most practical. Supposing somebody slaps you. Alright, if someone slaps me, what should I do? Should I slap him back? No. Then should I ask him, why did you slap me? No. Then I should think he must be a stupid fool to do like that? That won’t help. On the contrary, if you can just forgive, forgive that person who has done something wrong… For you it is important that you must forgive, because it has no effect on you… But if you forgive, it will have more effect. Your goodness, your righteousness…
Thank you Lovely Adored Mother. This is the Era of Forgiveness we are living at this time I think. Because everytime we forgive we are proceeding higher towards a wider opening of our top-of-the-brain. If we want to have an open mind, thing that seems so much trendy nowadays, we must forgive, no other way actually. Forgiveness is the fastest way to open the mind, the safest, the most enriching and fulfilling, the most noble, the coolest, the most natural one. There are too many points in favour of this attitude, quality. Today I find forgiveness really exciting, so reassuring feeling the heart beats going in such a rythmical and confident way every time you for-give-it! It s almost the same feeling of when you give a beautiful wrapped gift to somebody and you feel joy for having got and prepared it specifically for that person. It s like giving a present …
So what is helpful to give such a gift to the others? I am considering two things which are cool: 1) Be forgiven by others and automatically absorb this action in form of vibration into yourself. I have been living these kinds of circumstances where my huuuuge naughtiness has been forgiven so marvelously by the most important people, the parents (and not only them). It felt like swimming in the pure world of comprehension, cause I knew i was so badly mistaking. 2) Meditate on forgiveness by watching how the egoistical and conditioned attitude act thru our person in all the different occasions.the beauty of the heart
is the lasting beauty:
its lips give to drink
of the water of life.
truly it is the water,
that which pours,
and the one who drinks.
all three become one when
your talisman is shattered.
that oneness you can’t know
by reasoning. [Rumi]
I have been attending Meditation camps since 2002 and I find them quite incomparable to any other experience for inner growth. Normally they are organized in very beautiful places where the presence of the nature is strong and pervading and you can spend your time in complete freedom, chatting with new people, sharing talks, suggestions, doubts, everything you like. You can even give your support for whatever it is needed from the kitchen to the cultural program, from the singing and dancing performances to the kids area, there is always lots to do and enjoy during a weekend of this kind. And most of all you will feel a little bit like a new person the next week.
Imagine to attend a minimum of two of these weekends per year for all your life. When you will be 80 you will look at yourself in the mirror and will find a completely transformed person not only in the body but also in the way of feeling and thinking. You will be the embodiment of a new personality who has enjoyed a meditative mood during the whole life. Isn’t it exciting and marvelous?
There is always so much we can learn during a Meditation camp.
As already introduced before, this instrument is really simple and adaptable to be played along while singing mantras. In addition is a wonderful piece which melts with the colors and the material of ANY kind of furnitures at home. I can see a tanpura in a minimalist, country, metalic, kitch, urban, countryside and seaside stylish living room. Do not let it take dust, play it everyday and your being will feel so much aware of its own spirit. Blessings!
” Then there are two other symbols that we see. With Her hand She gives. If you open one door the air won’t come in. You have to open the other door. She must give. So all those who have Lakshmi tattwa developed in them, they think what they have to give, but they don’t give the worst they have, just like the waste paper basket. “O, this is useless so I can give to this friend”. Alle friends are used as waste paper baskets. Whatever is the worst is given. How can you touch your depth like this? Whatever is the best, you should give. If you are free to give then you should give the best. ….. we are very ego oriented, we understand what will give joy to us. We don’t understand what will give joy to others and when we understand this then the joy reflects on us thousand times more.
On the periphery both forces work on. On one side are the misers and on the other side are the exploiters. If you become generous, the exploiters are there. So there is an antithesis. Another type of people become nervous who don’t know what to do. Sometimes you are exploited, doesn’t matter. That’s not your look out. You have not committed the sins. The one who has exploited has committed the sins and he is going to suffer. So why to worry? With the help of this Divine Power the one who exploits will suffer. You get more than you lost. This is what is to be understood… ”
[Nirmala Devi] read an article about N.D.
To keep the light on, a woman has to be a woman and a man has to be a man.
[Nirmala Devi Srivastava]
I want to talk about something very much delicate and clear cut at the same time. No doubt on this basic stuff, we have to watch the world and the people who are giving a shape to it, a very abstract shape at the moment with all kinds of colors and nuances not yet beautifully and genially arranged between them. It takes time.
It takes time to the people living in William Blake’s island to understand that for a child to have two parents of the same sex IS NOT comfortable at all. It takes time to the people who are molding the law that they have to talk to themselves straight into the mirror to understand that it is going to create a degenerating confusion either for the kids and their family to force their way to use the language. That “mother” and “father” are not at all discriminatory words. In no case at all.
The language should not be forced, it has to come from inside, we are not actor, we are human beings who understand very well the chaos some people want to drag us into. These people only deserve our compassionate smile because they are living a life of ignorance and blindness.
With what courage a person can stand in front of his similes and encourage them to elaborate a new thinking to sustain and perpetuate the homosexuality in our society? Let’s heal these people and face the reality. Let’s help them face the reality with love and understanding wherever possible. But let’s not create an environment as humus for proliferation.
You already understood the meaning. But understanding is something and realizing is somehing else.
Today after finishing to watch the documentary Rhythm is it! ,that a lovely blog friend so kindly send me thru air mail, I felt so much energy and inspiration that we can really make this world a very cool place. I had no doubt even before watching the documentary but a kind of logical, you can say, thought came to my mind. Its the following.
If an orchestra:
can play so well such divine pieces of music all the time in any place of the world.
can delight the senses of so many people in the same moment.
can work with such harmony and coordination.
is composed by people of any social background.
does not know what the ego of any single person is, thus expressing the climax of the collective job.
If a simple but wide orchestra can really do and be like that for real. Why doesnt the world we live in become like a huge ORCHESTRA with no ego and completely collective in its own human work?
If an orchestra does it we can also do it.