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SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

For Peaceful Living

 

 Today I am  - A BlessingPeace Prayer Divine Drink  -

 The Mystical Lord's Prayer  -

"Delight or happiness is making a bouquet of the flowers within your reach.

If you want a mirror, look at this moment - respectfully."

Ariosto Coelho

                                                                                                                                                   

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS

 IN harmony  with

The Rhythm of the Breath

 

  Practice Laws for a Delightful Life

"Postmodern practices include a pluralistic and multicultural composite map of the human territory -the territory of you- and ways to include (and not marginalize) all of the important dimensions of your own being (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual - in self, culture, and nature)." Ken Wilbur, Terry Patten, Adam Leonard & Marco Morelli

 

The following laws and practices are based on

The Judeo-Christian Scriptures and Tradition

The Spirituality of St. John Bosco

Ken Wilbur & Others (2008) INTEGRAL LIFE PRACTICE: A 21st-Century Blueprint

for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening

Deepak Chopra (1994) THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS

Tariq Ramadan (2009) In the Footsteps of the Prophet

Rita Davenport (1991) LAUGH YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS

Lama Surya Das (2007) BUDDHA IS AS BUDDHA DOES

Shakti Gawain (1984) CREATIVE VISUALIZATION

 

 

Today I am gracefully empowered

and

I practice simply the Law of Pure Potentiality

"May they all be one." Jn 17/21

Here and Now

1.1 I am silent for __ seconds/minutes

["Be still and know that I am God." Ps 45/10]

1.2 I commune with the creative intelligence within every being

 ["I am the vine, you the branches." Jn 15/05]

1.3 I deliberately judge nothing and no one

["Judge not and you shall not be judged." Mt 07/01]

 

Today I am gratefully generous

and

I practice freely the Law of Giving

"It is more blessed to give, than to receive." Acts 20/35

Here and Now

2.1 I give a gift: a compliment, flower, prayer, ... to everyone I meet

["God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Cor 9/7]

2.2 I receive every gift: sunshine, rain, money, ... that comes to me

["God knows what you need" Lk 12/30]

2.3 I sustain lifeís most precious gifts of caring, appreciation, ...

["Sustain in me a generous spirit." Ps 51/12]

Today I am eternally connected

and

I practice the Law of Cause and Effect

"Ye shall not appear before the Lord empty." Deut . 16/16

Here and Now

3.1 I am fully conscious of the present moment

["So stay awake and be ready." Mt 24/42-44]

3.2 I am aware of the consequences of my choices

["The kingdom of God is close at hand. " Mk 01/12]

3.3 I am guided by my heartís comfort or discomfort

["The Holy Spirit will teach you everything." Jn 14/26]

 

Today I am effortlessly empty

and

I practice the Law of Least Effort

"But by the grace of God, I am what I am." 1 Cor 15/10

Here and Now

4.1 I accept people, situations, ... as they are, not as I wish they were

["The Father is greater than I." Jn 14/28]

4.2 I transform problems into opportunities

["In my weakness the Lord is my strength." Jn 19/30]

4.3 I remain open to all points of view without being defensive

["Into your hands I commend my spirit." Lk 23/46]

 

Today I am intentionally focused

and

I practice the Law of Intention and Desire

"Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus." Phil 2/5

Here and Now

5.1 I make a list of all my desires and intentionally meditate on them

["Ask and it shall be given." Mt 07/07]

5.2 I release this list trusting in the greatness of the cosmic plan for me

["I have plans for you, ... to give you a future and  a hope. " Jer 29/11]

5.3 I let my desires and intentions manifest the future

["Where your treasure is, there is your heart." Lk 12/34]

 

Today I am peacefully enlightened

and

I practice the Law of Detachment

"Surrender your whole being to him to be used for his righteous purposes."  Rom 6/13

Here and Now

6.1 I allow myself and those around the freedom to be as they are

["It is wonderful for us to be here." Lk 9/33]

6.2 I factor in uncertainty as an essential ingredient of my experience

["Why worry?" Lk 12/26]

6.3 I participate in the adventure of life with infinite possibilities

["All I have is yours." Lk 15/31]

 

Today I am playfully divine

and

I practice the Law of Purpose in Life

"Everything got started in God and finds its purpose in God." Col 1/16b

Here and Now

7.1 I lovingly nurture the divinity that lies deep within my soul

["In Godís image they were created." Gen 1/27]

7.2 I use all my talents and create abundance

["Seek those things which are above." Col 3/1]

7.3 I serve my fellow human beings with love and compassion

["You did it to me ." Mt 25/40]

 

 

 Infinity  intimacy  integrity  In-harmony  

  with Impermanence 

 

 

2006 The Laughing Horse

[9"x12"]

 

     DEVARDHANANDA    

CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS

with  Impermanence  :

The Rhythm of the Universe

 

 

 

Awakening

 

"Only that day dawns to which we are awake." Henry D. Thoreau

 

"Awakening is more the release of a spell than the arrival at a destination."

Jon Marc Hammer

 

Awakening ....Yes!

 

here and now

 

 

Balancing

 

"The dialectic of yin and yang is not illusory. Activity can overcome cold. Tranquility can overcome heat. And peacefulness is the natural seed of a violent world."  Tao Te Ching

 

"There are only two ways to live your life: one is as if everything is a miracle, the other is as though nothing is a miracle." Albert Einstein

 

by letting go

 

 

Centering

 

"Man was further given a will, So that his acts should reflect Allah's universal Will and Law, And his mind, freely choosing, should experience the sublime joy Of being in harmony with the Infinite." The Holy Qur'an

 

with love let us glow

 

 

Delight

 

Delight is "becoming the change you want to see in the world."

Mohandas Gandhi

 

Delight is living life open to "guide me as You will, use me when You will."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

"Everywhere I look only this, only this.

A diamond pierced my ruby heart."

Sānt Kabīrdas

 

may joy overflow

 

 

 

Delight

 

 

 Infinity

 

2003 A Window to Infinity

[ 16"x12"]

 

GROWING WITH THE RHYTHMS OF THE BREATH AND THE UNIVERSE

 

GRACEFUL

 

 

 intimacy

 

2005 Heart Moments

[ 36"x36"]

 

WHEN moments that take THE breath away LEAD TO SILENCE

 

GRATEFUL

 

 

 integrity

 

2008 The Heart of the Koran

[ 36"x40"]

 

WHERE TRUTH AND COMPASSION

TOUCH THE HEART OF HUMANITY

 

PEACEFUL

 

 

 In-harmony

 

2003 Enneagram and Harmony

[ 12"x12"]

 

WITNESSING WITH AWARENESS

TO A  CIVILIZATION WITH A HEART

 

PLAYFUL

 

 

 Impermanence

 

2009 Glow

[ 20"x18"]

 

GLOWING WITH the rhythmS

of fullness AND emptiness

 

LAUGHTER

 

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THE MYSTICAL LORD'S PRAYER

A translation of the prayer JESHUA BEN JOSEPH

taught in the Aramaic language,

 when asked "Lord, how shall we pray?"

Jon Marc Hammer (2000)

 

in english    a phonetic guide to the aramaic    IN LATIN

1. Ah-bwoon d'bwash-maya

OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN

"Father-Mother of the Cosmos, Shimmering light of All. 

Pater Noster, Qui es in caelis;

 

2. Neeta-kadash shmach

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

Focus your light within us as we breathe your Holy Breath.          

Sanctificetur nomen tuum:

 

3. Tay-tay malkoota

THY KINGDOM COME

Enter the sanctuary of our hearts, Uniting within us the sacred rays of your Power and Beauty.            

Adveniat regnum tuum:

 

4. Ne-whay t'save-ya-nach eye-kanna d'bwash-maya op-baraha

THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN

Let your heart's desire unite heaven and earth through our sacred union.

Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo, et in terra.

 

5. How-lahn lachma d'soonkahnan yow-manna

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD

Help us fulfill what lies within the circle of our lives today.

Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie;

 

6. Wash wo-klan how-bane eye-kanna dahp hahnan shwa-ken el'high-ya-bane

FORGIVE US OUR SINS AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US

Forgive our secret fears as we freely choose to forgive the secret fears of others.

Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimitimus debitoribus nostris.

 

7. Oo-lah tahlan el'nees-yo-na, ella pahsahn min beesha

DO NOT LEAD US INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Let us not enter forgetfulness, tempted by false appearances.

Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed lebera nos a malo.

 

8. Metahl dilahkee malkoota, oo-high-la, ooteesh-bokh-ta, La-allahm, all-meen

FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY

NOW AND FOR EVER MORE

For from your astonishing Fire comes the Eternal Song which sanctifies all,

renewed eternally in our lives, and throughout Creation.

Quia tuum est regnum, et potestas, et gloria per omnia saecula saeculorum.

 

Ah-men.

AMEN

We seal these words in our hearts committed in trust and faith." 

Amen.

Graceful Grateful Peaceful Playful laughter