by Daniella Nitya Ferrari From Clarity Magazine – Summer, 2009 When I first became a spiritual seeker, I often participated in spiritual retreats where I experienced blissful meditations. Returning to my everyday life was a different matter altogether, however. I usually fell back into old behavioral patterns and was often quite miserable. What helped me most during the "in between … Read More
From Clarity Magazine – Summer, 2009 Plain living and high thinking are among the highest teachings of the masters of India. At the very start of a student’s training, plain living is emphasized. Pitfalls of luxury Fostering the desire for luxuries is the surest way to increase misery. Day and night the worldly man thinks of money, clothes, food, drink … Read More
From Inner Culture, March 1936 I am a type of human actor necessary for the stage of your Creation. There is no one like me. I cannot play anyone else’s part, no matter how I may wish to. I must play my part assigned by You, Cosmic Stage Manager. I shed many a tear for what I could not be, … Read More
From Clarity Magazine – Winter, 2008 The Philosopher’s Stone A proud prince and his large retinue galloped into a Hindustan jungle on a hunting expedition. After bagging many game birds and animals, the prince and his party lost their way in the jungle. They had food but no water, and though they searched frantically, they found no water. As the … Read More
Are our loved and lost ones gone forever? Or will the pull of our hearts’ affection draw us together again in future lifetimes?
From Clarity Magazine – Spring, 2008 God, who is love, created man through the love of two souls, and through love alone man can find his way back to God. Parents and children should understand that their relationship is not fortuitous, but is due to a divine plan. Family life is the laboratory in which human love can be transformed … Read More
Is it right to use the birth of Christ for material rejoicings involved in decorations, Christmas dinners and the exchange of gifts, or is it right to worship the coming of Christ only in Spirit?
Thirty-five years ago this month, I wrote a very special song, one that has remained for many people a favorite among my compositions. I still recall repeatedly wiping away the tears that I might see to write. It was a carol, and I gave it the name, "The Christmas Mystery." The refrain went:
Edgar Cayce, the famous American seer, said that he saw many people in his lifetime who had been with Jesus. For all of them, even those who didn’t have close contact, that single experience shaped all of their subsequent incarnations.
There are eight aspects in which God can be experienced: as Light, Sound, Peace, Calmness, Love, Joy, Wisdom, and Power.