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One Light Many Windows

 

 

Walking under the shadow of moonlight
Once I saw a naked man,
Standing with raised hands
Under a banyan tree
Whispering to himself "I am free".

That was eons ago,
When the rivers would flow,
And the heavenly birds singing,
For ever and ever ringing.

Time flowed down the river,
And the banyan tree had grown bigger,
When I saw him again, saffron clad,
Looking glad.
Monks, with yellow robes wandered all around,
People were kissing the ground.
Buddha, they gave him the name,
And bestowed him with all the fame.
Under the banyan tree,
He told them peacefully,
"You are free".

They called him "The Holy One"
But time waited for none,
Down the river it flowed away.

It was only the other day,
That I came across,
The same naked man, bearing a cross,
On his bleeding shoulders.
And they,
Who had called him "the holy one"
Spat on him, and made fun.
He, who had once said "I am free"
Under the banyan tree,
Looked up at me,
And said "Please make them free".
I stood stupefied,
As he was crucified,
And the river water turned red.

Today at sunset,

Once again I met,
The man,
Standing with folded hands,
Offering deep humble bows
As that One Light radiated bright,
Through Many Windows.

 


 

 

 

 

One light Many Windows

 

 

 

 

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Namaste

 

Having lived a fortunately long life gives a person much valuable opportunity for the exploration of many subjects and the wisdom of experiences. My life has been rich with both. My interests have ranged from scientific exploration, to health practices, to Occult, to spiritual seeking - each has added to my perspective. Especially, have these interests and experiences kindled in me a firm belief that regardless of how the human mind attempts to describe the really important matters of life and living, regardless of the philosophical or religious lens they use to contemplate such issues, the answers can be distilled into very simple concepts and easily understood, once that simplicity is uncovered.

 

On my blog in the Gaia Community Network, I expressed a desire from my heart - “I have a dream. I wish someone would compile the verses/sayings from all the different sources from ALL RELIGIONS about the SAME subject.” I felt that Truth is the same, and it would be an enlightening experience for all to see how everyone speaks the same truth. Imagine my joy, to discover then, that some of my friends at Gaia, had a similar longing in their hearts too! The longing to act upon the desire is what caused the originating moderators, to start this group. Many of us came to realize that this “dream” I expressed; was a dream of others as well. I am a friendly, humble man. The friendship I have extended has been rewarded in the commitment of these these dear souls helping me to make it so.

 

ONE LIGHT MANY WINDOWS was started purposefully to create a collection of wisdom from ALL paths, primarily in an encyclopaedia format with specific topics as threads. A discussion Forum is also available for discussion in this collective project. Inspirational material is compiled from different religions, traditions and paths about the SAME subjects. Together members seek the common underlying Truth and harmony in all paths. The unique diversity and the affinity of all paths is celebrated.The aim is not to make them appear as one path; but rather, celebrating them as Windows of One Light. ONE LIGHT MANY WINDOWS serves those who are seeking to gain awareness of other paths.

 

A very special addition in One Light Many Windows is Gaia Minute, which is an immediate and powerful way to come together from all over earth, for the benefit of all. This project asks only that you observe solemn and spiritual silence with gratitude for our Mother Earth and all the ways she cares for us as part of herself. May we understand in our hearts how deep and true and powerful her Mother-love for each of us is. We are some part of her. May we be mindful that our highest qualities are a reflection of her highest qualities. May we be mindful that our Mother Earth is the source of all sustenance and the nurturing of our very lives. In contemplation, may we realize truly our inextricable ONENESS with our Mother Earth.

 

I am confident that twice each day, morning and night, for 9 minutes beginning at 9:09, in each participant’s time zone, this Divine Mandate – will join my heart with yours in combined prayer. An hourly wave that takes place on opposite sides of the globe simultaneously, every hour. Every hour, somewhere, it will be 9:09.

 

Please consider also, if both morning or night at 9:09 in your time zone, does not work for you, that you may also define time by the word MUHURTA, the moment of NOW. As noted, at 9 past the hour, someone, somewhere, will eventually be part of this prayer project and will be meditating with you.

 

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Please click HERE to see a list of groups and pages which have grown out of these sacred initiatives.

 

 

 

 

Gaia Minute

 

 

: 9:09 :
The Gaia Minute

Each day at a regular time

pray for at least 9 minutes for Gaia.

 

 

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Pray… Pray… Pray…
Gaia needs your prayers.
Just pray with total surrender,
in complete faith…
and that prayer collectively done –
at least 1,000 or 1,500 people,
done at the same time,
will generate the positive healing energy for all of us.
Not asking for anyone special,
not even for the betterment of general life.
Nothing…
Just surrender and praying.


Om Namo Narayanam

 

 

 

 

 

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What Siona is doing in the Gaia Minute Call, is a guided prayer to put everyone together in the same vibration at the same time. At every moment whenever there’s a connection, that’s prayer. Prayer has no definite form. It can vary, it can be just a silent prayer. In fact the best prayer is a wordless prayer. Absolutely no words. Nothing. Just expanding into the wide expanse around you and beyond the earth to the universe. Its giving. Just give. And just be quiet and merge.
 
It's a state of being. Regularity is very important. Regularity puts you into a habit and the entire bio-clock and the system gets ready for that particular moment. So while we’re doing it, maybe round the clock, we still fix up a time, which is a definite time – like the Islam people. You would notice that when it is their Namaaz time, their prayer time, whatever they are doing – they will drop everything and wherever they are, even if they are on the road – they will stop the car, offer their prayers at that particular moment. Regularity of a particular moment is very important. So doing it round the clock within yourself is one thing, but doing it at the same point of time everyday - Just like our bio-clock starts responding to hunger, to sleep, similarly the spiritual energy also started gearing up and getting ready for the prayer, when you start doing it regularly at the same moment every day. So I would request each one of you to at least have some sort of regularity, preferably daily – maybe even five minutes is okay – but do it every day at the same point of time, 5 o’ clock in the morning, 6 o’ clock in the morning, 9 o’ clock in the morning, 9.09 at night, whatever. But do it at the same time every day at least once. That will put you into a system whereby your system is going to respond to the universal call. This is what I want to tell each one of you. Please try to be regular so far as the clock is concerned.
 
It actually cannot be said, it can only be felt. Prayer has got different levels. Broadly there are 3 kinds of prayers. One is when you ask something for yourself. That’s a general prayer. ‘Oh Lord give me this, Oh Lord shield me from this, Oh Lord, I’m in trouble, etc, etc’. This is one kind of prayer The 2nd classification I would say is when you are praying for someone. Like you have a prayer list and you’re mentioning names or maybe someone is sick who you’re praying on behalf of, or asking for healing or relief, that’s another kind of prayer. Sometimes you pray for healing. The prayer that I am suggesting is, pray for nothing. Pray just for the sake of praying. And there is not even an intention… there’s nothing. There’s just you and the universe. There's just being. Just expanding. Just giving… The closest I can tell you is  that of mother feeding breast milk to a baby. That giving. There’s nothing, absolutely nothing, not even an intention. That is the highest level of prayer. At that level you loose words, you don’t even have words. You don't really have words at that point … you just sort of overflow from inside. And that goes out and creates the vibration. What we need is that kind of prayer together. A huge number of people. That's the movement.

If you ever lie down and look up at the sky when there is no moon, but all the stars are around. Then what do you feel? It is that feeling. Try and get the essence of what I’m trying to say. In a dark night if you're lying on your back on a rooftop or somewhere… and the sky is full of stars and there is darkness… but within the darkness there are these bright stars around and you feel that immenseness and then slowly you sort of melt into it... you dissolve yourself... you just become that ONE. So I don’t think its ‘acceptance’, it’s not even ‘giving’, it’s much beyond all that. You can only feel when you start doing it you can only feel it. I just don’t have any words. At that level there’s hardly any difference between meditation and prayer. At that point it sort of merges because ultimately both are taking you to the same.

 

There’s only one light. Just one light. Prayer and meditation. Trouble is that meditation requires a little bit of training, prayer comes naturally. The system is naturally attuned to prayer. But for meditation you need to learn certain techniques, you need to learn the breath control and so on, before you can settle down. But ultimately both reach the same point so at that highest level I don’t think there is much difference between praying and meditation. Meditation cannot be done, it happens but prayer can be done. You can sit down and try and meditate but half the time your mind is running away here and there – so when meditation happens, it happens. Meditation cannot be ‘consciously done’ – unless you’re so highly practiced that you just sit down and immediately you have that Samadhi – but that takes long practice and your life style has got to change  and things like that. So I would say – meditation happens. There is for example japa, the seed mantra, which you repeat, not loudly but internally, And then there is Dhyaan (or Dhyana), Dhyaan is meditation. You sit down and start repeating the seed mantra which in any case we are doing all the time internally, yet consciously at that point I’m repeating it  in my heart and suddenly that mantra vanishes and nothing remains. Suddenly I find that I’m into nowhere. I’m deep into Samadhi. It just happens. When it will happen I don’t know. But in prayer, I know that it can be done because I can simply sit down and as soon as I start expanding, I can pray and that’s the reason I told you to please pray. Because ultimately both are going to do the same thing. Both are going to generate the same vibrations. So prayer is the thing for us. And Siona has taken the leadership.

 

There is only love. God is Love. The Universe is love. There is nothing except Love.

 

Om Namo Narayanam

 

 

If you keep your palms upside down,
how can you hold the blessings in your palm.
So to receive the prayers also,
to receive the blessings also,
you are to turn your palm the right way up and receive it.
Praying is that.
Although we know that the blessings are around,
but to be aware of the blessings
we’re to put our palm the right way up
so that it comes into our palm.
That is the prayer which has the maximum power.

 

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