Life in darkness

Living with an error
Is like walking in the dark
You feel things
But you don’t know what they are
And so you start to speculate…

DidiArtist, 03.12.2021

Making decisions

Between good and bad
There is a small bridge
It is our choice
Which way we take

Sometimes we do not know
If good is bad
And bad is good
We may decide wrongly

We are convinced our side is correct
Are not really weighing pros and contras
Does my decision only help me
Or does it help others or both

Injustice cannot be justified by silence
For silence means consent
Do we condemn when we speak the truth
If thereby enlightenment is procured?

To be accused of condemnation
Is it a tool of defense, of attack
To oppose the truth
To refuse to believe it?

Sometimes we have to decide
Even if the mind is hurt
But the soul remains untouched
Only pride feels hurt

Between good and bad
There is a small bridge
It is our choice
Which way we take…

DidiArtist, 03.12.2021

Confirmed belief

A faith that only believes
Stands on feet of clay
Has its foundation in the assumption
Can lead astray
But a faith that sees, has experiences
Is a confirmed faith

May we have inner ears
To hear the inner divine music
May we have an inner eye
To behold the divine glory

Seeing is believing
Is a knowing belief…

DidiArtist, 03.12.2021

Fearing death – yes or no?

When someone says he is not afraid of dying
How can he say it if he has not died yet?

Actually, this person shows his hidden fear with it
He gives himself courage, even if he is afraid of death

Our ignorance makes us say things
That we don’t know until we experience it ourselves.

We reassure ourselves and want to stand brave
Especially when we say it in front of others, needing witnesses

There is a way to experience death
Even if you are still alive, it is a practical experience

Meditation that goes beyond body consciousness
Where soul rises to the eye focal point, traveling from there to inner worlds

It is the Surat Shabd yoga practiced by all competent Masters
That leads beyond death

St. Paul said, “I die daily…”

Guru Nanak said, “Learn to die a hundred times a day…”

He who knows death no longer fears….

Death, where is your victory? / Death, where is your sting?

DidiArtist, 03.12.2021

Theory and practice

Sometimes we speak of universal love
As if we knew what truly universal love is

How often do we speak of love and harmony
But do we know what love and harmony really are?

We pretend that we are already love personified
But it is only our words, not our deeds

Understanding universal love, divine harmony
Requires us to live by it, not just throw down words

To understand what love really is
For this, we must first understand ourselves

Not with words, but with deeds
Changing our point of view

To look at everything from Oneness
That will teach our little crazy ego to be silent….

DidiArtist, 03.12.2021

Injured pride

We are proud of what we know
Proud of what we have achieved
We boast with pride
Woe betide anyone who hurts that pride
We react hurt
We strike back
Without realising
That pride is a relative of our ego

When we put pride aside
We become humble
Begin to understand
What hurts us and why
Is a bitter medicine
To break through the armour of our pride

Are we ready for it?
Are we ready to look beyond ourselves?
Instead of clinging to pride?

DidiArtist, 04.12.2021

Merry Christmas all over the world

 

 

My dear friends, brothers and sister all over the world,

Let us sit together for a moment in deep thoughts and think about the hidden meaning of Christmas celebration, the purpose of it. The real celebration is inside us, not outside. Christ lived a holy life, he was a living example how we should determine our life, how we should also live – each of us can become an embassador of the truth, when we decide what life we want to live: a worldly life in the clutches of our mind, controlled by it, or a life free of dirt and sand in our mind, a life that reminds us of the purpose of the life given by God – to live such a life that we are able to return to our real Home. However, as long as we are full of dirt in us, it is not possible for us to enter a pure and holy house. Christ said: “If you love me, keep my commandments…”

So let us live a pure and ethic life with our thoughts embedded in our Beloved One – The real Christmas celebration starts from within… then we can celebrate His Birthday in the sweet remembrance of Him.

No-none can make the step forward to live such a holy life for us, each of us has to make this step alone. Once the water has run through the bridge, it does not return…

May there be peace and awakening in the world
May there be harmony, respect and understanding
May there be no violence in our head
May there be service and help to man, compassion
May there be love and light in our hearts
May our life become a beacon in the world
A tool in the hand of the Christ power

A blessed Merry Christmas to everyone of you, my dear friends!
A warm hug from men to men, from heart to heart
In thankfulness
Didi

 
 

Effect of a mirror

 

 

Prejudices only distract
From one’s own shortcomings…

DidiArtist, 10.06.2020

 
 

Dream of life

 

 

Empty pages fill up
With life and strength
Words form
Thoughts flow

Presence, a spinning thread
In the seal of light and shadow
Gives expression
Projects reality

Looking holds on to itself
Observes how life writes:
Performance, human theatre
Morphing scenery

Ears hear movements
The echo, the trace
The noise of blood
On white paper

Sound and beat of the heart
Make features visible
Dream of Yes and No
Jerk through time and space

Empty pages fill up
In the deep moment
Drawing boundaries
Turning life into duality…

DidiArtist, 09.02.2019

 
 

Do not think evil of others – by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

An excerpt from the book: “Morning Talks” – by Sant Kirpal Singh

 

 

Once Akbar, who was a great Emperor of India, was told by his minister that thoughts were very potent and that great care should be taken in what we think of others. Akbar asked his minister how he knew this. The minister said, “All right, I will give you a concrete example. Let us go outside.” So both of them went outside and they saw one man coming towards them at a distance of a few furlongs. The minister said to the king, “Look here, just think something about this man in your mind and when he comes near, you might ask him what crossed his mind at that time. You are only to look and think.” The king thought in his mind that this man should be shot. The man approached the king and the king asked him, “When you saw my face, what thoughts crossed your mind?” The man said, “Emperor, excuse me, but I thought that I should beat you with my fists and break your head.” So thoughts are very potent. If you think evil of others, the other man will react. You should be careful how you speak to people. If you speak ill to another and say “You are a fool” and things like that, or if somebody calls you a name and you react in the same way, what is the result? There will be a flare-up. A man calls you once, twice and that results in a fight. This is by words, their very root is the thought. A man speaks out of the abundance of his heart. Whatever is lying there, those things take the form of words, then words lead to fighting. So don’t hurt the feelings of others, in thought, word or deed.

 

 

Right understanding – Sant Kirpal Singh Ji

A cosmic chess position

Our human relationship with each other
Is like a chess game
In that, we are the pawns of a cosmic game
Everything happens: move by move
Each moment results in a new cosmic position
On the fields of life

A game between the powers:
Good and evil…

DidiArtist, 16.12.2021

Power of discrimination

Man tends to
To fall from one extreme to the other
One little mistake causes him to judge
That everything is flawed
Where it is not perfect
Everything is imperfect
He finds it hard to distinguish
Sticks to yes or no
Sees weakness as a total failure
Concludes from a few facts to the end result
Does not accept contradictions
Insists on his right, his point of view
Once such an opinion is adopted
He defends it with tooth and nail
Is rarely prepared to correct it
A small comparison is enough for him
To project this comparison
On all comparisons

Man should learn to think more analytically
Not to assume immediately what is close at hand
That can cloud his judgement

Indeed, this is our problem of the time
To use proper discrimination….

DidiArtist, 16.12.2021

Empty promises

Desires, wishes, and karmic fruits
Are hanging on the branches of time
When the time is right, ripe
They are “eaten”, sown

However, they never quench our thirst for truth
They are only self-created obstacles
Blind-making illusions…

DidiArtist, 19.11.2021

Question of Being

Is consciousness to know oneself, to be
Without knowing what life, being is?

Or is it consciousness to know
To discover one’s own Self
Under the cover of knowing oneself?…

DidiArtist, 24.11.2021

This world: A madhouse

This world: A madhouse

It is the stupidity, the short-sightedness
The ignorance and egoism of the common man
That brings man down

May those who still hear and see
Do not get infected

Trust is not based on the night
Trust is based on the day

May we walk the path of light and love
Even when the world burns…

DidiArtist, 24.11.2021

Lack of understanding

Man is like a child
Playing with the bomb…

DidiArtist, 09.08.2021

Many lies – a bit of truth

Insight is understanding and comprehension
Lies divide and do not unite
It does not question
Spreads fear and panic
Is sold as truth

How many lies are in our society
How little insight and understanding…

DidiArtist, 24.11.2021

A change is needed

As long as the world is divided
Harmony cannot reign
It cannot be spoken in one opinion

As long as there are screamers in the world
Who call attention to themselves
There can be no reasonable politics

As long as people divide each other
Not realizing that we are all one big family
There can be no peace in the world

Until we learn to be one
To love and trust one another
Money, hatred, and envy will continue to rule the world

As long as the understanding of oneness does not blossom in our hearts
The cracks in the world will widen, problems will grow
Deep insight cannot shake us awake

May we all awaken before it is too late….

DidiArtist, 24.11.2021

Adopted opinion

We rely on the opinions of others
And lose our “own” opinion in the process

DidiArtist, 12.12.2021

Cover-up

When we make a mistake
We cover it up as best we can
By trivializing it…

DidiArtist, 12.12.2021

Time to change

Yes, we want salvation
But don’t lift a finger
In truth
We want to keep on sinning
Without admitting it
We want to take our dirt, our ego
To Paradise
To the Father’s House
Hide ourselves
Behind the words of Jesus Christ:
“He took away our sins”….

We lack honesty
To give a turn to our life….

Those who really love God and His creation
They are not after salvation
They want only to be with God
To live and die for Him
To be in His Will

DidiArtist, 12.12.2021

We do not know our Selves

We think we know ourselves best
Indeed, we only know the tip of the iceberg within us
Everything underneath remains hidden
As long as we don’t dig deep enough within ourselves…

DidiArtist, 12.12.2021

Where hate is is no love

Love can move to tears and laughter
Unfortunately, so can hate…

DidiArtist, 12.12.2021