Nominated by Pharaoh:
Pharaoh has kindly nominated me for the “Real Neat Blog Award”. Thank you so much, dear friend 🙂
My impression of my friend Pharaoh: He is a very sensible person and interested in spirituality as well. He questions himself and his role in this world and with his thoughts goes deep into the purpose and questions of life. I want to thank him for his active friendship (participating in comments and showing interest in my thoughts and writing as well) – so I want to recommend him, to visit his blog-site as he is surely an enrichment for every blogger.
1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)
Questions put by Pharaoh:
1. What is your main inspiration as a writer. Which writers inspire you, and why do you write?
As I am interested to get to know myself in the sense: “Man know thyself” – I have carefully observed my own mind and found that there is a connection with other people, means that those things may also occur in their lives, in their experiences and in their minds. This inspires me to write about spirituality and share with the community of wordpress.
I am reading many books about spirituality and my favourite ones are written by my Master Sant Kirpal Singh Ji, Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Kabir, Rumi and Baba Jaimal Singh – they can give many practical advices as they lived their live not just in theory but living practice.
I started writing poems at the age of 20 when I was sitting in the middle of the nature, close to two lakes and was so much filled by love for the beautiful nature of Finland, far and wide no other person – just the nature and me – that I began to write what came straight out of my heart.
2. If you were stranded on an island with one thing what would it be?
To have God all the time consciously in my heart – then He would take care of His child and nothing I would miss…
3. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would you go?
I would go to Kirpal Sagar, in India, about 350 km northwards from New Delhi. It is a wonderful place for the whole mankind where not only social work can be done to help poor and needy people to get free medical treatment and operation, not only because there is a school with about 650 students educated in the right sense of life, being taught respect and love for everyone, not only because there is a hospital which many voluntary helpers from all over the world have built up – also to help needy persons, not only because there is and old father’s home for those who are poor and lonely and have no family to care of them, and many things more, but also because this unique place has all world-religions peacefully under one roof – due to Sant Kirpal Singh’s initiative and the huge helping factor of Dr. Harbhajan Singh and his wife Biji Surinder Kaur who have spent their lives with each blood-drop devoted to the Mission of Sant Kirpal Singh, who had and has a big heart for all people of the world.
There, Kirpal Sagar one can practise spirituality in its true sense and become a real man with human attributes, to help each other and to be there for each other.
A library to study even different kinds of religions is also available to have a better understanding among religions (there are the most important holy scriptures in all world-religions, also in different languages). This allows man to have comparative study of the religions – by this we all can understand that there is just One God for all – we all are His children, no matter which name we give to Him, the Nameless…
4. What is more important to you, self-love or health?
I would say it is Self-love (not to mix with loving oneself as a narcissist) but to love this higher Self in us in which we are all connected has for me more priority than just health – if it is in my fate to die of some illness – ok, I would accept it.
Isn’t the higher Self a collective consciousness that connects us all? It is said: first comes Self-realisation, then followed by God-realisation… So I do not love my mind or ego but the higher Self in me… however, I will treat also my mind, whenever possible, kindly.
5. If you had to eat a food every single meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
It would be always vegetarian meals anyway (no eggs but with some milk products) I have heard that nuts for example is enough to survive and I would also eat lentil soup as it is rich of proteins, also potatoes with just some milk or quark, besides of course vegetables of all kind, also fruit.
6. What is one thing you truly regret on a deeply profound level and wish you could change?
Or are you at peace with everything? There are moments when the mind directs you and convinces you to do things that are really not good, be it eating unhealthy food, be it to be attacked by lust or greed or any egoistic thought, word or deed. These things happened in my life and still happen – you can say it is human, but this is not enough for me: as long we are in the clutch of our mind, when our mind is dragging us here and there and our poor soul has to follow where the mind directs you – then I cannot be satisfied. However, there are good signs at the horizon that slowly, slowly with the Grace and help of God – mind will become a servant of the soul… (mind is a bad Master but can be a good servant…)
7. What are you most grateful for in life?
When I was young I was in search of the truth and I had a wonderful experience how I entered the path of truth, the path of spirituality (but this is a long story and maybe I will tell this another time…) – When I came to Unity of Man I found all this what I did not find anywhere else: respect among people and religions, understanding, consciousness and love for the whole creation. I joined many Satsangs which means that people come together to receive some kind of food for the soul, where you learn practically what spirituality really means… Since many years I am a follower now of Unity of Man movement – it seems for me that this is the only way for the whole mankind (as the name already says: Unity of man – that we are all one – and so we have to treat us too, as brothers and sisters…) So all my thankfulness goes to my Master Sant Kirpal Singh Ji, to Dr. Harbhajan Singh and his wife Biji Surinder Kaur – they are the most important persons in my life and have also changed it…
Thanks, dear Pharaoh for your kindness of having nominated me 🙂
My questions to you:
1.) Purpose of life?
2.) Which music instrument you like best?
3.) Your favourite music band?
4.) How to bring religions together in harmony?
5.) If you could choose an extra school subject – what would it be?
6.) Can politics bring a change in the world?
7.) Why it is important to learn from own mistakes?
Its not a must to participate. Just feel free in your choice 🙂
To everyone: God may bless you and your families