“Theory and practice” – quote by Dr. Harbhajan Singh


 
 

 
 

Words precede deeds


Our words alone
Cannot put deeds
Into practice:
It requires doing…

Only then we can be
In harmony with ourselves
When there is no difference
Between words and deeds

And thoughts precede words/deeds…

DidiArtist, 04.03.2018

Easily said…


 

How often we take words
Of beauty in our mouth
Copy them even from others
But do we live up to them?

We use words like “unconditional love”
For this our mind needs to be pure
Crystal clear, no dirt, no spot in it
Can we really claim, our mind is pure?

Frankly, I can’t, for this we have to know
All the tricks of our mind
And it is a trick of our mind
To make us say: we are pure in our mind

If our mind says: I am a good person
I love unconditionally, I am free from violence
If we claim this from ourselves
We should be alarmed at once

Our mind takes a certain attitude
Plays with us, with our feelings
Even with our reasoning
Pressing the stamp of appearance on us

In the end we believe it
Do not control it
Stay in a state
Between clouds and light…

Can we really love unconditionally?…
Can our dress really stay clean
When working in a coal mine?

DidiArtist, 18.02.2018

What is meditation?


 

Text can be read here:

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/meditation/299-what-is-meditation.html

Stale words


 

How many times it happens
That we deceive ourselves
We identify us with mere words
Without really knowing,
Practically living them

To make us better
Compared with other?
To demonstrate knowledge?
Or to make a show
In front of us?
Or do we just run after
What is in fashion?…

We try to justify it
With some book-reading
And are even proud of it…

However, when reading
A book about water
We cannot squeeze the water
Out of it – not even one drop…

DidiArtist, 16.05.2017

Breath of knowledge


 

Once our knowledge has practically manifested
It becomes the breath of our life
There, we are no longer ignorant…

However, ignorance is there
Where practical life is missing…

There where practical life is present
Living knowledge and experience
Fill the gap between saying and doing…

DidiArtist, 20.04.2017