Saturday, April 21, 2012


Be or do? 
Be. Do to Be. 
What to be? 
Be Your God. 
Don't like your God? - change your ideas about God. 
Define God as you prefer, with all of the right attributes. 
Then Be those attributes. 

Know truth - what do we know? "
   Law of ONE" - We are One.
   The Breath is the movement/manifestation of the ONE.

Life is a metaphor - various expressions are just expressions of the ONE's variety. We can use the same ideas, processes - maybe in reverse, to make the world, life we want.

Find out what you are working with.
You are your first project. - like a living sculpture.
  What are you working with?
  How do you work? - like how God made you.
What is your purpose? - You decide, but it may be to make the most beautiful sculpture.
How do you find out who and what you are?
Study - like in school. What to study? - books, I do have some suggestions, but it's up to you.
- watch for information overload though -

How to Think.
   What are you made of?
   How does energy, thought create?
   What are you thinking?
   What are your senses for?
   What are your feelings for?
   What are emotions?

   How do you get things done now?
   Do you assess context, or not?
   What are you going to do?
   Make a decision to do something.
   Do you need tools?
   Do you need skills?
   Choice is one of your tools.
   Choose the steps you are going to take.
   Take action - if you make a wrong choice, or action, reassess - change direction.

I could give any number of metaphors, analogies or similes - sailing a boat, landscaping, writing a letter. In order to do anything, we make provisions, plans.

We use these tools, processes, skill-sets in the tasks throughout our day but very few people apply them to the greater context of our life, (e.g. health, happiness, contentment) to our family, to our community, to society, our job.

Processing is learning from our mistakes - stopping insanity - defined as: "doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results".

Whether you know it or not there is no chance - no random occurrences - the ONE is very deliberate - and You are One.

When life presents you an opportunity - take it. One way or another, then deal with the results, repercussions.

Most people live their lives without a real central purpose, or mission. They may not have really thought about it.

We have not been taught this in school or church - explicitly - maybe cryptically.
I don't think most people understand.

If Jesus is your God - Be Jesus - or if that scares you - Be LIKE Jesus. But here's a tricky thing - if you are afraid of being Jesus - why are you afraid?

Fear is not really truth - unless you decide you want that as your God - your life, your experience. If Love is your God - Be Love. Love and fear are not compatible. They can't exist in the same space without a problem arising.

Love is Truth.

Decide the course that the ship of your life is going to take. Imagine looking back at the end of your journey, your life, asking the question "what have I created?" "Am I happy with what I am looking at?"

Have I been the captain of my ship or just a coal shoveler? Do I know everything about my ship? - how it works? - what it can do? Can I fix it if it breaks?
Do you have a map to help you? A compass?, etc.
I think you get the point.
But You and Your life are much more spectacular than being a captain of a ship. You can sail a ship, drive a bus, fly an airplane, write a poem, paint a picture, play with your kids, cook dinner and make love -
- All this in just one day!

Each Now moment is another opportunity.

Do you know who and what you are?
Do you have the right skill-sets?
Do you have the tools to do what you want to do?
Do you have a plan? Is it written down - and you can always make adjustments - just like you do when you walk somewhere.

Life is about experiences. No one can judge your experiences (except you if you choose). God doesn't judge your experiences IT is experiencing them. That is your purpose - at some level, to experience stuff for God. What do you want to Share with God? What do you want to do to God? What do you want to give to God? What do you want to Be for God?

If you really aspire those things to happen then stop "wanting" and Be those things, in your mind (in actuality you already ARE those things you just don't re-member, yet) and after you Believe you can Be that then you will begin to do those things. And the great thing is, if you don't get it right, then you can try again, and again, and again, and again ad infinitum.

And another great thing is that during that process you can be learning and experiencing a whole lot of stuff. Which will grow your character which is another purpose of life.
Then as you continue to Be like the God you believe your God to Be you will continue on this fantastic journey, moment by moment, experience by experience to Be that God that you believe your God to Be. In truth you already are that God - even though you might not know or believe. 

 So, how are you gonna Be You today?

Ancillary quotes:

"To Be or not to Be, that is the question" Shakespeare

"God is either everything or he is nothing" Alcoholics Anonymous - my answer - both, and neither.

"We thus have the Mandukya Upanishad that explains the paradox that Brahman is all and Brahman is nothing or no-thing" (1)

"But the nearest conception of Brahman we can have is to say that it is a state of consciousness beyond time when SAT, CIT and ANANDA, Being and Consciousness and Joy are ONE. (2)

"As Atman, the Self in each one of us and in all is Brahman, God the Highest in us and in all we might say that the problem of the moral law in the Upanishads is solved by fulfilling the words of Shakespeare in Hamlet. For 'self', however, we should understand 'Self'.
   "This above all - to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst then be false false to anyone". (3)

"It will be seen that the lofty doctrines of the Upanishads are doctrines for the few: the Himalayas of the Soul are not for all. Men want a simple concrete God, or even a graven image of a god. They want a rule of life, and above all they want love. The later seers of the Upanishads saw this and in the Isa Upanishad we have ideas that we also find in the Bhagavad Gita Because of its importance it should be quoted in full:

  Behold the Universe in the glory of God: and in all that lives and moves on earth. Leaving the transient, find joy in the External: set not your heart on another's possession.
  Working thus, a man may wish for a life of a hundred years. Only actions done in God bind not the soul of man.
  There are demon-haunted worlds, regions of utter darkness. Whoever in life rejects the Spirit goes to that darkness after death.
  The Spirit, without moving, is swifter than the mind; the senses cannot reach Him: He is ever beyond them. Standing still, He overtakes those who run. To the ocean of His being the spirit of life leads the streams of action.
  He moves, and He moves not. He is far, and He is near. He is within all, and He is outside all.
  Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear.
  When a sage sees this great Unity and his Self has become all beings, what delusion and what sorrow can ever be near him?
  The Spirit filled all with His radiance. He is incorporeal and invulnerable, pure and untouched by evil. He is the supreme seer and thinker, immanent and transcendent. He placed all things in the path of Eternity.
  Into deep darkness fall those who follow action. Into deeper darkness fall those who follow knowledge.
  One is the outcome of knowledge, and another is the outcome of action. Thus have we heard from the ancient sages who explained this truth to us.
  He who knows both knowledge and action, with action overcomes death and with knowledge reaches immortality.
  Into deep darkness fall those who follow the immanent. Into deeper darkness fall those who follow the transcendent.
  One is the outcome of the transcendent and another is the outcome of the immanent. Thus have we heard from the ancient sages who explained this truth to us.
  He who knows both the transcendent and the immanent, with the immanent overcome death and with the transcendent reaches immortality.
  The face of truth remains hidden behind a circle of gold. Unveil it, O god of light, that I who love the true may see!
  O life-giving sun, offspring of the Lord of creation, solitary seer of heaven I Spread thy light and withdraw thy blinding splendor that I may behold thy radiant form: that Spirit far away within thee is my own inmost Spirit.
  May life go to immortal life, and the body go to ashes. O.M. O my soul, remember past strivings, remember! O my soul, remember past strivings, remember!
  By the path of good lead us to final bliss, O fire divine, thou god who knowest all ways. Deliver us from wandering evil. Prayers and adoration we offer unto thee. (4)

Breathe Your Truth.

The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Juan Mascaro 1) p15, 2) p15, 3) p16, 4) p17. 


  1. Thanks for the post full of wisdom and revealing Truth. Om Shanti!

    1. Thank you Sudodh - sorry for the delay in my reply. I don't get a notice when people post comments. I do appreciate what you post at Facebook Subodh - it is always deep and full of wisdom as well. Namaste