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SHARING THIS THOUGHT FOR TODAY...

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 27

I go far away or near but God never goes far off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.
- Meister Eckhart


It is so easy to repeat the mantram - Jesus, Jesus, or Rama, Rama, or whichever one we have chosen - that at first most of us cannot believe that it is charged with great power. Only after we use it for a while do we begin to see that repeating the mantram is not just a mechanical exercise; it is a direct line to the Lord, the Self within, somewhat like picking up the phone and calling him collect. We don't have to make any promises or commitments; we only have to repeat the mantram when we are agitated - angry, afraid, speeded up, or caught in worries or regrets - and the Self opens a little door to the reserves of our deeper consciousness.






The Thought for the Day is today's entry from Eknath Easwaran's Words to Live By.
(Copyright 1999 & 2005 by The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation.)


THIS SPOKE TO ME TODAY AND I THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT WITH YOU:)
HUGS, RETT
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