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  • Sleeplessjim shared from Gay Tantra by William Schindler
    Tantra says we are already exactly who and what we need to be, only we have to understand this truth more fully and more deeply. There is nothing lacking in our being. Ignorance of our true being is the problem. As the Bhagavad-Gita says: “The All-Pervading doesn’t care about anyone’s sin or good deeds; knowledge is covered by ignorance, by which men are deluded.” (5.15)
    Note: om
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Gauranga Gita by Mahanidhi Swami
    śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu-nityānanda śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ
    Note: haribol
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Cornerstone (The Cornerstone Series) by Misty Provencher
    “You don’t look good.  Are you okay?”  Cora asks.               “No,”  I say.  She steadies me by wrapping her hand, the one with the wet Kleenex, around my upper arm.  And I’m grateful.
    Note: wicked fun tale
  • Sleeplessjim shared from The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas Eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.
  • Sleeplessjim shared from The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    They pulled with an art of their own the strings of my invention and my memory; and nothing else perhaps, when I thought of such occasions afterward, gave me so the suspicion of being watched from under cover.
    Note: the children
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie's Story by Freddie Owens
    for what happened was also altogether particular to my person alone; particular and so elusive, so hard to get hold of that few in this world, least of all myself – though I had been given a glimpse to last a lifetime – would dare say it had happened at all.
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Bhakti Yoga (Annotated Edition) by Swami Vivekananda
    It is the cheerful mind that is persevering. It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties.
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Bhakti Yoga (Annotated Edition) by Swami Vivekananda
    The person who aspires to be a Bhakta must be cheerful.
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Bhakti Yoga (Annotated Edition) by Swami Vivekananda
    The man who will mercilessly cheat widows and orphans and do the vilest deeds for money is worse than any brute even if he lives entirely on grass. The man whose heart never cherishes even the thought of injury to any one, who rejoices at the prosperity of even his greatest enemy, that man is the Bhakta, he is the Yogi, he is the Guru of all, even though he lives every day of his life on the flesh of swine. Therefore we must always remember that external practices have value only as helps to develop internal purity. It is better to have internal purity alone when minute attention to external observances...
  • Sleeplessjim shared from Bhakti Yoga (Annotated Edition) by Swami Vivekananda
    The test of Ahimsa is absence of jealousy. Any man may do a good deed or make a good gift on the spur of the moment or under the pressure of some superstition or priestcraft; but the real lover of mankind is he who is jealous of none.
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