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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Just call me weird !

I know I have mentioned in the past how I find it interesting to notice coincidences or synchronicity in my life. ( I have just recently learned that they are similar but different too)
Anyway I try to read (would love to call it study) what I call metaphysical "stuff" for want of a better word. It is rather diverse, from Deepak Chopra to Ramtha, to Whitley Strieber, to Sylvia Brown, to quantum physicis. Ha, would love to say I know alot about all this stuff, but I really don't. I just keep an open mind and deep in my own being I know there is so much more out there that we just can't quite wrap our minds around at this stage. At least most of us can't. All we can do is continue to struggle with what feels right and keep learning. Man has been around this world alot more than the past 2,000 years and I just have a hard time buying into the Organization that modern religion has become. There I said it! That certainly doesn't make me an atheist, on the contrary, it actually makes me believe more firmly in a God. So rather than go off on all that, what I really meant to write about was this coincidence that happened to me.

I list books on e-bay to sell. I try to list the unusual stuff that I don't think will sell in my store and I had taken a photo of this one book several weeks ago, but kept putting it back in the stack.
Yesterday I was reading Deepak's blog site, which I highly recommend.(I think it is: Anyway there was mention of this book, of the ancient Vedic culture of India. ( I know folks will think I have gone off the deep end here) But hear me out. This morning I was pulling a stack of books to put on e-bay and there was this book, I had forgotten about it and at the time I put it in the stack I had no idea what it was, just that it was a little strange. Well there it was in my hands, Bhagaqvad-Gita, The name of the book that I just read about yesterday and even looked up on the internet to find a site about it. Will leave that site later. Now as I read the back of the cover I find this quote from Henry David Thoreau: "In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial." And from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "I owed a magnificent day to Bhagavad-Gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us." One theologian, wrote"reminder that our one-sided culture is faced with a crisis that may end in self-destruction because it lacks the inner depth of an authentic metaphysical consciousness.

Amazing, well at least I think so. So I will try to read some of it. Seems it consists of 700 "verses" that are to define a guide to the science of self-realization. Well when you see me levitating around my bedroom you will know I have reached my self-realization!! Just kidding, I do take this stuff serious and know that there is just so much more that we need to learn and do in our lifetimes here on earth. When I come back I want to be one more step up the ladder!!

PS Later same day: Just had a strange and real neat experience that related to this post so had to add this. A (like-thinking) friend came by this afternoon and gave me a tape to listen to and guess who it is about??? Ralph Waldo Emerson!! Honest. Now what are the odds here? Something is telling me to listen up, don't you think?? Maybe he is who I am to be drawn to and not this Hindu fellow. Well food for thought.

1 comment:

Addict said...

I LOVE this stuff!!!