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A Prayer for Compassion

“Compassion is like a bridge between friendship and mercy.” -Dr. Ravindra Kumar

So to not offend the body

And to not offend the mind

Giving call to isolation

And self-control I find

I am lost within the garden

Yet I do not disturb her leaves

Nor the blossoms of her virtue

As his mercy falls on me

I delight inside…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 25, 2011 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Rajarishi

A princely sage looked down on me

And whispered his philosophy

With sparkling eyes, so caring and true

His words of wisdom pierced right through

This rebellious mind of mine

That isn’t quite as good and kind

As I’d aspired myself to be

He saw beyond my dignity

To the heart and soul of me

He pointed toward the common good

The selfless act of brotherhood

He sang a song – the sound of peace

The breath of God…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 25, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Ahimsa - A Yoga and Martial Arts Perspective on Non-Violence (Part Five)

     But it appears clearly that on the way, there is no simple ready for use recipe for following Ahimsa … neither is there for any other of the Yamas or Niyamas. As shown in these few pages, the assessment of Ahimsa is eminently situational : and it is not only the external actions, but also the motivation, the “spiritual level” of those involved etc. that have to be taken into consideration. Ahimsa is but a guideline, the polar star guiding us on our spiritual journey. It sets a direction…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 25, 2011 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Ahimsa - A Yoga and Martial Arts Perspective on Non-Violence (Part Four)

We find similar situations in our relationships with others. We see ourselves as separate entities and the others as “others”. And we start to play all kinds of games with them. Here also we can distinguish different kinds of Himsa based on our different trappings in the “I”. If we are so caught up in our problems, in our projects, or in our self admiration, we may not even be aware of others. We may keep on bumping into people on the streets. We may step on their toes. We can do this… Continue

Added by Kay Salady on July 25, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Ahimsa - A Yoga and Martial Arts Perspective on Non-Violence (Part Three)

Do we really evaluate each time to what extent the mosquito is a threat to us, to what extent we may be able to give him some of our blood or not etc ?? Similarly in a first phase, we may also just allow people to scold us unjustly. We may thus learn that it is actually possible to be the one who disarms in a given situation and that this attitude may actually permit to pacify many situations that would stay “toxic” if we kept on trying to find the one to blame or to prove our respective…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 25, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Ahimsa - A Yoga and Martial Arts Perspective on Non-Violence (Part Two)

-       I am a great Samurai, a great warrior, undefeated in combat, and I think I can say the greatest swordsman the world has ever seen.

-       What ?? You are a Samurai ?? Have you seen what you look like ?? You are dirty, uncalmed. You look ridiculous. And what’s this thing pending on your side ?? Is that supposed to be a sword ?? Hahaha … Ridiculous !!!

After a few more of these comments, the Samurai could not take it anymore. He drew his sword and was about to lower it…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 25, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Ahimsa - A Yoga and Martial Arts Perspective on Non-Violence

As an advocate for peace and non-violence, I was thinking about the fact that I am also a martial artist. In an effort to fully realize the impact this has on my life in my determination to place Ahimsa beyond all else, I decided to discern what part the martial virtues play in this regard. I came across the following dialogue: 

     Ahimsa, non-violence, is the first of the Yamas. It is referred to as the Mother of all virtues and is the base for all the subsequent Yamas and…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 25, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments

His Name is Not Militia

 

"Regardless of where it is, the results are all the same."

 

War is war and nobody wins

Not ever

It just keeps on and on and on . . .

"If" they come back, they come back damaged

It is always good to fight the "good fight", but you need to know what it's for

What's it for

Freedom, liberty,…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 1, 2011 at 12:21am — No Comments

Spare the Twig

 

Nimble grey springs forth a budded sprig…

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Added by Kay Salady on January 28, 2011 at 1:51am — No Comments

Happy Diwali!

Added by Kay Salady on November 4, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Fought in Vain

My heart is aching; dear Lord, it’s breaking

For all of your children there for the taking

Hopeless and helpless, caught in despair

Looking for shelter, bowing in prayer

They have been bitten by the dark wind

They lash out in anger refusing to bend



For fear there is no one willing to care

Trembling in silence, no one is there

To nurture the wounds suffered in war

Or feed the hungry needs of the poor

To aid in rebuilding homes broken… Continue

Added by Kay Salady on September 18, 2010 at 8:10am — No Comments

Running in the Sand

I am running in the sand and I am running in the wind

I am just a simple man you will not accept as friend

See my colors fly so quickly by they flash before your eyes

Am I black or am I brown as you stand there with a frown

Are you white or are you pink tell me this time what you think

Was it the color of my skin that began the awful sin

As this orb of blue turned flat and we fell off imagine that

Now…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Await the Red-Wing

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Added by Kay Salady on July 6, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Faith's Blind Fruition - A Quote

I believe the result of my labor will produce a tree, yet I do…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 6, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Where is Vision

Where is vision have eyes gone blind…

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Added by Kay Salady on July 6, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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Ahimsa. 5 Replies

My own finding is that first and foremost action in nonviolence (Ahimsa) is the personal aspect of turning to become a vegetarian. It is kind-of easy if not other-intentional to be non violent with…Continue

Started by JP Cusick in Ahimsa (non-violence). Last reply by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav Mar 15, 2012.

THE END AND THE MEANS / AHIMSA OR "BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY" 2 Replies

    The statement in Gandhitopia News Digest of Nelson Mandela saying that his hero was not M.K.Gandhi but J.Nehru sounded to me almost as strange as if M.K.Gandhi had said "...my teacher was not…Continue

Started by Arthur Bogomil Burton in Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave. Last reply by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav Mar 14, 2012.

NOT FROM THE THREE MONKEYS WHO COVER THEIR EYES, EARS AND MOUTH... 1 Reply

 SEVENTEEN SOCIAL SINS:wealth without WORKpolitics without PRINCIPLEScommerce without MORALITYeducation without CHARACTERpleasure without CONSCIENCEscience without HUMANITYworship without…Continue

Started by Arthur Bogomil Burton in Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave. Last reply by Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav Mar 14, 2012.

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  FROM Arthur Bogomil BurtonPEACE, LOVE AND BLESSINGS ALWAYS25 November 2010UNITED STATES OF THE INFINITE ONENESSOF THE INFINITE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE INFINITEContinue

Started by Arthur Bogomil Burton in Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave Nov 25, 2010.

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