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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Daily Hindu Wisdom

I found two days worth of wisdom that I really related to so here they are:

Hypocritical, proud, and arrogant, living in delusion and clinging to deluded ideas, insatiable in their desires, they pursue their unclean ends. Although burdened with fears that end only with death, they still maintain with complete assurance, "Gratification of lust is the highest that life can offer."

-Bhagavad Gita 16:10-11

As a caterpillar, having come to the end of one blade of grass, draws itself together and reaches out for the next, so the Self, having come to the end of one life and dispelled all ignorance, gathers in his faculties and reaches out from the old body to a new.

-Brihadaranyaka Upanishad


NewYorkMoments said...

As a hedonist, I found it a bit disturbing...

Avery's mom said...

so are you Hindu now? or can this wisdom be used for others?

Shan'Chelle said...

Trust me NYM it disturbs all of us to some degree...well at least me :-)

No Robyn, I'm not Hindu, I have just joined and they have spiritual information on all faiths. The hindu stuff has just made the most sense to me. I have never really had a specific religion that I have followed, I have always found various aspects of many religions that work for me and adapt them for myself so I think that this wisdom can very much be used to heal others. At least I hope that is true :-)

Avery's mom said...

I was just teasing. I'm Christian and stick to it strickly because of my parents but sometimes I hate organized religon. i've been going through alot of doubt recently about God's involvment in my life, and i know this sounds qliche but each time I get discouraged, something happens to show me God at work in my life.
I've gone and checked out Taoism, and alot of other philosophies but my parents get all worked up and say I'm going to hell so I always come back to their church. I dont feel like i'm growing spiritually but I stay loyal to their faith to keep the peace....i know thats so wrong, i should be growing my own way in spiritual matters. Just a stupid battle over Whose belife system is the right one.....Did I say that I hate organized religion?

still_figuring_out said...

you are right, shan`chelle.
these wisdom applies for everybody.

hinduism can be defined as "a way of life", actually.

Wildflower said...

Interesting quotes... Don't we all want to be the caterpillar sometimes?

Shan'Chelle said...

Its better than being the windshield or the bug thats for sure wildflower!

Still figuring out - Check out my henna tattoo picture...maybe I am converting to Hinduism ;-)

Shan'Chelle said...

Oh yeah I forgot, I hate organized religion too Robyn...I think I'll be a humanist :-)