My Lord My Saviour

I’ve never been much a fan of rap, but THIS is awesome!

“Beautiful rap by some devotees who is trying to use their talent through music for preaching and inspiring for taking spiritual path.”

My Lord My saviour.
Jay Srila Prabhupada!!!
My lord my savior, Here i am, my creator
i surrender. i give my all, take me lord
do what you wish im forever yours
(heres my soul, im forever yours)

Oh my Lord this world is a living … i’ve seen i’ve been i got a story to tell
about the struggle of my life as well
tryna enjoy without Krishna but i always fell
pity me i’ve waisted my time,
thinking that i be rich and own mine
but i asked myself,
“was the use o’ Gold of I dont know God
who creates, who maintains who annihilates?’
Oh Supreme Govinda unto You I surrender
be, mercyful unto me, i humbly pray for shelter
i been here for long even ages before
all i want is krsna love,
but i know its tough, to attain
and i cant complain, coz its said where theres God
there is always success
oh my lord please take me im forever yours.

Since time immemorial, body to body
been traversing out the universe and this aint funny
different places different house different people to see
i cant lie, earth and all this aint non but misery
look around your whole life and people that surround you
open your third eye and see whats up against you
birth, drith, disease and old age
you can ignore but at the end of the life
you go die like them
but here’s a brighter side to this, im not this body
to live or die is a curse, that comes with the body
being eternal as a soul my position is to serve
i surrender to the lord, i continue to serve
(you dont understand)
if you walk in my shoe once, you know how much i
need my lord in my life,
i aspire for His presence, I aspire for his touch
and his hands (why), his my lord”

will i ever see You, hear You, feel you (why)
coz I need You…”

 

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Devotion

Srila Prabhupada  says:

Rama and Krishna are names of God, and Hare is the energy of God. So when we chant the maha-mantra, we address God together with His energy. This energy is of two kinds, the spiritual and the material. At present we are in the clutches of the material energy. Therefore we pray to Krishna that He may kindly deliver us from the service of the material energy and accept us into the service of the spiritual energy. That is our whole philosophy. Hare Krishna means, “O energy of God, O God [Krishna], please engage me in Your service.” It is our nature to render service. Somehow or other we have come to the service of material things, but when this service is transformed into the service of the spiritual energy, then our life is perfect.

 

HARE KRISHNA MAHAMANTRA

Hare Krishna
Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna
Hare Hare
Hare Rama
Hare Rama
Rama Rama
Hare Hare

Random Essential Thoughts

We can not teach something that we haven’t learned, the same way that we can’t give what we don’t have. When we teach, we give others the chance to learn what we have learned.

“I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face…I say to myself, I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Be free from the past; abide in the present; detach yourself from the future; and live in the eternal now. Evil has no source, unless the source of evil’s seeming be ignorance itself. “~Gurudeva

“Write down anything from your past that concerns you and burn the paper, holding the intent that the memory will be neutralized. You will still remember, but without the attending emotions.”
~Excerpt From: Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. “Gurudeva’s Toolbox for a Spiritual Life.”

“Will means that if you’re going to complete something, you complete it. Finish that which you begin. Finish it well, beyond your expectations, no matter how long it takes. “~Gurudeva.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“Success is a journey, not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” – Dale Carnegie

Kaleidoscope

Summer is nearly over, at least for the children. In two days, school begins again and we will be on the ‘downhill’ to the end of this year. It seems each year flies by more quickly than the last, and this year has been no different.

Trin will begin high school this year, Rane will begin middle school, and Zack and Eva will begin the last two years our family will have children at Lakeview Elementary. I thought I would feel an immense sadness when this particular school year began, but I have found myself excited for the children as they grow, take on new challenges, and become more and more themselves.

I have had many discussions recently with Trin, about growth and change, and how even as we grow and change, and the world does, too, there is an underlying stability and order to everything. Most of these discussions have come on the heels of Trin’s encounters with Sunday School and the misunderstanding her teacher there holds of Hinduism.

Our discussion yesterday was about God. I told Trinidad that there is one God, the same God, for Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Hindus, and that what differs is our perception of God; our perception of God determines our relationship with God, our interpretation of the world, and the ways we think and behave. God does not change, no matter what we think or believe.

Underneath our perception, underneath our interpretation, God remains the same – and this is true of everything we experience. Whatever is going on in the world or in our lives, our expectation or perception does not change the underlying reality.

Set in Stone

We drove to the Hindu temple in OKC again this past Saturday, this time to take a basket of fruit…one of the priests was so kind to take the basket to offer to God. How blessed an experience, and one I will never forget; I am so grateful to have found such a beautiful, peaceful, warm, welcoming place to worship.

As we were leaving the temple, my husband pointed out that there are carvings of Vishnu on the temple; he pointed this out because I have been so moved by our recent experience with a snake in our home (related in post: On Second Thought). What began as an unnerving experience turned into a transformative experience, and the impetus for our visit to the temple this week.

Aum Namah Sivaya