THE CAUSE AND CURE
Also in this issue:
Satsang by Prabhushri Swami Amar Jyoti
Fear is not something
we can fight. With truthfulness, we can face anything, including ourselves.
How do the Prophets, sages and mystics boldly stand alone, against all odds?
"Simply thinking about fear or praying to God to get rid of it will not free
you of fear. You have to remove the cause of fear by knowing the nature of things." View Full Satsang.
HEALING OF FEAR by John Allan
A remarkable personal
journey, transcending fear and illness. "One night while alone and with despondency
and anxiety hanging over me like a dark cloud, I turned out the lights and prayed,
'God, if you're there, please show me.' As I sat in my chair hoping for some kind
of answer but really not expecting one, a strange and life-changing experience
began to occur..."
A GIFT OF LOVE AND GRACE by Jan Goldstein
widow shares an intimate moment of courage and faith in the life of the late
Egyptian President. "For some unfathomable reason... I had been allowed to hear,
from a participant in history, something that would never be mentioned in history
THE REAL PATH LEADS TO THE CREATOR
The Message of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah by Steve Wall
enlightening words on what it really means to be a human being: "Everybody is
on a path. What you think about the most tells you which path you are on. The
best path is the spiritual one. It's the only one that helps you become a Human
Glimpses of Original Wisdom from the Ancient Ones of Malaysia by Robert Wolff
Among the Sng'oi
people of Malaysia, the author receives initiation into an ancient way of Knowing.
"Gradually I came to realize that their world, their reality, was what we would
call a spiritual reality; it was not the tangible reality we are more familiar
with. It was a reality where things were known outside of thinking."
CREATION OF THE SAMADHI STHAL by Sita Stuhlmiller
A new beacon of
light on our planet, this white marble pyramid Samadhi of Swami Amar Jyoti,
a place of pilgrimage and meditation, was dedicated in June 2002. "Everyone
who experienced the Dedication was inspired and filled with awe, as the auspicious
creation of the Samadhi Sthal had finally become a reality. The exalted vibrations
within continue to expand and awaken all who are blessed to be there. Truly
it is a beacon of Light for our entire planet."
AN UNFORGETTABLE MEETING - photographs and text by Mark Downey
at the Kumbha Mela 2001 makes an unexpected and life-transforming connection.
"As assignments go this was to be a doozy: photo coverage of the largest gathering
of humanity on the planet. The Kumbhamela happens every twelve years in Allahabad,
India, but this one was particularly special..."
NAOMI'S TRIUMPH by Steven Boone
"When death threatens
to take a child, unexpected capacities can blaze forth with remarkable brilliance
and rapidity. Like a piece of coal subjected to extreme heat and force, she
transformed into a gleaming diamond and, in the process, became my teacher..."
FREEDOM FROM FEAR For All the Citizens of the World
by René Wadlow
The promise of
global freedom presented in 1941 by Franklin Roosevelt is still an attainable
goal for all of humanity. "The 'Four Freedoms' presented to Congress were the
essential need and right of every citizen of the world. As FDR put it, 'In the
future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded
upon four essential human freedoms...'"
LA LIMPIA by Louise M. Wisechild
The author describes
a personal experience of the ceremony by a traditional Mexican curandera that
is used to cure fear. "To my surprise, Margarite took a large butcher knife
from the altar, its wooden handle dark from use. She began stroking the air
in front of Harriet with it, working longest in front of her eyes. In her hands
the knife was like a feather..."
REALIZE YOUR LIFE AS KOAN by Taizan Maezumi Roshi
When we make meditation
our practice, life becomes marvelous. "Koan is the manifestation of Ultimate
Reality. What is Ultimate Reality? It is your very life!"
A TALE FROM TIBET by Robert Masters
A monk overcomes
his deepest fears and is shown the Truth about fear itself. "When at last he
reached the temple where she lived, was brought inside and led to the door of
her room, anxiety once again seized him. Suppose his desires were not really
extinct? Suppose impure urges should arise in Him?..."
PARAM PARA - Swami Amar Jyoti Answers Questions on the Spiritual Path
God is not harsh;
it is the way we see. Courage to face ourself comes from humility. How can we
break the habit of worry and unhappiness? "Try to free yourself under all circumstances
so that you can sit quietly and enjoy your bliss. In your own True Self lies
bliss, nowhere else."
THE BRAVE MERCHANT by Rafe Martin
Those who walk
on, despite obstacles and fears, find triumph beyond all doubt and imagination.
"Flames leaped up, hiding the Buddha from the merchant's sight. Instead of the
calling of birds and the ordinary noises of the street, the merchant now heard
only screams and groans..."
- Transformational Poetry by Paul Campbell
- "From that which we fear, O Lord, make us fearless" - translated from
the Vedas by Raimundo Panniker
- Reviews of Inspiring Books, Books for Children, Music and Videos
- Lifestyle Bazaar - Reader's Guide to Quality Products and Services