“Tis Miracle before Me — then.”

“Tis Miracle before Me — then.” December 2, 2015

The Reading Selection from Bhagavad Gita

Retold by Harry Bhalla

One is a true renunciant and enlightened who:

  1. Does all work as an offering to God abandoning attachment to the results;
  2. Sees one and the same Spirit in all beings. Looks at a learned person, an outcast, even an animal with equal eye, and can feel the pain and pleasure of others as one’s own;
  3. Neither rejoices on obtaining what is pleasant, nor grieves on obtaining the unpleasant and is tranquil in pleasure and disappointment, in honor and disgrace;
  4. Finds happiness with the Supreme Being, who rejoices the Supreme Being within, who is illuminated by Self-knowledge and remains ever steadfast with the Supreme Self;
  5. Acts beyond personal selfish motives has neither attachment nor aversion for anything.

Such a person is not bound by Karma though engaged in work, and attains eternal bliss.


The Gospel of Philip

Tr. Wesley W. Isenberg

Truth did not come into the world naked, but it came in types and images. The world will not receive truth in any other way. There is a rebirth and an image of rebirth.


Behind me dips Eternity

Emily Dickinson

Behind Me — dips Eternity –
Before Me — Immortality –
Myself — the Term between –
Death but the Drift of Eastern Gray,
Dissolving into Dawn away,
Before the West begin –

‘Tis Kingdoms — afterward — they say –
In perfect — pauseless Monarchy –
Whose Prince — is Son of None –
Himself — His Dateless Dynasty –
Himself — Himself diversify –
In Duplicate divine –

‘Tis Miracle before Me — then –
‘Tis Miracle behind — between –
A Crescent in the Sea –
With Midnight to the North of Her –
And Midnight to the South of Her –
And Maelstrom — in the Sky –


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