Not to blame, not to strike, to live restrained under the law, to be moderate in eating, to sleep and sit alone, and to dwell on the highest thoughts,–this is the teaching of the Awakened.
Real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter
You have to constantly redefine who you are.
M.I.A. is a woman who crosses borders and concepts. The last album she released, “AIM”, is her most mature and interesting work.
Freedom, ‘I’dom, ‘Me’dom
Where’s your ‘We’dom?
This world needs a brand new ‘Re’dom
We’dom – the key
We’dom the key’dom to life!
Translation: Don’t focus on your life (I’dom, Me’dom) as if it exists in a microcosm. Instead, you should extend your concern to the surrounding people (We’dom). What benefits the entire group uplifts the individual as well.
Don’t you wanna
Tell me if you’re gonna
Put down your armor
Promise no more drama
Throw my hands
Say this is people power
Throw up my finger and I’m taking on the Tower
(Alright, she released this song as a single, and it isn’t on the album. The video is excellent, and the song is a good representation of the songs you’ll find on “AIM”.)
Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive.
Jump into experience while you are alive!
Think… and think… while you are alive.
What you call “salvation” belongs to the time before death
If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive,
do you think ghosts will do it after?
The idea that the soul will rejoin with the ecstatic
just because the body is rotten–
that is all fantasy.
What is found now is found then.
If you find nothing now,
you will simply end up with an apartment in the
City of Death.
if you make love with the divine now, in the next
life you will have the face of satisfied desire.
So plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is,
Believe in the Great Sound!
Kabir says this: When the Guest is being searched for,
it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that
does all the work.
Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.
IN FORMER GREAT AGES, MAN realized intuitively his relationship to nature and to the living universe in which he lived and was a part. He felt his unity with all the elements. In the fullness of his life he worshipped the Sun as a visible symbol of the unknown God in whom we live and move and have our being. It is axiomatic that light is life and both are dependent upon the Sun —which thus becomes a vital symbol of God. In our modern scientific age of gadgets and things, with our unnatural way of life divorced from contact with the dynamic root of things, we have lost this essential wisdom. In order that we may once more progress towards the full awareness of the source of life and love and liberty, we make ritual gestures of affirming a link between the Sun and ourselves. Upon the basis of these gestures of adoration, every act in life may be dedicated in such a way that living itself becomes sanctified and transformed.
It is your turn now, you waited, you were patient.
The time has come, for us to polish you.
We will transform your inner pearl into a house of fire.
You’re a gold mine.
Did you know that, hidden in the dirt of the earth?
It is your turn now, to be placed in fire.
Let us cremate your impurities.
This is a quick read on boundaries and learning to spiritually protect yourself from outside influences and the energy of other people. It’s been a good read, and taught me a few forms of meditation including shield body meditaiton and chakra meditation. If you tend to overburden yourself with others, this is definitely worth the three bucks to get a greater sense of peace of mind.