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When nature was children’s PlayStation!

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Today we breed them smart but indoors!
With smart phones and toys,
With fast foods and drinks!
Indoors at home, indoors in school!

Not with sights enraptured by nature!
Not with skipping and gamboling!
Not with wading and splashing!
Confined our breeding, confined their minds!

SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY {so familiar yet, so misunderstood}

SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY {so familiar yet, so misunderstood}

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Recalling the tail end of our last essay “From Seed-germs to Human Beings,” the human spirit is now living in the ethereal realm in a male or female human form, with self-consciousness and a refined free will. Spread out before it is a wide variety of the good and not so good; both pure and impure vibrations and impulses.
The spirit is at liberty to choose which experience to taste, attract, or indulge in. It can now consciously live life to its heart’s content, but, (and a very big but) must bear the responsibility of reward and punishment for the free choices it makes.
We tarry a while in the ethereal because, it is a major turning point for the first-time spirit! Some spirits never make it beyond this realm! Out of spiritual indolence, they either remain infants and babies galloping and gamboling in the meadows of the ethereal for eons of years or, get bogged down by following this or that impure passion which eventually hangs like a burden, an albatross around their necks!
Luckily an enormous number of spirits move on following the urge to develop which is spurred by the deep longing for maturity. They recognize or, at least, sense that only full spiritual maturity guarantees their return to The Kingdom of Bliss, their Real Home, where they can live for eternity in joyful service.
While we tarry, let us make some clarifications:
Strictly speaking, the spirit is now best referred to as a SOUL. This is because a human soul is actually a conscious human spirit in the beyond that is embodied in a substance other than spiritual substance and invariably experiencing life outside the spiritual realm. In comparison, just as the spirit becomes an earthman or earthwoman when it is embodied in flesh and blood in the physical world on earth, so is it a soul when embodied in ethereal or other non-spiritual material!
Simply expressed: outside the spiritual realms, the human spirit takes on a soul body while in the beyond and a physical body while on earth!
However, it does not discard the soul body when it enters the earth; rather, it exists like a coconut with layers of different substances. On earth, the human being (like me and you) is a combination of spirit, soul and physical body, i. e. three bodies in one!
The spirit is the core, the real and most permanent personality, the soul is fairly permanent, while the physical body has the shortest life span!
The spirit and soul are therefore, neither the impersonal components of human nature nor, levels of inner feelings. On the contrary, they are real personalities (like the physical body) in real worlds, with capabilities to experience life in real time and space, in their different worlds.
Let us take a glimpse at this trinity at work:
1. Activities like jumping, walking, reading and other physical exertions are activities of the physical body. These are obvious to everyone!

2. Most ‘real’ contact with friends, relatives and other humans who have passed on (physically died); astral phenomena like projection, sensing, phantom pains, etc, are soul body activities. Also, an overwhelming majority of mediumship, spiritism, hypnotic communication, are soul body activities because the organs of reception/interaction are the soul body organs.

3. On the other hand, the spirit body is at work during divine mediation, like the reception of the biblical Book of Revelation, visions of the Queen of Heaven (not Mary the mother of Jesus) and visions of the luminous ‘Throne of God.’
The frequently experienced deep, quiet and still voice that speaks to us, distinct from the din and rattle of the intellect, is the voice of the spirit; the intuitive perception.
These activities are merely separated to illustrate the principal body at work. In reality they are not individually independent; an activity started by one body dovetails into and necessitates the cooperation of the other body or, bodies before it can reach consummation or perfection. For instance, the physical activity of vocal praying or chanting, requires the cooperation of the spiritual volition to propel the main wish of the prayer for fulfillment. Words alone can only reach medium gross matter which is extremely far from the Throne of Grace.
Today we had to reflect on the fine distinctions of spirit, soul and the physical body so that we are clear-sighted as we proceed with the evolving spirit into the rather fluid lower realms. In these deeper planes life is more vigorous, coarse and exposed to opposing energy vibrations. We enter the real battle ground of the Light and Darkness!
May the Grace of the Lord which gives peace and understanding be with us all!

HAPPY FATHERS DAY (and not forgetting mothers)

HAPPY FATHERS DAY (and not forgetting mothers)

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Greetings to MANHOOD!
The father of all fathers!
The hewers of wood!
The boots in the battle field!
The hoarse voice and muscle in the home!
We salute you all!

I have very little to offer you,
For the world has given it all to you!
Human beings are called mankind,
Or simply man!
Leaders and rulers are mostly brothers!
Only brothers can be priests in some religion!
Let me not mention some cultures,
Where you are the prosecutor and judge!

Make no mistake about me!
I am also a brother, a man!
Just that, on days like this, I think of those
Who tend the hearth with love!
Who had to hew wood for a runaway father!
Above all, who are
The guardians of The Holy Flame of Purity!
I think of them!
And bless them from the depth of my being!

INNER PEACE AWARD came to town!

INNER PEACE AWARD came to town!

Early this week, the WordPress blogosphere, particularly the spirituality/philosophy axis, was awash with Inner Peace Award.
Summer’s blog started the avalanche, and within hours, many blogs were either offered or, already hoisting the Peace banner. It felt good! How I wish peace and good will could be spread among mankind with such love and generosity!
The award’s magic lies primarily in its wording: INNER PEACE! Who doesn’t wish himself or herself inner peace? “Go in peace”, “Peace be upon you”, “Peace, I leave with you”, are some of the unforgettable heralds given to mankind by Masters and Light Messengers over the ages!
A second catch is that the award is easy to accept: offer it freely to all your followers, nominate a few if you so wish and leave an inspiring word on peace. You don’t have to dust up your bio data and string out a long list of nominees who in any case, either already have the award or, are too busy to even acknowledge your nomination.
Purplerays benefited from the largese through nominations and open followership offers. See why I said it felt good?
In the spirit of the award, I offer it to all my followers and readers of this post. Where would Purplerays be without you?………….in the wilderness! I owe you all much more than I can ever repay! In addition, I want to specially thank these friends who nominated Purplerays:
1. Summer of http://summer4soul.com The searching one, who challenges you to “dare to be,” to say yes, or no, only out of inner conviction rather than bowing to herd mentality; but, to pursue your dreams with friendliness and love! She believes that “We all are born with a pure heart. That ‘pure inside’ of you, will always be a part of you no matter what…….”

2. Tatiana of http://poeticparadoxoflife.wordpress.com Easygoing but deep! She talks wisdom, love, success and happiness; one moment it is the usual everyday gist, the next moment, it is a sober spiritual reflection. That’s the paradox of life that Tatiana draws your attention to! Good, inspiring mind laced with a simple life principle….”love yourself and love ALL people”.

3. Soumyav of http://soumyav.wordpress.com The Lady of Words! She writes short, simple poems; but in their simplicity lie greatness and transcendent beauty. She breathes life into words and they become living pictures. You become part of the pictures and absorbed into a journey in non-physical space and time! Thank goodness, she always brings you back before signing off! .

Thank you, great friends, for wishing me inner peace! May you also reap bountiful peace and love!

….and now my word on Peace, which is a favorite quote from the Sage himself:
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without” – Gautama Buddha