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    goes, He puts new consciousness in people and brings spiritual change.

    ---Teachings of Babaji
                                                              

                                                              Babaji (Haidakhan Wale Baba) lived in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the
                                                              Kumaon  region of India. He was  acknowledged as Shiva Mahavatar Babaji,
                                                              the eternal manifestation of God in human form. He was seen from 1970 to 1984.


















         
           
           
           
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                  Absolutely, everything in the heavens and the earth belong to God,
                  and absolutely, God's promise is truth.

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The question is not "How am I to find
God?" but "How am I to let myself be
found by him?" The question is not
"How am I to know God?" but "How
am I to let myself be known by God?"
And finally, the question is not "How
am I to love God?" but "How am I to
let myself be loved by God?" God is
looking into the distance for me,
trying to find me, and longing to bring
me home...

It might sound strange, but God
wants to find me as much as if not
more than, I want to find God. Yes,
God needs me as much as I need
God. God is not the patriarch who
stays home, doesn't move, and
expects his children to come to him,
apologize for their aberrant
behaviour, beg for forgiveness, and
promise to do better. To the contrary,
he leaves the house, ignoring his
dignity by running towards them, pays
no heed to apologies and promises of
change, and brings them to the table
richly prepared for them.
From "The Dance of Life: Weaving Sorrows and
Blessings into One Joyful Step" by Henri J. M. Nouwen.
Published by Darton, Longman and Todd, 2005
(www.avemariapress.com)

Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996)
A Dutch Catholic priest who authored 40 books.
From 'The Quiet Mind, Sayings of
White Eagle' (The White Eagle
Publishing Trust)


    Everything is linked with everything else down to the lowest ring on the chain,
    and the true essence of God is above as well as below, in the heavens and on
    the earth, and nothing exists outside Him.

    --from the Talmud
    (a record of rabbinic discussions which pertain to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history)


           I bless the Lord who gives me counsel: in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

    --Psalms 16:7,8   The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Edition
The question is not "How am I to find
God?" but "How am I to let myself be
found by him?" The question is not
"How am I to know God?" but "How
am I to let myself be known by God?"
And finally, the question is not "How
am I to love God?" but "How am I to
let myself be loved by God?" God is
looking into the distance for me,
trying to find me, and longing to bring
me home...

It might sound strange, but God
wants to find me as much as if not
more than, I want to find God. Yes,
God needs me as much as I need
God. God is not the patriarch who
stays home, doesn't move, and
expects his children to come to him,
apologize for their aberrant
behaviour, beg for forgiveness, and
promise to do better. To the contrary,
he leaves the house, ignoring his
dignity by running towards them, pays
no heed to apologies and promises of
change, and brings them to the table
richly prepared for them.