“Awareness is primordial; it is the original state, beginning-less, endless, un-caused, un-supported, without parts, without change. Consciousness is on contact, a reflection against a surface, a state of duality. There can be no consciousness without awareness, but there can be awareness without consciousness, as in deep sleep. Awareness is absolute, consciousness is relative to its content; consciousness is always of something.” —Nisargadatta Maharaj ..*
Jalal ad-Din Rumi: (1207–1273) Mystical Persian Sufi poet appreciated by Christians, Jews, Muslims, and unbelievers in his day and our own for his striking expression of the presence of God in ecstasy and the everyday. As a teacher, he invited others into mystical union with God through poetry and dancing. He created the whirling, meditative dance of the Mevlevi Order of Sufis. (December 17)
This pin offers suggested text for a personal letter asking a parishioner for a gift,utilizing the special circumstances of an Orthodox school. The gift request is easily translated into a parish stewardship campaign.
Journey To The West - a chinese Legend The Monkey King, Pigsy the pig demon, a wrathful water demon and a despondent dragon prince transformed into a horse, must all help a pure and virtuous monk retrieve Buddhist texts from India to China, in order to atone for their wrongdoings. It is one of China's most popular legends.