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Friday, Apr 01, 2016 A Message from Marydale – April 2016


BougainvilleaGreetings and Salutations!

Well, here we are in the second quarter of 2016. As a community, we continue our commitment to personal growth and expansion. What’s changed for you in the first three months? Anything? Have you been vigilant about asking yourself often, “Who am I?” Has the journey led you inward to where all wisdom and answers reside? Has your awareness changed? Paramahamsa Prajnanananda teaches that discovering who we are is easy, because it is our nature. Staying in the awareness of our true identity is an altogether greater challenge. For the recognition that we are Satchitananda (eternal – conscious – bliss) implies that we are always in a state of ultimate unchanging reality. In “reality,” living this truth continuously, without break, is not so easy. In fact, for most of us it is impossible.

That struggle to embrace constant awareness leads us back in humbleness to the mat. We embrace our lives, breath by breath, with integrity, taking time each day to pray, to meditate and anchor ourselves in the scriptures that make our hearts sing, leaning into our Guru’s presence to hold us up and anchor our lives in a perpetual place of peace, calm and wakefulness. Then the possibility of glimpsing Satchitananda becomes a yearning, a goal toward which the Soul begins to gravitate with more confidence, little by little, day by day. It is your birthright to reach this state of Being-ness, and I for one have complete faith that, if this is what you want, you will absolutely make it so.

May the right of Spring bring you renewal and reinforced commitment to your ongoing expansion into Self-Realization.

Love, Love, Love,

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“We are all living sparks of divinity. The one who dives deepest into his Self not only realizes his identity with the Cosmic Spirit, but tastes the sweetness of infinite joy. In the rush and clamor of our conscious life, we do not pay attention to the mystery of our being.” – Paramahamsa Hariharananda