Words from the Deep Spring

A Soothing Chant: Hari Om

October 12, 2020

This Sanskrit and English chant was recorded at the Oakwood Retreat Center, in Selma, Indiana on October 7, 2019. Featuring John Orr (published with permission) leading the sangha in song.

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Suffering Exists: The First Noble Truth

September 28, 2020

Aaron: After his enlightenment, the Buddha reflected on what could be shared with others, to try to find some concise format in which to express it. The formula that came up for him is this Four Noble Truths. He based it on the way a physician visiting a sick person would state what he had learned. What is the problem? What is the cause of the problem? What is the possible outcome, and how do we move toward that outcome? This was a prescribed formula of his day, in which a physician worked.

So, the first: what is the problem? There is suffering, dukkha. The word ka in Pali means the hub of a wheel. Du means “off-center”. Thus, dukkha is the wheel that is off-center. Conversely, the prefix su means “center”. Sukkha is happiness, the wheel that is centered.

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An Uplifting Chant: Love is the Law

September 14, 2020

This English language chant was recorded at the Oakwood Retreat Center, in Selma, Indiana on October 7, 2019. Featuring John Orr (published with permission) leading the sangha in song.

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The Choice is Up to You — Breakdown or Breakthrough?

September 7, 2020

Love: I am Love; you are Love. You are finally lifting yourself out of the small place into which you have confined yourself for so many—I don’t have a number—for seeming eternity. You are ready to break through to true self-knowledge, because you are learning that just because you have a negative thought does not mean you must enact that thought. Therefore, you can reclaim that DNA which allows you to truly be who and what you are.

We are part of each other. Don’t think of me as God/Goddess/Creator; you also are God. You are Divine. You are so radiant.

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Yeshua Speaks What It Means to Be Love

August 31, 2020

Yeshua: Blessings to you, my dear ones. I am the one you have called Yeshua—Jesus, you have called me, but my given name was Yeshua ben Yosef.

Love asked me to come forth as something that could sustain and transmit the high energy of love.

Of course, when I incarnated, there was even for me some small forgetting of who I was. So, while I was fully awake, I also needed to be reminded of that, during that lifetime.

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