Sunday, 16 October 2011

Wales shock deafeat

So Wales got beat by the French at the rugby world cup. The country believed, this was their year, it was destiny.
Unfortunately destiny had a different idea and even though Wales were the better team, playing the best rugby, with 1 player less. They still lost. And a nation is in mourning for what could've been, what should've been.
That's the problem with material energy it builds your hopes up, makes you believe only to let you down with a big bump. Here's the thing, material energy doesn't like to mention the laws of nature, like karma. So no matter how much it's built up no matter how much the team deserves it no matter how well they play. As with all things, Karma ultimately dictates the result. Ohh and there's one more trick material energy likes to play to keep us hanging on and believing in her, no matter how many times we've been let down by false hopes and dreams and no matter how many times the material energy has failed to satisfy our needs.......

There's always next time.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Ohh the mind

I'm sitting in a waiting room when a middle aged lady enters huffing and puffin. She sits down then stands up, walks to the door, sighs and sits down again. Then gets up.
At this point I'm starting to wonder wether she's here to get her car serviced like me or if she's just walked in off the street. She's up again pacing the floor and off out the door. I hear her ask if the cars ready yet, she's only been here 5 minutes. Back to the huffing.
No one likes waiting but here in front of me turning the pages of the daily trash Sun newspaper is a perfect example of a modern day agitated mind.
I find myself feeling compassion for her and realising that she is nothing unusual. Today's culture of multi media, constant access living promotes an agitated mind. So much so that when we have to sit down and wait with little to occupy our us, the mind attacks us with overwhelming vigour. Our bewildered consciousness reels and we suffer. No wonder that mental health problems are on the increase.
Only when our spiritual centre begins to be re-established do we really stand any chance of survival against the onslaught of material life and it's constant mental agitation. What other hope is there?
She's up again

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Bhagavad Gita 8:6

Whatever state of being one remembers at the time of death, that state he will achieve without any doubt.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Photo Blogging

Ok, starting next week I'm going to start posting a series of photo bloggs based around verses from the spiritual classic, Bhagavad Gita. These may be very varied as the Bhagavad Gita deals with the essence of all knowledge, spiritual and material. Baring in mind that I did a photography in the arts degree before I became a devotee, there is also huge scope for me to pretentiously disappear up my own backside. Hopefully I won't and the pics will give you some kind of insight and appreciation for the chosen verses.


Kirtan yoga nights start soon at Cafe Atma. Kirtan is basically musical meditation, it's the first thing that got me tasting how good spiritual life is and still after all these years of chanting it tastes good. Even in practice sessions. Why practice?? Well we want to make the experience as engaging and enjoyable as possible. Starts in 3 weeks. Pics below give you a taste of the mood we're going for.
See you there.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Walking again

At last google have come up with an app for blogger so from today I am planning on blogging again. One of the problems before with writing regularly was limited access to a computer now this problem is gone, I have no excuse.
Something I am playing with though is to try and use this more as a mixed media blogg. Sometimes more photos less text and vice a versa. Anyway something will be up tomorrow