“Dig Deeper”

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You can study the key tenets of Hinduism

You can memorize the essential Sutras of Buddhism

And you can philosophize about Taoist practices

But can you grasp the incomprehensible reality of Brahman?

Can you discover the essence of your own Buddha Nature?

And can you learn how to harmonize your life with Tao?

The intellect only takes you so far….

Dig Deeper,

Like a ground hog burrowing into the Earth

To see who you really are

And what lies beneath this.

Mindful Musings: Feb 27

“The Great Mantra”

By: Forrest Rivers

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THE GREAT MANTRA

Hare Krishna

Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna

Hare Hare

Hare Rama

Hare Rama

Rama Rama

Hare Hare

THE GREAT MANTRA

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More than a mantra

More than a phrase of faith

More than the Soul’s initiation

Into a universe of grace….

This mantra beyond all mantras

This phrase beyond all phrases

It is the song of THE SELF

Merging with the INFINITE ONE:

LORD KRISHNA! LORD RAMA!

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon HERE

Mindful Musings: Feb 2

“The Word”

By: Forrest Rivers

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In the beginning, there was one word

In the end, there will be one word

The mere mention of it

Is enough to make the hair on one’s neck

Stand straight up

The raw power of it

Is enough to make once hopeless addicts

Recover their faith again

In truth,

This word is more than a word

And more than a phrase

It is the sound of the ancient Universe

Encompassing all that WAS

 IS

and will BECOME….

All the great wisdom of the sages

Are contained within this word

Say it

Breathe it

Meditate upon it

This word is sacred

Mystical

The vibration of creation:

            OM.

Forrest Rivers is a writer and teacher who lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His new book, COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening is now available on Amazon Here