Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Temple of the Universe

Dear Friends,
    I stayed with Bianca in Gainsville, Florida. Every morning we went to satsang at the Temple of the Universe to meditate and sing bhajans with Mickey Singer. There are pictures of many spiritual teachers in the temple - Jesus, Yogananda, Muktananda, Ramana, Ramakrishna, Mother Mary, Anandamayi Ma etc. It is nice to honor all of them since they all teach the same Universal Truth. The core of their teachings is the same - be kind, loving, peaceful, joyous, and in service. Cultivating these beautiful virtues leads one to God, i.e. perfect happiness. Isn't everyone seeking perfect happiness? Accepting everything as it is so completely that there is no fear, hatred or anger ever. Mickey encourages people to let go of all these emotions, so that they can come closer to God. When there is a good and bad, then it is easy to suffer. I want this, but I don't want that. If there is no good and bad, then every situation, object, or person is accepted as it is. Hence, the spirit of unification is so powerful. How is everything actually the same rather than different? Once God is seen universally, suffering cannot occur. Once all duality is let go, suffering cannot occur.

So the Temple of the Universe honors those beings that have Universal Vision and are unified in spirit. We sang songs in honor of these Beings, in honor of the Light that leads the way towards perfect happiness. The people I met there are so dedicated to these principles. The Temple grounds lay in the middle of the forest. What a beautiful place to worship! On the last day, I performed arati to these Beings. As we sang the song for each One, I had forgotten which was which. Ah well... May your day be full of Light.

With love,

1 comment:

  1. Very happy to have participated in your journey. The temple sends its love!