Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, worship, psychic control or philosophy — by one, or more, or all of these — and be free. This is the whole of religion. Doctrines, dogmas, rituals, books, temples, and forms, are but secondary details. -- Swami Vivikenanda
Monday, January 2, 2012
LAMENTATIONS OF PISTIS SOPHIA, by SharOn Alder
I have given them eyes to see, and they have not seen. I have given them ears to hear, and they have not heard.
I have given them a mind to discern, and they have not discerned The Ways of Holiness.
I have given them a Heart, and they have not loved one another Or the Holy Mother.
I have given them a bright star to guide them to the Holy Land, Yet they have wandered in the Deserts of Desire and Despair.
And when they came to the Holy Land, The chosen Ones took with them The ways of Descecration and War.
The Chosen Ones defiled and laid waste The Holy cities, the Holy Temples, The children, the Mothers and the Old Ones; The Chosen Ones Defiled Her Holy Daughters And Sacred Land.
From Their Way , who has returned To the Ways of Sanctity and Holiness?
Who has prepared their Hearts for Her Return? Who has raised for Her, Her Sacred Temples? Who has clothed and honoured Her Sacred Daughters? Who has fed Her little Children? Who has cared for the aged and the crippled?
Who has purged Her Holy Land from the Ways of War And laid the Sacred Ground with the Ways of Peace?
Oh Ye children of Man, I say, Prepare yourselves with fasting and with Prayers
For the Lamentations of the Mother are Great
For Her Temples and Beloved are Naught, And they See and Behold Her Not.