Lord don’t let me be even 5 minutes late, for 5 minutes late is far too late. 5 minutes late in my realizations leads to 5 minutes late in my actions, which leads to 5 minutes late seeing the results and sometimes that’s just far too late. When He talks to me on the telephone,
The Japan of Myth and Mystery Nowhere else is She expressed more profoundly or sublimely than in the poetic passages of the Kojiki and her national anthem KimiGaYo. If only it were easily summarized for the western mind; Her myth is as colorful as any the world over. One might find a common interpretation of Japan’s
Bhagavad Gita is central to the epic Mahabarata; and central to the Gita is the chariot driven by Krishna and Arjuna. The image is a pictorial metaphor for the human meta-psychology representing the inner instruments of mind and sense by which we guide our bodies through the life. The chariot is symbolic of the body, sarira in sanskRita. Jiva (the embodied individual soul) is represented by Arjuna, the passenger, while the position of charioteer is given to Lord Krishna who symbolizes the atma (often referred to as Self, higher intellect or Buddhi). He leads the chariot onto the battlefield (Kurukshetra), into the middle of two armies; on the one side are the Kauravas (the demonic nature) and on the other are the Pandavas (the divine nature).
“Health is a dynamic state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” W.H.O. 1998
The World Health Organization has since amended that definition, removing two words: dynamic and spiritual. Why? I can understand where the word spiritual might meet with socio-political resistance in some quarters, seeing as how it is a word which defies standard definition, but dynamic? That one seems rather cut and dry. Is it not commonly accepted that health is a dynamic state? I guess the physics, as tends to be the case, is not so cut and dried after all.
Sanskrit, literally meaning ‘well-formed’, is often referred to as a perfect language.
In Sanskrit, the word for ‘well-being’ is [sva-stha स्वस्थ][i].
I thought it would be a completely different dynamic; I was pleasantly surprised. When the call came in from JICA telling me that they were bringing in a team from a post in Kabul for a bit of OJT in Japan, I was pretty excited. A better opportunity for me to assist efforts over there wouldn't be easy to come by. After all, consciousness is ethereal - its effects far-reaching though they be, still often take a long time to manifest physically when so many other forces are at play. Now I was being given the chance to effect real change, physically, in the moment, and I was going to make the most of it.