Sunday, July 24, 2011

Relationships As Pathways to God

I'm reading John Welshon's book One Soul, One Love, One Heart:  The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships.

In the foreword Baba Ram Dass says:

As a psychologist back in the 1950s and 1960s, I saw specific relationships in terms of their ability or lack thereof-to fulfill whatever emotional or psychological "needs" the people involved seemed to experience.  But over the past forty years, as my consciousness has become more and more identified with Spirit, i have come to treat relationships as pathways to God.

Ram Dass tells a story about love, truth and anger.  It was a very difficult time for him and he was experiencing a seething hatred toward just about everyone until it burst forth and he actually threw a plate of food into a sweet young man's face.  His guru, Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji)  witnessed this, pulled him close, and reminded him to love everyone and tell the truth.

A quote from Neem Karoli Baba:

The best form in which to worship God is every form.

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