Undressing

Sowmya Gopal
Jul 31 · 2 min read

July 22 , 2019

Namah Te from Pittsburgh!

i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, incessantly and independently Joyous!

In September 2011 i commenced serving Chinmaya London as their Visiting Teacher.
In September 2013 i commenced serving Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh as their Visiting Teacher.
In August 2018 i completed serving Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh as their Visiting Teacher.
In August 2019 i completed serving Chinmaya Mission London (we are now a registered Charity) as their Visiting Teacher.

Being steady with a community in classes-meetings-adventures, every month for 5 years and 8 years, creates sincerity…
Sincerity…a popular word…a powerful thought…a pure feeling.
Jelaludin Rumi is one of the most sincere poets. And one of his most sincere poems is the purpose of our E-Vichara

E-Vichara (July 22, 2019) — — Undressing

  • Learn the alchemy true human beings know — introspection is the magic by which we come to know the nature of our body-mind-Spirit by which we come to know the nature of all bodies-minds-Spirit
  • The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open — our Creator is Omnipresent, the implication being She is always looking at us, the implication being She is always looking after us, the implication being problems have a purpose
  • Welcome difficulty as a familiar comrade — there is no such thing as ‘tough times’, time is tough and knowing this we embrace difficulties
  • Joke with torment brought by the friend — failure is coming and going, success is coming and going, enjoy all the flavours of coming and going
  • Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, then are taken off — misunderstanding challenges we grow in bitterness, in closeness, understanding challenges we grow in betterness, in openness
  • That undressing, and the naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief — living is dismantling the ego, Life is being the Self

Inspire-Love-Be,
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