September 21st, 2006

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It All Seems Silly Now






I try sometimes to post my thoughts and feelings, but seem to get it done very well.  Everything that seemed so important to me when I started to log in now seems silly, trite even.  

But maybe if I get it out I will actually feel better, trite and silly though it seems.  First, I'm tired.  Tired of what?  Tired of washing dishes, cleaning floors, taking care of other people, feeling like shit, not sleeping at night,  reading Tarot for people  who ask about love,  and not being kissed, held, fucked or confided in by my husband.  Oh surely that's enough for now.

I've been physically  tired for two weeks since I acquired this lovely little upper respiratory thing... I've been washing dishes since I was 8, taking care of other people since I was 18, feeling like shit a great part of my life, not sleeping at night for the last week, doing a lot of readings for the past year,  and all the other stuff has been so long ago I think I have forgotten

Now none of this compares to the pain of hunger in Darfur, my daughter's best friend who is lying in a bed dying of cancer at the age of 47, war, pestilence, and all the other horrible things I might add, but am not going to write because well my hands are tired.  I have been in much worse positions myself even, but I'm still tired.

Do I feel better yet?  I'm not sure.  will I post this?  I'm not sure.  

I DO need to get a grip!  I DO refuse to take the medications that keeps this attitude all covered up!!  I WILL learn to deal with these days in a more positive fashion.  But right now I'm going to go read a book. enugh said



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How to Be a Hindu

 

Our beliefs determine our thoughts and attitudes about life, which in turn direct our actions. By our actions, we create our destiny. Beliefs about sacred matters--God, soul and cosmos--are essential to one's approach to life. Hindus believe many diverse things, but there are a few bedrock concepts on which most Hindus concur. The following nine beliefs, though not exhaustive, offer a simple summary of Hindu spirituality.

  1. Hindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme Be ing who is both immanent and transcendent, both Creator and Unmanifest Reality.
  2. Hindus believe in the divinity of the four Vedas, the world's most ancient scrip ture, and venerate the Agamas as equally revealed. These primordial hymns are God's word and the bedrock of Sanatana Dharma, the eternal religion.
  3. Hindus believe that the universe undergoes endless cycles of creation, preservation and dissolution.
  4. Hindus believe in karma, the law of cause and effect by which each individual creates his own destiny by his thoughts, words and deeds.
  5. Hindus believe that the soul reincarnates, evolving through many births until all karmas have been resolved, and moksha, liberation from the cycle of rebirth, is attained. Not a single soul will be deprived of this destiny.
  6. Hindus believe that divine beings exist in unseen worlds and that temple worship, rituals, sacraments and personal devotionals create a communion with these devas and Gods.
  7. Hindus believe that an enlightened master, or satguru, is essential to know the Transcendent Absolute, as are personal discipline, good conduct, purification, pilgrimage, self-inquiry, meditation and surrender in God.
  8. Hindus believe that all life is sacred, to be loved and revered, and therefore practice ahiusa, noninjury, in thought, word and deed.
  9. Hindus believe that no religion teaches the only way to salvation above all others, but that all genuine paths are facets of God's Light, deserving tolerance and understanding.

Hinduism, the worldis oldest religion, has no beginningoit precedes recorded history. It has no human founder. It is a mystical religion, leading the devotee to personally experience the Truth within, finally reaching the pinnacle of consciousness where man and God are one. Hinduism has four main denominationsoSaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism and Smartism.

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