The heart is the core, the essence of all spiritual traditions. The quiet of the heart is the pure source waiting for each of us. Here there is a vastness without words. It is felt as sweetness, an intimate love, gentleness, an ocean of peace or sky of light.....infinitely expanding. This is a direct experience of the spiritual heart where we are effortless being. Each person has their own unique experience. Once the silence of the heart is felt, our life changes. We have found our home inside. Retreat, spiritual practice, simple joy, our spiritual heart becomes our anchor in daily life.
From the Heart of the Mother: Worship of the Divine as Mother leads us to the spiritual heart. Reaching out to Her love she teaches us that Her Love has always been residing within the space of our infinite heart. This practice is found throughout history in many cultures with devotion to the divine feminine. She teaches that a loving force is behind and within all reality and carries us. Our ultimate home resides inside our heart. There is nowhere to go and all wisdom is present within.
The Great Silence is Her arms wrapped around us and the Heartfulness Meditation came from resting in Her perfect peace.
Each person can find the stillness & inner peace in their own heart. Many philosophies, teachers & teachings meet at this same point within. They practice receiving & absorbing heart essence, the bliss of the infinite heart. Time in silence, while resting our awareness in the heart, gives us a direct experience of the spiritual heart, our expanded nature. Learn more
From Hindu perspective: Hindu philosophy and Advaita, considers the heart the seat or center of consciousness, a temple, and that by meditating on this center, one becomes united with the higher or divine Self, God inside. It is not the physical heart but the spiritual heart. It is referred to as Samadhi Pada or Hridaya. This is the core of our being, our deepest true nature, the seat of our soul. Bhagavad Gita: Brahman (the Supreme reality, the Absolute) and Atman (Self, soul, spirit) are identical. The internal world is characterised by bliss and the cessation of mental activity. This was the work of the teacher Ramana Maharshi and his teachings of Self-enquiry and non dualism.
From Buddhist perspective: The Kargyupa School of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy speaks about Mahamudra, the Great Seal. This is the experience of bliss and emptiness. "We are of the same luminous essence as everything in nature." Here they are experiencing their Buddha nature, the pure mind in it's natural state; at peace, awakened and divine.
From Christian perspective:
The Christians find their Christ light within themselves. The peace of Christ, the love of Christ, become more then words as our heart center is opened and felt. Christianity shares with all the great world religions a rich path of humility, giving, and receiving God, the pure light, within. Centering prayer, holding one's attention in the heart with focus on the highest qualities, is one form of Christian contemplative meditation.
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