If Gods have religion mine must be Buddhist
by Anpu's Crone
Meet Don Zangi of Casadaga Florida my own spiritual teacher.
A gentle and humble man he teaches “Satsang” or spiritual knowledge as he has received it from his own teacher Shri Satpal Ji Mahara.
My Lord, My Beloved God has been very clear …. He has sent me to Don to learn.
Don doesn’t know Anpu although I’ve tried to tell Don about Him. I suspect that Don doesn’t believe in Anpu at all. Anpu could care less ..He believes in Don. And so off I go to Satsang.
Even the same God will reveal Himself to His devotees differently, sometimes so much so that the devotees may wonder if they all belong to the same God.
Anpu reveals Himself to me in such a way that I tend to think He must be Buddhist. He is kind, gentle, loving, patient and has a great sense of humor. He cares about spiritual growth but not about religion. My silly little ego …My Lord could care less about that too …except to the extent that it gets in the way.
It’s not hard to see why He loves Don.
Don has a saying …
“I don’t know
I don’t care
And I don’t want to know”
To clarify he does not mean that he doesn’t care about people. Far from it ..he goes out of his way to help others.
This is about gossip and drama. It lowers your vibration, complicates your life and is, in general, damaging to your spiritual, mental and physical health.
Avoiding gossip and drama is in keeping with The Laws Of Maat as per the negative confession.
29.“Hail, thou who orderest speech (Sera-kheru), who comest forth from Unaset, I have not stirred up strife.”
30. “Hail, Lord of faces (Neb-heru), who comest forth from Netchfet, I have not judged hastily.”
31. “Hail, Sekheriu, who comest forth from Utten, I have not been an eavesdropper.”
32. “Hail, Lord of the two horns (Neb-abui), who comest forth from Saïs, I have not multiplied words exceedingly.”
36. “Hail, thou bearer of the sistrum (Ahi), who comest forth from Nu, I have not spoken scornfully.”
The temptation is great and I have succumbed before and no doubt will do so again. We must make a conscious effort to resist. As my Mother used to say don’t step down into the sewer with anybody.
The Pagan net always seems to have a flame war going. We do not have to participate, but if we choose to we should keep the above laws of Maat in mind.
Politics …My country, the USA is going through it’s Presidential election madness. With that one candidate appears to be …well…not in any way in keeping with The Law’s Of Maat …it’s already ugly. Speaking out against evil is certainly not only permitted but required. It is important that while doing so we do not step down into the sewer with him.
There is a great deal of hardship in this world. If you are reading this and have a roof over your head and food to eat be grateful. If no one is bombing your cities and towns, if tanks are not rolling through your neighborhoods be thankful.
It is difficult to pursue a spiritual path under stress. I know all too well. My husband and I are both chronically ill, with chronic pain, we are broke, it looks like I’m going to lose my job and I am the ‘bread winner’, my mother is slowly dying of Alzheimer’s and MS, my father has had 3 heart attacks and open heart surgery, my brother, niece, step-daghter and several other family members have serious health problems, everybody is broke, we live in Florida and we have no air conditioning. The house wasn’t built with windows aligned to catch a breeze.
But I see homeless people every time I venture out into public places.
Knowing others have it worse doesn’t make your own pain less. The Neter, The Gods, understand this.
Avoiding drama can be very, very difficult too. And They understand this as well. Sometimes due to your circumstances avoiding toxic people may be impossible. Such people will constantly seek to bait you so that you will supply them with the attention they crave and join them in their intensely negative realities.
What can you do? Say no I don’t know about X and no I don’t want to know.
Try not to stoop to name calling. Try to place a little distance between yourself and the toxic person. Realize that the hurtful words mean that they are suffering. they are in pain. they are acting irrationality on autopilot often behaving exactly the way an abusive parent or caregiver behaved towards them. This distance makes it easier not to internalize another persons negatively.
The link below will take you to a book that will help you to understand and deal with negative people. Even more importantly it will help you to understand yourself.
regards to the election I am going to try my best not to respond to the name calling. I am going to try to speak only in terms of my own beliefs as to what is true about the candidates. I will do my best not to go negative and stoop to name calling even when others call me various nasty names.
This life, this nation, this time in history is transient and impermanent. Our souls are eternal. Let us always try to live within The Laws Of Maat.