“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” are familiar words of Jesus’ Beatitudes. In an illumined state you see God. This does not mean you see “the man in the skies.” But you see from the consciousness of God. You see with “God-colored glasses.” Your seeing projects the light of Spirit. At the start of every day the wise student will take a few moments to become established in the light, hold this realization: “And God said, ‘Let there be Light.’”—Eric Butterworth, “The Creative Life”
The smoke tree leaves look like ornaments colored by the spiderweb glistening in the sun….
“It is God’s power that carries us through every moment. If we are aware of this, we will spontaneously be humble, our attitude towards the Almighty will be transformed into an attitude of worship, our focus on Him will blossom with our every step and we will be successful in our efforts.”
—Amma, “Awaken Children”
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“Amma remembers a story. Once the colors of the world gathered together. Each one claimed, “I am the most important and beloved color.” The conversation culminated in a quarrel.
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One day I noticed a rainbow on a picture of a Biblical scene in my house. It were if the light were on my own heart. The picture is a print of a painting in Switzerland, “Teach us how to pray”.
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