Arlington Prayer Station Invitation “Soaring Soul” – Sunday, Sept 22, 2013

“When thy firm soul has shaken off those tangled oracles which ignorantly guide,
then shall it soar to high neglect of what’s denied or said, this way or that way, in doctrinal writ.”
(Hinduism, Bhagavat Gita, Ch. 2)

“O My servants, defile not your wings with the clay of waywardness and vain desires, and suffer them not to be stained with the dust of envy and hate, that ye may not be hindered from soaring in the heavens of My divine knowledge.”

Dear friends!

What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, music, fellowship, food cooked with love, tea poured in peace, cake shared with smile? Whatever the answer might be, sharing prayers with friends gets us all closer to the Creator and recharges us for the week ahead.

This Sunday, Sept 22, 2013, I invite you and your loves ones to an Interfaith Prayer Station in Arlington on the theme of “Soaring Soul“. We’ll start at 7:30 pm with light refreshments followed by reading, at 8:00 pm, of selected Holy Writings and Prayers. I have many books of prayers from different faith traditions but if you wish, feel free to bring your own prayers or inspiring writings. In addition to Holy Words, we shall uplift and refresh our souls with musical selections, and we’ll conclude with tea and sweets.

Soaring Soul

We’ll also say prayers for anyone in need, so if you can’t join us and would like to request prayers please contact me.

In His service,

Mitko

“Seek refuge in thy soul; have there thy heaven!
Scorn them that follow virtue for rewards!
The mind of pure devotion casts aside aspirations, passing above them.
Unto pure devotion devote thyself: with perfect meditation comes perfect acts,
and the right hearted rise more certainly because they seek no gain.
Forth from the bands of body, step by step, to highest seats of bliss.
When thy firm soul has shaken off those tangled oracles which ignorantly guide,
then shall it soar to high neglect of what’s denied or said, this way or that way, in doctrinal writ.
Troubled no longer by the priestly lore safe shall it live, and sure; steadfastly bent on meditation.
This is Peace!”

(Hinduism, Bhagavat Gita, Ch. 2, Edwin Arnold tr.)

“O My servants! Could ye apprehend with what wonders of My munificence and bounty I have willed to entrust your souls, ye would, of a truth, rid yourselves of attachment to all created things, and would gain a true knowledge of your own selves — a knowledge  which is the same as the comprehension of Mine own Being. Ye would find yourselves independent of all else but Me, and would perceive, with your inner and outer eye, and as manifest as the revelation of My effulgent Name, the seas of My loving-kindness and bounty moving within you. Suffer not your idle fancies, your evil passions, your insincerity and blindness of heart to dim the luster, or stain the sanctity, of so lofty a station. Ye are even as the bird which soareth, with the full force of its mighty wings and with complete and joyous confidence, through the immensity of the heavens, until, impelled to satisfy its hunger, it turneth longingly to the water and clay of the earth below it, and, having been entrapped in the mesh of its desire, findeth itself impotent to resume its flight to the realms whence it came. Powerless to shake off the burden weighing on its sullied wings, that bird, hitherto an inmate of the heavens, is now forced to seek a dwelling-place upon the dust. Wherefore, O My servants, defile not your wings with the clay of waywardness and vain desires, and suffer them not to be stained with the dust of envy and hate, that ye may not be hindered from soaring in the heavens of My divine knowledge.”
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 326)

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