09/18/2011 Comments Off on Centered/ Even-minded
centers, plural; centres, plural
- The middle point of a circle or sphere, equidistant from every point on the circumference or surface
- A point or part that is equally distant from all sides, ends, or surfaces of something; the middle
- A point at which an activity or quality is at its most intense and from which it spreads
- The point on which an activity or process is focused
Whether you are suffering in this life, or smiling
with opulence and power, your consciousness should
remain unchanged. If you can accomplish even-mindedness,
nothing can ever hurt you. The lives of all great masters
show that they have achieved this blessed state.
Paramahansa Yogananda, “Man’s Eternal Quest”
There is nothing good or bad in the world outside.
Everything is neutral.
Who serves both friend and foe with equal love,
Not buoyed up by praise, nor cast down by blame,
Alike in heat and cold, pleasure and pain,
Free from selfish attachments and self-will,
Ever full, in harmony everywhere,
Firm in faith—such a one is dear to Me.
Krishna to Arjuna, `Bhagavad Gita’