Celebration on Sunday, October 24
On Sunday, October 24 we invite Easwaran’s students around the world to participate in a day of mantrams dedicated to peace and healing in the world. We invite you to make BMCM Satsang Live the centerpiece of your mantram day and join us there at 9:40 a.m. Pacific Time to write the mantram before the program begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. As part of BMCM Satsang Live, we’ll all watch a video on the theme of “Our Real Self.”
Our collective effort to keep our mantrams going as much of the day as possible, from the time we wake up until the time we drift off to sleep at night, is a wonderful offering to Easwaran to celebrate his life and teachings.
We’ll leave you with a continuation of the excerpt from Easwaran from the “Do You Know Who You Really Are?” Blue Mountain Journal.
Of all that is wonderful in the human being, our most glorious asset is this capacity to change ourselves. Nothing is more significant. I admire the achievements of science, but I do not feel intimidated by the current conviction that we are what our genes are. My body is what my genes make it, but my character and behavior are not fixed by my genetic code.
As proof we have the lives of great men and women of all religions who have thrown these claims to the winds with their personal transformations—from angry to compassionate, from insecure to unshakable, from human to divine. The message of their lives echoes down the corridors of time to those who have ears to hear: “You are not what your body is. Your real nature is spirit, which nothing can diminish or deny.” Whatever our past, whatever our present, all of us have the capacity to change ourselves completely through the practice of meditation.
When I was enabled, after years of meditation, to discover who I am, the joy of that discovery knew no bounds. And my love knew—and knows—no bounds.
Today I know I am not just a separate fragment of existence subject to old age and death. I live in everyone. I am related to everything around me—the seas, the skies, the mountains, the rivers, the forests, the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. I am an immortal being with a million interconnections with all of life.
This is our greatness, to be connected with everything on earth. And when we discover this, the Buddha says, we go beyond all sorrow.