"If it is only a dream, why is pain so real?" "A dream head struck against a dream wall causes dream pain. A dreamer is not cognizant of the hallucinatory fabric of a dream until he awakens. Similarly, man does not understand the delusory nature of the cosmic dream of creation until he awakens in God." Paramahansa Yogananda

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Desire and the path to the Divine

"Deep Sea Diving", Oil on canvas, 36"x48", $2600
If you are interested in purchasing this painting please
email me at katherine@katherinetreffinger.com

"To know God is not the negation of desires, but rather
complete fulfillment.Just as by feeding somebody else
one's own hunger cannot be appeased, so the soul can
never be satisfied by catering to the senses. The senses
crave indulgence,greed, and temptations to excite and
amuse them; the soul feels fulfilled only by calmness,
peace, and bliss bestowed by meditation."

"By contacting God in the world and in meditation, all
desires of the heart are fulfilled; for nothing is more
worthwhile, more pleasant or attractive than the all
satisfying, ever-new joy of God.

Desire limits the consciousness to the object of desire."
"One who bathes his consciousness in the Holy Ghost
becomes unattached to personal desires and objects
while enjoying everything with the joyousness of God

Paramahansa Yogananda,
"The Second Coming of Christ:The Resurrection of the
Christ Within You"

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