2012 in Stockholm, at the Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmother, I had the great honour to meet and share with Grandmother Agnes Baker-Pilgrim; oldest living member and renowned spiritual leader of Takelma Indians/Oregan and considered a living national treasure of the Siletz Federation.
At the inauguration of the Council of European grandmothers ... 2015 When she was performing the ceremony, water blessed with peace prayers.. poured into the river..
and me 2019 ... repeating the ceremony in deep winter in Lithuania.
with deep gratitude
Swami Nityamuktananada Saraswati
"The Yoga sutras talk about controlling our thoughts; control of thoughts becomes our our primary concern. Control of the mind is of one purpose only. To discard body-identification. That is done by wisdom and application of wisdom in life.
Wisdom is gained through inquiry and understanding, appreciation and evaluation of our own experience."
Let Meditation Happen (2010) Swami Anubhavananda Saraswati
"The human race is suffering from it's ego born narrow-mindeness.......We must understand we are born as humans and all other identifications are superimposed on us later.......out interpersonal relationships must be based on the philosophy of universal brother hood!"
A Call To Humanity (pg 116,117) Swami Rama.
"Knowledge is precise, exact
wisdom is holistic, open,
knowledge separates , excludes
wisdom includes, embraces,
knowledge is fixed and static
wisdom is flexible , expands
May your knowledge turn to wisdom."
Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati
"Desirelessness is liberation. Absence of desire is mukti.........The Jnani has inner vision, he realises the same self everywhere, there is no division for him. All is one, whole. The inner breath is not separate, divided; it is whole, one."
Swami Nityananda of Vajreshwari and Kanhangadh
"Only the divine, Spirit, God knows the next lesson we have to learn.
Instead of holding on, trying to bend life our way according to our wishes and wants, we must learn to accept that things change. This is seeing the bigger picture, This is wisdom."
Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati.
"These days people seek knowledge not wisdom; knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future! Knowledge is of the manifest, wisdom comes from the subtle; knowledge is collected...wisdom is lived. Knowledge is gained, wisdom is shared."
Inspired by Vernon Cooper, Lumbee Indian (Croatoan)