Poem Of The Month By Alfred Tennyson

The Brook

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.

Vegan Cashew Cheese – Recipe of the Month

Many people who are trying to turn vegan feel very nostalgic about cheese. I am asked over and over again if I can give a recipe on how to make vegan ‘cheese.’ There are various recipes for this and this one coming from Chef Made, founder of Moksa Restaurant in Bali is one of the best.

Life is Change and Transformation – Sarita’s Blog

There is a saying from the Greek Mystic Heraclitus, “You can’t step in the same river twice.” This is truly amazing wisdom, which encapsulates the whole life experience in a single phrase.

Life is a series of changes, of death and renewal, of the phoenix rising from the ashes. When we understand this, we do not cling to the past, but rather dive into each moment with full enthusiasm. And when chaos comes, we embrace it and ask, “What can I learn from you?” By embracing times of change and chaos in our lives and learning the lesson contained in this chaos, we naturally find ourselves ascending into a higher level of order. 

New Year Possibilities

As the New Year draws closer, many of us feel the need to ‘clean our closets’ of all that is not serving us and to start the New Year, fresh and renewed. We may go on holiday or give ourselves a special treat of some kind. We may make special affirmations of what we are calling into our lives and what new direction we are manifesting.

Become Love Itself – Ask Sarita

Question: I have often heard you say that we are on a journey in life to “become love itself.” I would like to understand this statement better. I find it confusing. How can I become love itself? Love seems to be fleeting, something that happens sometimes, a feeling just like other feelings such as joy, sorrow, anger, fear, etc. To “become love” implies that it becomes a fixed state of being and I am thinking that everything in life is in flux.

Relationship is a Choice – Osho Quote

A sannyasin asks Osho about her relationship and being attracted to other men.

Osho responds

The problem is natural and everybody has to face it. If you want relationship… and to want relationship means security, safety, intimacy, love. And only in a very, very intimate relationship can love grow – love needs time, patience. If you want all these things then you have to sacrifice your momentary desires – that somebody looks attractive and you are sexually attracted. 

Making Love to the Stars, Sky and Clouds – Meditation of the Month

This meditation offered by Osho is really profound. After the ending of a relationship when I was younger, I practiced this meditation every day for 6 months. It liberated me beyond measure, because once we understand through lived experience that we are the beloved of nature and of the universe, there is no turning back. Our capacity for inner ecstasy expands. Through this meditation we discover limitless ecstasy as an irrefutable truth.

Dangerous Beauty – Film Review

Starring: Catherine McCormack and Rufus Sewell
Directed by: Marshall Herskovitz

This film was released in 1998 but is actually timeless in its content and message. It is a masterpiece! The film is based on a ‘true story’ as detailed in the book called The Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal.

It Happens all the Time in Heaven – Poem of the Month

By Hafiz

It happens all the time in heaven
And some day
It will begin to happen
Again on earth
That men and women
Who are married

Spicy Tempeh Mango Rolls – Recipe of the Month

Sarita says:
“These delicious salad spring rolls from the website ‘Forks Over Knives’ by: Ashley Madden are great if you want something like a salad but are actually too hungry to eat only salad. They will give the ‘feel good’ effect of salad with a robust and delicious protein shot of tempeh leaving you feeling light and satiated at the same time. The rolls are attractive and artistic looking so can be a wonderful addition to a special meal or as a colourful addition for a party menu.”

Taking Action For Positive Global Transformation – Sarita’s Blog

OK, we all know the world is in a really terrible mess. The whole world is in mourning over the wild fires which have been spiralling out of control all over the planet. Siberia, the Amazon, Africa, California, Greece, Spain, it seems that every day we hear about some new wildfire somewhere. And if it is not wild fires, there are torrential floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes in other places in the world.

What is my purpose? – Ask Sarita

Question:Since the beginning of my life I am looking for reaching the “light”. It’s what I could see when I was a child. Now I know that reaching the light may be called ‘Becoming Enlightened’. I am wondering if it is the goal of life? I am feeling a bit lost with lack of interest in life… I feel some changes but still I feel lost.

New Man for the new Millennium – Osho Quote

The youth of the whole world is ready to change all old structures and make every change that helps humanity to become free.

Freedom is such a spiritual necessity that without it man never attains his manhood. Liberation from dead superstitions, ideologies, dogmas is such a great necessity that once you are free of it you will feel as if you have got wings and you can fly into the sky.

Moola Mantra – Meditation of the Month

Chanting this mantra is an affirmation of the supreme intelligence of life. By chanting it for several minutes before bed or on waking, it will infuse your night with bliss and your day with an expansive experience of universal consciousness. Mantras offer us a science for manifesting our inner potential.

India My Love by Osho – Book Review

This book reveals the true grandeur of India. It is a love poem, a song from the Lover to the Beloved with India being the Beloved. Osho focuses not on an ephemeral political history but on the eternal and mystical dimensions opened by the incredible depth and breadth of India’s spiritual research.

Come as You Are – Poem of the Month

By Rumi

Wanderer, worshipper,
Lover of leaving
It doesn’t matter

Crispy vegan quinoa cakes – Recipe of the Month

Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes with Tomato Chickpea Relish – a delicious, healthy flavourful vegan dinner that is gluten-free by Sylvia Fountaine.
Sylvia says: “My “happy place” is wandering through a farmers’ market -anywhere in the world! I’m a former restaurant owner, caterer, and chef, living in the Pacific Northwest and here is where I share seasonal, globally-inspired, veggie-forward recipes.”  

Divine Sexuality – Sarita’s podcast

Ma Ananda Sarita is speaking with Dmitriy Khlopkov in his podcast series of “Happiness Patterns: a Unique Approach to Life and Love” about Tantra, meditation and sexuality. She extracted the essence of Tantra in this podcast and shares it with you. 

Tantric Relationship – Sarita’s Blog

The couple (yamala) is consciousness itself, the unifying emission and the stable abode. It is the absolute, the noble cosmic bliss consisting of both Shiva and Shakti. It is the supreme secret of Kula; neither quiescent nor emergent, it is the flowing font of both quiescence and emergence.” 
 Abhinavagupta ( Tantraloka)

Three different questions – Ask Sarita

Question 1: “I am considering having a vasectomy. I am 46 years old and – although it looks young for such an important operation – I have the firm conviction that having children is not for me. I really do not wish it in my life. I cherish freedom to the max. And I am very happy with all the lovely moments with my nieces and the children in my family and of my friends.