Sunday Service: Walking with God

Week of  Nov 9 – 15, 2014

One of the most popular spiritual teachers in the West today is Eckhart Tolle. Eckart takes widely from the wisdom of various spiritual traditions, which probably is part of why he is so popular–he speaks truth by standing on the shoulders of giants.
One of those spiritual giants he pulls inspiration from is Meister Eckhart, the thirteenth century Dominican priest and mystic. Eckart Tolle was so taken by the work of Meister Eckhart, in fact, that he changed his name from “Ulrich” to “Eckhart” in tribute to Meister Eckhart.

This week we bring you a spiritual talk by Meister Eckhart on the topic of letting God direct all of our actions.
For those who are interested in reading more of Meister Eckhart’s work, we recommend the book, “Meister Eckhart: From Whom God Hid Nothing,” editied by David O’Neal.

Enjoy!

Yours in service,
Peter

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Walking with GodThis Week’s Spiritual Talk

Walking with God

By Meister Eckhart

The righteous man is righteous still in any place and any company, and the unrighteous man is unrighteous still in every place and in all company.

The righteous man truly has God in him. But one who truly has God will have him in all places, in the streets and in the world no less than in the church, in the desert or in the home. If he has gotten Him indeed and gotten Him alone, He is proof against all hindrance. Why? Because having gotten God alone, he is ever bearing God alone in mind, is pregnant with God in all his acts as well as in all places, and all his works are being done by God.

So if we give our whole mind to God, then it is He in fact who is doing all our works, and nothing whatever can disturb Him, not company or place. Nor can anyone disturb the man who minds nothing, seeks nothing, relishes nothing but God, for God is united with this man in all his thoughts. As God is not disturbed by any multiplicity, so nothing can disturb or diversify this man who is one in the One where all multiplicity is one and homogeneous.

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Spiritual Fitness

Do You have a Spiritual Routine?

Vedanta, if not practical, has no other relevancy. The key to practical Vedanta is an individualized spiritual routine.

There are six components of a good spiritual routine.

Swan1. Find a Community. If you have an existing church, temple or mosque, attend regularly. If not, join our Facebook group and see our list of recommended spiritual organizations.

2. Seek Guidance. Find a mentor within your existing spiritual community or contact us for a referral.

3. Attend Spiritual Services Regularly. If you don’t live near an appropriate spiritual community, we offer a weekly spiritual talk delivered by email, Facebook and Twitter. We also host a regular Vedanta Dinner for those who live in the New York City area.

4. Incorporate Individual Study. We keep a list of books and resources for your individual study needs.

5. Take Responsibility for Your Spiritual Life. Read our talk about listening to your own inner compass and contact us when you have a question that your spiritual community isn’t answering adequately.

6. Leverage Rituals Thoughtfully. As an example, read our essay about the power of saying grace.

Our longer talk about spiritual routine can be found here.

Happy Sunday! Peace be unto you. Peace be unto all.


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