On Thurs 7 Aug 08 @9PM I had a deeply moving and spiritual experience when I lit candles and deeyas for Tibet. This was in unison with everyone in my time zone and done globally. I'd like to explore this and share my experiences with you and hear yours as we participate in universal collective prayer events together. I hope to work together with all the universe's beings as we move toward the ideal of Universal Collective Prayer.

Come join me in Universal Collective Prayer!

May God Bless Us All!

UCP-Universal Collective Prayer is produced by Meady's Musings Production . Copyright 2006-2011

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Eid Mubarak 2009!

Here on the prayers I had contemplated getting a guest blogger from the Islamic faith to come on and post here about their views and experiences for today's post. However in further meditation I figured it best I do the post...since as I've been thinking on the prayers...this is my journey...my song...so it is really how me being Hindu-centric in my religious views looks at all the other religions and faiths and beliefs around me. However as I always say in me trying to do this it is just a learning for me and if along the way I offend anyone's beliefs etc....it really was not my intent...my intent being to explore this thing I call Universal Collective Prayer...and my definition of it for me is to start from the Hindu-centric view I grew up with and expand from there...and I can do no better than that...however although my Intent is not to offend or hurt anyone I will obviously not agree with all the views I encounter on my journey...my Intent being to explore and take what I like...discard what I don't...perhaps at the end of the journey I would have created my own personal religion in the form of my Universal Collective Prayer...no followers necessary as really it is all about your own journey...your own prayer...

Having said that remember my desire to keep the prayers....collective...so on the other foot...everyone is welcome to come dance with me in Universal Collective Prayer! :) And really from what I've been seeing on the prayers so far...if your Intent really is to explore and learn and not judge but then dance in Universal Collective Prayer...you tend to get a lot of willing dancers wherever your feet may thred! :)

On my personal dance over the last month I've encountered many engaging in the Islamic fast that happens in the month of Ramadan...not eating while still sitting with me to have lunch...engaging in work while not eating or drinking even water for a 12 hour period...while some took official vacation from work to fully retreat at the mosque in meditation and what I as a Hindu would call 'Seva-service to mankind' as they stayed in the mosque and prepared the meals for those fasting to collectively share in at the end of each day.

I like that in this religious practice you are spending time each day 'detaching' from the material in a sense and then at the end of the day collectively gathering to rest and reflect further with all those who did the same...really Universal Collective Prayer at its best!:)

And after this lovely month there is a grand celebration on today called Eid-Ul-Fitr...the Festival of Breaking the Fast! When the whole thing ends, and the day starts by greeting and meeting friends and celebrating the achievement of successfully completing a month of fasting...prayer and reflection...and not just including friends but reaching out to mankind as large (seva again) by giving charity to ones who have less material possessions (although I take it after the month of Ramadan one might realise just how little the material plane tallies up compared to the spiritual one).

So Universal Collective Prayer wishes Islamic people universe over...Eid Mubarak 2009! And for those who engage in Universal Collective Prayer...like I know there are some Hindus who fasted to share the experience...and many who go to the mosques on the day of Eid although they are not Muslim...to all of you Universal Collective Prayer says job well done!

As a note in Universal Collective Prayer: we have just left the time in Hinduism when the ancestors are honoured and remembered and now in the time of surrendering to the Divine Mother again! I've posted on these events on the prayers in the past and so did not feel the need to repeat similar comments again however I will be delving more into honouring the Divine in the feminine form in days to come as it is Navratri time again in Hinduism!


Anonymous said...

Excellently written !
Please visit my blog

meadysmusings said...

Thanks! I did...hehe...Deepak Chopra(ism) :) I never thought of Deepak Uncle's stuff as a religion onto itself...although I guess...by the way I don't know him I just call him that for the fun of the dance as Indians tend to say Deepak Uncle instead of Uncle Deepak like in English and it always amuses me in a small way...also he is old enough to be my uncle...in fact from my interactions on the Intent community (co founded by his daughter) I think both his children are in my age range...

I think as he says...and I love listening to his radio shows where he talks to different people...there are up on the podcasts on Intent... http://www.intent.com (from your site I get that you might be a fellow Intenter anyways...) from those conversations I gather he always says his work is Vedanta...in fact the other day I heard a podcast where he was even talking about being influenced by his mum's stories to him from the Ramayan...so pretty much Hinduism!:)

All in all it was great having you stop by the prayers...Anonymous! :) Hope you continue to dance fwd! And always feel free to drop by on the prayers and say your words!

Copyright Meady's Musings Production 2006-2013