“For many years I have had a file folder labeled “wisdom.” It began by my being intrigued with the wisdom literature of the Hebrew scriptures. I found many verses that connect to my own story. In the poetry of those scriptures, Wisdom is referred to as “she,” a rather exceptional event in a strongly male-dominated world. In many cultures of the past, including Egyptian, Babylonian and Chinese, wisdom was considered to be something very practical, a means of moral values as well as to right living which is given in maxims and proverbs.
In the Hebrew scriptures wisdom is also associated with guidance, but there is a wonderful addition: Wisdom becomes alive. Wisdom becomes a person, a “she.” This feminine wisdom is presented as one who not only gives us direction for our lives but in intimately bonded with God. She is a breath of the Divine, born before creation; her origin contains great mystery. She is given to humankind to connect them with the Divine.
Wisdom is a unique manifestation of God, a catalyst for transformation of the human person’s life into one of light and goodness…” – Joyce Rupp
SOPHIA is the rise of the Divine Feminine in our nation’s consciousness and within our politics. Let her be.
“Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains.” – Sri Ramana Maharshi
“Whatever comes, let it come, what stays let stay, what goes let go.” ― Papaji
“A particle of Its bliss supplies the bliss of the whole universe. Everything becomes enlightened in Its light. All else appears worthless after a sight of that essence.
I am indeed of this Supreme Eternal Self.” – Vijnanananka
Hinduism is an ancient world religion that is frequently revered as “a total way of life.” It’s a philosophy of living deeply rooted in traditional beliefs of the early spiritual teachers, sages and mystics of India. Hindu oral tradition dates back well before recorded history (10,000-7,000 BC). Hinduism continues today as a dynamic and vibrant living tradition. It’s the world’s third largest religion with approximately 950 million believers (14% of the planet’s population). It’s the primary religion in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Theologians suggest Hindus may be the most intensely religious people on Earth.
Hindus believe their spirituality was inspired by divine revelations to ancient sages and mystics living in the thick forests and along the fertile rivers of India… thousands of years before Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Buddha.
Sometimes called the cradle of spirituality” and/or “the mother of all religions,” we know Hinduism seems to be the only religion not founded on a single historic event or prophet and precedes recorded history. It has influenced every major world religion known today. Of particular note, the Hindu notion of “the divine” is understood as a feminine power… think Goddesses. Also, what we know as contemporary yoga has its primal roots in Hinduism.
So for today… a bit of Hindu wisdom for your prayerful consideration. Namaste!