Video of the whole service. Message starts at approximately 44:52
Quotes used in this talk:
“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
“Suddenly, from behind the rim of the Moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home.”
“We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians.”
“What I experienced during that three-day trip home was nothing short of an overwhelming sense of universal connectedness. I actually felt what has been described as an ecstasy of unity.”
“Be lifted up, and from a higher place look down upon it. 2 From there will your perspective be quite different. 3 Here in the midst of it, it does seem real. 4 Here you have chosen to be part of it. 5 Here murder is your choice. 6 Yet from above, the choice is miracles instead of murder. 7 And the perspective coming from this choice shows you the battle is not real, and easily escaped. 8 Bodies may battle, but the clash of forms is meaningless.”
Nonbeing can never be;
Being can never not be.
Both these statements are obvious
to those who have seen the truth
The presence that pervades the universe
is imperishable, unchanging,
beyond both is and is not:
how could it ever vanish?
These bodies come to an end
but that vast embodied Self
is ageless, fathomless and eternal.
Therefore you must fight, Arjuna.
– The Bhagavad Gita
Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree,
Intimate friends, the ego and the Self
Dwell in the same body. The former eats
The sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life
While the other looks on in detachment.
As long as we think we are the ego,
We feel attached and fall into sorrow.
But realize that you are the Self, the Lord
Of life, and you will be freed from sorrow.
When you realize that you are the Self,
Supreme source of light, supreme source of love,
You transcend the duality of life
And enter into the unitive state.
– Manduka Upanishad