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Among the many Celtic peoples, probably the most commemorated among the many historical gods was Lugh, the god of sunshine and giftedness. Says John O’Donohue, “the Celtic thoughts adored the sunshine…In the end gentle is the mom of life.”
With out gentle, life dwindles.
The place there is no such thing as a gentle there will be no life. If the angel of the solar have been to show away from the earth, all human, animal , and vegetative life as we all know it might disappear. Ice would freeze the earth once more. Gentle is the key presence of the divine. It retains life awake.
The traditional poem “The Deer’s Cry” celebrates gentle:
Power of heaven,
Gentle of solar,
Radiance of moon,
Splendor of fireside.
O’Donohue acclaims how
…the solar brings gentle or shade. It causes grasses, crops, leaves, and flowers to develop. The solar brings forth the erotic cost of the curved earth; it awakens her wild sensuousness.
A Gaelic poem celebrates the solar as the attention and face of God.
The attention of the nice God,
The attention of the God of glory,
The attention of the king of hosts,
The attention of the king of the residing
Pouring upon us
at every time and season,
Pouring upon us
gently and generously
Glory to thee
Thou superb solar
Glory to thee, thou son
Face of the God of life.
The Bhagavad Gita honors the divine origin of Gentle. Krishna speaks:
The splendor of the solar, which dissipates the darkness of this entire world, comes from Me. And the splendor of the moon and the splendor of fireside are additionally from Me.
Krishna is the supply of sunshine in all luminous objects. He’s past the darkness of matter and is unmanifested He’s information. He’s the thing of information, and he’s the objective of information. He’s located in everybody’s coronary heart.
Within the Vedas, Brahman is well known as Gentle.
The cosmic waters glow. I’m Gentle!
The sunshine glows. I’m Brahman!
Gentle glows inside the human too and resides within us.
There’s a Gentle that shines above this heaven, above all worlds, above every part that exists within the highest world past which there are not any larger—that is the Gentle that shines inside people.
Tailored from Matthew Fox, One River, Many Wells: Knowledge Springing from World Faiths, pp. 56f., 63.
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Banner Picture: Celtic photo voltaic cross capturing the solar. Picture by Funk Dooby on Flickr.
Queries for Contemplation
Do these poems from the Celtic and Hindu traditions communicate to you? Do they remind you of different teachings from Scriptures or saints?
Matthew Fox calls on all of the world traditions for his or her knowledge and their inspiration in a piece that’s excess of a listing of theological place papers however a brand new solution to pray—to meditate in a world non secular context on the knowledge all our traditions share. Fox chooses 18 themes which are foundational to any spirituality and demonstrates how all of the world non secular traditions provide knowledge about every.
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