Om livet og eksistensen.

Posted in Familie on oktober 16th, 2017 by admin

 

Vi vet ganske mye om livet, om eksistensen, om livets realiteter, men ingen ting om what lies beyond. Det finnes en «human truth» som alle kan støtte. Utover det blir det bare perspective truth. Gud er det perspektivet som gir mest håp, vitenskapen kan ikke tilby det samme. Perspektiv og håp om noe etter døden. Vitenskapen tilbyr bare døden, derfor blir vitenskapen meningsløs.

Øyvind Andreas Ottesen – 2016.

Psalm 51 (Wisdom in the Secret Heart)

Posted in Salmer on august 27th, 2016 by admin

Jesus

 

Behold I was brought forth in iniquity
and in sin and my mother conceived me
Behold you delight in the truth and the inward me
and you teach me, wisdom in the secret heart

Our sins not far but right in front of me
against you and you alone God I am guilty
Wash me thoroughly cleanse me from iniquity
and teach me, wisdom in the secret heart

Create in me a clean heart, oh God
Renew a right spirit within me, oh God
Cast me not away from Your presence
take not Your Holy Spirit
restore in me the joy of Your salvation
and teach me, wisdom in the secret heart

Send me the chief of sinners to proclaim
come be forgiven the sin of the lamb of God was slain
Open my lips and my mouth will declare your endless praise
and teach me, wisdom in the secret heart

Create in me a clean heart, oh God
Renew a right spirit within me, oh God
Cast me not away from Your presence
take not Your Holy Spirit
restore in me the joy of Your salvation
and teach me, wisdom in the secret heart
wisdom in the secret heart

The Lord is gracious
and slow to anger
Rich in love, He is good to all
good to all

Create in me a clean heart, oh God
Renew a right spirit within me, oh God
Cast me not away from Your presence
take not Your Holy Spirit
restore in me the joy of Your salvation
and teach me, wisdom in the secret heart
wisdom in the secret heart

Ekebergdalen, Børtervann – Enebakk.

Posted in Bilder on august 26th, 2016 by admin

Oh, Great Spirit.

Posted in Indian Wisdom on august 26th, 2016 by admin

Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.

(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)

The shape of all shapes.

Posted in Indian Wisdom on mars 8th, 2016 by admin

I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.

And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all children of one mother and one father.

And I saw that it was holy.

Black Elk, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) (1863-1950)