#4572 - Monday, April 16, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4572 - Monday, April 16, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlightsWherever you have dreamed of going, I have camped
there, and left firewood for when you arrive.- Hafiz
On a ten-thousand-story-high mountain
my hut sits at the very top
I shaped three Buddhas from clay
and keep an oil lamp burning
I ring a bell cold moonlit nights
and brew tea with pond ice
But ask me why Boddhidharma came east
and I can't say a word- Stonehouse
There is nothing but water in the holy pools.
I know, I have been swimming in them.
All the gods sculpted of wood or ivory can't say a word
I know, I have been crying out to them.
The sacred Books of the east are nothing but words.
I looked through their covers one day sideways.
What Kabir talks of is only what he has lived through.
If you have not lived through something it is not true.- Kabirvia Along The Way
GOD POURS LIGHT
into every cup,
The proudly pious
stuff their cups with parchment
and critique the taste of ink
while God pours light
and the trees lift their limbs
without worry of redemption,
every blossom a chalice.
Hafiz, seduce those withered souls
with words that wet their parched lips
pours like rain
into every empty cup
set adrift on the Infinite Ocean.
- HafizWeb version: www.panhala.net/Archive/God_Pours_Light.html
I went everywhere with longing
in my eyes, until here
in my own houseI felt truth
filling my eyes.- Lalla
14th Century North Indian mysticFrom "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
via Along The Way
I've been looking for a long, long time,
for this thing called love,
I’ve ridden comets across the sky,
and I’ve looked below and above.
Then one day I looked inside myself,
and this is what I found,
A golden sun residing there,
beaming forth God’s light and sound.- Rumivia Emilie UnkrichAs you dissolve into love, you're not thinking about loving; you're just being love,
radiating like the sun.- Ram Dassimage: Ben Heinevia Alene KramerMany an individual has turned from the mean, personal, acquisitive point of view to one
that sees society as a whole and works for its benefit. If there has been such a change
in one person, there can be the same change in many.- Mahatma Gandhi