#4760 - Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- The heart is comforted by true words,
just as a thirsty man is comforted by water.~ RumiVersion by Camille and Kabir Helminski
"Rumi: Jewels of Remembrance"
via Along The Way
Bright but hidden, the Self dwells in the heart.
Everything that moves, breathes, opens and closes, lives in the Self.
This is the source of Love, and may be known through Love, but not through
thought alone.~ Mundaka UpanishadSelf is the indweller of all Beings,
so love of others is Love of Self, your Self.
Self is the greatest Love and the dearest of all lovers.
Love is the attraction of Self to Self in Self.
There is nothing besides this Love, this source of Joy.
See your own beauty and you are this Indweller, this Love
and the beauty itself.
"Innately, another form of wisdom--gnosis, transcendence, and wise
unselfishness--is within us all. The ultimate form of wisdom is not something we
do; it is our true nature and being. It isn't just knowledge, but it is more like
our luminous pure authentic inner being. Can we tune into that? Can we trust
that? That awareness is transcendental wisdom. We may or may not have a
formal religious or spiritual affiliation. Most religious groups have only been
around a few thousand years. But being itself--that mystical sacrament, that
mysterious and sacred space, or infinite expanse of spirit--has been around much
longer. Primordial being is what we call it in the Dzogchen tradition."~ Lama Surya DasFrom "Awakening the Buddha Within," published by Broadway Books.
One is all; all are one.
When you realize this,
what reason for holiness or wisdom?Xinxin MingTrees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them,
whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.
They do not preach learning and precepts,
they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.~ Hermann Hesseby Alan Larus"We could learn to stop when the sun goes down and when the sun comes up. We
could learn to listen to the wind; we could learn to notice that its raining or
snowing or hailing or calm. We could reconnect with the weather that is ourselves,
and we could realize that its sad. The sadder it is, and the vaster it is, the more
our heart opens. We can stop thinking that good practice is when its smooth and
calm, and bad practice is when its rough and dark. If we can hold it all in our
hearts, then we can make a proper cup of tea."~ Pema Chodronby Alan Larus
Ride on love and dont worry about the road!
Because the steed of love has the smoothest ride.~ Rumi
It is LOVE
that holds everything together,
and it is the everything also.~ Rumi
Meeting the Light Completely
Even the long-beloved
an unrecognized stranger.Just so,
the chipped lip
of a blue-glazed cup,
of a yellow curtain,
flooding and falling,
ruin your heart.A table painted with roses.
An empty clothesline.Each time,
the found world surprises
that is its nature.And then
what is said by all lovers:
"What fools we were, not to have seen."by Jane Hirshfield,
from The October Palace. © Harper Perennial, 1994.