#4760 - Thursday, November 15,
2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The heart is comforted by true words,
a thirsty man is comforted by water.
Version by Camille and Kabir Helminski
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
~ Mundaka Upanishad
Self is the indweller of all Beings,
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
There is nothing besides this Love, this source of Joy.
See your own
beauty and you are this Indweller, this Love
and the beauty
"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 Das
From "Awakening the Buddha Within," published by
One is all; all are one.
When you realize this,
what reason for
holiness or wisdom?
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them,
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 Hesse
by 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
then we can make a proper cup of tea."
~ Pema Chodron
by Alan Larus
Ride on love and dont worry about the
Because the steed of love has the smoothest ride.
It is LOVE
that holds everything
and it is the everything also.
Meeting the Light Completely
Even the long-beloved
the chipped lip
of a blue-glazed
of a yellow curtain,
ruin your heart.
A table painted with roses.
the found world surprises
is its nature.
what is said by all lovers:
fools we were, not to have seen."
by Jane Hirshfield,
from The October Palace.
© Harper Perennial, 1994.