#4801 - Monday, December 31,
2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
Best Wishes for the New Year
May all beings be happy.
May they be free
May they be at peace.
He is nearer to you than yourself.
Become like melting snow;
wash yourself of yourself.
"Know the world from end to end is a
in each atom a hundred suns are concealed.
If you pierce the heart
of a single drop of water,
from it will flow a hundred clear oceans;
you look intently at each speck of dust,
in it you will see a thousand
A gnat in its limbs is like an elephant;
in name a drop of water
resembles the Nile.
In the heart of a barleycorn is stored a hundred
Within a millet-seed a world exists.
In an insects wing is an
ocean of life.
A heaven is concealed in the pupil of an eye.
The core at
the center of the heart is small,
yet the Lord of both worlds will enter
~ Mahmud Shabistari
via Tom McFerran on Facebook
Throw it away! Whatever you understand is not
the truth and it is to be thrown
overboard. You are trying to catch hold of
something and cling to it. Accept, as
it is, what I am telling you. Don't be
carried away by concepts. Don't employ
any words, and look at yourself as
you are. Few people understand what I am
driving at. You are not paying
proper attention, you are talking only after this
beingness appeared. Before
the beingness was there, look at that, be in that
state. If you dare call me
an atheist, remember that I do bhajans four times a
via Gary Falk
Lose yourself in this
When you lose yourself in this love,
you will find
Do not fear
For you will rise from the earth
and embrace the endless
this earthly form,
For this body is a chain
and you are its
Smash through the prison wall
and walk outside with the kings
Lose yourself at the foot of the
When you lose yourself
before the King
you will become
the black cloud
that surrounds you.
Then you will see your own light
as radiant as the full moon.
Now enter that silence.
This is the surest
to lose yourself....
What is your life about, anyway? -
but a struggle to be someone,
Nothing but a running from your own
'Rumi - In the Arms of the
Translations by Jonathan Star
via Amrita Nadi on Daily
Those who are confused tell us to annihilate the
'I.' But this only devastates the
effulgence of delight. It is not I who
dissolve but the sense of do-ership, the
illusory link between the I and
action, Purusha and Prakriti.
When the thought that 'I am the do-er' vanishes,
I remain as the Wonderfull
Witness, while action dances on, 1000 times more
dynamic, spontaneous, and
This is not an esoteric meditation: it is the
experience of the warrior in the
midst of battle, the athlete at the peak of
performance, the lover in the zone of
what she loves.
O heart, rest in stillness at the center of
~ Fred LaMotte on Facebook
Alan Larus Photography
Nor is our life a logic of references...
When [British poet] A.E. Housman writes that
poetry is not the thing said but a
way of saying it, and when he states
again that the intellect is not the fount of
poetry, that it may actually
hinder its production, and that it cannot even be
trusted to recognize
poetry when it is produced, he is no more than reaffirming
formulating the first axiom of all creative art whether it be in
music, dance, architecture, painting, or sculpture which is, namely, that
art is not, like science, a logic of references but a release from reference
rendition of immediate experience; a presentation of forms, images, or
such a way that they will communicate, not primarily a thought or
even a feeling,
but an impact.
~ Joseph Campbell, Primitive Mythology, p.41-42
via One Heart Zen on Facebook
Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) ღ Aloha Ke Akua
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"Aloha Ke Akua" Music by Nahko (Medicine for the People) -
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production by The Mates Group for Estrellas Del Bicentario.