18271Re: Words of Wisdom by George William Russell - AE. (4/10/1867-7/17/1935)
- May 8, 2012Thanks for this, Bob. FWIW, I adore the descriptions of AE in George Moore's _Hail and Farewell_, which is my very favorite memoir. It's a great book, and AE was an awesome character.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
> "When our lamp is lit, we find the house of
> our being has many chambers, and creatures live
> there who come and go, and we must ask whether
> they have the right to be in our house; and
> there are corridors there leading into the hearts
> of others, and windows which open into eternity,
> and we hardly can tell where our own being ends
> and another begins, or if there is any end to our
> being. If we brood with love upon this myriad
> unity, following the meditation ordained by Buddha
> for the brothers of his order, to let our minds
> pervade the whole wide world with heart of love,
> we come more and more to permeate, or to be
> pervaded by the lives of others. We are haunted
> by unknown comrades in many moods, whose naked
> souls pass through ours, and reveal themselves
> to us in an unforgettable instant, and we know
> them as we hardly know those who are the daily
> comrades of our heart, who, however intimate,
> are hidden from us by the husk of the body.
> As the inner life grows richer we beget more
> of these affinities. We wonder what relation with
> them is rightly ours. Do we affect them by a
> sympathy unknown to them as they move us by a
> revelation more intimate than could be uttered
> by words? We discover in ourselves a new sense."
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