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18272Re: Words of Wisdom by George William Russell - AE. (4/10/1867-7/17/1935)

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  • medit8ionsociety
    May 8 5:07 PM
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      Yo W,
      Never knew about George Moore before. Will check out.
      Thanks!

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "walto" <calhorn@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks 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.
      >
      > W
      >
      > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, 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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