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

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  • medit8ionsociety
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , May 7 7:43 PM
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      "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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    • walto
      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
      Message 2 of 3 , May 8 9:05 AM
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        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."
        > ---------------------------------------------------------
        > Fair Use Notice: This document may contain
        > copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically
        > authorized by the copyright owners. I believe that
        > this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web
        > constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material
        > (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law).
        > If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes
        > of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain
        > permission from the copyright owner.
        >
      • medit8ionsociety
        Yo W, Never knew about George Moore before. Will check out. Thanks!
        Message 3 of 3 , 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."
          > > ---------------------------------------------------------
          > > Fair Use Notice: This document may contain
          > > copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically
          > > authorized by the copyright owners. I believe that
          > > this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web
          > > constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material
          > > (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law).
          > > If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes
          > > of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain
          > > permission from the copyright owner.
          > >
          >
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