These Candles, Our Bodies

These Candles, Our Bodies

These candles, our bodies, see how they burn. How many hours will they last-days,months, years? Look at the warmth and comfort we can give to each other or to anything that comes close. One of the components of lasting art is a spirit flame within the created that can ignite inspiration and hope, and survive time’s...

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Marriage

Marriage

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My Lucky Rock

My Lucky Rock

I said to a squirrel, “What’s that you are carrying?” and he said, “It is my lucky rock; isn’t it pretty?” I held it and said, “Indeed.” I said to God, What is this earth?” And He said, “it is my lucky rock; isn’t it wondrous?” Yes, indeed. ...

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Stream of Life

Stream of Life

The same stream of life that runs through my veins runs through the world, and dances in rhythmic measure It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth into numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean cradle of life and death in ebb and flow I feel my limbs are made glorious by the...

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Behold Yourself

Behold Yourself

Like a great film or play everyone should see BEHOLD THYSELF Hints of your beauty the mountains have. The enchanting complexions of the coral reefs are pale to a golden candle in our heart. What moves in any ocean moves through us. A thousand kinds of music play every hour that you orchestrate. Let the next ticket you buy help seat you in front of….your...

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A Mother of Pearl

A Mother of Pearl

This is the truth. Nothing to hold on to, Nothing to let go of, Nothing to dissolve. I am the mother-of-pearl. The world is a vein of silver, An illusion! This is the truth. Nothing to grasp, Nothing to spurn, Nothing to dissolve. I am in all beings. All beings are in me. This is the whole truth. Nothing to embrace, Nothing to relinquish, Nothing to dissolve. -From the Ashtavakra Gita translated...

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