A Good Traveler

A Good Traveler

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants. A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is. Thus the master is available to all people and doesn’t reject anyone. He is ready to use all situations and doesn’t waste anything. This is called embodying the light. What is...

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How do I listen?

How do I listen?

How do I listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words. —Hafiz

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Forget the words…

Forget the words…

The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of their meaning. Once you’ve got the meaning, you can forget the...

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Never Be Less Furry

Never Be Less Furry

I thought God might be willing to listen to reason, so I worked up a proposal that outlined some of my many concerns. My primary objective in that twenty page thesis of sheer elegance, that I was hoping might impress Him, could be distilled into this one, a bit long-winded hoot: That you-God-would never be any less furry, and always as accessible and loving as my cat; and like her, sleep with...

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Do Not Try to Know the Truth……

Do Not Try to Know the Truth……

Do not try to know the truth, for knowledge by the mind is not true knowledge. But you can know what is not true-which is enough to liberate you from the false.  The idea that you know what is true is dangerous, for it keeps you imprisoned in the mind.  It is when you do not know, that you are free to investigate.  And there can be no salvation, without investigation, because non-investigation...

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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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