I have come to recognize it….

I have come to recognize it….

I have come to recognize it:  I have remembered myself.  And since the day I remembered myself I have been in a strange situation; I feel compassion for you, and deep down I also giggle at you, because you are not really in trouble.  You don’t need compassion, you need hammering!  You need to be hit hard on the head!  Your suffering is bogus.  Ecstasy is your very nature. You are...

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Some Gems

Some Gems

Hiding in this cage of visible matter Is the invisible Life Bird Pay attention to her She is singing Your song —Kabir I am not a Christian, not Jew, not Hindu, not Buddhist.  I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one, and that one called two and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing, human being. —Rumi It makes no difference if you are being...

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Talking and Silence

Talking and Silence

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. There are those among you who seek the talkative through...

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Thoughts for the New Year

Thoughts for the New Year

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” —Black Elk “People are like stained glass...

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The Simple chat

The Simple chat

A burning coal against the flesh-who has not felt this, from news that reached you, or the shock to your nerves from bearing eyewitness to horrific events? The avalanches come, we should help dig each other out. The simple chat will return.  May it last long, and be realized as...

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A Holiday Proclamation

A Holiday Proclamation

Let none through anger or ill-will Wish harm upon another. Even as a mother protects with her life Her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings; Radiating kindness over the entire world: Spreading upwards to the skies, And downwards to the depths; Outwards and unbounded, Freed from hatred and ill-will. – “Karaniya Metta Sutra: The...

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