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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Your Fidelity to Love

Your Fidelity to Love

Your fidelity to love, that is all you need. No day will then match your strength. What was once a fear or problem will see you coming, and step aside, or run. Hafiz-A Year with...

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So Many Gifts

So Many Gifts

There are so many gifts Still unopened from your birthday, There are so many hand-crafted presents that have been sent to you by God. The Beloved does not mind repeating, “Everything I have is also yours.” Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend If we break into a sweet laughter When your heart complains of being thirsty When ages ago Every cell in your soul Capsized forever Into this...

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Be As You Are

Be As You Are

Nobody doubts that he exists, though he may doubt the existence of God. If he finds out the truth about himself and discovers his own source, this is all that is required. “God dwells in you, as you, and you don’t have to ‘do’ anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state.” Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward,...

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The Big Bang birthday…..

The Big Bang birthday…..

When you don’t believe in birthdays, the idea of aging turns a little foreign to you.  You don’t fall into trauma over your sixteenth birthday or your thirtieth or the big Five-Oh or the deadly Century.  You measure your life by what you learn, not by counting how many calendars you’ve seen. If you’re going to have trauma, better it be the shock of discovering the...

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