Ineffable Bliss

Sharing expressions... reflections... explorations... mingling.. merging.. expanding... resting... Life... LOVE... HEART... radiating... everywhere...

"When the ocean comes to you as a lover... marry at once... quickly, for God's sake! Existence has no better gift. No amount of searching will find this..." Rumi

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ramana Maharshi - Upadesa Saram, #10:

"The practice of fixing the mind in its own
source in the Heart is, without doubt, true
bhakti yoga and understanding."

when Maharshi was asked "what is the Heart referred to....?"
he replied, "That which is the source of all, that in which
all live, and that into which all finally merge,
is the Heart referred to."

Bhagavan Ramana Jai!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

"There is no greater mystery than this:

Being Reality ourselves, we seek to gain Reality

~Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi


Happy Birthday Danny

Monday, August 28, 2006

There is a deep sadness welling up inside…
It is before any story, before any rhyme…
It fills me as I watch…

Thoughts come that try to explain it…
and change it…. and make it into something else…
but it is before any story, before any rhyme…
and It fills me as I watch…

It makes my eyes wide and humbles me…
Touched to the very core…
Is this the same feeling that has been here before?

Sadness moves like a soft breeze gracing this Heart…
Touching to be touched…
Opening more and more… as she goes…
Make room for this gentle one,
Do not push her away…

Let her in... let her have you...
let her break you apart...
a deep beauty beyond understanding will rise....

She comes to us from before any story, before any rhyme
And fills us as we watch…

Send her a kiss... for she is kissing you...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Softy a voice whispers in the midst of the quiet Heart...

Do not come with the intention to create...

Surrender.... and watch

as creation plays it's symphony

through you...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

"When the mind ceases all imagination
there arises a crystalline Truth so real and concrete
that all the world seems dreamlike in comparison."


Thursday, August 24, 2006

There is a perpetual fathomless pull of Love into Love,
an undercurrent of forever expanding Self into Self.

This is how I experience Love as the depth of Emptiness.
The more you go into the Fathomlessness,
the more you will be pulled, attracted, dissolved into It.

This Beauty is attraction and as you go deeper into it,
you will be more in Love every moment.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

(Ramanashramam, Tiruvanamalai- Ramana's Satsang Hall)

The Heart is the only Reality.

The mind is only a transient phase.

To remain as one's Self...
is to enter the Heart.

Sri Sri Ramana Maharshi

Monday, August 21, 2006

"You Say, I Say"
a poem by Hafiz

You say
"How can I find God?"

I say,
"The Friend is lining your pocket...
the curved pink wall in your belly...

Sober up,
Steady you aim,
Reach in,
Turn the Universe and
The Beautiful Rascal
Inside out."

You say,
"That sounds perposterous....
I really don't believe God is in there."

I say,
"Well then,
Why not try the Himilayas....

You could get naked
And pretend to be an exalted yogi
And eat bark and snow for forty years."

And you might think,

"Hey, Old Man,
Why don't you ... go shovel

:) Hafiz

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Hanuman speaking to his beloved Lord Ram:

"When I do not know who I am, I serve You

and when I do know who I am, You and I are One."

Ram Ram!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Let lonliness pull you...
into the depths...
do not linger on the surface...
or its true face will be lost...

Let lonliness pull you...
into the depths...
savor this sweet longing...
follow it home...

Ahhh... loneliness... old friend..
I take your hand... and we play again...
falling deeper... into the depths...
of the Heart...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

"It's better to see God in everything,
than to try to figure it all out."

Baba Neem Karoli....
Ram Ram.....

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Wine is Within You...
by Adyashanti

This tavern is about to close its doors.
So my friends, we must go.
But do not rejoice
or regret your leaving,
for this Wine is within you
the warm nectar of a thousand Buddhas.

We will meet together again at this tavern
I am sure.
But do not forget that
at the innermost table
this Wine of ours is always flowing
and it is where all true lovers dwell.

Within the stillness of Stillness
you will be met there,
and consumed by the Winemaker,
by the object of your secret devotion.

Then you will sing
the most drunken song of all:
I am He, you will sing
I am She, you will sing...
the song of your long awaited
return to your senses.


Monday, August 14, 2006

"Happiness is inherent in everyone,
and not due to external causes."

~Sri Sri Ramana Maharshi

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Stay as Is

Stay as Is. Allow nature to function
without your mind and thought.
Only action and reaction; no doership, no ego.
This is the end of suffering.
When you really look at it,
you see that you have never done anything at all.

But out of Nothing you can do anything
without any reward for your activity.
All activity will be no activity,
and you will have no footprints left
to give you the next cycle of suffering.

Surrender to your Totality,
You have no limitations or notions of limitations,
no intentions or concepts,
only Freedom!


Saturday, August 12, 2006

A Chance Meeting

In every gathering,
in any chance meeting on the street,
there is a shine,
an elegance rising up.

Today I recognized
that that jewel-like beauty is the presence,
our loving confusion,
the glow in which watery clay gets
brighter than fire,
the one we call the Friend.


Friday, August 11, 2006


The unseen is
seeing itself.

The unfelt is
feeling itself.

The unknown is
knowing itself.

The unspoken
is speaking itself.

The unmanifest is
manifesting itself.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

H.W.L. Poojna

This is your own creation, so enjoy it!
Love Everything: Be and radiate Love.

As Love
you are seated in the Heart of all Beings
and they in yours.

Here within the Heart
you can See everything
because everything is projected from here.

The rose is Silent, yet it attracts.
So those in Love have faces shining with Beauty.

If you cannot hold the Love,
if you cannot contain it,
then distribute it to all, for it is always Full.

Love all, no matter what, Love all,
it will win all battles.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Universe exists within the Self.

Therefore, it is real, but only because it obtains
it's reality from the Self.

We call it unreal, however,
to indicate it's changing appearance and transient form,
whereas we call the Self real because it is changeless.

Sri Sri Ramana Maharshi

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

No one knows what makes the soul wake up
so happy! Maybe a dawn breeze has blown
the veil from the
face of God.

A thousand new moons appear.
Roses open laughing.
become perfect rubies like
those from Badakshan.

The body turns entirely to spirit.
Leaves become branches in this wind.
Why is it now so easy to surrender,
even for those already surrendered?

There's no answer to any of this.
No one knows the source of Joy.

A poet breathes into a reed flute,
and the tip of every hair makes music.

Sham sails down clods of dirt
from the roof, and we take jobs
as doorkeepers for him.


Monday, August 07, 2006

Have You Noticed?
by Adyashanti

I have no more ideas anymore about
God, consciousness,
the absolute or non-duality.

If you want to talk with me
let us meet where
there are no abstractions.

All I want to know is:
Have you noticed?
Something is here my friend.
Something is here,
have you noticed?

Only the Mystery is.
The Mystery is noticing that
only the Mystery Is.

Have you noticed?


Sunday, August 06, 2006

Let the Lover be disgraceful,
crazy, absentminded.

Someone sober
will worry about things going badly.

Let the Lover be.


Friday, August 04, 2006

Sit with discomfort... let it rise...
watch as the subtle art of identification
weaves it's cloth of energies liked and disliked,
and say ever so softly...
to whom does this come...
to whom does this come...?

Truth appears when summoned,
the small one sees it's face and bows...
rest in This... rest...

Eat those seeming wanted
and unwanted energies for breakfast.
They will turn to fresh sweet berries,
ripened just for you....


Thursday, August 03, 2006

We Keep Each Other Happy

Like two lovers who have become lost
In a winter blizzard

And find a cozy, empty hut
In the forest,

I now huddle everywhere
With the Friend.

God and I have built an immense fire

We keep each other happy
and warm

Hafiz - "The Subject Tonight is Love"

another from Papaji...

The pain and tears of separation are Blessed.
This aching from being separated from the Beloved
is better than union with the Beloved.

It is Beautiful... so dissolve your doubts
and adore your Imperishable Self
with Peace and Wisdom.

The devotee, the true Devotee,
is the Heart of the Divine.

(Papaji was a Devotee of Ramana Maharshi... )

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Surrender to the Source.
Surrender to Awareness,
this is the only place of protection.

Surrender your heart and you will know all.
Surrender to Conciousness and Bliss.

Surrender means to surrender your bondage
and simply be Freedom.

Surrender is the ego bowing down to it's Source.
No more demands or commands,
but just putting all in the hands of the Source.

Surrender is to submit your stupidness, your ignorance,
to the will of Existence, to Conciousness and Bliss
and be happy. That's all.

Let Silence have You.

H.W.L. Poonja
know as "Papaji", from "This"

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Nice Storm...

I awoke in the night… to a thunder storm…
It was happening inside of me…

The lightning was flashing, the rain was pouring…
The thunder cracked and roared…
The air was full of electricity…
Which brought colors with it….

As I lay in my bed feeling the awe of this display...
I realized my eye lids were still closed…
and yet I could see
It was happening inside of me….

Nice storm....