Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Oh my friends....
Oh my friends,
What can you tell me of Love,
Whose pathways are filled with strangeness?
When you offer the Great One your love,
At the first step your body is crushed.
Next be ready to offer your head as his seat.
Be ready to orbit his lamp like a moth giving in to the light,
to live in the deer as she runs toward the hunter's call,
In the partridge that swallows hot coals for love of the moon,
In the fish that, kept from the sea happily dies.
Like a bee trapped for life in the closing of the sweet flower,
Mira has offered herself to her Lord.
She says, the single Lotus will swallow you whole.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Candlelight becomes Moth
Inside the Friend of this community of lovers,
Intellect and compassion are ladders we climb,
hearing a voice that talks of forgiveness...
Inside Sham's universe candlelight itself
becomes a moth to die in his candle...
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
This is now. Now is.
Don't postpone till then.
Spend the spark of iron on stone.
Dip your spoon in the bowl. Seat yourself
Branches in the spring wind,
Cloth for green robes has been cut from pure
On this day of Thanksgiving...
Thank you to everyone for your Beauty and Presence...
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
My shoulder is against yours.
You will not find me in stupas, not in Indian shrine rooms,
nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals:
not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs winding around
your own neck, nor in eating nothing but vegetables.
When you really look for me, you will see me instantly...
You will find me in the tiniest house of time.
Kabir says: Student, tell me what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Always remember deep in your heart that all is well
and everything is unfolding as it should...
There are no mistakes anywhere, at any time.
What appears to be wrong is simply your own false imagination.
That perfection knows nothing about wrong and right,
You are the Self, that perfect unmutable Self.
Nothing else exists.
Nothing else ever existed.
Nothing else will ever exist.
There is only the one Self and you are That.
(Robert Adams was a direct disciple of Ramana Maharshi
during the last few years of Ramana's life)
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
You imagine it is something somewhere
high in the sky, far away, and has to descend.
It is really inside of you, in your Heart...
and the moment you effect subsidence or merger
of the mind into it's Source...
Grace rushes forth... sprouting as from a spring
~Sri Sri Ramana Maharshi
Saturday, November 04, 2006
I Heard the Bird One Day
Wind moves through
this hollow reed body
touches the five senses
Who is the Master
of this orchestra...
and how does Emptiness
become love or a tea cup?
I heard a bird one day
Then waking from this spiritual dream
The world resolved itself
and nothing at all happened.
Yet the Ancient One continues to
wink and smile.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
(In honor of the November 2nd Tradition of Honoring
those that we Love that have passed...
I dedicate this to my Mom... Nancy, who loved to Love...)
Through all my misfortunes, I did not plan anything.
Life was there for me, and I accepted it.
And life, whatever came out,
has been beautiful to me,
and I Love everybody.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Yo sentío que el barco mio
hay encontrada, allá en el fondo
con algo grande.
Y nada sucede!
Nada . . .
Silencio . . . Olas . . .
O es que ha sucedido todo,
y estamos ya, tranquilos, en lo nuevo...
~Juan Ramón Jiménez
I have a feeling
that my boat has struck,
down there in the depths,
against a great thing.
And nothing happens!
Or is it that everything has happened,
and we are already, calm, in the newness...