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, November 30, 2006

Know the true nature of your Beloved,
In His loving eyes your every thought,
Word and movement is always...
Always Beautiful.


Wednesday, November 29, 2006


You are not a mistake or a problem to be solved.
Simply see your Self in its true light...


Tuesday, November 28, 2006


You are the light of awareness....
the source and expression of all that is...


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 a lover's heart there's another world,
and yet another...

Inside the Friend of this community of lovers,
an ear that interprets mystery,
a vein of silver in the ground, another in the sky!

Intellect and compassion are ladders we climb,
and there are other ladders as we walk the night
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

Surrender is giving oneself up to
the origin of one's Being...

In due course, we will know that
our true glory lies where
we cease to exist.

~Sri Sri Ramana Maharshi

Thursday, November 23, 2006

(photo compliments of Danji...)


This is now. Now is.
Don't postpone till then.
Spend the spark of iron on stone.

Sit at the head of the table.
Dip your spoon in the bowl. Seat yourself
next to your Joy and have your awakened soul
pour wine...

Branches in the spring wind,
easy dance of Jasmine and Cypress...

Cloth for green robes has been cut from pure
absence. You're the tailor, settled among his shop goods,
quietly sewing...


On this day of Thanksgiving...
Thank you to everyone for your Beauty and Presence...

Om Shanti...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


"What is the Heart... it is not human,
it is not imaginary...

I call it You...

(from "What is the Heart"...)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat.
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

When it's cold and raining
you are more beautiful.

And the snow brings me
even closer to Your lips.

The Inner Secret, that which was never born,
You are That Freshness, and I am with You now.

I can't explain the goings,
or the comings. You enter suddenly,

and I am nowhere again.
Inside the Majesty.


Friday, November 17, 2006

When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.

Nothing real, nothing absent.

Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise,
just an ordinary fellow who has completed his work.

~Layman P'ang (C. 740 - 808)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

No beliefs and no concepts are true,
throw them all out...
and let the flame of
burn you awake...


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

" Only the light of the Heart really exists;
in creative activity, it is the agent.

That activity resting in itself is Self-consciousness
and its movement unfolds the universe. "

Mahârthamanjarî by Maheshvarananda Kashmir, XIIth century

Monday, November 13, 2006

Looking inside yourself
and not finding yourself
is the finding!


Saturday, November 11, 2006

an excerpt from Danji's post today at Anonymous Dharma:

"...Can you just rest, here and now, and let that be your practice?..."


Friday, November 10, 2006

The birds have vanished into the sky,
and now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the moutain remains.

~Li Po

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's all.
But we live in a universe of Brahman, of Absolute Reality,
self contained Consciousness, where there's perfection,
perfect life, perfect bliss, perfect being.

That perfection knows nothing about wrong and right,
good and bad, happy and sad.
It knows only itself as Perfection. And you are That.

ou 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

(Robert Adams was a direct disciple of Ramana Maharshi
during the last few years of Ramana's life)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Out beyond the ideas of wrong doing and right doing,
there is a field, I'll meet you there...

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language, even the phrase each other...
doesn't make any sense...


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Love is a flame that burns everything
other than itself.

It is the destruction of all that is false,
and the fulfullment of all that is True...


Monday, November 06, 2006

Grace is always present...

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
within you....

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
and becomes a song.

Who is the Master
of this orchestra...
and how does Emptiness
become love or a tea cup?

I heard a bird one day
and became the bird hearing.

Then waking from this spiritual dream
of Oneness...
The world resolved itself
and nothing at all happened.

Yet the Ancient One continues to
wink and smile.


Friday, November 03, 2006



on planet earth from 1930-1996

We miss you!!!


Wingless freedom of flight,
for that which was never bound.

A transformation of the Heart
as it returns to it's Source.

Becoming once again, the everything it always has been...


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...)

My whole life has been happiness.
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.

~Louis Armstrong

(photo and quote compliments of Danji...)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

(photo to follow... uploading not happening...)


Yo sentío que el barco mio
hay encontrada, allá en el fondo
con algo grande.

Y nada sucede!
Nada . . .
Silencio . . . Olas . . .

Nada sucede?
O es que ha sucedido todo,
y estamos ya, tranquilos, en lo nuevo...

~Juan Ramón Jiménez

English Translation:

I have a feeling
that my boat has struck,
down there in the depths,
against a great thing.

And nothing happens!
Silence... Waves...

--Nothing happens?

Or is it that everything has happened,
and we are already, calm, in the newness...