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

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I love Christmas movies... especially the oldies...
White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Holiday Affair,
Christmas in Conneticut... but my very favorite I finally saw last night...
A Christmas Carol... with Alastair Sim (1951)

After awakening from his tour of Christmas past, present, and future...
he is exclaiming the Joy of life, singing and dancing about his room...

"...I don't know anything... I never did know anything...
but now I know that I don't know anything....! "

(I Love that movie... I always cry!)

I hope everyone has been having a lovely Holiday...

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Psalm 131

Lord, my mind is not noisy with desires,
and my heart has satisfied its longing.

I do not care about religion...
or anything that is not you.

I have soothed and quieted my soul,
like a child at its mother's breast.

My soul is as peaceful as a child
sleeping in its mother's arms.

Wishing everyone ...
Peace and Joy
Holiday Season....

(Danny... notice all of the "its" ! :)

Friday, December 22, 2006


One instant is eternity;
eternity is the now.

When you see through this one instant,
you see through the one who sees.

~Wu-men (1183-1260)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


There never was a time when you were not the Self, Pure Awareness, Consciousness.
This is your destiny, to awaken into Consciousness.

Yet you can do it now, or you can do it in a thousand lives from now.
It all depends on you. It is the way you are reacting as yourself to the world
which determines the directions you are going in.

There are no mistakes. Nothing is wrong. Everything is right just the way it is.
Do not try to understand this or figure it out.
Leave it alone.

It will happen by itself, by keeping yourself quiet and still.
You quiet the mind because of realization.

Let it be calm, In all situations be calm.
Let it be still and quiet.

~Robert Adams

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Pleiades

In absence, aloe wood burns fragrant.
The love we feel is smoke from that.

Existence gets painted with non-existence,
its source, the fire behind a screen.

Smoke born of this fire hides the fire!
Pass through the smoke.

Soul, a moving river; body, the riverbed.
Soul can break the circle of fate and habit.

Take hold the hand of absence and let it
draw you through the Pleiades,
giving up wet and dry, hot and cold.

You become a confidante of Shams Tabriz.

You see clearly the glory of nothing...
and stand, inexplicably there.

(translated by Coleman Barks)

Thursday, December 14, 2006


The great sea has set me in motion
set me adrift,
moving me like a weed in a river...

The sky and the strong wind
have moved the spirit inside me
till I am carried away
trembling with joy...

(mid 19th to early 20th century)

(Danny count down... 6 hrs, 38 minute... and a few seconds... :)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


"We think that there is something hiding Reality
and that it must be destroyed before the Truth is gained.
That is clearly ridiculous.

A day will dawn when you will laugh at your past efforts.
What you realize on the day you laugh...
is also
here now. "

~Sri Sri Ramana Maharshi

Saturday, December 09, 2006


"First you awaken out of life... then you awaken as Life itself... "

"Don't just listen to what I say, feel what I say within yourself.
To feel what I say is most important.
Through the feeling of it, you will be taken beyond..."


Friday, December 08, 2006


Between the conscious and the unconscious,
the mind has put up a swing:

all earth creatures, even the supernovas,
sway between these two trees,
and it never winds down.

Angels, animals, humans, insects by the million,
also the wheeling sun and moon;
ages go by, and it goes on.

Everything is swinging; heaven, earth, water, fire,
and the secret one slowly growing a body.

Kabir saw that for fifteen seconds, and it made him a servant for life.


(translated by Czeslaw Milosz and Robert Hass)

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Drink the wine of this Love
and your life will change.

Instead of being a gatherer of the
Divine Light,
you will be it's shine.

It will be the end of you
and the beginning.


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

(tree being photo, compliments of Danny)

Love is not condescension, never that,
nor books, nor any making on paper,
nor what people say of each other.

Love is a tree with branches
reaching into eternity and it's roots
set deep in eternity,
and no trunk!

Have you seen it?
The mind cannot. Your desiring cannot.
The longing you feel for this love comes from inside you.

When you become the Friend, your
longing will be as a man in the ocean
who holds to a piece of wood.
Eventually, wood, man and ocean become
one swaying being, Shams Tabriz, the secret of God.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Ah, not to be cut off,
not through the slightest partition
shut out from the law of the stars.

The inner -- what is it?
if not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and
deep with the winds of homecoming.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Swan, tell me your old story.

What country have you come from, swan,
what shores are you flying to?

Where do you rest at night, and what are you looking for?

It's dawn swan, wake up, soar to the air, follow me!

There is a land not governed by sadness and doubt,
where the fear of death is unknown.

Spring forests bloom there and the wind is sweet
with the flower He-Is-Myself...

The bee of the Heart dives into it and wants no other joy.


Saturday, December 02, 2006

"Awareness is ever here,
It need not be realized.

Open the shutter of the mind,
and it will be flooded with light. "

~Nisargadata Maharaj