Oct 22, 2011
Light and Sound on the Path -- Sant Mat Satsang E Newsletter/Digest/Blog: a new Sant Mat Podcast; Bhajan (Hymn) at Youtube of Tulsi Sahib;
a Youtube video about Tulsi Sahib, Saint of
Hathras and certain guru-lineages;
online map of Hathras at the Gate;
Article: Who Was Tulsi Sahib's Guru?
PDF File of Tulsi Sahib writings in English;
Quotes from: Ravidas, Dalai Lama, Quran, Khalil Gibran, Kirpal Singh, Sant Sevi Ji;
passages from Param Sant Tulsi Sahib,
the great grandfather/modern-day founding father or Adi Guru of Sant Mat lineages;
Shyama, disciple of Tulsi Sahib; Maharshi Mehi, "God is Like a Black Hole or Gravitational Singularity",
and, "The Teachings of Sant Dariya of Bihar",
A Good Introduction to Sant Mat from the
Sant Dariya Mission Website -- GO TO:
Oct 22, 2011 4:10pm
Apr 26, 2008
Vegetarian Diet, Going Green, and the World Religions
By James Bean
Copyright April 2008
All Rights Reserved
Climate Change, the Green Revolution, and Vegetarian Diet
The vegetarian diet is, quite literally, the Green diet. There is now a growing consensus that going vegetarian or, better still, vegan, is the most effective way to fight global warming. A 2006 United Nations report, said that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined. The meat industry is "one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems." (Henning Steinfeld) Raising animals for food is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide and the single largest source of both methane and nitrous oxide emissions. Producing one calorie of animal protein requires more than 10 times as much fossil fuel input --- releasing more than 10 times as much carbon dioxide --- than does a calorie of plant protein.
(See article titled, "It's Better to Green Your Diet Than Your Car," 17 Dec. 2005, www.NewScientist.com ).
The Diet of Ahimsa (an Eastern Term for Non-Violence)
The following passage, on the reason why many practitioners of various spiritual paths advocate following the vegetarian diet, is from the book, The Harmony of All Religions, published by Maharshi Mehi Ashram, Bihar, India:
"The saints have addressed violence with particular attention to the foods which are eaten. Foods which are produced by killing living beings, as well as foods which are not pure and fresh, are considered Tamsik. Consumption of these is prohibited by the teachings of the saints. This includes animal products such as meat, fish, and eggs. These foods inhibit the clarity of mind and the health of the body.
"Further, Kabir Sahab says: "The kind of food and drink which we consume directly influences how our mind will become. Even the quality of water which we drink will influence our speech." (Maharishi Santsevi Ji Paramahans Maharaj)
Many Masters of the East, Hindus, and various schools of yoga, divide foods into three basic categories: Satvik (pure), Rajsik (kingly), and Tamsik (impure). This last category of foods, which includes all flesh foods and eggs, is to be completely avoided. Satvik, the first category, consists of fresh, simple foods including: grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and dairy (minus eggs, fertile or infertile). Satvik foods promote mental clarity, relaxation, meditation, and spiritual experience including inner visions or Light mysticism. Rajsik represents very spicy, rich food, and Tamsik diet includes meat and liquor. These stimulate passions, promote mental agitation, and have an adverse effect upon concentration in meditation.
Kirpal Singh, New Delhi, India: "Those who take up the practices concerning the lower centers in the body, do take meat ........ but those who are anxious to rise above body consciousness and go into the Beyond have of necessity to eschew all that. This is the Path I have put before you. Liberation or salvation is something which starts only when you rise above body consciousness. For that reason, vegetarianism is the first essential." (The Night is a Jungle, published by Sant Bani Ashram of New Hampshire)
The harshest words that Guru Kabir, a great Master from Northern India (loved by Sufis, Sikhs, Jains, and Hindus alike), ever spoke were directed against the slaughter or consumption of innocent animals. Kabir says, "The man who eats meat is a demon in human form. Keep away from him -- his company will ruin your meditation."
According to many, the bad karma and other negative effects of flesh-eating apparently to some degree darkens one's inner vision, interfering with the quality of one's meditation, making it more difficult to reach the required deep levels of tranquility, clarity and concentration at the Third Eye Center (ajna chakra). It's interesting to notice that the Satvik diet of the Masters, of Hinduism and the Yoga Philosophy of India, is also: the life-extension diet, the anti-cancer diet, the low cholesterol diet, the diet to get the highest levels of antioxidants and most of the other plant-based nutrients, as well as the diet of the Light & Sound mystics, East and West.
East Meets West --- That's 'Meets', Not 'Meats'
The notion that vegetarianism is "cultural" and confined mostly to India is the inaccurate assumption of some. There are Christian denominations and organisations that encourage their members to adopt the vegetarian diet, including the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Also see the entry for the Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA) at www.Wikipedia.com Many early Christians were vegetarian, also Clement of Alexandria, Origen, John Chrysostom, and Basil the Great. In some early church writings, Matthew, Peter and James (Brother of Jesus and first leader of the Aramaic-speaking Jerusalem Church) were all vegetarian. According to the historian Eusebius, the Apostle "Matthew partook of seeds, nuts and vegetables, without flesh". Many monasteries in ancient times to the present practiced vegetarianism. Clement of Alexandria wrote, "It is far better to be happy than to have your bodies act as graveyards for animals."
Many conventional world religions here in the West condone flesh-eating, but if you do some comparative mysticism you'll soon discover that the esoteric traditions which have practiced Light mysticism, Sound mysticism, and Ascension mysticism through higher planes or heavens are quite consistent in their agreement about the need for contemplative mystics to abstain from the flesh. The list of Western vegetarian paths includes: the Pythagoreans, followers of the Hermetic philosophy of Egypt, the Sethians, Theraputae, Essenes (and other Light-mystics within Judaism), the original Jewish Christians called Ebionites (see The Gospel of Jesus -- In Search of His Original Teachings , John Davidson, published by Element Books, also Clear Press UK), the Gnostic religions, Manichaeans, some Catholic monasteries, some monasteries associated with the Orthodox Church -- including the great mystery school atop Mount Athos in Greece, and the Sufi mystics of Islam who practice Zikar of the Spirit, Light, and Sound. Most every path that advocates a present-tense spirituality, about re-entering Paradise or going Back to Eden during this life, adheres to a vegetarian diet!
The Vegetarian Prayer of Thanksgiving --- One of the "Lost Books" Unearthed at Nag Hammadi
This is a Hermetic prayer from one of the Gnostic gospels found in Egypt included in the Nag Hammadi Scriptures: www.Gnosis.org
This the prayer that they spoke:
"We give thanks to You!
Every soul and heart is lifted up to You,
undisturbed name, honored with the name 'God'
and praised with the name 'Father',
for to everyone and everything (comes) the fatherly kindness
and affection and love,
and any teaching there may be that is sweet and plain,
giving us mind, speech, (and) knowledge:
mind, so that we may understand You,
speech, so that we may expound You,
knowledge, so that we may know You.
We rejoice, having been illuminated by Your knowledge.
We rejoice because You have shown us Yourself.
We rejoice because while we are in (the) body,
You have made us divine through Your knowledge.
"The thanksgiving of the man who attains to You is one thing:
that we know You.
We have known You, intellectual Light.
Life of life, we have known You.
Womb of every creature, we have known You.
Womb pregnant with the nature of the Father,
we have known You.
Eternal permanence of the begetting Father,
thus have we worshiped Your goodness.
There is one petition that we ask:
we would be preserved in knowledge.
And there is one protection that we desire:
that we not stumble in this kind of life."
When they had said these things in the prayer, they embraced each other and they went to eat their holy food, which has no blood in it.*
* A vegetarian meal. This passage is also found in the Epilogue of Asclepius, in "HERMETICA," translated by Sir Walter Scott, published by Shambhala:
"Having prayed thus, let us betake ourselves to a meal unpolluted by flesh [animalia] of living things."
The G.R.S. Mead translation of the same passage in, Hermetica (Samuel Weiser Books, York Beach, Maine) says: "With this desire we now betake us to our pure and fleshless meal."
"With such hopes we turn to a pure meal that includes no living thing." (Asclepius, translated in "Hermetica", Brian Copenhaver, Cambridge University Press)
A Western Master of the Music of the Spheres by the name of Pythagoras once said, "Our Earth has abundance of such pure and harmless foods and there is no need for us to partake of meals for which blood has to be shed and innocent life sacrificed."
Apr 26, 2008 8:16pm
Dec 17, 2007
| Quotes from Jalal-ud-Din RUMI -- Sufi Poet, Mystic, Master Quotes of Jalal–ud–Din Rumi (1207-1273), the Persian Sufi Sufi Mystic
(Selected by Pravesh K. Singh)
· When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
· Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
· Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real Sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.
· Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.
· Whatever possessions and objects of its desires the lower self may obtain, it hangs on to them, refusing to let them go out of greed for more, or out of fear of poverty and need.
· If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.
· Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
· If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?
· Drink from the presence of saints,
not from those other jars.
· The garden of Love
is green without limit
and yields many fruits
other than sorrow and joy.
Love is beyond either condition:
it is always fresh.
· Remember God so much that you are forgotten.
Let the caller and the called disappear;
be lost in the Call.
· The wine of this fleeting world
caused your head to ache.
· I used to read the myths of love
Now I have become
the mythical lover.
· They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered.
· We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee;
we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee.
Oct 30, 2007
Sufi Poetry: Remember the Lord of Love -- Baba Farid
Sufi Poetry and Wisdom:
They, who enjoy not their spouse
when their hair has color; hardly
any one of them enjoys, when
their hair is grey, O Farid.
Love thou thy Lord, that thou
mayest have fresh color.
Farid, whether one's hair be dark
or grey, the Lord is ever there, if
anyone remembers Him.
(Baba Farid, quoted in, Sri Guru Granth Sahib,
Volume 8, Manmohan Singh translation)
Do not speak a hurtful word
Do not speak a hurtful word,
for in everyone lives the true Lord.
Do not break anyone's heart,
for each heart
is a priceless pearl.
You must fathom the Ocean
Says Farid, you must fathom the ocean which contains what you want
Why do you soil your hand searching the petty ponds;
Says Farid, the Creater is in the creation and the creation in the Creator
Whom shall we blame when He is everywhere?
Why do you roam the jungles?
Why do you roam the jungles with thorns pricking your feet?
Your Lord dwells in your heart.
And you wander about in search of Him.
Raga Asa - True Lovers 1.
True lovers are those
who love with all their hearts.
Those who think of another,
speak of another
are called false lovers.
Those steeped in the color
of God's love
abide in His care.
Those who forget His name
are a burden upon earth.
Those whom He gathers
become dervishes at His door.
Exalted are the mothers of such men
who gave them birth,
blessed is their coming into the world.
You are caring, infinite,
Those who have discerned
their feet, their mouths I kiss.
You are my protection
O Lord, my salvation.
Grant to Sheikh Farid
of Your adoration.
Sheikh Farid speaks:
dear friend, turn to Allah.
This body shall become
dust in the miserable,
dark house of the grave.
Today is the day of union,
O Sheikh Farid,
so tame these wild cranes
of desire that inflame
and incite the heart.
We all know that we shall die
and never again return.
Then why do we love
this false world
and sell ourselves?
We must ever speak
of the true path;
let us not speak lies.
Let us walk the guru's course
like humble disciples.
Seeing strong, handsome youths
swim across to the other side,
a weak woman takes heart.
Those who pursue only gold
should be sawn in half.
O Sheikh, no one in this world
can stay alive forever.
The place upon which I now sit,
many have sat before
and gone on their way.
Cranes come to Katak,
forest fires in Chet,
lightning in Savan.
In winter, fair arms of women
adorn lovers' necks.
All ephemeral things pass on.
Think of this, O heart.
That which takes
six months to form
is destroyed in an instant.
The earth asks the sky, O Farid:
how many boatmen have come and gone?
The body merely rots in the grave,
but it is the soul
that must suffer the consequences.
Oct 30, 2007 5:26am
Sep 13, 2007
Book Review: The Harmony of All Religions (Sant Mat Book)
Mixed Media: Book Reviews, Website Reviews, Music Reviews
By James Bean
Copyright October 2006
The Harmony of All Religions
The Author: Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj
Publisher: The Way of Sages
( TheWayOfSages.com )
*JPG IMAGE of the Book Cover:
Veena Howard translated the English edition of this book from India. In the Editor's Note at the beginning she writes: "From this day onward our whole world has changed. The "shock and awe" witnessed by the destruction of the towers has sent shock waves through all the established value systems. The feelings of fear and distrust have numbed the hearts of people worldwide and have paralyzed the sense of clear vision. But time of despair must be taken as an opportunity, an opening to search for new horizons, to re-assess our values, and to understand other cultures and religions. This is exactly what the great Sant, Maharishi Shri Santsevi Ji, has sought to accomplish by his book, The Harmony of All Religions. Shri Santsevi Ji Maharaj has been teaching the path of mysticism for many decades and believes in the underlying principles of all prominent world religions."
One of the most impressive books I've ever read on comparative religion and comparative mysticism is, The Harmony of All Religions, taking this study to a whole new level. This newly translated book contains chapters on the Vedic Tradition (Krishna, Gita, Hinduism, bhakti, yoga), Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam-Sufism, Sikhism, and Santmat: the Way of Sages, also known as The Path of the Masters. There is also a biography of the author, as well as an editor's note, which affirms the need for a greater, more in-depth understanding of the great world religions and mysticism in an age of increased global travel and communication.
'Depth' is a word I find myself often using to describe the writings of Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, who resides at the Maharishi Mehi Ashram in Bhagalpur, Bihar District, India. His spiritual discourses on each of the world religions are very scholarly, accurately and eloquently communicating all these "gospels": beautiful and charming accounts of the childhood of Jesus, the enlightenment of Guru Nanak hearing the voice of the One God (Ek Ong Kaar Saat Naam) as he was bathing in the river Bein, Siddhartha leaving the palace, Muhammad's experiences with Allah in the cave of Ghar-e Hira, etc.... providing an in-depth analysis of the sacred texts of these above-mentioned faith-communities, brimming with quotes and footnotes, from not only the well-known world scriptures but lesser-known sacred texts and spiritual classics of the mystics and saints at the heart of these traditions. The chapter on Lord Mahavira and Jainism for instance breaks new ground in the study of a major world religion that has received very little attention in the West. The same can really be said for each of the chapters of this new book on inter-faith studies. The author displays an intimate knowledge of the history, terminology, esoteric writings, and meditation practices used by the various schools of mystics within each of the world religions, often pointing out the shared vision, the common goals and common threads along the way, such as similar ethical principals of ahimsa or non-violence in thought, word, and deed (like the Golden Rule), Dharma, the Eight Limbs of Yoga, Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path, chakras, subtle bodies, meditation techniques including the use of mantras, mystical stages of transcendence, Sound-mysticism (Nada Yoga or Yoga of Sound), Light-mysticism (Dristi Yoga or Yoga of Light), the inward journey or ascension to other realms/heavens, jivan mukti or moksha (salvation, liberation of the soul), self (atma) and God (Paramatma) realisation.
The final paragraph of the book summarises the universalist spirit of peace and harmony (as in the harmony of all religions) in the following way: "In different times and different places Saints appear and their followers name their religion according to the Sage or Saint who propounded that tradition. The appearance of differences can be attributed to time, place, and language. This gives rise to various labels for the common views held by all religions. Likewise, due to excessively zealous followers, these seeming differences are often amplified. When all sectarianism and the temporal and linguistic aspects are removed, the basic principles of all the Saints are in accord and the voices of the Saints are in harmony."
Sep 13, 2007 7:22am
Oct 24, 2006
A Course In Miracles Mysticism
By James Bean
Copyright October 2006
The Sufi poet-mystic Rumi once said: "Rise above thy mental horizon, 0 brave soul and listen to the call of Music coming from above." Often the difficulty spiritual seekers face is the very real danger of becoming stuck at one of the lower stages, or getting detoured somewhere along the way. One seemingly becomes unable to break free from the mental prison of one's own making, at the level of theoretical knowledge or belief, even though the original intent of the authors of countless sacred texts has been to guide us from doubt to faith, and from theoretical knowledge to our own direct, personal spiritual experience of the Divine, far beyond the realms of mind and matter. Living Schools of Spirituality, complete with living teachers and students, can be of great assistance to spiritual seekers as they are able to communicate spiritual guidance to their students about all the steps and stages necessary for the inward voyage of the soul on its way back to God. As one such living Master said to his students so very long ago: "What your own eyes cannot see, your human ears do not hear, your physical hands cannot feel, and what is inconceivable to the human mind --- that I will give you!" (The Gospel of Thomas --- Wisdom of the Twin, Lynn Bauman, White Cloud Press)
Mystic-souls can find a vast amount of inspiration and wisdom in the Hebrew scriptures, Quran, New Testament, Jainist Sutras, Gathas of Zoroaster, and countless other world scriptures or spiritual classics, and this can also include, A Course In Miracles.
Meditation in the Silence as a Way to Reach the Other Side of Silence (God)
Meditation in the Bible: "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46: 10) For centuries that has been a favorite passage of mystics, Quietists, Quakers, Gnostics, Beguines, Brethren of the Free Spirit, Cathars, and other lovers of the Beloved. An anonymous mystic of the Rhineland once described the process of contemplative meditation this way: "There is a speaking of God in the center of the soul where no creature can enter or speak, for only God lives there and only He speaks. God speaks there when the soul puts aside all thoughts and images of this creation, when she silences her powers and gains a vision into the foundation of her pure essence. In this pure and silent soul God the Father speaks and she hears His Voice." (Book of Spiritual Poverty) Or, as it says in that series of volumes known as, A Course In Miracles: "Listen in deep silence. Be very still and open your mind. Go past all the raucous shrieks and sick imaginings that cover your real thoughts and obscure your eternal link with God. Sink deep into the peace that waits for you beyond the frantic, riotous thoughts and sights and sounds of this insane world. You do not live here. We are trying to reach your real home. We are trying to reach the place where you are truly welcome. We are trying to reach God." (ACIM, Workbook For Students, from Lesson 49) Master Kirpal Singh described meditation in the silence as a literal Doorway or Portal to the Divine Realm of Spirit and Truth: "In silence the heart illumines; veil after veil is removed......The human body is the temple of God. He is waiting there for you. That is why I ask you to look within, with a longing in your heart and silence in your soul. God will reveal himself to you. You will find him --- no, see him ..... God is the Ocean of utmost and restful silence. So long as we cannot have this restful silence within us, the soul cannot listen to the Voice of silence arising out of the greatest depths of Silence. By following that Voice we can reach the Source and Fountainhead of the Great Silence called God and be blessed forever." (The Way of the Saints, Sant Bani Ashram, Sanbornton, New Hampshire)
Meditation is not a new concept in the Western world. It's been with us the entire time. Take this rather Hindu-sounding passage in an extra-canonical scripture composed 2,000 years ago known as the Acts of Peter for example: "Give ear; withdraw your souls from all that appears but is not truly real; close these eyes if yours, close your ears, withdraw from actions that are outwardly seen; and you shall know the reality of Christ and the whole secret of your salvation." (The Other Bible, Willis Barnstone, Harper Collins) In recent times the same inwardly-focused message was reintroduced to many through the volumes of, A Course In Miracles.
A Modern-day Gnostic Gospel
A Course in Miracles was "scribed" through a process of inner dictation, says Dr. Helen Schucman. According to ACIM.org: "A clinical and research psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, Schucman was assisted by Dr. William Thetford, her department head, who was also a tenured Professor of Medical Psychology at the Medical Center where they both worked. A Course in Miracles was first published in 1975." This Course consists of three volumes: the Text, Workbook for Students, and the Manuel For Teachers. There is a book I think of as a kind of "fourth volume" of the Course called, The Gifts of God, a book of devotional poetry authored by Helen Schucman, and, like the Course, is published by the Foundation For Inner Peace. I think of "the Course" as a kind of modern-day Gnostic gospel, a mystical text that serves to renew the contemplative message for many people, playing the same role of spiritual catalyst or inspiration as revelations from earlier centuries did, such as the Gospel of Mary Magdalene or the Book of Pistis Sophia (Faith-Wisdom). Note: A great book comparing the Course with Gnostic spirituality is, Love Does Not Condemn, by Kenneth Wapnick, Foundation For A Course In Miracles.
Seeing the Light Within --- Union With God by Contemplating His Light
George Fox, founder of the Quakers, once said, "The Light of God is within everyone". Mystics, past and present, have often described visions of divine Light beyond the darkness, visible to one who concentrates deeply, reaching "the Single Eye", the eye of the soul. Sometimes mystics describe the Light of the soul as like a brilliant, radiant sun. "There is Light within a person of Light, and it illuminates the entire cosmos." (Gospel of Thomas, in the Nag Hammadi Library found in Egypt) "The Light of one soul is equal to that of sixteen suns!" (Guru Kabir) Some have marveled how such a treasury of Light, a galaxy of souls, can remain so veiled by the human condition in realms of dark matter and overcast skies.
Yet, with another kind of sight we have the potential to discover: "There is a Light that this world cannot give.... This Light will attract you as nothing in this world can do. In shining peace within you is the perfect purity in which you were created. Fear not to look upon the lovely truth in you. Look past darkness to the holy place where you will see the Light." (Text, A Course In Miracles)
"Do not cease seeking day or night until you find the mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you, make you into pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of the Light." (Gnostic Book of Pistis Sophia)
Union With God by Contemplating His Sound --- A Melody from Far Beyond the World
"Listen, and see if you remember an Ancient Song you knew so long ago and held more dear than any melody you taught yourself to cherish since." (A Course In Miracles)
"Your Voice reminds me of an Ancient Song, it was forgotten. Now I hear it again, a Word I thought had been forever dead. (The Gifts of God)
"Homeless are they
Who would abide alone, apart from Me.
Yet would I call them home. My Voice I send
To sing in soundless places. Hear from Me
The Song a Father sings to you, His child;
A Melody from far beyond the world.
Step back and listen, for He comes to bless
And tell you that you are not comfortless
"I walk in stillness. Where my rest is set
Is Heaven. And the silence of the stars
Sings in a soundless circle. For the Song
Of Heaven is past hearing, and ascends
Beyond the tiny range the ear can catch,
And soars into a spaceless magnitude
Where Sound and silence meet in unity."
(Helen Schucman, The Gifts of God)
Divine Grace compassionately comes to the rescue of souls, busting into worlds of law, time and space. The Divine Light and Sound of the Spirit guides souls safely through the "wilderness" of various planes of creation, so that we may return to this Promised Land or Paradise, the Forgotten Eternal State that is our True Home.
The Soul Wrapped in Garments of Sleep
We are soul wearing a mind, wearing a body. Our true identity is not the body we happen to be wearing; our true identity is soul. We are the Observer, the one who sees the Light and hears the Sound. We are the Life emanating from the Place of Life that powers body and mind.
Repeating an affirmation that "I am free" is a noble beginning perhaps, but we must come to know the reality of this freedom. The goal of mysticism is for us to transcend all these "veils" of creation, bodies and subtle bodies, five senses, mind and matter, and know our Self as soul experientially via a daily spiritual practice (meditation). In our awareness we come to know the foundation of our pure essence. We discover that during our perceived exile in the labyrinth of separateness lost somewhere in time, Truth be told, we are soul and are already in heaven --- we never left! Where else would the soul, the child of the Father, be other than the soul-realm, the Place of Life? This is the Secret of Secrets.
Kabir says, "You have slept for millions of years. This morning, will you not wake?" Give birth to yourself in the womb of silence. Close your eyes, see and hear within, "rise above thy mental horizon", examine yourself, discover who you really are, know, come to be.
"Gone is the dream. Awake, My child, in love." (The Gifts of God)
"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you; Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want; don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep." (Rumi, Sufi Master)
"Within a Radiance prepared for you
Before time was and far beyond its reach,
Be still and know.
(The Gifts of God)
Oct 24, 2006 7:57pm
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