Buddha meets Bhakti in a joyous exploration of NOW!

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// May 28, 2014
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28
2014

Are you looking for me?

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
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28
2014

The Siddhas have said…

The Siddhas have said, “When the breath moves, the mind moves. When the breath is steady, the mind becomes steady.” When the movement of the prana stops, the fickleness of the mind vanishes. When the prana becomes balanced, the central nerve unfolds. Then one’s own essential
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28
2014

There is a way between voice and presence

There is a way between voice and presence where information flows. In disciplined silence it opens. With wandering talk it closes.   — Rumi
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28
2014

Breathing

Breathing in, I see myself as a flower. I am the freshness of a dewdrop. Breathing out, my eyes have become flowers. Please look at me, I am looking with the eyes of love. Breathing in, I am a mountain, imperturbable, still, alive, vigorous. Breathing out, I feel solid. The waves
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28
2014

In Every Breath

in every breath if you’re the center of your own desires you’ll lose the grace of your beloved but if in every breath you blow away your self claim the ecstasy of love will soon arrive in every breath if you’re the center of your own thoughts the sadness of
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28
2014

The Sun

Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful than the way the sun, every evening, relaxed and easy, floats toward the horizon and into the clouds or the hills, or the rumpled sea, and is gone– and how it slides again out of the blackness, every morning, on the
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28
2014

Sunrise

You can die for it- an idea, or the world. People have done so, brilliantly, letting their small bodies be bound to the stake, creating an unforgettable fury of light. But this morning, climbing the familiar hills in the familiar fabric of dawn, I thought of China, and India and
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28
2014

The Sun In Drag

You are the Sun in drag. You are God hiding from yourself. Remove all the “mine”—that is the veil. Why ever worry about Anything? Listen to what your friend Hafiz Knows for certain: The appearance of this world Is a Magi’s brilliant trick, though its affairs are
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28
2014

Why Aren’t We Screaming Drunks

The sun once glimpsed God’s true nature And has never been the same. Thus that radiant sphere Constantly pours its energy Upon this earth As does He from behind The veil. With a wonderful God like that Why isn’t everyone a screaming drunk? Hafiz’s guess is this:
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28
2014

One day the sun admitted,

One day the sun admitted, I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence That has cast my brilliant image! I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in the darkness, The Astonishing Light Of your own Begin! — Hafiz
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