The Lost Soul
What sign of the Black Zodiac are you?
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Quotes, and such:
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."
"You must find the ineffable within you. What you cannot describe nor utter, you can at least know. It is that which will light your way."-Baemer, "The Eleusinian Mystery"
"Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won't be
able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for
--Ajahn Chah (Reflections)
Speaking About Divine Oneness Leads to Duality
That (Divine) Oneness is (far) from the direction of (verbal) description and
circumstance, (since nothing) except duality* enters the arena of talking.
Either drink this duality,* like a squinting man (who sees double), or close (your) mouth
and become very quiet.*
Or (be) sometimes quiet and sometimes speaking,* by turn, (and) pound the drum* in the
manner of a squinting man--and peace (be upon you)!
(But) if you see a (spiritual) confidant,* (then) speak the soul's secret. (Likewise, if)
you see a rose, cry out (and sing) like the nightingales.*
--Rumi's Masnavi, Book VI: 2034-37
literal translation from the original Persian by Ibrahim Gamard (6/1/03)
"Meditation - it's not what you think"
was seen on a car sticker :-)
In the material West the physical science
of Yoga (which delves into all aspects of being)
is on the verge of mainstream integration.
Business executuves are taught relaxation
and meditation techniques.
Our sliver tongued politicians need to learn
the silver tongues of the poets of Truth
and Beauty as found in Rumi and others
rather than the expediancy of presentation.
We often quote the aspects of Rumi that appeal
to our sensibilities and needs, our appreciation
of the ideal and Beauty.
We may have a great need for such an idealisation.
This morning a slug (that had been eating my precious beans)
fell into a spiders web. The smaller spider stung
and stung the bigger slug.
Is there Beauty in this? Is it a dance?
Can we learn from it?
Pure Love is the Unspeakable Love
It is not the one of human preference and
It is bigger
It encompasses more.
On occassion it is terrible.
That's God for you.
Buat Baik berpada pada buat jahat jangan sekali
This is a Malay proverb which means be moderate
in doing good deeds and never do a bad deed