Zen...


IF you're afraid of being grabbed by God,

don't look at a wall.

Definitely don't sit still.



Jiyu Kennett (Essential Zen)

Renewal...


Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world some day
remains to be seen.

But within ourselves we must renew it each day.


- Herman Hesse


The Mysteries...


We live in the age of full disclosure, the celebration of exposure, scorning modesty, tearing off the garment of discretion in the name of "truth."

It is fashionable to tell all, and this is confused with intimacy.

So many of us are starved for beauty, because we have forgotten that beauty is the balance of revelation and concealment.

Implication is the soul of charm.

God hides in every creature through the power of modesty.

Not by what is expressed, but by what remains hidden, art releases the fragrance of the infinite.

In the silence between words, poetry happens.

Let us not be in a hurry to reveal the Mysteries.


Fred LaMotte

Alison Krauss - Can't Find My Way Home

We speak of Light...


But what are we speaking of ?..

Light is actually Your Being and Existence..

And yet, we still do not know what it means..

We think of ourselves as humans or souls and yet we still do not know of what we speak..

So much confusion of Reality..

We keep seeking happiness through the higher dimensions of illusion trying to find our way home..

We Mystics, keep pointing our fingers towards the Light but you still do not know what Light is..

Light is the Energy of Consciousness, which consists also of the binding energy called Love..

And yet, you are still confused..

We are bodies, how can we be Light ?..

Light creates the manifestations of dreams that we call life..

Light is the Creator of Dreams..

We are Light..

The rest of this Realization can only be found when you have become Nothing...

This mystery is left to you...


namaste, thomas




Forgetfulness and Remembrance...


"Forgetfulness is exile. Remembrance is redemption."


The Baal Shem Tov
in Edward Hoffman
_The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey_
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998, p. 40

Universal Memory...


There is a still deeper sphere to which our memory is linked,

and that sphere is the universal memory,

in other words, the divine mind.



From The Teachings Of
HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN

Selected &Arranged By
HAZRAT PIR VILAYAT INAYAT KHAN


God Is...


Francis Bennett;
God is Existence, Consciousness and Bliss

We have been told by those who know by direct experience that God is Existence, Consciousness and Bliss. But what does that actually mean?

If God is existence itself then God cannot really be said to exist. But I exist and you exist. Then you and I must exist in this God who is existence itself, and logically it must follow that God is in us. “In God we live and move and have our being” said Saint Paul.

Then we might think, “If I am in God and God is in me, why don’t I know it?

Why have I been running around everywhere looking for God who is already within me?”

Looking for God is completely understandable. We are hard-wired to look for God.

The question is, why do we continue looking in the wrong direction?

Why do we look for God out there somewhere when God has always been within our own heart?

The really ironic thing is that once we find God in our hearts, we begin to see God in everything, and we see everything in God.


The Sufi...


The sufi opens his hands to the universe
and gives away each instant, free.

Unlike someone who begs on the street to survive,
a dervish begs to give you his life.



Jalaluddin Rumi
in John Moyne and Coleman Barks
Open Secret: Versions of Rumi, 686
Putney, VT: Threshold Books, 1984, p. 13

Only an instrument...


When there is really a conviction that I am
only an instrument,

like the billions of human
beings through which God or Totality functions,

how can there not be a tremendous sense of
freedom?


- Ramesh S. Balsekar

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"A Net of Jewels"
Ramesh S. Balsekar
Advaita Press, 1996