Energies of Love

Energies of Love

Some day , after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of Love: And then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire! Pierre Teilhard de...

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Grist

You say every life situation is a perfect lesson, how is that so? “The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachment, our clinging, to pain, to pleasure, to fear, to all of it. And as long as there are places where we’re vulnerable, the universe will find ways to confront us with them. That’s the way the dance is...

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A look at this Body…..

Kent Bond 28 by Kent Bond “My Zen teaching has deepened to encourage people to really plunge into the world, into life. I want them to enter life, to embody their practice, tend it with their hearts. To attend to life, to this body, is to love it and bless it. Particularly we need to find a way to bless our wounds and the darkness we find ourselves in. It takes patience to bless our...

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The Only Strength Powerful Enough

We live in a time of “harvest,” when we are facing the reflection of our intentions, wanted and unwanted. Another way of saying this is that our denials are coming to the surface. This is happening for individuals and for our various social groups: families, communities, nations and humanity as a whole. In terms of healing, it is a good thing when toxins surface. It takes the wisdom...

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How do I listen?

How do I listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words. —Hafiz

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Stop Being So Religious

What Do sad people have in Common? It seems they have all built a shrine To the past And often go there And do a strange wail and Worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being So...

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I Wish I Could Speak Like Music

 I wish I could speak like music. I wish I could put the swaying splendor Of the fields into words So that you could hold Truth Against your body And dance. I am trying the best I can With this crude brush, the tongue, To cover you with light. I wish I could speak like divine music. I want to give you the sublime rhythms Of this earth and the sky’s limbs As the joyously spin and...

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The Eternal One

“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing...

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Practice

Practice the arts of attention and listening. Practice renewing yourself every day. Practice meandering toward the center of every place. Practice the ritual of reading sacred texts. Practice gratitude and praise-singing. — Zi Zhang and...

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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 the 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 vegetables. When you really look for me you will see me Instantly— You will find me in the tiniest house of...

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