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When Guru Dattatreya was a child, a king visited the ashram. Because his parents were away, Dattatreya greeted the king and the king saw an inner joy radiating from the boy. The king immediately realized that the boy was gifted with great wisdom and started talking to him. King: You have been studying with your parents? Dattatreya: There is much to learn from everyone and everything, not only...

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A Mind all Logic….

“All men have poetry in their hearts, and it is necessary for them, as much as possible, to express their feelings. For this they must have a medium, moving and pliant, which can refreshingly become their own, age after age. All great languages undergo change. Those languages which resist the spirit of change are doomed and will never produce great harvests of thought and literature. When...

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I Imagine Now for Ages

It Happened Again last Night: Love Popped the cork on itself- Splattered my brains Across the Sky. I imagine now for ages something of Hafiz Will Appear To Fall like Stars.                               ...

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Your Emptiness

But whoever sees your emptiness sees beyond blue and beyond the blind man. A great soul hides like Mohammed, or Jesus, moving through a crowd in a city where no one knows him. To praise is to praise how one surrenders to the emptiness. To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes. Praise, the ocean. What we say, a little ship. So the sea-journey goes on, and who knows where! Just to be held by...

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Goddess of Autumn

We’ve made a bouquet of decorative grass. We’ve woven a garland of night blossoms. We’ve brought our offering of newly ripened paddy. Come, O goddess of Autumn, in Your chariot of white cloud. Come on Your pure blue path. Come in the clean bright forest hills. Come, wearing in Your crown white lotuses, freshly bedewed. Your throne is arranged with fallen jasmine flowers in a...

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My Lucky Rock

I said to a squirrel, “What’s that you are carrying?” and he said, “It is my lucky rock; isn’t it pretty?” I held it and said, “Indeed.” I said to God, What is this earth?” And He said, “it is my lucky rock; isn’t it wondrous?” Yes, indeed. ...

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Le Guru

Question: How is one to decide upon a proper Guru? What is the swarupa [nature or real form] of a Guru? Ramana Maharshi: He is the proper Guru to whom your mind is attuned. If you ask, `How to decide who is the Guru and what is his swarupa?’, he should be endowed with tranquility, patience, forgiveness and other virtues; he should be capable of attracting others even with his eyes just as a...

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The Seed Cracked Open

It used to be That when I would wake in the morning I could with confidence say, “What am ‘I’ going to Do?” That was before the seed Cracked open. Now Hafiz is certain: There are two of us housed In this body, Doing the shopping together in the market and Tickling each other While fixing the evening’s food. Now when I awake All the internal instruments play the same...

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The Prophet on Love

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for...

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Some gems……

Accept, then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it… This will transform your whole life —Eckhart Tolle You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them.” – C. JoyBell My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot. – Ashleigh Brilliant I have...

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