Never Be Less Furry

I thought God might be willing to listen to reason, so I worked up a proposal that outlined some of my many concerns. My primary objective in that twenty page thesis of sheer elegance, that I was hoping might impress Him, could be distilled into this one, a bit long-winded hoot: That you-God-would never be any less furry, and always as accessible and loving as my cat; and like her, sleep with...

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Lie Around and Get Zonked Out

If we were smarter, it would have been enough that just one great Prophet would have to make a personal appearance on earth. He or She probably could have easily fixed some important things forever, written a book that really gave us the total lowdown … and that no right-wing fanatic dare edit. God in human form, as some called the Avatar-or World Teacher-seemingly could have easily shown...

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The Sun Never Says

“Even after all this time The sun never says to the Earth “You owe me.” Look what happens with a Love like that It lights the whole...

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Inside You

The Guest is inside you, and also inside me: you know the sprout is hidden inside the seed. We are all struggling; none of us has gone far. Let your arrogance go, and look around inside. Kabir, the Kabir...

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On Vocation…..

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy” Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.” Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” The Universe and the light of the stars come through me.” Jala ad-Din...

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Be as You Are

Nobody doubts that he exists, though he may doubt the existence of God. If he finds out the truth about himself and discovers his own source, this is all that is required. “God dwells in you, as you, and you don’t have to ‘do’ anything to be God-realized or Self-realized, it is already your true and natural state.” Just drop all seeking, turn your attention inward,...

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I have come to recognize it….

I have come to recognize it:  I have remembered myself.  And since the day I remembered myself I have been in a strange situation; I feel compassion for you, and deep down I also giggle at you, because you are not really in trouble.  You don’t need compassion, you need hammering!  You need to be hit hard on the head!  Your suffering is bogus.  Ecstasy is your very nature. You are...

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Some Gems

Hiding in this cage of visible matter Is the invisible Life Bird Pay attention to her She is singing Your song —Kabir I am not a Christian, not Jew, not Hindu, not Buddhist.  I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one, and that one called two and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing, human being. —Rumi It makes no difference if you are being...

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Talking and Silence

Talking and Silence

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. There are those among you who seek the talkative through...

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Thoughts for the New Year

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” —Black Elk “People are like stained glass...

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