First he looked confused…

  If you would like a greeting card of our beloved Tukaram ‘mut’ click on the image. Available in poster and print too. I couldn’t lie anymore so I started calling my dog “God” First he looked confused Then he started smiling Then he even Danced I kept it up Now he doesn’t even bite. I’m wondering if this might work on...

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Soul of the Whole

“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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BEFORE

Before… you cling. You cling to hopes and fears and even people without realizing what you’re doing. The Teacher says: “Pull that straw out of their neck! And out of yours while you’re at it! Stop leaking life force. The Age of Vampires is over! Forget  any notion of enemies. Your only jihad, your only struggle, is with yourself. Until you burn the ego once and for...

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Snippets of Chaos

“Irregularity and unpredictability are important features of health. On the other hand, decreased variability and accentuated periodicities are associated with disease. Healthy systems don’t want homeostasis. They want chaos.” —John R. Van Eenwyk, “The Chaotic Dynamic* of Everyday Life,” Quest magazine “One must have chaos within oneself if one is to be a...

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A Meditation and Psychotherapy Story

Two friends met at a cafe one day and began to talk over tea. They told each other of the dissatisfaction in their lives, how life was not what either had expected, how despite their best efforts, they seldom woke up happy in the morning, how they did not want to feel this way for the rest of their lives. One said things were so bad he was thinking about going to see a psychotherapist; the other...

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Tired of Speaking Sweetly

Love wants to reach out and manhandle us, Break all our teacup talk of God. If you had the courage and Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights, He would just drag you around the room By your hair, Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world That bring you no joy. Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly And wants to rip to shreds All your erroneous notions of truth That make...

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Silk Worm

I stood before a silk worm one day And that night my heart said to me, “I can do things like that, I can spin skies, I can be woven into love that can bring warmth to people; I can be soft against a crying face, I can be wings that lift, and I can travel on my thousand feet Throughout the earth My sacks filled With the Sacred’ And I replied to my heart, “Dear, can you really do...

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We Have Not Come Here to Take Prisoners

We have not come here to take prisoners, But to surrender ever more deeply To freedom and joy. We have not come into this exquisite world To hold ourselves hostage from love. Run my dear, From anything That may not strengthen Your precious budding wings. Run like hell my dear, From anyone likely To put a sharp knife Into the sacred, tender vision Of your beautiful heart. We have a duty to...

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HeartSpace

The little space within the heart is as great as this vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars; fire and lightning and winds are there; and all that now is and all that is not: for the whole universe is in Him and He dwells within our heart.   ...

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Nowhere to Hide

Help me stay awake to every moment of this day the events I like and those I don’t – equally welcomed in my sight, or at least not pushed away. Help me celebrate the simple truths, the march of clouds across blue sky, the scent of purple hyacinths, the small green pea shoots pushing up from seeds. If I am made in your image and likeness, may my heart grow wider and wider until nothing...

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