Saturday, December 31, 2022
And if I forget how many times I have been here, and in how many shapes, this forgetting is the necessary interval of darkness between every pulsation of light.
Love is the law of God. You live that you may learn to love. You love that you may learn to live. No other lesson is required of humanity. And what is it to love but for the lover to absorb forever the Beloved so that the twain be one?Mikhail Naimy, The Book of Mirdad Blessed is the eye which is permeated with love. Without love it is like a pebble or stone. Like a gardener without a garden, the eye remains empty without love. What is the state of a human being without love? He is like one who is denied all delicacies, and whose mouth is filled only with dust. Without love one does not find the flow of the Sound Current. — Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar
We have all but forgotten that life is a rich and mysterious coming together of many worlds. We have lost sight of what the ancient priestesses and shamans knew, that the forms of our visible world have their roots in unseen dimensions, and that it is in these unseen dimensions that the primal energies of life lie. In our forgetting, we have lost the wholeness of life, and we have cut ourselves off from the real forces that shape our world. But when we are present in life, free from demands or agendas, when we allow life to unfold according to its own inner principles, we open up a doorway again between the worlds. Within our consciousness the inner and outer, the visible and the unseen worlds, can come together and speak to each other, and our split-apart world can become whole again.
A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity. When for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. It’s as though it had all just come into existence.
I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.
A natural knowing that is free of thought.This self-knowing cannot possibly form thoughts. Without conceptualizing 'a mind,' Since it is not something to be conceived, This original wakefulness, cognizant yet thought-free, Is like the wisdom of the Tathagata. Therefore, it is taught, "Realize that luminous mind Is the mind of original wakefulness, And don't seek an enlightenment separate from that."
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