• In the morning, when I began to wake,
    It happened again---
    That feeling that You, Beloved,
    Had stood over me all night
    Keeping watch.
    That feeling, that as soon as I began to stir
    You put your lips on my forehead
    And lit a Holy Lamp
    Inside my heart.

    - Hafiz

  • Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly.
    Let it cut more deep
    Let it ferment and season you
    As few human or even divine ingredients can.
    Something missing in my heart tonight
    Has made my eyes so soft,
    My voice so tender,
    My need of God
    Absolutely clear.

    - Hafiz

  • We are all struggling, none of us has gone far.
    Let your arrogance go, and look around inside
    The blue sky opens out farther and farther,
    The daily sense of failure goes away,
    The damage I have done to myself fades,
    A million suns come forward with light,
    When I sit firmly in this world.
    I hear bells ringing that no one has shaken,
    Inside “love” there is more joy than we know of,
    Rain pours down although the sky is clear of clouds,
    There are whole rivers of light.
    The  universe is shot through in all its parts
    By a single sort of love.
    How hard it is to feel that joy in all our bodies!
    Those who hope to be reasonable about it fail.
    The arrogance of reason has separated us from that love.
    With the word “reason” you already feel miles away.
    How lucky we are that surrounded by all this joy
    We sing inside our own little boat.
    These poems amount to being meeting itself.
    These songs are about forgetting dying and loss.
    They rise above both coming in and going out.

    - Kabir

  • Love manifests where there is an empty vessel.
    Love abides where it is welcome.

    - Bhakti Sutras, Verse 53

  • Fuse the powers of the sacred heart with the energies of the body, and you can transform everything.     

    - de Chardin

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