• The Wine of Divine Grace is Limitless
    All limits come only from the faults of the cup
    Moonlight floods the whole sky
     From horizon to horizon
    How much it can fill your room
     Depends on its windows
    Grant a great dignity my friend
     To the cup of your life
    Love has designed it to hold His eternal wine

    - Rumi

  • O friend, understand.
    The body is like the ocean, rich with hidden treasures.
    Open your innermost chamber
    And light its lamp,
    Within the body are gardens,
    Rare flowers, peacocks; the inner Music;
    Within the body a like of bliss,
    On it, the white soul-swans take their joy.

    - Mirabai

  • Don't go outside your house to see flowers.
    My friend, don't bother with that excursion.
    Inside your body there are flowers.
    One flower has a thousand petals.
    That will do for a place to sit.
    Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty
    Inside the body and out of it,
    Before gardens and after gardens.

    - Kabir

  • The lamps are different,
    But the light is the same.
    So many garish lamps in the dying brain's lamp-shop,
    Forget about them.
    Concentrate on essence, concentrate on Light
    In lucid bliss, calmly smoking off its own holy fire,
    The Light streams towards you from all things,
    All people, all possible permutation of good, evil, thought, passion.
    The lamps are different,
    But the Light is the same.
    One matter, one energy, one Light, one Light-mind,
    Endlessly emanating all things
    One turning and burning diamond.
    One, one, one.
    Ground yourself, strip yourself down,
    To blind loving silence.
    Stay there, until you see
    You are gazing at the Light
    With its own ageless eyes.

    - Rumi

  • Do you believe there is someplace
    That will make the soul less thirsty?
    In that great absence you will find nothing.
    Be strong then, and enter into your own body.
    There you have a solid place for your feet.
    Think about it carefully!
    Don't go off somewhere else.
    Kabir says this: Just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things
    And stand firm in that which you are.

    - Kabir

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  • 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