Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tim Freke - Essentially there is one of us.

“I am often asked if I believe in God and I reply ‘I don’t believe in anything but God’. It’s all God. We are all God. There is only God. God is not some distant figure somewhere in the sky. God is my own deepest nature and yours too. We are God playing a game of hide and seek. Pretending to be separate individuals and then awakening to our deeper nature, so that we realise something extraordinary. Essentially there is one of us. How exquisite!”

Coleman Barks - Opening the Heart Through Ecstatic Poetry -with David Darling

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nisargadatta Maharaj - Light of the world

“No doubt, striving for the improvement of the world is a most praiseworthy occupation. Done selflessly, it clarifies the mind and purifies the heart. But soon man will realize that he pursues a mirage. Local and temporary improvement is always possible and was achieved again and again under the influence of a great king or teacher; but it would soon come to an end, leaving humanity in a new cycle of misery. It is in the nature of all manifestation that the good and the bad follow each other and in equal measure. The true refuge is only in the unmanifested.
Once you realize that the world is your own projection, you are free of it. You need not free yourself of a world that does not exist, except in your own imagination! However the picture is — beautiful or ugly — you are painting it and you are not bound by it. Realize that there is nobody to force it on you, that it is due to the habit of taking the imaginary to be real. See the imaginary as imaginary and be free of fear.
When you realize that you are the light of the world, you will also realize that you are the love of it; that to know is to love and to love is to know. Of all the affections the love of oneself comes first. Your love of the world is the reflection of your love of yourself, for your world is of your own creation. Light and love are impersonal, but they are reflected in your mind as knowing and wishing oneself well. We are always friendly towards ourselves, but not always wise. A Yogi is a man whose goodwill is allied to wisdom.”

Monday, August 11, 2014

ᖇᑌᗰƗ ♡ - Join us in our circle

Come and join us in our circle,
We the lovers, we who admire,
So that we can lure you into
The lovely garden of desire.

You are water, whirling water,
Yet still water trapped within,
Come, submerge yourself within us,
We who are the flowing stream.

Come, we are all so lost and strayed,
And in the direst poverty,
And we know of nothing to sing
Except the song of unknowing.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Nirmala - Grace

all may have a mind of their own
but thoughts are gifts of grace
touching mind for an instant
like melting snowflakes

every place can be home
but rest is a divine blessing
when effort falls away
like the setting sun

the heart may burn with emptiness
but love comes in waves
smoothing away doubts
like a tide erasing footprints in the sand

From Gifts with No Giver by Nirmala, a free collection of nondual poetry, available at