Just as steam water and ice are…

“Just as steam, water and ice are all modulations of one substance, so the mind, body and world are all modulations of one Being – the ever-present light of pure Knowing.” – Rupert Spira

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Becoming the Giver of Light – Rumi I…

Becoming the Giver of Light – Rumi

I was dead
I came alive
I was tears
I became laughter

All because of love
when it arrived
my temporal life
from then on
changed to eternal

Love said to me
you are not
crazy enough
you don’t
fit this house

I went and
became crazy
crazy enough
to be in chains

Love said
you are not
intoxicated enough
you don’t
fit the group

I went and
got drunk
drunk enough
to overflow
with light-headedness

Love said
you are still
too clever
filled with
imagination and skepticism

I went and
became gullible
and in fright
pulled away
from it all

Love said
you are a candle
attracting everyone
gathering every one
around you

I am no more
a candle spreading light
I gather no more crowds
and like smoke
I am all scattered now

Love said
you are a teacher
you are a head
and for everyone
you are a leader

I am no more
not a teacher
not a leader
just a servant
to your wishes

Love said
you already have
your own wings
I will not give you
more feathers

And then my heart
pulled itself apart
and filled to the brim
with a new light
overflowed with fresh life

Now even the heavens
are thankful that
because of love
I have become
the giver of light.

  • Rumi. Ghazal number 1393, translated by Nader Khalili

~I bow to the Buddha in all beings~…

~I bow to the Buddha in all beings~

and

to the light in whatever lamp truth, beauty or goodness shine

Love all that has been created by God…

Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.
– Dostoyevsky

Namaste My prefered definition I honor the…

Namaste!

My prefered definition;

“I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you, which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.”

man must be the seeker after the Reality…

man must be the seeker after the Reality, and he will find that Reality in each of the Sanctified Souls. He must be fascinated and enraptured, and attracted to the divine bounty; he must be like the butterfly who is the lover of the light from whatever lamp it may shine, and like the nightingale who is the lover of the rose in whatever garden it may grow.

YOU WILL SAY CHRIST SAITH THIS AND THE…

YOU WILL SAY CHRIST SAITH THIS, AND THE APOSTLES SAY THIS,
BUT WHAT CANST THOU SAY?

ART THOU A CHILD OF LIGHT AND HAST THOU WALKED IN THE LIGHT,
AND WHAT THOU SPEAKEST IS IT INWARDLY FROM GOD?

MARGARET FELL, QUOTING FROM HER FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH GEORGE FOX