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.
THREE QUOTES ON MEDITATION
“Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
“Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.” – William Cowper (English Poet 1731-1800)
“What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan” – Hakuin – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakuin
Tolle says that emotion and thoughts (I would say heart-mind for these two are in reality a singleness) are not necessarily ego, but often are.
“They turn into ego only when you identify with them and they take you over completely, that is to say, when they become ‘I’.”
A New Earth pp131-132
“…all parts of the creational world are of one whole.”, BWF p.364.
“God contains all….The whole is greater than its parts…” PT 23 27
“All that exists is God….” (AB in London p22)
At all times I am near unto thee, but thou art ever far from Me. (Baha’u’llah, The Persian Hidden Words 21)
Meditate on what the poet hath written: “Wonder not, if my Best-Beloved be closer to me than mine own self; wonder at this, that I, despite such nearness, should still be so far from Him.” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings, p. 185)
“This most great, this fathomless and surging Ocean is near, astonishingly near, unto you. Behold it is closer to you than your life-vein!” Gleanings – HERE
love is the recognition of oneness in a world of duality. – Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth
“Make no distinction between any of God’s messengers; for they all say, ‘We have heard and we pay heed’. Grant us your forgiveness, O our Sustainer. For it is with You that all journeys end.” (Quran 2:285)