Mysticism

Mysticism The sun can only be seen by the light of the sun. The more a man or woman knows, the greater the bewilderment, the…

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The angels have bowed down to you and drowned

The angels have bowed down to you and drowned The angels have bowed down to you and drowned Your soul in Being, past all plummet’s…

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The Birds Find Their King

The Birds Find Their King Once more they ventured from the Dust to raise Their Eyes — up to the Throne — into the Blaze,…

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The Eternal Mirror

The Eternal Mirror Not You but I, have seen and been and wrought Who in your Fraction of Myself behold Myself within the Mirror Myself…

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The Hound of Heaven

The Hound of Heaven I fled Him, down the nights and down the days; I fled Him, down the arches of the years; I fled…

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Brief Biography of Michael Maier

Michael Maier Count Michael Maier was a Lutheran alchemist and physician at the courts of Emperor Rudolf II and Moritz of Hessen-Kassel. He is best…

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Three Golden Apples from the Hesperian grove (from Atalanta Fugiens)

Three Golden Apples from the Hesperian grove (from Atalanta Fugiens) Three Golden Apples from the Hesperian grove. A present Worthy of the Queen of Love….

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The Stone that is Mercury, is cast upon the (from Atalanta Fugiens)

The Stone that is Mercury, is cast upon the (from Atalanta Fugiens) The Stone that is Mercury, is cast upon the Earth, exalted on Mountains,…

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If BOREAS can in his own Wind conceive (from Atalanta Fugiens)

If BOREAS can in his own Wind conceive (from Atalanta Fugiens) If BOREAS can in his own Wind conceive An offspring that can bear this…

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Taizan Maezumi Roshi

In studying ourselves In studying ourselves We find the harmony That is our total existence We do not make harmony We do not achieve it…

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Song of the Mahamudra (Tilopa’s Song to Naropa)

Song of the Mahamudra (Tilopa’s Song to Naropa) Mahamudra, the royal way, is free from every word and sacred symbol. For you alone, beloved Naropa,…

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The Soul Speaks (from Hymn on the Fate of the Soul)

The Soul Speaks (from Hymn on the Fate of the Soul) From the very beginning, before times long past, I was stored among His hidden…

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From the beginning, before the world ever was (from Before the World Ever Was)

From the beginning, before the world ever was (from Before the World Ever Was) From the beginning, before the world ever was, I was held…

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Prayers for the Protection and Opening of the Heart

Prayers for the Protection and Opening of the Heart 1 May the Name send its hidden radiance to open the gates of deliverance to His…

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Images, however sacred

Images, however sacred Images, however sacred they may be, retain the attention outside, whereas at the time of prayer the attention must be within —…

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Descend from your head into your heart

Descend from your head into your heart You must descend from your head into your heart. At present your thoughts of God are in your…

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A Song on the View of Voidness

A Song on the View of Voidness Homage to the Adamantine Mind! Dharma king, you who have realized the essence; you who expound the way…

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The haunt of the hearts of the gnostics

The haunt of the hearts of the gnostics The haunt of the hearts of the gnostics is a mead Celestial — beyond it are the…

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That Taste

That Taste He who tasted the everlasting love Shall be the sincere friend to all the slaves He who tasted the everlasting love Shall belittle…

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Saint Animal

Saint Animal Suddenly it was clear to me — I was something I hadn’t been before. It was as if the animal part of my…

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Song at Dawn

Song at Dawn When they sang together, when my morning stars sang as the night was ending and light came up from all sides; when…

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Becoming sky & earth

Becoming sky & earth Becoming sky & earth Wind & light Becoming flesh & spirit All that truly is & all that which is not…

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While unperishing love melted my bones

While unperishing love melted my bones While unperishing love melted my bones, I cried I shouted again and again, louder than the waves of the…

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Where darkness is gone I live

Where darkness is gone I live Where darkness is gone I live, where I am happy. I am not troubled by coming and going, I…

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Though he has no form

Though he has no form Though he has no form my eyes saw him, his glory is fire in my mind that knows his secret…

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Realisation of Dreams and Mind

Realisation of Dreams and Mind Lord Paindapa, you who practice yogic discipline! Your name has been prophesied by the devas; what a great wonder! Under…

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That which was not, came

That which was not, came That which was not, came. That which came must go. Muktananda, remain calm and steady in the midst of all…

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Mukteshwari

Mukteshwari Kundalini Shakti is the prana of the universe. By the power of this great Goddess the universe exists. Muktananda, know Her. When Kundalini awakes…

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There is a center of sublime knowledge

There is a center of sublime knowledge There is a center of sublime knowledge within every human being, and when you enter that place you…

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The gnostics’ hearts with eyes are blest

The gnostic’ hearts with eyes are blest The gnostic’ hearts with eyes are blest That see what other see’ers see not; And tongues whose discourse…

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Verses on the Five Ranks

Verses on the Five Ranks The Apparent within the Real: In the third watch of the night Before the moon appears, No wonder when we…

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Long seeking it through others

Long seeking it through others Long seeking it through others, I was far from reaching it. Now I go by myself; I meet it everywhere….

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The Rainy Season

The Rainy Season In whom longing for the Beloved hath taken abode, Every moment his body becometh feeble and enervated. A stream of tears constantly…

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Sound Celestial

Sound Celestial Listen, O friend, to the thunderous roar of Shabd, Which reverberates throughout the firmament. Water, which becomes turbid by relishing the earth, Gets…

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Glimpse of the Invisible

Glimpse of the Invisible Lightning flashed in my eye, O friend, And brightly did shine the light of the moon. I got a glimpse of…

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Within This Body

Within This Body Within this body breathes the secret essence. Within this body beats the heart of the Vedas. Within this body shines the entire…

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I Will Remain With You…

I Will Remain With You… You reign at the Father’s right hand In the kingdom of his eternal glory As God’s Word from the beginning….

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Riprap

Riprap Lay down these words Before your mind like rocks. placed solid, by hands In choice of place, set Before the body of the mind…

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Master I’s Chamber in the Ta-yu Temple

Master I’s Chamber in the Ta-yu Temple I-Kung’s place to practice Ch’an: a hut in an empty grove. Outside the door, a single pretty peak….

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Idle Wandering

Idle Wandering go where my mind will sit when my heart’s still drink when I’m thirsty and sing when I’m drunk when hard times come…

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This autumn scene’s worth words paint

This autumn scene’s worth words paint this autumn scene’s worth words paint red leaves fill up the mountain stream the path through the pines is…

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Before there was a hint of civilization

Before there was a hint of civilization Before there was a hint of civilization I carried a memory of your loose strand of hair, Oblivious,…

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How can I see the splendor of the moon

How can I see the splendor of the moon How can I see the splendor of the moon If his face shines over my heart,…

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Is it the night of power

Is it the night of power Is it the night of power Or only your hair? Is it dawn Or your face? In the songbook…

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I am a fountain, You are my water

I am a fountain, You are my water I am a fountain, You are my water. I flow from You to You. I am an…

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Lord, Where Shall I Find You?

Lord, Where Shall I Find You? Lord, where shall I find You? Your place is lofty and secret. And where shall I not find You?…

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O My Lord, Your dwelling places are lovely

O My Lord, Your dwelling places are lovely O My Lord, Your dwelling places are lovely Your Presence is manifest, not in mystery. My dream…

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No Ordinary Goods

No Ordinary Goods I made my intellect a friend to me But my heart wouldn’t accept the advice he gave; The heart has a big…

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I Carry Your Heart With Me By E. E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me by e. e. cummings i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere…

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May My Heart Always Be Open To Little By E. E. Cummings

may my heart always be open to little by e. e. cummings may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets…

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Once Like A Spark (Xxiv) – E E Cummings

(once like a spark) if strangers meet life begins- not poor not rich (only aware) kind neither nor cruel (only complete) i not not you…

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The Cambridge Ladies Who Live In Furnished Souls By E. E. Cummings

the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls by e. e. cummings the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls are unbeautiful and have comfortable…

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Youful – E. E. Cummings

youful larger of smallish) Humble a rosily ,nimblest; c-urlin-g noworld Silent is blue (sleep!new girlgold ~ youful… (17) – E. E. Cummings

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Will You Teach A – E. E. Cummings

(will you teach a wretch to live straighter than a needle) ask her ask when (ask and ask and ask again and)ask a brittle little…

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Your Little Voice – E. E. Cummings

your little voice Over the wires came leaping and i felt suddenly dizzy With the jostling and shouting of merry flowers wee skipping high-heeled flames…

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Arise O Cup- Bearer By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Arise O Cup- Bearer ARISE, oh Cup-bearer, rise! and bring To lips that are thirsting the bowl they praise, For it seemed that love was…

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Absolutely Clear By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Absolutely Clear Don’t surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine…

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Arise And Fill A Golden Goblet By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Arise And Fill A Golden Goblet Arise! and fill a golden goblet up Until the wine of pleasure overflow, Before into thy skull’s pale empty…

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Bitter Dolor By Shams al-Din Hafiz Shiraz

Bitter Dolor In its beak, a nightingale had a roseleaf of exquisite color And on that pleasant food, it nourished on some bitter dolor I…

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