Year: 2016

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 closer to the sun the more dazzled, until a point is reached where one no longer is. A mystic knows without knowledge, without intuition or information, without contemplation ... »

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 sound — Do not despise yourself, for there is none Who could with you sustain comparison; Do not torment yourself — your soul is All, Your body but a f... »

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, And in the Centre of the Glory there Beheld the Figure of — Themselves — as ’twere Transfigured — looking to Themselves, beheld The Figure on t... »

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 hold To see Myself in, and each part of Me That sees himself, though drown’d, shall ever see. Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw, And be the Eternal Mirro... »

The Hound of Heaven

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 Him, down the labyrinthine ways Of my own mind; and in the mist of tears I hid from Him, and under running laughter. Up vistaed hopes I sped; And shot, precipitated, Adown Titanic gloo... »

Brief Biography of Michael Maier

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 known for his book Atalanta Fugiens, which was first published in Latin in 1617. Atalanta Fugiens is a collection of allegorical alchemical illustration... »

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 (from Atalanta Fugiens) Three Golden Apples from the Hesperian grove. A present Worthy of the Queen of Love. Gave wise Hippomenes Eternal Fame. And Atalanta’s cruel Speed O’ercame. In Vain he follows ’till with Radiant Light, One Rolling... »

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 (from Atalanta Fugiens) The Stone that is Mercury, is cast upon the Earth, exalted on Mountains, resides in the Air, and is nourished in the Waters. by Michael Maier English version by Anonymous Original Language Latin Hits: 1 »

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 (from Atalanta Fugiens) If BOREAS can in his own Wind conceive An offspring that can bear this light & live; In art, Strength, Body, Mind He shall excell All wonders men of Ancient Heroes tell. Think him no Caeso nor Abortive brood, Nor yet Agrippa, for his... »

Taizan Maezumi Roshi

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 Or gain it It is there – all the time Here we are – in the midst Of this perfect way And our practice is… Simply to realize it And then To actuali... »

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

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, this wonderful song springs forth from Tilopa as spontaneous friendship that never ends. The completely open nature of all dimensions and events i... »

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

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 treasures. He had brought me forth from Nothing, but at the end of time I shall be summoned back before the King. My life flowed out of the depth of the spheres which ga... »

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 (from Before the World Ever Was) From the beginning, before the world ever was, I was held on high with his hidden treasures. He brought me forth from nothing and in the end I will be withdrawn by the King. My being flowed from the spheres’ foundat... »

Prayers for the Protection and Opening of the Heart

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 servants — and shine in their hearts, which now are shut in silent darkness. May the great King be moved to act in perfection and righteousness — to open th... »

Images, however sacred

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 — in the heart. The concentration of attention in the heart — this is the starting point of prayer. by Theophan the Recluse Original Languag... »

Descend from your head into your heart

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 head. And God Himself is, as it were, outside you, and so your prayer and other spiritual exercises remain exterior. Whilst you are still in your head, thoughts will no... »

A Song on the View of Voidness

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 of being, out of compassion: king Buddha Samdrup, I bow to you in my heart, pray listen to me. Through your kind and skillful means, by a habit long formed, and as a ... »

The haunt of the hearts of the gnostics

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 veils of the Lord. His nearness their sole boundary from the world of the Secret — Melt they would with love if their moment had come. For their thirst is a cup purely ... »

That Taste

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 himself to all the slaves He who tasted the everlasting love Shall be the solace on the paths of the slaves He who tasted the everlasting love Shall be intima... »

Saint Animal

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 being had reached some kind of maturity that gave it authority, and had begun to use it. I thought about death for two years. My animal flailed and tore at its cage till I ... »

Song at Dawn

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 the night was ending, the darkness expelled, and my sun rose in the East; when my thoughts shook off slumber and my limbs woke from their sleep of night — then I soug... »

Becoming sky & earth

Becoming sky & earth

Becoming sky & earth Becoming sky & earth Wind & light Becoming flesh & spirit All that truly is & all that which is not Becoming the Lord, He makes those who say, “I” & “mine” Dance in the show Becoming sky & standing there… How can my words... »

While unperishing love melted my bones

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 billowing sea, I became confused, I fell, I rolled, I wailed, Bewildered like a madman, Intoxicated like a crazy drunk, so that people were puzzled and those... »

Where darkness is gone I live

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 am beyond all vision, above all spheres. His spirit lives in my soul. Mukta says: He is my heart’s only home. by Muktabai English version by Willis Barnstone Hits: 1 »

Though he has no form

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 inner form invented by the soul. What is beyond the mind has no boundary. In it our senses end. Mukta says: Words cannot hold him yet in him all words are. by Muktabai English version by W... »

Realisation of Dreams and Mind

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 the hand of glorious Advayalalita Are the vajra brothers and sisters whose minds do not differ. Headed by Sri Gunamati, Dakas who are sitting in the... »

That which was not, came

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 that comes and goes. What is inevitable must happen. You cannot prevent it. Muktananda, recognize the inevitable. Remain tranquil in yourself. This brief life passes qui... »

Mukteshwari

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 all doors are thrown open. Rama reveals himself in the heart. Muktananda, love Kundalini. When Kundalini awakes, the eyes are filled with lig... »

There is a center of sublime knowledge

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 turn into a great poet — you don’t have to learn the art of poetry. by Swami Muktananda Hits: 3 »

The gnostics’ hearts with eyes are blest

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 is of secrets Beyond the recording angels’ ken, And wings that all unfeathered fly To His dominion, Lord of the Worlds. We have inh... »

Verses on the Five Ranks

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 meet There is no recognition! Still cherished in my heart Is the beauty of earlier days. The Real within the Apparent: A sleepy-eyed grandam Encounters herself in an old ... »

Long seeking it through others

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. It is just I myself, And I am not itself. Understanding this way, I can be as I am. by Tung-Shan (Tozan) English version by Katsuki Sekida Original Language Chinese Hi... »

The Rainy Season

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 flows from his eyes; The pangs of pain ceaselessly smart his body and mind. Like rivers in Sawan and Bhadon, overflows the stream of my love. Day and n... »

Sound Celestial

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 cleansed of its impurities when filtered. Waves of pure bliss emanate from the heart When the moss that covers it is removed. Hold ... »

Glimpse of the Invisible

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 the Invisible within, And thirst and longing for the Lord were aroused. My ears received the boon of Unstruck Music, And Knowledge came like the explosion of light, O Frie... »

Within This Body

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 Universe, so the saints say. Hermits, ascetics, celibates — all are lost seeking Him in endless guises. Seers and sages perfectly parrot the scriptur... »

I Will Remain With You…

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. You reign on the Almighty’s throne Also in transfigured human form, Ever since the completion of your work on earth. I believe this because your ... »

Riprap

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 in space and time: Solidity of bark, leaf, or wall riprap of things: Cobble of milky way. straying planets, These poems, people, lost ponies with Dragging saddles ̵... »

عزیز موحد

عزیز موحد

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Master I’s Chamber in the Ta-yu Temple

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. Before the stair, deep valleys. Sunset confused in footprints of the rain. Blue of the void in the shade of the court. Look, and see the lotus b... »

Idle Wandering

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 I find a pile of grass and sleep the days and months are long the world is vast and idleness is happiness toss off the vintage wine use up the raw laug... »

This autumn scene’s worth words paint

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 set just so chrysanthemums glow gold around the eastern hedge I raise this very proper goblet, drain the dregs the commoner who offers you the ... »

Before there was a hint of civilization

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, I carried inside me your pointed tip of hair. In its invisible realm, Your face of sun yearned for epiphany, Until each distinct thing was thrown into sight. Fr... »

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 How can I see the splendor of the moon If his face shines over my heart, Flaming like the sun? The Turks in his eyes charge through my soul, While untrue curling hair Defeats faith. Yet if he lifted the veil from his face, The world would be undone, The univers... »

Is it the night of power

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 of beauty Is it a deathless first line Or only a fragment copied from your inky eyebrow? Is it boxwood of the orchard Or cypress of the rose garden? The tuba tree of paradise, abundant with ... »

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 am a fountain, You are my water. I flow from You to You. I am an eye, You are my light. I look from You to You. You are neither my right nor my left. You are my foot and my arm as well. I am a traveler, You are my road. I go from You to You. by Zeynep Hatun Englis... »

Lord, Where Shall I Find You?

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? The whole earth is full of Your glory! You are found in man’s innermost heart, yet You fixed earth’s boundaries. You are a strong tower for those who are near, and ... »

O My Lord, Your dwelling places are lovely

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 brought me to the Temple of God And I praised its delightful servants, And the burnt offering, its meal and libation Which rose up in great pillars of smoke. I de... »

No Ordinary Goods

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 sack it carries with it When I stuffed the world in, it didn’t fill it. We are obliged to accept another’s greeting– This pen made of luminosity said: Wri... »

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 by e. e. cummings i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my tr... »

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 by e. e. cummings may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if it&#... »

Once Like A Spark (Xxiv) – E E Cummings

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 not possible; only truthful -truthfully,once if strangers(who deep our most are selves)touch: forever (and so to dark) ~ once like a spark… (XXIV) – E. E... »

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 by e. e. cummings the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls are unbeautiful and have comfortable minds (also, with the church’s protestant blessings daughters,unscented shapeless spirited) they believe in Christ and Longfellow, both dead,... »

Youful – E. E. Cummings

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 Hits: 5 »

Will You Teach A – E. E. Cummings

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 person fiddling in the rain (did you kiss a girl with nipples like pink thimbles) ask him ask who (ask and ask and ask ago and)ask a simple crazy thing singing in the snow ... »

Your Little Voice – E. E. Cummings

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 courtesied before my eyes or twinkling over to my side Looked up with impertinently exquisite faces floating hands were laid upon me I was whirled a... »

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 an easy thing, But my feet have fallen on difficult ways. I have prayed the wind o’er my heart to fling The fragrance of musk in her hair that sleeps In the ni... »

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 ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight Has made my eyes so soft, My voice So tender, My need of God Absolutely Clear. Hits: 1 »

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 cup A grimmer Cup-bearer the dust shall throw. Yea, to the Vale of Silence we must come; Yet shall the flagon laugh and Heaven’s dome Thrill with an a... »

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 asked, ‘Wherefore lament and cry despite this union fair? ‘ He said, ‘In this, the beauty of the Beloved do I share.’ If the true Beloved s... »