Monthly Archives: September 2010

The wisdom of Rumi

  Keep searching Even though you’re not equipped keep searching: equipment isn’t necessary on the way to the Lord. Whoever you see engaged in search, become her friend and cast your head in front of her, for choosing to be … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the smiling sage

Question : How does one get rid of fear ? Ramana Maharshi : What is fear ? It is only a thought. If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear. Who sees things separate from the … Continue reading

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Come, sweet death

Franz Schubert left this world when he was only 31 years old. A few months before his death, in the summer of 1828,  he composed his   final instrumental work, the String Quintett in C Major.   At the time … Continue reading

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Welcome the unease

What is this fear of awakening all about ? What is so scary about letting  go of old beliefs and living one’s full potential? Indeed. Why rather hold on to suffering, to pain and frustration than simply – change? Just … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Rumi

Ghazal 2133 wake up, wake up this night is gone wake up abandon abandon even your dear self abandon there is an idiot in our market place selling a precious soul if you doubt my word get up this moment … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Rumi

If you want what visible reality can give, you’re an employee. If you want the unseen world, you’re not living your truth. Both wishes are foolish, but you’ll be forgiven for forgetting that what you really want is love’s confusing … Continue reading

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Ghosts

Beethoven composed the piano trio in D, Op 70 “Ghost” in 1808, when he was nearly completely deaf and clearly in a mystical mood. The trio is dubbed “the Ghost Sonata” because of its strangely scored and undeniably eerie-sounding slow … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Rumi

Ghazal 838 if you pass your night and merge it with dawn for the sake of heart what do you think will happen if the entire world is covered with the blossoms you have labored to plant what do you … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Rumi

Advice doesn’t help lovers! They’re not the kind of mountain stream you can build a dam across. An intellectual doesn’t know what the drunk is feeling! Don’t try to figure what those lost inside love will do next! Someone in … Continue reading

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On Work

And what is it to work with love?
It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart,
even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.
It is to build a house with affection,
even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. Continue reading

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