O lovers

  Ghazal (Ode) 1374, in a translation by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi, a version by Jonathan Star, and in a translation by William Chittick   O lovers Love will lay a carpet of treasures under your feet. Musicians Love will fill your drums with gold. Thirsty ones Love will turn your scorched desert…

Wonder

  I Said To The Wanting-Creature Inside Me by Kabir    I said to the wanting – creature inside me: What is this river you want to cross? There are no travelers on the river-road, and no road. Do you see anyone moving about on that bank, or nesting?   There is no river at…

Actions

I am looking all over the world for students of action so that I can teach action. I am looking all over the world for anyone who knows action, but I find no student of action—only of words, and so I occupy myself with words. What do you know of action? Action is only known…

To be, or not to be

ببودن یا نبودن، بحث از این است آیا عقل را شایسته تر آنکه : مدام از منجنیق و تیر دوران جفاپیشه ستم بردن و یا بر روی یک دریا مصائب تیغ آهیختن و از راه خلاف ایام آنها را سرآوردن بمردن، خواب رفتن، بس و بتوانیم اگر گفتن که با یک خفتن تنها همه آلام…

بی شرح

…استغراق آن باشد که او در میان نباشد او را جهد نماند و فعل و حرکت نماند.هر فعلی که از او آید، آن فعل او نباشد، فعل آب باشد.اگر هنوز در آب دست و پای می زند او را غریق نگویند. یا بانگی می زند که ” آه غرق شدم” این را نیز استغراق نگویند.…

Spirituality: The Art of Living

Spirituality: The Art of Living by Tejvan Pettinger Spirituality teaches that the art of living is to find real abiding happiness and satisfaction. This elusive inner happiness will come when we can discover our inner self. It is spirituality that helps us to find this inner reality, which is our inner self.  Many people seek…

The World

…For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since…

Illusion

    You #1 are actual. Who you really are is already the case; nothing is necessary to bring it into being. All that is necessary is for you to remove your attention from the illusion of who you have been told you are. In a way, our lives in the world are like a…

Is there anyone else?

A man fell off a cliff and barely managed to catch hold of a small bush. There was a great drop below him, and the top of the cliff was too far to reach. To make matters worse, the bush began slowly coming loose. At this moment, the man realized that he could rely on…

The Boy and The Starfish

One day, an old man was walking along the beach in the early morning and noticed the tide had washed thousands of starfish up on the shore. Up ahead in the distance he spotted a boy who appeared to be gathering up the starfish, and one by one tossing them back into the ocean. He…

Waiting for the miracle to come

Baby, I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting night and day I didn’t see the time I waited half my life away There were many invitations And I know you sent me some But I was waiting For the miracle to come I know you really loved me But, you see, my hands were tied I…