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I Have Learned So Much ~ by Hafiz

[Translate] 
 “I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Buddhist and Confucian.” ~ Gandhi “Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. 
Not any religion My place is the placeless, a trace of the traceless. 
Neither body or soul.” ~ Rumi “There is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a […]

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A Root in Each Act and Creature ~ by Hafiz

[Translate] “Inner infinity spawns outer reality.” ~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings The sun’s eyes are painting fields again. Its lashes with expert strokes Are sweeping across the land. A great palette of light has embraced This earth. Hafiz, if just a little clay and water Mixed in His bowl Can yield such exquisite scents, sights, […]

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You Are The Sun In Drag, by Hafiz

[Translate] “You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.” ~ Psalm 82: 6 “Love said to me,
 there is nothing that is not me. 
Be silent.” ~ Rumi “If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond […]

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 “Silence” by Hafiz

[Translate] “Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.” ~ Rumi “Silence is the communing of a conscious soul with itself. If the soul attend for a moment to its own infinity, then and there is silence. She is audible to all men, at all times, in all places, and if we […]

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Laughter: Quotes and Hafiz poem

[Translate] “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” ~ Buddha “What is soap to the body, laughter is to the soul.” 
~ Yiddish Proverb “I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes; nor would I be content […]

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Vernal Equinox Blessings

[Translate] “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 “The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.” ~ Sri Ramakrishna Ron’s introduction. I first learned of Chapter 3:1-8 of the Book of Ecclesiastes on hearing a popular 1960’s […]

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Solstice Salutations and Invocations For a Peaceful and Happy New Age

[Translate] “One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. […]

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Everyday Thoughts For Thanksgiving

[Translate] “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ~ Cicero “To be a presence of perpetual thanksgiving may be the ultimate goal of life.   The thankful person is the one for whom life is simply one long exercise in the sacred.” ~ Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB from The […]

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Why Does Everyone Want Happiness?

[Translate] “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” ~ Dalai Lama “From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects […]

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Crying For God and other ‘Kundalini Kriyas’ ~ Ron’s Memoirs

[Translate] “Do you want deliverance from the bonds of the world? Then weeping profusely, you will have to cry out from the bottom of your heart: Deliver me, Great Mother of the World, deliver me!…. When by the flood of your tears the inner and outer have fused into one, you will find her whom […]

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