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I Have Learned So Much ~ by Hafiz


 “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 church…

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A Golden Compass ~ by Hafiz

“It is written on the gate of heaven: Nothing in existence is more powerful than destiny. And destiny brought you here, to this page, which is part of your ticket – as all things are – to return to God.” ~ Hafiz A Golden Compass ~ by Hafiz Forget every idea of right and wrong…

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You Are The Sun In Drag, by Hafiz

Even after all this time the sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” ~ Hafiz “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~ Hafiz “Love said…

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A Root in Each Act and Creature ~ by Hafiz

“Inner infinity spawns outer reality.” ~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings A Root in Each Act and Creature ~ by Hafiz 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…

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 “Silence” by Hafiz

“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 will…

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Laughter: Quotes and Hafiz poem

“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 with…

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Solstice Salutations and Invocations For a Peaceful and Happy World

“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 “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” ~ Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness “Thousands of candles can…

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Everyday Thoughts For Thanksgiving

“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 Psalms: Meditations for Every Day of the Year “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been…

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Reflections on Religious Beliefs

“I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, and Confucian.” 
~ Mahatma Gandhi “I have learned so much from God That I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew” ~ Hafiz “Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion,…

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Is Earth-life Purposeful?

“One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life?” ~ Dalai Lama “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle “The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self. Man’s…

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