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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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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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Let Life Live Us As Love

“Only if one knows the truth of Love, which is the real nature of Self, will the strong entangled [ego] knot of life be untied. Only if one attains the height of Love will liberation be attained. Such is the heart of all religions. The experience of Self is only Love, which is seeing only…

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Vernal Equinox Blessings

“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 folk…

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