On Religion

From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. And an old priest said, Speak to us of Religion. And he said: Have I spoken this day of aught else? Is not religion all deeds and all reflection,     And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the… Continue reading On Religion

The Four Immeasurables

From The Fearless Heart by Thupten Jinpa. “May all beings attain happiness and its causes. May all beings be free from suffering and its causes. May all beings never be separated from joy that is free from misery. May all beings abide in equanimity, free from bias of  attachment and aversion.” “I fondly remember waking… Continue reading The Four Immeasurables

On Discernment

From Let us Dream by Pope Francis. The book is in 3 parts: A Time to See, A Time to Choose, A Time to Act. Following is an excerpt from A Time to Choose. “Between the first step, which is to come close and allow yourself to be struck by what you see, and the… Continue reading On Discernment

The Heart of Religion

“Heart stands here for that core of our being where we are one with ourselves, one with all, one even with the divine ground of our being. Belonging is therefore a key word for understanding the heart – the oneness of limitless belonging. A second key word is meaning, for the heart is the organ… Continue reading The Heart of Religion

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On Love

From Love Never Faileth by Eknath Easwaran. “Saint Paul’s “epistle on love” (I Corinthians 13) is an eloquent, practical little manual for loving, so pregnant with meaning that I recommend it to everyone for use in meditation. Some will prefer the King James Version, with its elevated beauty of language. Others will find that the… Continue reading On Love

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