Friday, August 23, 2013


Last night
I begged the wise one to tell me
the secret of the world.
Gently, gently he whispered, 
"Be quiet, 
The secret cannot be spoken, 
It is wrapped in silence." 

Photo:  Peter Bowers

rise and fall

Let the waves of the universe rise 
and fall as they will. 

You have nothing to gain or lose. 

You are the ocean.

Ashtavakra Gita
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Love is...

Love is something that is new, fresh, alive.
It has no yesterday and no tomorrow.
It is beyond the turmoil of thought.

It is only the innocent mind which knows what love is, 
and the innocent mind can live in the world which is not innocent.  

To find this extraordinary thing which man has sought
endlessly through sacrifice, through worship,
through relationship, through sex,
through every form of pleasure and pain, 
is only possible when thought
comes to understand itself
and comes naturally to an end.

Then love has no opposite,
then love has no conflict.   

J. Krishnamurti 
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You are the only student you have

You are the only
 faithful student you have.
All the others leave eventually.

Have you been making yourself shallow
with making others eminent?

Just remember, when you're in union, 
you don't have to fear
that you'll be drained. 

The command comes to speak,
and you feel the ocean 
moving through you.  

Then comes, Be silent, 
as when the rain stops, 
and the trees in the orchard
begin to draw moisture
up into themselves. 

Photo:  Peter Bowers


Your task is not to seek for love, 

but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself

that you have built against it.

Photo:  Peter Bowers