POEMS: “Gitanjali 35” By Rabindranath Tagore

Gitanjali 35   Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;    Where knowledge is free;    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;    Where words come out from the depth of truth;    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;    Where the clear stream of…

MYSTIC POEMS: “The Meeting”

“The Meeting”   When the one who is awake Meets the one who is alive Then What stands always already unmoved Joins the ever moving flow of life What forever remains untouched Touches the heart of a single man What never can truly be spoken Is expressed without any doubt It is a tacit embrace…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Inner Wakefulness” by Rumi

“Inner Wakefulness” This place is a dream only a sleeper considers it real then death comes like dawn and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief A man goes to sleep in the town where he has always lived and he dreams he’s living in another town in the dream he…

MYSTIC POEMS: “For a New Beginning”

“For a New Beginning”   In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to…

POEMS: “Hey my friend”… by Tarchin Hearn

  Auckland, March/01 (In response to a young man dropping out of an urban retreat)   Hey my friend . . . What are you doing that’s meaningful with your life? Are you birthing beautiful thoughts into the world? Hey my friend . . .Are you awake? Is the fire of passion lighting your way,…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The Waking” by Theodore Roethke

“The Waking” I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, and take my waking…

POEMS: ” The path of awakening” by Tarchin Hearn

The path of awakening is all around you. It is the life you are living. It is the place where you are. It is the mind that is experiencing. Just pause and allow the looking to deepen. Do you have sufficient love to see? That’s a big question! Feel the fullness of being; within and…

POEMS: “Today I Awoke” by Adyashanti

Today I Awoke Today I awoke, finally I see the Self has re-turned to the Self. The Self is none other than the Self. I am deathless. I am endless. I am free. The birds outside sing… The birds outside sing and there am I. The seeing of leaves on the trees, that seeing am…

Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity

Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity “May I be a guard for those who need protection A guide for those on the path A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood May I be a lamp in the darkness A resting place for the weary A healing medicine for all who…