A quote from the Upanishads on our immortal self

Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the individual self and the immortal Self are perched on branches of the selfsame tree. The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the tree; the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.  ―The Upanishads

MYSTICAL POEMS: “The essence of every human being” by Rumi

The essence of every human being An ant hurries along a threshing floor with its wheat grain, moving between huge stacks of wheat, not knowing the abundance all around. It thinks its one grain is all there is to love. So we choose a tiny seed to be devoted to. This body, one path, one…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Follow the Warmth” by Fred LaMotte

Follow the Warmth – Fred LaMotte When you were a very young child you used not esoteric practice, no spiritual technique. You just honored people who made your chest expand with silent warmth. You stayed away from those who chilled and shrank your heart. How does the orchid open in the wilderness? It bends toward…

NATURE POEMS: “Roses and Jasmine” by Amira (Rosas y jazmín)

Roses and jasmine In the garden I visited the rose tree I wish I could be a bee To go deep into the scented roses With their proboscis as their noses They must be drunk from these large fragrant blooms, I decided to make a small bouquet And could not dismiss the jasmine’s perfume Dainty…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Learning the scriptures is easy” by Lalla

Learning the scriptures is easy Learning the scriptures is easy; but living them, that’s hard. Far easier to read words on a page than to seek the living heart of things. Fumbling through the fog of study, stumbling, I lost my last words.      — And my vision cleared.      Oh the sight that met me then!…