The Vakil of Bokhara

(extracted from The Mathnawi Rumi) The Prince of Bokhara had a Vakil who, through fear of punishment for an offence he had committed, ran away and remained concealed in Kuhistan and the desert for the space of ten years. At the end of that time, being unable to endure absence from his lord and his…

How One Becomes Perfect ~ documented in the Bhagavad Gita

“So learn from Me now, friend, as I briefly profile the qualities that make the loving yogi one with Me, Brahman, the Godhead. There is no higher achievement in life. “Cultivate a pure intellect. Free your mind and heart of delusion. Be self-restrained. Give up the ego. Subdue your senses through steady will. Abandon the…

The Heart of Wisdom

Wisdom in its simplest essence, is derived from experience analysed, knowledge gained, intuitive thought, introspective comtemplataion, intellectual enquiry , genuine inquiry,* and exhaustive persistence driven by a burning desire, guided by a force within. *added by GG ~ Excerpts from In the Sphere of Silence by Vijay Eswaran ~

Description of Love

A true lover is proved such by his pain of heart; No sickness is there like sickness of heart. The lover’s ailment is different from all ailments; Love is the astrolabe of God’s mysteries. A lover may hanker after this love or that love, But at the last he is drawn to the KING of…

The Inner Voice

The voice within is what I honour. It’s what I’m married to. This life doesn’t belong to me. The voice says, “Brush your teeth.” Okay. I don’t know what for, I just move on through. It says, “Walk.” Okay. I just keep moving. Someone says, “Will you come do The Work with us?” Okay. I’m…

Where it Came from

A tear can be ego and anger can be compassion. Anger can be ego and tears can be compassion. It depends on where it arises from. ~ if not now, when?, Chapter 03 Peace + Anger, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche