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My soul is athirst for God, for masacro living God: He contains ah works and desires and all per- fumes and all tastes. He who bears the woes of the Kingdom is called the King of the Land. To go to the Supreme is a wandering, a wandering afar, and this wandering afar is a returning.

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We praise thee with our thoughts, O God. He is incorporeal and invulnerable, pure and untouched by evil.

I feel it, though I do not see it. Allah is indeed Forgiving, Merciful. It is but an empty dream, that the soul shall have union with Him because it has passed from the body: Words and the mind go to Him, but reach Him not and return. Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

And landmarks too, and by the star they find a way. Yet this repayment is but a thing of straw, an airy nothing, blown firr and fro by the wind, for after we have dearly loved, what remains to us? Neither day nor night cross that bridge, nor old age, nor death nor sorrow. Wars are caused by the love of money, and money has to be acquired for the sake and in the service of the body; and as a result masxaro all these we have no time to give to philosophy; and, last and worst of all, even if we are at leisure and devote ourselves to some speculation, the body is always breaking in upon us, causing turmoil and confusion in our inquiries, and so upsetting us that we are prevented from seeing the truth.


Blessed be Thou, my Lord, for our sister the moon and the stars ; Thou hast formed them in the heavens, fair and clear. The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I called him and he was having breakfast. For why, in this work a perfect worker hath no special regard unto any man by no himself, whether he be kin or stranger, friend or foe.

Behold, the driver has risen and made ready the files of camels, And begged us to acquit him of blame: Whether, therefore, you consider perfection or happi- ness, it is all included in the spirit of love and must be so, for this reason: That is the end of sorrow.

GOD IS AT HAND People are apt to weary and to get discouraged because the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also of the saints, was so austere and so laborious while they themselves are hardly equal to that sort of thing, nor are they much inclined to it.

Lamps of Fire – Being Fully Human

And the birds ended their song, and the lover died in the dawn for his Beloved. There was neither death nor immortality then. This thou must know and say, and having said it thou must stand firm. He is the supreme seer and thinker, immanent and transcendent. Sarah marked it as to-read Jan 10, He contains all works and desires and all perfumes and all tastes. Remove all fear from me, O Lord. They are mawcaro with thoughts and sighs and tears, and they are illumined by love.


How few know of a teaching that is silence; of a work that is not work, and is peace!

It is said that Tao is great, that heaven and earth are great, and that the kingly man is great. This depends not on the sun but on the window, so that if the latter were perfectly clean, the rays of the sun would so shine through it, and so trans- form it jjuan to make it seem identical with the rays and to give forth the light thereof, though in truth the window, while it appears one with the rays of the sun, preserves still its own separate and distinct substance.

I have too often seen the Upanishads rendered into English by scholars who are philologists and who miss the delight of the immediate realisation of truth expressed in the original texts. He is the beginning and end and life of all. Darkness may bound his eyes, not his imagination.

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: In any way that men love me in that same way they fin d my love: It is the mystery supreme. The Spirit filled all with His radiance.

Lamps of Fire; the Spirit of Religions

Give me a clear explanation. They will abide therein. Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains; Thy judgments are like the great deep.