Why scurry about looking for the truth?
It vibrates in every thing and every not-thing, right off the tip of your nose.
Can you be still and see it in the mountain? the pine tree? yourself?
Don't imagine that you'll discover it by accumulating more knowledge.
Knowledge creates doubt, and doubt makes you ravenous for more knowledge.
You can't get full eating this way.
The wise person dines on something more subtle:
He eats the understanding that the named was born from the unnamed,
that all being flows from non-being,
that the describable world emanates from an indescribable source.
He finds this subtle truth inside his own self,
and becomes completely content.
So who can be still and watch the chess game of the world?
The foolish are always making impulsive moves,
but the wise know that victory and defeat are decided by something more subtle.
They see that something perfect exists before any move is made.
This subtle perfection deteriorates when artificial actions are taken,
so be content not to disturb the peace.
Discover the harmony in your own being.
If you can do this, you will gain everything,
and the world will become healthy again.
If you can't, you will be lost in the shadows forever.
We live in a culture caught in the illusion of time
Eric discusses the current pandemic and many other themes at Wisdom in Times of Crisis
Deepak brings multifaceted perspectives and reflections to the current situation.
Caring for people who are dying can be an intense, intimate, and deeply alive experience. It often challenges our most basic beliefs.
As individuals and as a culture, we have deeply disconnected from the realm of the body
Francis answers questions from the audience at SAND18US
Deepak shares his reflections on Death and shows us how coming to terms with our own beliefs about it can liberate us.
Francis Lucille's dialogue with the audience at SAND19 US
In the Sufi tradition, there is a saying, “Die before death.” For Sufis, this is an exhortation to befriend death and the process of letting go as a daily spiritual practice.
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