01 November 2021
Kamál, 18 ‘Ilm (Knowledge), 178 B.E.
Just after sunrise…
Pruned geraniums and arranged them in the Florida room for the winter — we’re good to go!
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Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.
My sister and brother-in-law recently relocated and chose to donate several books in their library rather than move them. Many of these volumes are not well-known, but due to the topics they cover and the manner in which their authors explore them, they warrant a nod of recognition before being sent on their way. Accordingly, most quotes referenced in the “Quoted” section come from these books. Maybe they will stir (or renew) your interest, too.
- Mitchell, Stephen, editor. The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry. 1st ed, Harper & Row, 1989, 15. [return]