The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you: Rumi

Rumi’s poetry often centers on the search for the Beloved and the union with the Beloved.

It echoes the poetry of Bhagavan Ramana and the verses Bhagavan wrote to Arunachala.

Rumi says, “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you”.

It was the same with Bhagavan Ramana. The minute he heard the name Arunachala, he associated it with something majestic, God Himself and started looking for it.

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The minute I heard my first love story

I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.

From Open Secret: Versions of Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks / Translated by John Moyne

 

 

Know That By Which All Else Is Known: By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

Know That by which all else is known.

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First set yourself rightThe photo art above is from John Wassenberg FB page.
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Some say that Reality is subjective, some say it is objective, and some say it is both objective and subjective, and some say it is neither.

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Lovers Love Completely: The Goddess Mystery. By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

The Goddess Mystery in the Yogic Tradition

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Picture of Arunachala by Gabriele Ebert

Song to the Goddess

Either let me be intoxicated
in your love completely
or put on my robes of joy
and rob me absolutely.
Judge me guilty
in the court of love
or absolve me absolutely;
find me flawed if you like
but never hold me weakly.
No middle ground is possible
for lovers who love completely!

Love, Consciousness, and Bliss

The great sage of Arunachala, Sri Ramana Maharshi, used to say that all deep thinking people are fascinated by the nature of consciousness. The outer world of time and space is known only through ones’ own mind. Therefore, the mystery of mind and consciousness has been a magnet of attraction for philosopher, yogis, sages, and scientists. Upanishads say that one should know “That” by which all else is known.

What is “That”, which makes all else visible and known? The ancient philosophy outlined…

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A Joy Rises In My Heart

On the swing

When I pushed forward, I was whirled about.
When I stayed in place, I sank.
And so I crossed the flood
without pushing forward,
without staying in place.

Buddha (Ogha-tarana Sutta, Samyutta Nikaya)

The Glow Of Contentment

I have left all my practices, and words of the wise
now sound like noises in the city at lunch time.
On entering the heart of awareness, I saw that
joy is simply the glow of contentment devoid of longing. ~ HKL

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Sri Ramana Maharshi in the picture above.