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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #3893, Saturday, May 15, 2010, Editor: Mark

The Moon of Your Love

Not a single soul lacks
a pathway to you.

There's no stone,
no flower -
not a single piece of straw -
lacking your existence.

In every particle of the world,
the moon of your love
causes the heart
of each atom to glow.

- Muhammad Shirin Maghribi (1349 - 1406), English version by David & Sabrineh Fideler, posted to allspirit

The Meaning of Love

Both light and shadow
are the dance of Love.

Love has no cause;
it is the astrolabe of God's secrets.

Lover and Loving are inseparable
and timeless.

Although I may try to describe Love
when I experience it I am speechless.

Although I may try to write about Love
I am rendered helpless;
my pen breaks and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place
where Lover, Loving and Loved are one.

Every moment is made glorious
by the light of Love.

- Rumi

Overwhelming Delight

Pay attention. Trust Life.
You will eventually discover,
with pure and overwhelming delight,
that you are not separate from
That which you are seeking.

- Metta Zetty

Understand perceive O beloved mind
How can you slumber and be a Lover?
Having received then share it all
Or would you rather lose it possessing?
If crumbs be all that you have to fare
Does it matter if it is saltless or tasty?
When eyes are loaded with deep sleep
What is then the pillow and bedding?
Says Kabir, such is the path of Love
Why lose heart having committed yourself?

- Kabir

A Great Need

Of a great need
We are all holding hands
And climbing.

Not loving is a letting go.

The terrain around here
Far too
- Hafiz

Looking for your own face

Your face is neither infinite nor ephemeral.
You can never see your own face,
only a reflection, not the face itself.

So you sigh in front of mirrors
and cloud the surface.

It's better to keep your breath cold.
Hold it, like a diver does in the ocean.
One slight movement, the mirror-image goes.

Don't be dead or asleep or awake.
Don't be anything.

What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you'll be that.

- Attar

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