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Love Is the Master

Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
By my passion of love for Love
I have ground sweet as sugar.
O furious Wind, I am only a straw before you;
How could I know where I will be blown next?
Whoever claims to have made a pact with Destiny
Reveals himself a liar and a fool;
What is any of us but a straw in a storm?
How could anyone make a pact with a hurricane?
God is working everywhere his massive Resurrection;
How can we pretend to act on our own?
In the hand of Love I am like a cat in a sack;
Sometimes Love hoists me into the air,
Sometimes Love flings me into the air,
Love swings me round and round His head;
I have no peace, in this world or any other.
The lovers of God have fallen in a furious river;
They have surrendered themselves to Love’s commands.
Like mill wheels they turn, day and night, day and night,
Constantly turning and turning, and crying out.

~ Rumi

Guided Meditation on Dukkha (stress) with Ayya Khema

This is a guided meditation with Buddhist nun Ayya Khema on how to investigate the nature of dukkha (dissatisfaction, stress, suffering). Here Ayya Khema guides listeners to investigate how unwholesome and repetitive negative states arise from either wanting (grasping) or not wanting (rejecting) the moment and how to dis-identify and abandon them.

2 Comments

  1. Amazing video, heart busting Rumi and a lovely meditation. Thank you!

    • Glad you like. The guided meditation can be used over and over again too. Ayya Khema is a fabulous person. Check out her book Being Nobody, Going Nowhere. Incredible book. http://www.wisdompubs.org/sites/default/files/preview/Being%20Nobody%20Book%20Preview.pdf

      Here is a snippet from her book. “Nothing in the whole universe is comparable to the mind or can
      take its place. Everything is mind-made. Yet we all take our minds for
      granted, which is another absurdity. No one takes the body for granted.
      When the body gets sick, we quickly run to the doctor. When the
      body gets hungry, we quickly feed it. When the body gets tired, we
      quickly rest it. But what about the mind? Only the meditator looks
      after the mind.
      Looking after the mind is essential if life is to grow in depth and
      vision. Otherwise life stays two-dimensional. Most lives are lived in the
      realities of yesterday and tomorrow, good and bad, “I like it” and “I
      don’t like it,” “I’ll have it” and “I won’t have it,” “this is mine and this
      is yours.” Only when the mind is trained can we see other dimensions.”

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