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  1. little-self's Avatar
    "In being with God, you are no longer questioning whether he doesn't exist ............."
    excellent Nikolail
  2. little-self's Avatar
    'have a safe trip wherever........'
  3. little-self's Avatar
    good read
  4. stephofthenight's Avatar
    "Alive as one, We are all free." quite an astounding verse. The world would be in much better shape, and society would not be in shambles if more of us held that mentality.
  5. NikolaiI's Avatar
    Thank you so much- I'm glad you enjoyed it!
  6. colb2's Avatar
  7. NikolaiI's Avatar
    no I don't mind at all
  8. kittypaws's Avatar
    basic instinct ....
    to live.
    whole, healthy and happy.
    So many of us have lost touch.
    Mediation...right for you?
    who cares...only you do
    try and find yourself.

    Hope you don't mind NikolaiI
  9. NikolaiI's Avatar
    Sufi poets are often quite adept at expressing the ineffable.
  10. NikolaiI's Avatar
    Hey I just saw this. Thanks for the comment. I kind of realized he and Black Elk both lived through wars; and interestingly, their ideas for peace are almost exactly the same. I actually agree with you. Rumi said something interesting about it, "Don't follow others. They may be blind, or worse, vultures."

    It's really funny that you said all this, because I wrote a reply to your blog that's sort of saying the same thing.
  11. farnoosh's Avatar
    That was a long blog post NikolaiI But I liked it. Especially the quotes with my favorite being : “We who have touched war have a duty to bring the truth about war to those who have not had a direct experience of it. We are the light at the tip of the candle. It is really hot, but it has the power of shining and illuminating. If we practice mindfulness, we will know how to look deeply into the nature of war and, with our insight, wake people up so that together we can avoid repeating the same horrors again and again.”
    I don't have anything to add to it but I'm really curious as to why you've been so attracted to this whole philosophy? It's really great don't get me wrong, but I never find it in me to actually read others view on life and how it should be. You say these writers and thinkers are your teachers, teachers can be wrong and mostly are. I find it hard to read and believe their thoughts and views however right they may be. But that's just me
  12. abnormalalien's Avatar
    Very beautiful with a soft-spoken boldness.
  13. NikolaiI's Avatar
    I'm so glad Farnoosh
    Right now I'm reading another poem of Mahayana, this one about Mahamudra. . a couple of my favorite verses- (By Tilopa, translated by Ari Kiev)

    For example, even the accumulated darkness of a thousand aeons is cleared away by a single lamp flame. Similarly, an instant of the luminosity of mind itself dispels aeons of accumulated negativity and obscuration without exception.

    Until you abide in the ongoing state of awareness by means of myriad gazes and [modes of] focused attention, make effort!

    For example, [when] vapors from the earth or clouds disperse into space, they have gone nowhere and yet do not remain anywhere. So it is with the multitude of thoughts that arise from the mind: by seeing the mind itself, the waves of thoughts dissipate.

    For example, the clear and pure orb of the sun is not eclipsed by the darkness of a thousand aeons. Likewise, aeons in cyclic existence cannot obscure the luminous essence of mind itself.
  14. farnoosh's Avatar
    I read it while waiting for my friend in the hallway, I really liked it NikolaiI! Very thought provoking
  15. NikolaiI's Avatar
    You're very welcome
  16. Silas Thorne's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing!
  17. NikolaiI's Avatar
    I was reading these backwards, and... that was confusing
  18. NikolaiI's Avatar
    Paragraph 13: It is not safe to live an unexamined life. . to take one's opinions from things randomly.
    Updated 11-10-2014 at 08:59 PM by NikolaiI
  19. NikolaiI's Avatar
    Paragraph 7: People who have evinced that fullness of life, etc.
  20. farnoosh's Avatar
    Sorry )) I hadn't refreshed the page so I thought it didn't send
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