Followers of Compassion and Love

'The precepts of religion that were so helpful in the beginning may become obstacles as you proceed ever deeper into the heart of heresy...To enter into the ultimate truth, you need to leave your horse behind and walk alone into the uncharted territory of the soul. There you may find that you need to behave in ways that would have been unthinkable when you were closely following the formulas and rules of behaviour prescribed by the religion into which you were born...How strange that your personal path to God often seems to be blocked or criticised by the priests of religion...Do you dare break free of the confining rules? Do you dare to follow your own truth, even it starts leading you astray from the path of your religion? What if this breaking free is the only way that you can really understand the truth of your religion? Can you follow the inner impulse...?' (‘The Forbidden Rumi’)
'Do not believe in anything (simply) because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.' (Buddha, Kalama Sutta)

Friday, 27 November 2009

Rumi 109: Sufi Trance Project



'If you surrender completely
to the moments as they pass,
you live more richly those moments.'
(Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906-2001)

Friday, 20 November 2009

Rumi 108



“Ordinary riches can be stolen,
real riches cannot.
In your soul are infinitely precious things
that cannot be taken from you.”
(Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Rumi 107



'That which you know
will not guide you
to Me.

It is that
which you do not know
that will guide you
to Me.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 6 November 2009

Rumi 106



'Sorrow and mourning
shall find you,
as shall happiness
and great joy.

Blessed are they
who recognise and accept this
as a part of their experience
and personal evolution.'
(Cyrus Rumi)