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)


'Who recognises his limitations is healthy;
Who ignores his limitations is sick;
The sage recognises this sickness as a limitation;
And so becomes immune.'
(Tao Te Ching)

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Rumi 114: Happy New Year!



'I wish you all a very very Happy New Year!
May you all realise your true potential
in the months to come,
recognising the intrinsic beauty
that lies deep within us all.

Thank you for all your kind words,
and may you find great solace and pleasure
in your personal beliefs.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 25 December 2009

Rumi 113: Merry Christmas



'One of the most difficult things
to give away
is kindness,
for it is usually returned.'
(Mark Ortman)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Rumi 112



'Life is not a race into the unknown
but a journey into
your divine consciousness.'
(Cyrus Rumi)

Friday, 11 December 2009

Rumi 111



'Kindness is more important
than wisdom,
and the recognition of this
is the beginning
of wisdom.'
(Theodore Isaac Rubin, 1923- )

Friday, 4 December 2009

Rumi 110 : State of Mind



'All our knowledge
has its origin
in our perceptions.'
(Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519)