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NOV 08

oh hidden life

O Hidden Life

O Hidden Life, vibrant in every atom;
O Hidden Light, shining in every creature;
O Hidden Love, embracing all in Oneness;
May each who feels himself as one with Thee,
Know he is also one with every other.

- Annie Besant 

NOV 08

to a child

To a Child

Small service is true service while it lasts:
Of humblest Friends, bright creature! scorn not one;
The daisy, by the shadow it casts,
Protects the lingering dew-drop from the sun.

- William Wordsworth

NOV 08

no soul that aspires

No soul that aspires can ever fail to rise; no heart that loves can ever be abandoned. Difficulties exist only that in overcoming them we may grow strong, and they only who have suffered are able to save.

- Annie Besant

NOV 08




I walked with you today –
with you and the One inside you
who beamed light through your eyes.

Your voice seemed more than your voice
and held meaning beyond your meaning.
            Who was in you speaking?

I walked with you and mystery today,
and now I need to learn who dwells in you.
            Perhaps the One inside me knows.

- Alan Harris  


   Meditation for Peace

O God of many names,
Lover of all nations,
We pray for peace:
In our hearts
In our homes
In our nations
In our world.
The peace of Your will
The peace of our need.


    Creation Expresses Divinity

If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter,
floating above a field somewhere,
people would come from everywhere to marvel at it.
People would walk around it, marvelling at its big pools of water,
its little pools and the water flowing between the pools.
People would marvel at the humps on it, and the holes in it,
and they would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it,
and the water suspended in the gas.
The people would marvel at all the creatures
Walking around the surface of the ball,
and at the creatures in the water.
The people would declare it as sacred because it was the only one,
And they would protect it so that it would not be hurt.
The ball would be the greatest wonder known,
and people would come to pray to it, to be healed,
to gain knowledge, to know beauty and to wonder how it could be.
People would love it, and defend it with their lives because they
would somehow know that their lives, their own roundness,
could be nothing without it.
If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter.

    (Author unknown)



What burdens Mother Earth most are not the mountains, nor the oceans, nor the giant trees, but the minds that will not melt with the suffering of others.

   - Naishadha Charita

The choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence.  It is either nonviolence or nonexistence. 

   - Martin Luther King

There is no religion higher than human service and to work for the common good is the greatest creed.

   - Albert Schweizer



I slept and I dreamt that life was joy.
I woke and I saw life was but service.
I served and I found that service was joy.

   - Rabindranath Tagore


One cannot get through life without pain…What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.

  - Bernie S. Siegel


In Me the Light

I went looking everywhere for the light.
I pored over books, thinking there
I would find it;
I sat at the feet of teachers,
Thinking they would show me where it is;
I followed scientific methods,
I practised mystic rites;
Thinking surely it would shine forth
And at last it did.
I quit seeking.  I became still.
I turned within.
And there in me the light began to shine.
Since then, how many light-filled books
I have opened,
And how many shining persons I have met.

   - James Dillet Freeman


My religion is very simple - my religion is kindness.

  - His Holiness The Dalai Lama


A Prayer for the World

Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges,
  the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations.
Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect.
Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows.
Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken.
Let it burn away the fog so that we can see each other clearly,
So that we can see beyond labels,
  beyond accents, gender or skin colour.
Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our selfishness,
So that we can share the joys and feel the sorrow of our neighbours.
And let the light of the sun be so strong that we will see all people as
   our neighbours.
Let the earth, nourished by rain, bring forth flowers to surround us
   with beauty.
And let the mountains teach our hearts to reach upward to heaven.

         - Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

Regard every contact as an opportunity to help, yet
know also that it is a means of self-purification.

Nothing splendid was ever achieved except
by those who dared believe that something
inside them was superior to circumstance.

   - Bruce Barton

Those who would know the world,
seek first within their being's depths;
those who would truly know themselves,
develop interest in the world.

We cannot live only for ourselves.
A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men;
and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads,
our actions run as causes,
and they come back to us as effects.

   - Herman Melville

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