A selection of favourite word-weavings on the theme that underpins this blog, beginning and closing with beloved Rumi.
I drank that wine of which the soul is its vessel.
Its ecstasy has stolen my intellect away.
A light came and kindled a flame
in the depth of my soul.
A light so radiant that
the sun orbits around it
like a butterfly.
I, the light of pure Knowing, can never be seen as an object or known as a state,
and yet all objects and states shine with My light alone.
– Rupert Spira
The great, shining light of divinity is not a light you can see;
it’s a light that sees.
Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent
and the divine is shining through it all the time.
This is not just a nice story or a fable,
it is true.
– Thomas Merton
Such love does
the sky now pour,
that whenever I stand in a field,
I have to wring out the light
when I get
– St. Francis of Assisi
Meditation is that light in the mind which lights the way for action;
and without that light there is no love.
– J Krishnamurti
You are the light of the world.
You are the consciousness that illuminates the world.
Know yourself as that, and that’s freedom, liberation, awakening,
the end of suffering and madness.
– Eckhart Tolle
Vast is That, and self-luminous, of unthinkable form, and subtler than the atom.
It shines forth, farther than the far, and yet It is very near, for those who see,
residing in the shrine of the heart of every being.
– Mundaka Upanashad
The lamps are different, but the Light is the same.
So many garish lamps in the dying brain’s lamp-shop.
Forget about them.
Image credit and first Rumi poem – Amrita Nadi on Facebook