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Seducing the formless into form
Had the charm to win my Heart.
Only a Perfect One
Who is always
Laughing at the word
Can make you know
So much from God
That I can no longer
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
a Buddhist, a Jew.
The Truth has shared so much of Itself
That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even a pure
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
Of every concept and image
my mind has ever known.
Mijn Oude Vriend uit de woestijn begrijpt geen Nederlands. <3
I often feel that sometimes zeniths lack the warmth of valves.
It is why maybe zen lovers could practice 'group hug meditation' as part of their national apron day.
The gushing sufi poet (PBUH) is such a welcome mahayana hugee.
A tradition I practiced-in earlier was Sufism, via the traditions promulgated by Hazrat Inayat Khan, in the West. It's a tradition entirely about the heart, and centered in the heart, and its symbol is a winged heart.
“The principal teaching of Sufism is that of learning to become a pupil, for it is the pupil who has a chance of becoming a teacher, and once a person considers that he is a teacher, his responsiveness is gone. The greatest teachers of the world have been the greatest pupils. It is this principle which is represented by the crescent: the crescent in the heart signifies that the heart which is responsive to the light of God is illuminated. It is the divine light which is represented by the five-pointed star, and the star is reflected in the heart which is responsive to the divine light. The heart which by its response has received the divine light is liberated, as the wings show.
In brief, the meaning of the symbol is that the heart responsive to the light of God is liberated.”
—Hazrat Inayat Khan
Well, I'd say that the Zen Buddhist tradition is also about the heart. Its highest valued purpose is to uncover and to open the heart of Wisdom, and the heart of Compassion.
Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995) used to say, too, vis-a-vis Zen Buddhist practice, that, "People are the most important."
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