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Dante Alighieri,Rumi, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Book of Psalms


Dear Readers,

Loving God is such a win-win space in which to live. To gaze in His
direction with a loving heart initiates a dance with Love so powerful,
man's nuclear power looks like foam darts. In His delight over us,
we are filled, nourished and upheld. The love between the Maker
and His creation is a circle flowing uninterrupted, eternally.
To live in it is to live in joy.

- Lisa

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The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
flows into a pure soul the way that light
rushes into a transparent object.
The more love that it finds, the more it gives
itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete the joy of loving is.
And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
for, mirror-like, each soul reflects the others.

Excerpted from "Paradiso,"
by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Translated by Stephen Mitchell
source: "Art and Wonder,"
A Bullfrench Press Book, 1996


The sky was lit

by the splendor of the moon

So powerful

I fell to the ground

Your love

has made me sure

I am ready to forsake

this worldly life

and surrender

to the magnificence

of your Being

(13th century)
Persian Sufi mystic and poet


Adore (God), placing a garland of tears
around His neck; washing His feet with
tears, springing from joy at the contem-
plation of His Love! That very worship
will endow you with the wisdom that Sages
seek and the Bliss that the Books extol!

Sri Sathya Sai Baba (1926 -   )
South Indian spiritual leader

The Last Word:

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy,
because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.

Psalm 5:11
The Holy Bible
New King James Version

































































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human
being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.

George Herbert Palmer (1842-1933)


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