may all beings be happy

may all beings be happy
presented by the secret keeper

may all beings be happy

peuvent tous être heureux

pueden ser feliz

kan allemaal blij zijn

possono tutti essere felici

kan alla som gärna

kan alle være glade

können alle glücklich sein

lze být šťastný

Is féidir go léir á bheith sásta

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere,
they’re in each other all along.

From Essential Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks

When I am with you, we stay up all night,
When you’re not here, I can’t get to sleep.
Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.

From Essential Rumi
translation by Coleman Barks

Your love lifts my soul from the body to the sky
And you lift me up out of the two worlds.
I want your sun to reach my raindrops,
So your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.

From Thief of Sleep
tanslation by Shahram Shiva

Soul receives from soul that knowledge, therefore not by book
nor from tongue.

If knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, that is
illumination of heart.


#1. Tao

The Tao that can be defined is not the real Tao.
The name that can be named is not the real Name.
The unnamable Tao is the source of Heaven and Earth.
Naming is the mother of all particular things.
Free from desire, you experience reality.
Trapped in desire, you see only appearances.
Reality and appearance have different names,
but they emerge from the same source the Tao.
This source is called darkness, deep darkness;
and yet it is the way to all wisdom.

by Lao Tzu

The Tao is indefinable and unnamable.
Any definition of the Tao gives us
something that is not the Tao.
So with naming. To name the Tao
is to give us something that
is not the Tao. We cannot grasp
or know the Tao through defining
and naming. If it can be grasped
or known at all, it must be by
some other means, through some
kind of direct experience that
gives rise to a feeling of
the reality of the Tao.


Look, but you can’t see it.
Listen, but you can’t hear it.
Reach out, but you can’t touch it.
Invisible, inaudible, intangible.
The One.
When it rises, no light.
When it sets, no darkness.
It calls all things back into nothingness [No-Thing-Ness].
Formless form, imageless image.
No front, no back.
Live in the Tao of old, master the present.
Know the Source: The essence of Tao.

by Lao Tzu

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Ravi & Anoushka Shankar – Raga Anandi Kalyan


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