mose’s exploding donkey


If you try to

pour the whole ocean into a pot,

it doesn’t work.You can’t put enough in to

satisfy even one human being for a single day.

The eye of a greedy person is the same: always full,

never satisfied. Only when an oyster becomes

content and stops trying to drink

the whole sea can it settle

down and make a




is torn by spiritual love

is cleansed of greed – this and every

other weakness. Be happy with this love!

It’s a very good deal – the cure for

all pain, the medicine for our

arrogance, the great




made of earth ascend

to heaven because of love.

Mountains walk and dance

because of love. Mount Sinai got

drunk with love, and Moses’s

donkey exploded

into light!


Like nay,

the reed flute, I have

stories to tell you. Anyone separated

from the Friend has hundreds of stories, too,

but no tongue to tell them. If you let the flowers wilt

and the garden die, there aren’t any more

songs from bolbol, the




whole universe, every

thing and not-thing, is the Beloved.

The lover, just a reflection of that. It’s God’s face

that’s alive, not the mirror! If a person doesn’t have the

courage to love, he’s a bird without wings. No one

can be conscious without the light of the

Friend, but with that love, you can

see truth.



your mirror

isn’t reflecting the

Beloved, then

polish it.


Jalal ad-Din Rumi


examine your conditions



always demonstrate

our consciousness. We always

demonstrate what we habitually have

in our mind. What sort of mind have you?

Examine your conditions and see

what you are demonstrating.

This method is scientific

and infallible.


Emmet Fox





good runner

leaves no tracks; 

A good speaker makes no slips; 

A good planner doesn’t have to scheme. 

The best lock has no bolt, and no

one can open it. The best knot

uses no rope, and no

one can untie




the master is always

good at saving people, and

doesn’t abandon anyone; always good

at conserving things, and doesn’t

waste anything. This is known

as “Following the



What is a good woman but a bad man’s teacher? 

What is a bad man but a good woman’s charge? 



doesn’t matter how

smart you are if you don’t

have the sense to honor your teachers 

and cherish your responsibilities. 

This is an essential

teaching of



from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 27

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