The Enlightened heart : an anthology of sacred poetry

1st ed. 
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Religious poetry. 
xiv, 171 pages ; 22 cm; Upanishads: Golden God, the self, the immortal swan -- Two birds, one of them mortal, the other immortal. Book of Psalms: Psalm 1, Psalm 19, Psalm 104, Psalm 131. Lao-tzu: Tao that can be told -- Every being in the universe -- Ancient masters were profound and subtle -- Empty your mind of all thoughts -- Good traveler has no fixed plans -- Some say that my teaching is nonsense. Bhagavad Gita: Those who realize true wisdom. Chuang-tzu: Cutting up an ox. Odes of Solomon: My heart was split, and a flower. Seng-tsan: Mind of absolute trust. Han-shan: Clambering up the Cold Mountain path -- My home was at Cold Mountain from the start. Li Po: You ask who I make my home in the mountain forest -- Birds have vanished into the sky. Tu Fu: Written on the wall at Chang's Hermitage. Layman Pang: When the mind is at peace -- My daily affairs are quite ordinary. Kukai: Singing image of fire. Tung-shan: If you look for the truth outside yourself. Symeon the new theologian: We awaken in Christ's body. Izumi Shikibu: Watching the moon. Su Tung-po: Roaring waterfall. Hildegard of Bingen: Holy Spirit. Francis of Assisi: Canticle of the sun. Wu-men: One instant is eternity -- Great Way has no gate -- Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn -- Moon and clouds are the same. Dogen: On the treasury of the true Dharma eye -- On non-dependence of mind. Rumi: Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round -- Morning: a polished knifeblade -- When grapes turn -- Totally conscious, and apropos of nothing -- I have lived on the lip -- Forget your life. Say "God is great." Get up -- All day and night, music -- You are the notes, and we are the flute -- Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing -- Drunkards are rolling in slowly -- Outside, the freezing desert night -- When it's cold and raining -- Praise to the emptiness that blanks our existence. Mechthild of Magdeburg: Fish cannot drown in water -- Effortlessly -- Of all that God has shown me. Dante: "This mountain of release is such that the" -- "Love of God, unutterable and perfect" -- "But you who are so happy here, tell me" -- Kabir: Between the conscious and the unconscious -- Inside this clay jar there are meadows -- Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat -- My friend, this body is His lute -- I have been thinking of the difference between water -- Swan, tell me your old story -- Student, do the simple purification. Mirabai: Why Mira can't go back to her old house -- Clouds -- O my friends. William Shakespeare "Be cheerful, sir." George Herbert: Prayer -- Elixir -- Love. Bunan: Die while you're alive. Gensei: Poem without a category. Angelus Silesius: God, whose love and joy -- It depends on you -- God is a pure no-thing. Thomas Traherne: Salutation. Basho: Old pond -- Though I'm in Kyoto. William Blake: to see a world in a grain of sand -- Eternity. Ryokan: First days of spring -- the sky -- In all ten directions of the universe -- Too lazy to be ambitious. Issa: Man pulling radishes -- In the cherry blossom's shade -- Flying out from. Ghalib: For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river -- World is no more than the Beloved's single face -- Colors of tulips and roses are not the same -- Even at prayer, our eyes look inward -- Let the ascetics sing of the garden of Paradise. Bibi Hayati: Before there was a trace of this world of men. Walt Whitman: Trippers and askers surround me -- I have said that the soul is not more than the body. Emily Dickinson: I dwell in possibility -- Not "revelation" -- 'tis -- that waits -- Soul's superior instants -- Brain -- is wider than the sky -- Nature -- the gentlest mother is. Gerard Manley Hopkins: As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame -- God's grandeur -- Pied beauty -- That nature is a Heraclitean firer and of the comfort of the Resurrection. Uvanmuk: Great sea has set me in motion. Anonymous Navaho: I ask all blessings. W.B. Yeats: Gratitude to the unknown instructors -- Lapis lazuli. Antonio Machado: In our souls everything -- Between living and dreaming. Rainer Maria Rilke: Buddha in glory -- Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were -- As once the winged energy of delight -- We are the driving ones -- Call me to the one among your moments -- Seventh duino elegy -- Ninth duino elegy -- Ah, not to be cut off -- Dove that ventured outside -- Silent friend of many distances, feel -- Rose, oh pure contradiction, joy. Wallace Stevens: Snow man -- To an old philosopher in Rome. D.H. Lawrence: Pax. Robinson Jeffers: Treasure.; This collection celebrates the radiance of the enlightened heart as it shines through the world's cultures and religious traditions.; 
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