Posts Tagged ‘selfishness’

wpid-camera_Shaan.jpgI reach out my hand to you, Mother of the Universe. I want not for fulfillment, but for comfort and love.

I need the peace that only you can provide, the peace that passes understanding. I need it like an infant needs mother’s milk.

How far am I from your loving arms, Mother! Millions of miles away! Though I know you reside in the shrine of my heart, I cannot find you anywhere.

So I selfishly call out for your compassion and mercy. I importune to cry for your vision. I set aside the lofty goals of the saints and sages and teachers, and in my weakness I beg for your embrace.

Peace, peace, peace be unto all.


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FireMay God, my all, my one true love, though your flame burns always within me, I am blind to its light and chilled by the frigid world.

Set ablaze the fire of devotion in my heart and the fire of knowledge in my head, that I may endure the world and see through the darkness of ignorance.

May my love for you light a pyre beneath the ego, and reduce to ash the selfish clinging that keeps hidden from me your precious face.

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My God, see that I love for love’s sake alone.

Let me not love with thought of gain, but with willingness to give all.

Let me not love with thought of fulfillment, but with desire to be emptied of desire.

Let me not love with thought of self, but with knowledge that there is no other.

For only when love is pure does it purge our selfishness.

Only when love is bold does it cure the disease of weakness.

Only when love is free does it release us from all bondage.

May it be so with all beings everywhere.

Peace, peace, peace be unto all

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