The Heart of the Matter
September 29, 2011
A Way to Slow Down



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September 27, 2011
Gandhi Speaks


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September 24, 2011
There Is a Poem

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Photo: Evelyne Pouget

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Buddha in Winter

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Photo: Evelyne Pouget

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Hudson Valley Fall


Photo: Evelyne Pouget

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Falling in Love?


Have you ever
fallen in love?

How about
RISEN in love?

I'm talking about
the unconditional kind.

Prem Rawat can help.

This just in from
the WOPG blog

Illustration: Sara Shaffer

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September 20, 2011
GRETA SPEAKS: Make Each Day Count

If you had only one month to live, what would you talk about if someone interviewed you? In this touching 8-minute video, Greta Brenman, who passed away on 6/18/08, shares her feelings about life and the guidance of her teacher, Maharaji (aka Prem Rawat). Wow.


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September 11, 2011
Free At Last


Here is a very inspiring article
by a prisoner in the
Dominguez State Jail
in San Antonio, Texas --
a man whose life
completely changed
the day he heard about
Prem Rawat. Now he is free.


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September 09, 2011
Wedding Day


If you, or anyone you know, is getting married, here's a poem I wrote that might be good to include in the ceremony.


There is a kind of dancing
not taught on Earth,
a moving together like tides,
a spinning in space, a turning,
ecstatic whirling through the place only lovers,
unconditionally loving each other, find.
This bodily prayer is the essence
of the marriage vow;
why flowers bloom, why children bow,
why man and woman grow infinitely
closer to each other
and eventually let go.
It cannot be learned -- only remembered,
the distant memory returning at moments
like this
when hearts are light
and love
is the only thing that matters.

More poetry


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September 06, 2011
HAFIZ: Tripping Over Joy


"What is the difference
between your experience of existence
and that of a saint?

The saint knows
that the spiritual path
is a sublime chess game with God
and that the Beloved
has just made such a fantastic move
that the saint is now continually
tripping over joy
and bursting out in laughter
and saying, "I surrender!"

Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
you have a thousand serious moves."

- Hafiz (from I Heard God Laughing)


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