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O Shiva, how we long for your ecstatic dance

O Shiva, how we long for your ecstatic dance; how we long for the end of our mayavic trance! All the world rotting and little but a high stench; when will the Master his fragrant grace relinquish? All the ice … Continue reading

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The Selling Of Meherabad And The Corruption Of AMBPPCT

I have blogged before on “The Selling of Meherabad”, here, here and here, but this post supersedes previous posts. This story is not going away, despite countless Baba lovers having buried their heads in sand regarding it. This is a complex story, … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise, surprise! Lucy of Olduvai Gorge is passé!

In a recent Guardian article we learn that modern man is much older than we thought! At least 100,000 years older than we thought! O my, the surprises that club us over the head! The scientific mythic narrative of Mother Lucy … Continue reading

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Ghazal #88, from Ghazals For The Friend

Lord and master, help us to shovel all our debt into a hole our creditors completely forget. We wish to be entirely free of all relation to all who so annoy us with such a fixation! The world deserves a … Continue reading

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Ghazal #265, Divan-e-Hafez, Khanlari

درد عشقی کشیده ام که مپرس درد هجری چشیده ام که مپرس I have suffered such pain of love- don’t ask! I have drunk the dregs of such separation- don’t ask! I have wandered the world to embrace at last … Continue reading

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Ghazal #15, from Ghazals For The Friend

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Mother Kali is beautiful and ferocious beyond belief

Mother Kali is beautiful and ferocious beyond belief; Approach her as a lover, and you will know soon enough! Kali is not a mother who preserves the status quo; She loves to destroy all that impedes her creative flow. Kali … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabian and Israeli Thanatos

“The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100bn, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of Donald Trump’s planned visit to Riyadh. The official, who spoke … Continue reading

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Trump the fall guy for our broken democracy

How long do we have to retch over the Baby Trump presidency, over our broken democracy? He has fired his FBI baby sitter, the feckless Comey, so he can sling shit with yet greater abandon. What’s new? Congress could not care … Continue reading

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What is sufism, and who is a sufi?

What is sufism, and who is a sufi? Sufism is historically identified with Islam as its esoteric and mystical dimension, based on a spiritual lineage that can be traced back to the Prophet Muhammad. Thus a sufi is (almost always) … Continue reading

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