Hermann Hesse

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“That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged — to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony.” ― Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss writer and painter. His work centers on the quest for individual authentic self-awareness and spirituality…. Read more »


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Hafiz of Shiraz (Khwaja Shams ud-Din Hafiz-i Shirazi, 1326-1390) is widely recognized as the pre-eminent master of the Persian ghazal form. As 19th century Hafiz translator Gertrude Bell has observed, “These are the utterances of a great poet, the imaginative interpreter of the heart of man; they are not of one age, or of another, but… Read more »

Lama Garchen Rinpoche

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When you have pure bodhicitta, pure compassion, this is great equanimity which is impartial toward self and others. Then you will naturally understand the true nature of your mind. – Garchen Rinpoche His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is a Drikung Kagyu lama who was known in the thirteenth century as the Siddha Gar Chodingpa, a heart… Read more »

Norman Fischer

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“We now see that the only way that we could love ourselves is by loving others, and the only way that we could truly love others is to love ourselves. The difference between self-love and love of others is very small, once we really understand.” – Norman Fischer Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and… Read more »