“Grace is necessary to salvation, free will equally so but grace in order to give salvation, free will in order to receive it. Therefore, we should not attribute part of the good work to Grace and part to free will; it is performed in its entirety by the common and inseparable action of both; entirely…

A man once asked Rumi “why is it you talk so much about silence” and he replied “The radiant one inside me has never said a word”. This is reflected in Rumi’s poem “The Taste” “A walnut kernel shaken against its shell makes a delicate sound, but The walnut taste and the sweet oil inside…

“Earth teaches us patience and love. Air teaches us mobility, Fire teaches us warmth and courage; Sky teaches us equality and broadmindedness, Water teaches us purity and cleanliness.” …………… Panna 1018 – Guru Granth Sahib The recent disasters in Uttarakhand and this week’s floods in northern China have instilled a sense of awe in the…

“The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as the cloud pours water on the forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master extinguishes the blazing fire of material existence. I offer my respectful obeisance unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master.” ……… Śrī Gurvaṣṭakam, Verse 1 The invocation…