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Inspiration: The Radiance Sutras

Be wildly devoted to someone, or something.
Cherish every perception.
At the same time, forget about control.
Allow the Beloved to be itself and to change.


Passion and compassion, holding and letting go,
This ache in your heart is holy.
Accept it as the rise of intimacy
With life’s secret ways.


Devotion is the Divine streaming through you
From the place in you before time.
Love’s energy flows through your body,
Toward a body, and into eternity again.
Surrender to this current of devotion
And become one with the Body of Love.

There was a day in early 2013 when a book appeared in my life. It was one of those rare texts that brought tears to my eyes upon first reading. The tears were one of recognition~ not sorrow. That text was the vijnana bhairava tantra or ‘The Radiance Sutras, 112 Tantra Yoga Teachings for Opening to the Divine in Everyday Life’ as translated by Lorin Roche, Ph.D. These sutras are a loving, practical, enlightening journey of awakening. The one quoted above is one of my favorites, Sutra #98.


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