Wealth is a conditional existence ,
Happiness is an unconditional existence.
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“I let my head fall back, and I gazed into the Eternal Blue Sky.
It was morning.
Some of the sky was yellow, some the softest blue.
One small cloud scuttled along.
Strange how everything below can be such death and chaos and pain
above the sky is peace, sweet blue gentleness.
I heard a shaman say once,
the Ancestors want our souls to be like the blue sky.”
Book of a Thousand Days
It is through gratitude for the present moment
spiritual dimension of life opens up.
“My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them,
and if you try to practice them,you’ll fail.
My teachings are older than the world.
How can you grasp their meaning?
If you want to know me,
Look inside your heart.”
He said, “Who is at my door?”
I said, “Your humble servant.”
He said, “What business do you have?”
I said, “To greet you, 0 Lord.”
He said, “How long will you journey on?”
I said, “Until you stop me.”
He said, “How long will you boil in the fire?”
I said, “Until I am pure.
“This is my oath of love.
For the sake of love
I gave up wealth and position.”
He said, “You have pleaded your case
but you have no witness.”
I said, “My tears are my witness;
the pallor of my face is my proof.’
He said, “Your witness has no credibility;
your eyes are too wet to see.”
I said, “By the splendor of your justice
my eyes are clear and faultless.”
He said, “What do you seek?”
I said, “To have you as my constant friend.”
He said, “What do you want from…
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