Sunday, September 8, 2013
The September Leicester Great Heart Circle took as its topic the spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle. We watched a video on Youtube from a lecture which captured well Eckhart's style and approach and we had a discussion around it.
From Eckhart Tolle's book "The Power Of Now" :
'Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakeable peace that comes with it, are (like) beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfilment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.' p.9
An extra for you from Rumi :
Didn’t I say, "Don’t sit with sad companions?"
Don’t sit with anyone but those whose hearts are glad.
Since you are in the garden, don’t go to thorns.
Sit amidst the roses, jonquils, and jasmine....
[Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi: Quatrain 1518]