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A Definition of the Perennial Philosophy
Books on Hinduism
Light on the Ancient Worlds: A Brief Survey of the Book by Frithjof Schuon
Every Branch In Me: Who are we as "human" beings?
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Primordiality
Insights into the early Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers
Paul Goble's World: Native Americans' relationship to all created beings
Memories (video clips) of Martin Lings by Michon and Petitpierre
Spiritual Poetry
The Sacred Worlds Series
Slideshows
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A Flower Does Not Talk

Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
the whole of the flower, the whole of
the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower, the truth
of the blossom:
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.

— Zenkei Shibayama
"This is the talk
of the flower,
the truth
of the blossom :
The glory of eternal life
is fully shining here"




image by Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Barnes, T.G. & S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.
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