Vanquishing evil spirits

Different traditions call it different things
but it is the same task: Use your voice

© Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the woman who believed all was One

There once was a woman who believed that everything was One and so she stopped caring about suffering or injustice or the desecration of the earth. Instead, she sat on her meditation cushion and listened to the screams coming in through her window and meditated on how the screaming was, also, part of the One. Then she went to sleep.

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The lesson of love

The lesson of love is to let yourself go
so you can come to the self
so you can come to what is larger

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The humility prayer

What you want, Lord
might not be what I want –
so teach me, please

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Listening and attention are fused

Listening and attention are fused:
When split, the house falls

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There is nothing wrong with being hungry

If you’re hungry, come to me
if you’re not hungry, come to me
and I will show you how you are

There is nothing wrong with being hungry, says the Lord –
that is how I call

Don’t try to annihilate your hunger;
investigate, what is the root?
Likely: hunger for transcendence
which I alone can fill

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The path begins to reveal itself

“The path begins to reveal itself”
I thought I was wandering in a tallgrass prairie
when really I was on the pathless path

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