Constant remembrance of God transforms the heart and awakens longing to possess spiritual truth

There was a king who caught and held prisoner a parrot. It was a sweet speaking parrot but it had only one theme, the beauty and perfection of its former mistress, Princess Padmani. Day after day the king listened to the paean of praise from the parrot. Slowly his imagination was fired. He became obsessed …

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Grant me the capacity to love Thee with my soul and heart— in all—O Rama.

No Zen Sutra, no samadhi of Patanjali, no ecstasy of Plotinus for me. No powers over others; no great joys of Paradise; no fame as a scholar, a pretender, or a miracle worker—none, none of these, O Hari, O Rama, O Allah, O Jesus, my Atman (Self). Grant me the capacity to love Thee with …

Read moreGrant me the capacity to love Thee with my soul and heart— in all—O Rama.