July 15th, 2014

Lost by David Wagoner

Poem: "Lost," by David Wagoner from Collected Poems 1956-1976 © Indiana University Press.

Lost

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

Lost by David Wagoner | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

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Eknath Easwaran - Meditating On The Spiritual Treasure Of The World.

Eknath Easwaran (December 17, 1910 – October 26, 1999[1]) was a spiritual teacher, an author of books on meditation and ways to lead a fulfilling life, as well as a translator and interpreter of Indian literature.

In 1961 Easwaran founded the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and Nilgiri Press, based in northern California. Nilgiri Press publishes over two dozen books he authored.

Easwaran was influenced by Mohandas K. Gandhi, whom he met when he was a young man.[2] Easwaran developed a method of meditation – silent repetition in the mind of memorized inspirational passages from the world's great religions[3] – which later came to be known as Passage Meditation.

Eknath Easwaran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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