PARTING SHOTS - A NEW AQUARIAN AGE
Today is a gift from God which holds immense opportunities for us. It is the first day of the rest of our lives; whatever yesterday was like, today is wholly new, and the future lies ahead.
PEACE WILL COME - Everyone and everything - Man, God and the Universe - bear fruit in due season.
He who pursues learning will increase everyday,
He who pursues Tao will decrease everyday,
He will decrease and continue to decrease,
Until he comes at Non-action
Tao Te Ching
RETURN TO SILENCE:
Be silent about great things; let them grow inside you. Never discuss them: discussion is so limiting and distracting. It makes things grow smaller.... Before all greatness be silent: in art, in music, in religion: silence.
Friedrich von Hugel
There it is, the way you made it.
Weeping may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.
Troubles melt away before a fervent prayer;
like snow before the sun.
Satis, explicit deo gratis,
fiat lux, pax vobis cum,
nosce te ipsum.
Gloria in excelsis deo.
Peacefully the moon pauses over the rooftops, and hovers by the orchards, lighting each distant mountain in a picture of calm.
These our actors, as I foretold you,
were all spirits, and are melted into air,
into thin air
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded
Leave not a rack behind.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on
…. and our little life
is rounded with a sleep
When its leaves are all dead and the fine colors are lost.
Still how sweet a perfume it will yield.