Saturday, August 18, 2007

inspirations from illuminated prayers

prayer rug, illuminated prayer, jaynamazA man in prison receives a prayer rug from a friend. What he had wanted, ofcourse, was a file, or a crow-bar or a key!

But he began using the rug, doing the five time prayers before dawn, at noon, midafteroon, after sunset and before sleep.

Bowing, sitting, bowing again, he notices an odd patten in the weave of the rug at the point where his head touches. He studies and meditates on that pattern, gradually discovering that it is a diagram of the lock that confines him to his cell and how it works. He's able to escape!


Anything you do everyday
Can open.................
Into the deepest spiritual place,
Which is freedom.


What nine month does for the embryo
forty early mornings will do......
for your growing awareness.

- The Illuminated Prayers
Coleman Barks, Michael Green Pin It Now!