And what delights can equal those…..

“And what delights can equal those 
That stir the spirit’s inner deeps, 
When one that loves but knows not, reaps
A truth from one that loves and knows?”

~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Text & image source: Jana Eid

#ValentinesDay . . . .If you have ever loved…


“If you love or have ever loved 
you will never walk in darkness.”

– Plato 

Text & image source: Return To Eden

Rhythms of Valentine’s Day #3 . . . . unalloyed and unconditional love.


Your material offerings are neither going to reach unto the Supreme Lord ,
nor does HE need them. 
Offer HIM what is up to HIS dignity. 
Offer HIM love…. 
unalloyed and unconditional love.

Text & image source: Adv GM Chana @ The Celestial Sanctum

Rhythms of Valentine’s Day#2 . . . . Without a word.


“Under the trees he pressed her to his heart
Without a word.”

From “The Romance of Tristram and Iseult.”

Illustration by Maurice Lalau, 1909.
Text & image source: Edmund Dulac

Rhythms of Valentine’s Day


With Valentine’s Day approaching, here is a little celebration in images,…
one that illustrates a tale about the undying love between
a young girl and a curious Bear-Boy.

“Violette and Ourson,” written by Sofiya Feodorovna, Countess of Segur, mid 19th century.

Illustrated by Virginia Sterrett, 1920.
Text & image source: Edmund Dulac

The Lord of Love is before and behind.


“The Lord of Love is before and behind.
He extends to the right and to the left.
He extends above; he extends below.
There is no one here but the Lord of Love.
He alone is; in truth, he alone is.”
~ Mundaka Upanishad

Text & image source: Johanna von Bernus @ THE CELESTIAL SANCTUM

The Tree of Love


The tree of love its roots hath spread 
deep in my heart, and rears its head;
rich are its fruits: they joy dispense;
transport the heart, and ravish sense.
In love’s sweet swoon to thee I cleave,
Bless’d source of love . . . ,
St. Francis of Asissi 

Text & image source: Johanna von Bernus @ THE CELESTIAL SANCTUM

We must love them both—


“We must love them both—
those whose opinions we share,
those whose opinions we don’t share.
They’ve both labored in the search for truth
and have helped us in finding it.”

Thomas Aquinas 

Text & image source: Johanna von Bernus @ CELESTIAL SANCTUM