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Beloved: You are This – Munajat by Amidon

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“… closer than now where everything happens, you, my beloved, are this … ” ~ Pir Elias Amidon

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So Close … Closer Than Breath – Amidon

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“It’s so close you can’t see it. It’s so profound you can’t fathom it. It’s so simple you can’t believe it. It’s so good you can’t accept it.” What is it?

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Munajat: Pretend That You & I are Two : Elias Amidon

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“… Now that the dawn has come so gently … my quiet soul … warms its wings in the morning light … ” ~ Pir Elias Amidon

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Impermanence: It’s Deeper Secret – Amidon

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““Everything is perishing except God’s Face.” What is it that does not come and go? or … What is permanent? Why is it important to explore permanence and impermanence?

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Munajat: The Nest of Your Nearness, by Pir Elias Amidon

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“… praying in this manner … points to the unspeakable majesty of the Real … It’s a form of prayer that endears at the same time that it is in awe … ” ~ Pir Elias Amidon

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Self Inquiry: The Intimacy of The Real – Elias Amidon

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“Eternity is your refuge. Recognize eternity within yourself. Eternal presence is Buddha-mind. Eternal presence is not becoming Buddha-mind or attaining Buddha-mind. It is recognizing itself as eternal Buddha-mind now.” ~ Gangaji

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Quietness – The Morning’s Gift … by Elias Amidon

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“… the taste of morning, no me, no we, no claim of being …” ~ Rumi

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Munajat: Your Help, by Pir Elias Amidon

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You are the becoming and the here, the flowing and the still. ~ Pir Elias Amidon Your Help is from Munajat a book of forty prayers, by Pir Elias Amidon, originally inspired by the Munajat — ‘whispered prayers,” or “intimate conversations with God’ — of the 12th Century Persian Sufi, Abdullah Ansari.

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Munajat: Your Home, by Pir Elias Amidon

You are very quiet, but you leave this trace in my heart.   ~ Pir Elias Amidon Your Home is from Munajat a book of forty prayers, by Pir Elias Amidon, originally inspired by the Munajat — ‘whispered prayers,” or “intimate conversations with God’ — of the 12th Century Persian Sufi, Abdullah Ansari.

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Sanctuary by Elias Amidon

Our future is, and always has been, something given by the whole universe.  ~ Elias Amidon Sufi teacher and writer Elias Amidon explores impermanence and presence within our notion of Sanctuary. These “two” qualities of our sanctuary — impermanence and presence — are not in actuality two. How this i …

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Elias Amidon: How to Practice Living Presence

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“The source of existence is immanently present, and it is alive.” ~ Elias Amidon Sufi teacher and writer Elias Amidon reveals ways to be intuitively open to presence which is both around us and in us — at all times, as the living source of our existence.

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Pir Elias Amidon: Open Awareness

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Awareness is primordial; it is the original state, beginningless, endless, uncaused, unsupported, without parts, without change… It is the common matrix of every experience. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Stillness Speaks is pleased to offer the Preface and first chapter from Pir Elias Amidon’s book, Th …

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Munajat: Benediction, by Pir Elias Amidon

I don’t know where your light comes from or where I end and you begin. ~ Pir Elias Amidon Benediction is from Munajat a book of forty prayers, by Pir Elias Amidon, originally inspired by the Munajat — ‘whispered prayers,” or “intimate conversations with God’ — of the 12th Century Persian Sufi, Abdul …

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Munajat: Your Beautiful Composure, by Pir Elias Amidon

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Inside the noise my life makes you live in silence. ~ Pir Elias Amidon Your Beautiful Composure is from Munajat a book of forty prayers, by Pir Elias Amidon, originally inspired by the Munajat — ‘whispered prayers,” or “intimate conversations with God’ — of the 12th Century Persian Sufi, Abdullah An …

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Munajat: Sama by Pir Elias Amidon

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Munajat: “… a “whispered prayer” … is On its way to endlessness it has no need for hurry.  ~ Pir Elias Amidon Munajat is a book of forty prayers, by Pir Elias Amidon. These prayers “… were originally inspired by the Munajat — “whispered prayers.” Enjoy Sama, another of Elias’ intimate conversa …

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Pir Elias: The Mysticism of Music

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“If we listen closely to the coming-into-and-passing-out-of-being of each sound we can recognize that here is the very creation and renewal of the cosmos.” ~ Pir Elias Pir Elias Amidon explores the mystery of music, What happens when music touches us?  What is it that enchants us in the mingling of …

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Pir Elias: The Art of Awakening, Part 2 of 2

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“…there is a ripening process that spiritual practices can serve, to bring us to a readiness from which we may more easily open beyond path and ripening and preparation.” Pir Elias concludes his essay on the “Art of Awakening” by exploring this key question: What, then, does it take for a spiritua …

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Pir Elias: The Art of Awakening, Part 1 of 2

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“Looking for it, the vision cannot be seen: cease your search … It cannot be accomplished by anything you do … It cannot be found by seeking, so abandon all hope of results …” ~ Shabkar Lama Pir Elias Amidon explores three significant questions in Part 1 of this 2-part compelling series: If we …

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Munajat: The Quiet by Pir Elias Amidon

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Munajat: “… a “whispered prayer” … is love-talk evoking the nearness of divine reality … ~ Pir Elias Amidon Enjoy another of Elias’ intimate conversations with God! …

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Pir Elias Amidon: Munajat – Forty Prayers: In The Cathedral

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“On the one hand {a “whispered prayer,” or “intimate conversation with God” is a} … love-talk evoking the nearness of divine reality, and on the other hand it can’t help but go mute as it points to the unspeakable majesty of the Real …” ~ Elias Amidon Enjoy one of Elias’ intimate conversation wi …

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Pir Elias: Meditations on Nondual Awakening

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“Open now into the clear presence of this moment … silent and open …” ~ Elias Amidon Free Medicine – Meditations on Nondual Awakening, is a recently published book by a “soon to be added” teacher: Pir Elias Amidon. Connie Shaw, the publisher, graciously offered 3 chapters, as a PDF, for free dow …

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Pir Elias: Acceptance, Silence, Awe, & More …

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“… accept things exactly as they are, including your wanting them to be different. In that acceptance, a way forward is gently given …” ~ Pir Elias In this beautiful and profound post, guest author, Pir Elias Amidon, shares some “suggestions and aphorisms” on acceptance, silence, awe, and more … …

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