Letters & Poems

A letter by Margot

Dear Gangaji and Eli, A letter seems to want to be written, so here it is: a report to let you know how this form is being used, how the Truth moving through this form is being used. Gratitude wants to be expressed over and over and over. The Leela School has been a...

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A Mysterious Love

Dear Gangaji and Eli, Meeting with you was mysterious and miraculous - indeed, driven by Grace. I am so lucky. As I said as I was weeping at your feet, it was against all odds that I could be there.  Really.  My husband agreed to take care of our 1 yr old...

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A Reflection of Grace

Dearest Eli, i just wanted to say thank you for everything. I feel completely transformed since I have gone back to my job. For the first time I feel fully engaged and out of the way. Whatever needs to be done, some sort of drive to do it for, has fallen away. What a...

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A poem by Michael

Lunch With Eli The master fed the servant With simple elegance No wasted words were spoken As he softly plied his dance His presence was so natural No footprint fell to ground More like the early morning Breathing ether into sound A piano full of soulful jazz Played...

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A letter by Adrienn

Dearest Eli and Everyone, No escape :). Last weekend I was literally taken to a sangha where I was asked to give a video-satsang and talk about my insights. Mysteriously a friend of mine called me last week to join him and talk in front of a group of people at the...

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A poem by Michael

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night Early in the morning before the sun expressed itself before blackbirds stopped singing in the dead of night the bells began to ring candles on windowsills pushed the darkness out gently but relentlessly and angels marveled at...

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A poem by Karen

Beloved There is no expansiveness more common than the soul It is the gift of wings when feet are rooted to the soil, when being is mistaken for limitation, when something seems irretrievably lost. Here, in a whirling heart, lives the height of joy. Even with eyes...

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Nothing but Gratitude

Eli We both  are missing being in satsang with you. But we are taking care of our bodies for right now which has been a great challenge my cancer came back just before New Years. We have both been growing in spite of our lack of being with you. I’ve seen my attachment...

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The realization is Everything

Five and a half year ago, I learned I had breast cancer. In the middle of a huge crowd of people a radiologist called to tell me the news on my cell phone. As I felt my mind and body tumble through space, Eli’s voice called out to me: “It’s always a good day to die.”...

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