“The world is one country and all its people citizens” Bahá’u’lláh’

Today, I wanted to share a beautiful poem by Bahá’u’lláh’
founder of the Bahai faith. Born in 1817 to a prominent family in Iran,
he was banished into exile for forty years because of his teachings.

Eventually, this took Him to the Holy Land. It was there that He passed away in 1892.
Can you imagine that he advocated equal rights for women back then? It didn’t catch on!

“Soon will your swiftly, passing days be over,
And the fame and riches, comforts and joys,
provided by this world will be gone, gone, gone.

Be loving fathers to the orphans
and a refuge to the helpless
and a treasury to the poor
and a cure to the ailing.

Be ye sincerely kind, be the Lord’s mercy to Man
For Love is Light, Love is Light, Love is Light.
Show ye this way to the people, for Love is Light.”

Bahá’u’lláh’ 1817 – 1892



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Reason and Spontaneity are poor bed fellows!

Do you think it might be that if we trusted our natural impulses instead of ‘second guessing’ everything we do with our intellect, we might find ourselves closer to our true natures? I think it’s a terrifying thought for many to just ‘do what we want’ naturally, because we’re restricted in so many ways by our individual (and collective) religious and cultural upbringing. And yet, our natural impulses are sign posts towards the ‘shape’ of our individual lives as they were meant to be. It might be an interesting exercise to ‘think impulsively’ for just one day to see what comes up as a result? Regardless, I do think most would agree “reason and spontaneity are poor bed fellows”. xxx :)))



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Can we quantify Love?

Dinner the other night was a most interesting one. Not only did we have our usual group of beautiful friends, but also the famous blogger and author of the book ‘Advanced Style’ Ari Seth Cohen with us. Over dinner, the subject of Love came up and in the course of the conversation, I expressed the view that “Love Is” meaning that as the Life Force Essence, it cannot be contained, or indeed made ‘more’ or ‘less’. Ooops! Momentarily, the earth stopped turning! “Does that mean Paul, that you love an ant as much as you love your beautiful wife Tutti?” “Errr… well, since Love is the Life force running through all of us which cannot be contained, the esoteric answer is YES.” Wrong answer! I received three coats of shellack for that ill-considered response!

I get it, I really do, but since the conscious mind judges the minutiae of everything, of course one aspect of love would be placed against another with a resulting value judgement made. And in this context, OF COURSE I love Tutti and my beautiful kids more than an ant! On the other hand, if one has come to a point where to a large degree (but not totally of course!) the conscious mind has been transcended and higher consciousness is the chosen platform of existence, then everything in the entire universe can be viewed (and I agree it’s a choice) from a loving and positive perspective. I definitely want to add however, that this ‘higher consciousness view’ of things in no way undervalues the hurt experienced by so many, even to the point of deep-seated loathing, where forgiveness of any kind could never be considered.

We, all of us, live the best life we can and in every case, regardless of ‘what happened’, it’s how we handle it that matters. Truth, Love and Light.


Here I am with the lovely Ari Seth Cohen


With Tutti, who I love MUCH more than an ant

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Daily Philosophies from The Cranky Guru

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Time to call a halt

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My book is launched!

And so after 35 years of rumination and five years of contemplation, my book ‘The Cranky Guru-Adventures in Metaphysics’ is now birthed! Please feel free to purchase it through Berkelouw Books Paddington (and soon in their other stores) Lane Cove Books in Lane Cove and right here!You can purchase directly from The Cranky Guru, or go online via Kobo and in the next day or so ibooks, Itunes,Amazon and many others.

Thank you all so much for your support. Love and Light. xxxx

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The launch of The Cranky Guru – Adventures in Metaphysics is now just two weeks away! Please let me know if you are coming so I can arrange catering. By our launch date on 30th July at Berkelouw Books 19 Oxford Street Paddington, we will have a link on this page so you can purchase both the printed book at $19.95 (plus postage) and the ebook at just $9.95. Can’t wait to share my spiritual journey with everyone! PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE IF YOU’RE COMING!


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