Brief life of a public thinker: 1888-1985
Meanwhile Chase’s growing influence had attracted the attention of Franklin D. Roosevelt ’04, then governor of New York. The men first met in 1931, shortly before the publication of Chase’s book A New Deal. FDR made use of its economic arguments and made a “new deal” the focal point of his 1932 speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.
A Prayer of Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal,
Adorned by moonlight, her form is sublime,
her beauty will pass from your eyes to your heart.
She is the darkening island of Love.
To the boon-giver of love, who is passionate, joyful,
effulgent and playful, I bow down.
To she whose form is the ocean of bliss, I bow down.
To she who delights in Love, I bow down.
To the queen of intoxication, I bow again and again.
To the vermillion ocean, whose hips are heavy, whose breasts
are full, whose thighs are strong like pillars, I bow down.
To she whose head is marked by the sign of the full moon
and who holds a fire within her belly ― to she who boils the milk
of a lion and churns the milk of passions into the cream of love,
to that one, I bow down.
To her whose hair is the black of swarming bees, to that Devi
whose body is all rasa, to she whose touch is the mudra of
unstained Love, I bow down.
I bow to that one whose splendor deludes the deluded and
intoxicates the drunken.
To that Devi who is the wine cup of Love, again and again,
I bow down.
She is the sweetness of honey, the aroma of sandal.
She is the mandala of liberation, a galaxy of wonders.
To she who is free from shame, untouched by birth, to that Devi
who is beyond the boundary of Beings and Buddhas,
I bow down again and again.
~Traktung Yeshe Dorje
Recorded at the Omega Retreat, June 2010. A series of five talks which explore the first eight of the Principles of the Naqshbandi Path from ‘Abd ul-Khaliq Ghujduwani. Through practicing these principles we are able to align our inner and outer life with the energy of the path, and help in the shift in consciousness that the world needs in order to survive and evolve.