An interview with Sufi mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee.
Elizabeth Marglin interviewed five spiritual teachers who will change the way you think about spirituality. Here is her talk with Sufi mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee.
"Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Love draws us back to love, love uncovers love, love makes us whole and love takes us Home. In the depths of the soul we are loved by God. This is the deepest secret of being human, the bond of love that is at the core of our being and belongs to all that exists…"
EM: How did you become involved on the spiritual path?
LV: One afternoon when I was sixteen I was riding in the subway in London, when I read a Zen koan, “The wild geese do not intend to cast their reflection, the water has no mind to receive their image.” This koan was like a key that opened a door I never knew existed. Instead of my grey schoolboy world, I found myself in a reality full of light, color, and joy. I began practicing Zen empty-mind meditation, and had experiences of being taken beyond my body into inner dimensions of pure emptiness, exhilarating in their complete freedom and intensity.
Over the next th …