Monthly Archives: April 2018

This Foolish Man ~ Hsu Yun

This foolish man, Where did he come from? In this helpless age when the Dharma is in decay, For what did he stick out his neck? How lamentable — this noble lineage, In late autumn, hangs so precariously on a

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Be Who You Are ~ Jean Klein

Liberation means to live freely in the beauty of your absence.~ Jean Klein In your daily life you may experience moments of absolute silence in which there is nothing to do, nothing to avoid, nothing to achieve. In these moments,

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How To Reach Where You Already Are ~ Alan Watts

Edited Extracts from longer article available here. So, how can an individual realize that they are the universal self? In what way can a person who is under the impression that they are a separate individual enclosed in a bag of

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Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Extract from his Journal

What shall be the substance of my shrift? Adam in the garden, I am to new-name all the beasts of the field and all the gods in the sky. I am to invite men drenched in Time to recover themselves

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Zen and Leonard Cohen

ZEN AND LEONARD COHEN LEONARD COHEN – My Zen Whisperer by John “Krishna” Bush I met Leonard again, looking like this, at two different week-long Zen sesshins with Sasaki Roshi in the early 80’s. Ram Dass and I traveled to

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Good Bones ~ Maggie Smith

Good Bones by MAGGIE SMITH Life is short, though I keep this from my children. Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways, a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways I’ll keep from my children. The world is

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Ordinary Men ~ Christopher Browning

This book is worth a read, though some might find it depressing. It is not a literary work, it is a historical research; Browning puts together an account from the men’s own confessions of how one regiment of the Order

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Where The Great Spirit Dwells ~ Black Elk

Where the Great Spirit Dwells “I am blind and do not see the things of this world; but when the Light comes from Above, it enlightens my heart and I can see, for the Eye of my heart sees everything.

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No Coward Soul Is Mine ~ Emily Bronte

No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven’s glories shine, And faith shines equal, arming me from fear. O God within my breast, Almighty, ever-present Deity! Life–that in me has rest, As I–undying

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The Age of the Feminine

Some interesting points in this article from the Gornahoor website. People can agree or disagree equally, I am simply posting because I think there is something of value there. Article was written in response to a comment made to author. The Age

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We are living after Armageddon ~ We just didn’t notice…

This idea came up some time ago in a conversation with my brother. Thought I would share it. He is a few years younger than me, but we are both old enough to remember the eighties very well. Keep in

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WH Auden ~ September 1, 1939

Defenseless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and

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Farid Ud-Din Attar

‘The Sea Will be the Sea Whatever the drop’s philosophy.” ~ Farid Ud-Din Attar (Sufi mystic 1140 -1220?)  I shall grasp the soul’s skirt with my hand and stamp on the world’s head with my foot. I shall trample Matter

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Pater Noster ~ A Reworking…..

Oratio Dominica comes from Luke 11:2-4  Jesus told them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.  Bring in your kingdom.  Give us the bread we need for today.  Forgive us our sins,  for we also forgive everyone

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