Monday, May 30, 2011

to-see-world-in-grain-of-sand

Searching the Ox  -  I
Picture "Searching the Ox" kindly provided by h.koppdelaney under CC


In this poem, I used the one of my favorite poems from William Blake to "seed" my own:

"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour."
William Blake

Time fades away and has no meaning
No past, no future, only an expanded sense of presence
Self melts away and is not separated from anything
Consciousness expands freely and not bounded by Ego or the Senses

Oh friend, why trade this for worldly reflections of shadows?
Born with this potential you were
Use the key of meditation to unlock eternity in an hour


Friday, May 27, 2011

winds-of-time-blow-swiftly

A Buddha in the Rain
Picture "A Buddha in the Rain" kindly provided by h.koppdelaney under CC
Oh friend, the winds of time blow very swiftly
The compass of the whispering inner voice is there to tell you where to go
It needs not a steady hand but a steady mind
What's worse than dying in the sea of confusion?
Oh friend, bring up the sails of meditation and catch these swift winds of time
Use the rudder of intention to guide you to your destination
Your destination lies in the journey itself
Waste not the priceless moments that can never be re-lived


Monday, May 23, 2011

washerman-cleaning-garment

Buddha heartfully stoned
Picture "Buddha heartfully stoned" kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

The garment cries to the washerman "Why do you beat me?"
The washerman says "I am not beating you, I am only trying to clean you"
So it is with us...
The garment is the mind, the washerman our current situation or Karma

Every moment in life is a teacher
It teaches us lessons that we need to learn
The biggest lessons are not insolvable puzzles
But basic lessons of being a decent human being
Lessons of humility
Lessons of compassion
Lessons of letting go
Lessons of acceptance
Don't learn this, you already know this intrinsically, unlearn the opposite!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

void-inside-wont-let-me-be

Planetary Nebula NGC 6302
Picture "Planetary Nebula NGC 6302" kindly provided by wstera2 

The void inside won't let me be
The void is not of this world
So why do I always try to fill it with things of this world?

What do I hold on to if I don't hold on to the illusions?
My minds wavers with the winds of distractions

Being on the fence brings no satisfaction, only more torment
But this is still better than ignorance

Grace please tip me over to your side of the fence
Anchor me to freedom and bliss
Grace tip me over your side... .. .