Tuesday, October 30, 2012

the bread, shelter, clothing of daily meditation

Buddha heartfully stoned
Picture Buddha Heartfully Stoned kindly provided by h.koppdelaney
like the fragmentation of a hard drive, our minds gets fragmented, confused, delusional
what to expect but this when all the input is nothing but nonsense
like fools we lap it up, not knowing what it does to us,
leading to nothing but suffering, distress and torment
I say onto you, live off the world but be not of it...
use your attention to sustain yourself of earning bread, shelter and clothing
yet do not deprive of yourself of the bread, shelter, clothing of daily meditation 
this bread heals the fragmented mind and settles the emotions
this shelter bestows the gift of clarity and insight
this clothing is but of compassion, forgiveness and humility, 
the most beautiful any human can wear

Sunday, October 28, 2012

the storm approaches

Colors under a storm
Picture Color under a storm kindly provided Paco CT 
the storm approaches...
we hope for the best, we make preparations,
but I tell you this, storms are always there, like this one they come uninvited
these are storms of your own life,
knocking you off your feet, sending you and everything around you into a whirling frenzy,
best to make preparations for this too...
however preparations for this is not so easy as going to the shops,
its much harder, and requires your daily attention,
the preparation is that of truth, compassion and of meditation,
this preparation will see you through any storms, including real ones :)

wishing everyone safety as hurricane sandy approaches...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

make it happen by using this secret

Dharma Moon
Photo Dharma Moon kindly provided by h.koppdelaney
make it happen, don't be afraid...
you are much stronger than you know
you are much smarter than you know
if you could only see that
you would not be afraid so,
the secret is the attention
focus it where it needs to be,
take it away from where it doesn't
that is all...
that is the secret...
make it happen by using this secret...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

never at the expense of another's suffering..

Bonsai Moon
Picture Bonsai Moon kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

unfortunately, injustice does exist in the world
when you see it, you let it happen,
you be quiet about it, you are contributing to it
if you don't like it, at the very least,
if you don't speak up about it, don't take part in it
don't let another lead you into a path of darkness and injustice,
if injustice is done to you, don't create negative karma in response,
just take it in your stride, no one really gets away with anything anyway,
peoples negative intent catches up with them eventually
what goes around does definitely come around, that is the law of Karma
you don't need to do anything in return 
peace of mind can never be at the expense of another's suffering

Friday, October 19, 2012

counterfeit pleasures...

Two but One
Picture Two but One kindly provided by h.koppdelaney
what do you live for?
is it money? is it power? is it pride?

what does this cost you? and is it worth the price of your soul?
these are nothing but counterfeit,
gone are the days,
when you knew all these were nothing but shallow shells,
compared to the joy of love, meditation & discipline
tell me, is it not folly to exchange real notes with counterfeit ones?

where was this lost? when was this lost? why was this lost?
you lost it when you left the company of the spirit and took company of the mind and its counterfeit pleasures...

Friday, October 12, 2012

beautiful now and forever

Buddha's Eagle
Picture Buddha's Eagle kindly provided by h.koppdelaney
life is so short...what do we know what lies ahead...
so short...so frail, why plan ahead in years, when one does not know what is going to happen the next second...
like an artist painting on a blank piece of paper, we paint with our thoughts and emotions on the blank sheet of our lives...
the invisible ink in tandem, etching the impressions deeply in our minds...
the easy path is not necessarily the right path...
spend the time wisely to paint beautiful things, hence you become  nothing but beautiful now and forever...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

draw the weapons of love, meditation and discipline

Buddha in my Mind - B3
Picture Buddha In My Mind kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

out of my frustration, I ask myself, when will this pain end, when will things settle, will it ever be better?
then I realize that this worry only adds to what is there...
what is there is there because of Karma, a concoction of events leading up to here and now that could have never been any other way....
now the ball is on my court, but the circumstances are not, I have to play within the circumstances of the conditions that I have in front of me
my weapons that I draw, are not those of anger, revenge and despair
instead I draw the weapons of love, meditation and discipline
the rest I leave to fate, be it last, but not the least of the weapons,
the weapon of acceptance of what is and what will be despite all of my efforts and my limited perceptions
what will be, will be the best in the long run