Listen to the laughter of the river

We build a wall to keep out a thousand armies The same wall keeps two friends apart Two lovers fingertips cry out for joining And see, Only stone What safety is worth this distance? Listen to the laughter of the river It knows not from whence it came, It cares not for where it ends up It knows itself Only when it touches the riverbank … Continue reading Listen to the laughter of the river

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The Machine Eaters

Magpies burble outside frosty windows. Autumn sidles into view. I dreamed many things. Awakening is sharp on the spirit. All the old heroes are dead and buried and pushing up wilting flowers, soot-covered, frayed at the edges, desperate for a clean breath in the sickly yellow-glow of the industry. Red-faced oligarchs loot the coffers of citizenry taking human capital and freedoms of movement, speech, and … Continue reading The Machine Eaters

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Vajra Bell

Autumn comes, leaves blanket the neighbor’s driveway in bright yellow, same color as the dry straw grass that hairs the hillside seen in bleary morning eye. Dusty, trees drop their deadweight, birds recline in baking heat screech in protest, I sit by the little Aztec pot awaiting a flash from the blue, a bolt from beyond, a strike from the novel outside. I have imposed … Continue reading Vajra Bell

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Be the awareness!

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”  ~Eckhart Tolle You are not your possessions, you are not your clothes, you are not your looks, nor your physical body.. oh my no.. my friend you are something much more beautiful than anything this physical world could hold to offer. You are consciousness, you are that which thinks, that which feels, that … Continue reading Be the awareness!

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Saturn’s Dove

Strain and death and all other supposed human recognitions and ideologies about the great unspeakable whimsy that fills every space with nothing and slathers matter with Shiva and spinning images wrought out of time and mind, that giggles with joyful youthful eerie glee speaking in tongues and out of fountains and holes in sides of mountains and Rub Al-Khali and Konya and graveyards the world … Continue reading Saturn’s Dove

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Anger & Vindication

I was browsing through Star Wars posts as a nerd does when I came across this image of anon harassment. Normally the malicious words of immature internet users do not phase me. But for some reason this line of threats inspired me to speak out on a very important subject. This pattern of misdirected anger and zealous vindication is something that pervades our every day … Continue reading Anger & Vindication

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Emptiness : The most misunderstood name in Buddhism

The Buddhist teachings on emptiness are often misunderstood as implying that the world is in fact, completely empty. It is an image not unlike the white void in the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, some form of undifferentiated vagueness. But the Buddha did not mean to imply that the world or universe is devoid of existence, that nothing is here at all. Rather, he suggested that no … Continue reading Emptiness : The most misunderstood name in Buddhism

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Process: A Manifesto for Modern Boddhisatvas

Process: the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realized, a combination of reflection and action that realizes the historicity of human persons. In this sense actions are realized in light of the way they affect history. Don’t escalate the hostility, don’t escalate the anger, control your mind, watch what you’re doing, be aware – totally. Demonstrate your tranquility … Continue reading Process: A Manifesto for Modern Boddhisatvas

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