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
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
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
“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!
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
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
I’d like to put in my two cents on the #ATTACKS and #ISIS…. It’s all orchestrated, it’s all a ruse to put people into a state of fear and implement more subjugation upon the people of the U.N. You may think it’s crazy but hear me out.. ISIS is a tool for the elite to create mass hysteria & fear to distract you from all the … Continue reading WHO ARE THESE REBELS?
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
“Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men — machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men!” – Charlie Chaplin — What we need as a culture, as a species, is ego dissolution. We have been sold this idea that we are our egos, we are our image of ourselves, that we are isolated somewhere … Continue reading Culture and Ego
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