Usurpers mete out revolutionary changes cloaked in deception. What is visible without serves to conceal what is hidden within; outer movement and initiative is disconnected from inner aspiration and passivity; male and female move further apart. No genuine progress. Misfortune.
gossamer thin she walks like willow
gitter sweet church bells sing out Sunday
our times are fading from memory
we stand together
through thick and thin
married at birth
silently honouring wordless treaties
chrysanthemums and lollipops
like children playing in the fields
elicit gentle smiles
Uncertainty rules, impermanence is always present
Be true to the moment never the same twice
The outer world is changing, changing
the old normal will never return.
When going forward is not possible, do not force
but remain within familiar circles
the humble hearth of home
without fear or arrogance.
Hold true to the creative power of Heaven
and a Golden Age with a new world wide civilization may now dawn;
hold to deception, greed and cruelty
and a Dark Age of tyranny, enslavement and degradation will surely ensue.
Such is the timeless Dharma of Heaven.
Today is traditional Buddhist New Year’s Day. This is the second new moon after the winter solstice. (Actually, that was yesterday but for some reason the scholars-that-be have proclaimed today The Day.) Am heading up to our cabin property in the hills and will cast the Yi for the year and publish it here later.Continue reading “Cheerful (Lunar) New Year!”
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