Before the beginning are Heaven, the spark, and Earth the responding material flame of manifest being. Then comes the seed of life (3) sprouting, struggling to emerge from within the Earth, dark skies pouring with rain above. From which comes childhood (4), learning, the seed having all it needs to grow into the mighty oak but having to go through the process of learning what it already knows on a deep level.
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Homage to CTR
Who is exhausted when remembering your inexhaustible naughtiness?
Who is reverent having been taught to ransack kleshas and show no mercy?
Who is regretful when every moment is a glorious dawn of present realization?
Meditation Haiku 2022: #1 – 6
diving into the deep…
to come up grasping
Ekphrastic Tanka #10: Living Olmec
deep down in the earth
high in the heavens
intertwined jungle days and nights
swirling past and future visions
dark enfolds the light
Ekphrastic Tanka Series
hear my ancient call
from mists beyond the hermit’s cell
see the rising dawn
we who gaze with bated breath
journeying from one to all
Cheerful (Lunar) New Year!
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!”
Ekphrastic Haiku 4
waves which are ocean made of ocean
Trikaya Ruminations #3 All experience involves primordial mind
Primordial, knowing mind is behind all and every experience so every experience is inseparable from primordial mind.
Confusion is the process whereby we believe that mental events, beings and phenomena are independent from this primordial mind even though such confusion is a part of and not apart from it.
Two Truths Ruminations #1: Experiencing the Absolute
First there is a mountain
Then there is no mountain
Then there is
Buddhism 101 #5 – The Two Truths, Relative and Absolute
Absolute truth, often described as ‘the basic nature of mind,’ is nondual. Relative truth, which is the way we usually experience mind, is dual. Dual here means a view which perceives a fundamental separation – and thus a duality – between self and other, one person and another, one place and another, one moment and another.