I want to tell you a story about one of the way-points along the path of my gradual awakening. But I recall, that story has already been told. What follows is a prose poem written while visiting Labrangsi monastery, in the town of Xiahe, China. It’s a Yellow Hat […]
The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness. ~ The Buddha Mmmmm…. Buddha. Buddha quotes and their subtleties. Some might believe from this quote that being a happy person is a matter of thinking happy thoughts, of believing in being happy. However, Buddha also said happiness of the mind […]
She came in darkness and pain To find the light of compassion But with her came the darkness And his rage The light was stronger In time, compassion prevailed She was freed The rage lingered And malingered Until that too found its release
Be not so concerned with betterment Strive foremost for awareness An unconscious being is limited Consciousness knows no bounds
There is but one Truth. Though there are many ways To speak of it truly, None of these Are the Truth. Those who claim the Truth Do not know it. Those who know the Truth Do no speak it. They speak about it, Truly. We call […]
To make peace extend compassion. To find compassion detach from suffering. One person at a time. So the whole world follows.
The sky is source sun, rain, windthe seasons And I? I spread my branchesall grace and reverence basking in magnificence
A high-school chum, storm-bound in DC due to the recent blizzard, posted this image on my Facebook timeline. Thinking of you! — at Capitol Lounge. Of course, it tickled me like foam on my mustache. But it also jogged loose a memory.
If you’re not ready To forgive yourself Practice By forgiving others If you’re not ready To love yourself Practice By loving others
You didn’t stop dancing because you’re depressed; You’re depressed because you stopped dancing.