5.29.2012

NAIVE VIGNETTES



Light & shadow play in our home. Small moments, humble evidence.

5.08.2012

SO WE ARE

...alienated from our divinity. Then we are alienated from the institution that claims to be in touch with the divinity because we don't believe it anymore. Christ rose from the dead, founded the church, and so on? But what if he didn't rise from the dead? Was he really what he claimed to be? Born of a virgin, true God and the true man and all that? Suppose you doubt that. Okay, the truth is taken away from you. The institution has taken divinity out of the world, put you in a relationship to it through an institution itself, and now the institution is gone, so you don't have any relationship to divinity at all. This is thoroughgoing alienation.

5.05.2012

28.

Therefore neither the mind nor the objects perceived by the mind are ever born. Those who perceive such birth may as well discover the foot-prints (of the birds) in the sky.

NASRUDIN DREAMT

...that he had Satan's beard in his hand. Tugging the hair he cried: "The pain you feel is nothing compared to that which you inflict on the mortals you lead astray." And he gave the beard such a tug that he woke up yelling in agony. Only then did he realize that the beard he held in his hand was his own.

5.02.2012

HE MOURNS FOR THE CHANGE THAT HAS COME UPON HIM AND HIS BELOVED, AND LONGS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Do you not hear me calling, white deer with no horns?
I have been changed to a hound with one red ear;
I have been in the Path of Stones and the Wood of Thorns,
For somebody hid hatred and hope and desire and fear
Under my feet that they follow you night and day.
A man with a hazel wand came without a sound; 
He changed me suddenly; I was looking another way; 
And now my calling is but the calling of a hound;
And Time and Birth and Change are hurrying by.
I would that the Boar without bristles had come from the West
And had rooted the sun and moon and stars out of the sky
And lay in the darkness, grunting, and turning to his rest.