The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Saturday, April 7, 2012

stop mind muttering
and don't fret over the obvious

fretting, the breath is manufactured
in the sleep-factory

let your heart rise into the sky like an osprey
who plays on the wind's breath even as she hunts

do you think osprey ponders this?
(she is breathing not knowing)

sweep everything off your desk
and send it crashing to the floor
just to revel in the sound

pull the rug out from beneath your own feet
and then ride the rug to the full moon

do not pass go
there is no go

(once i thought i had to go directly to jail
and i took myself there over and over and over again
until i ate my game token)

eat all the birthday gifts
listen as each sparrow song lifts the sky
smell all the flowers on the honeysuckle vine
until you inhale the petals loose
to tremble on the breeze

there is nothing to lose here
and no apology in fearlessness!

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