Monthly Archives: April 2013

every moment

every moment
is simultaneously
a small death
and rebirth

Some thoughts on Right Speech

Sometimes – more often than not – Right Speech means silence in a matter, not in ignorance or in ignoring something (not wanting to know or wishing its nonexistence) but refraining from speaking in the understanding that to talk about it will not help the situation, and that speaking out may even make the situation worse.

We share a reality (thoughts on the bombing of the Boston Marathon)

It saddens me that people feel they need to hurt others in order for their pain and dissatisfaction to be heard. Whatever the problem may be there should never be any reason why one should take life even if the human condition is seemingly unbearable. Solutions can only be solved as a collective for we share a reality. We are dependent beings in a common environment at a certain time. So your problem is essentially my problem and we should live with this understanding and find solutions together. You, terrorists, are wrong if you believe you are alone in this world. You, America, too are wrong if you think they alone are the problem. So when we “talk with guns” and not words we are not really talking but shouting in pain, shouting in anger. And no one is listening in such an atmosphere.

Prayers go out to those who lost someone.

How to Build a Buddha

Like everything else,
You build a Buddha
From the ground up.

ferris

clockwise ascent

more progression
sideways, slow 

doesn’t describe you

procession of souls 

cabinet 

as life 

views far

beyond mountains, seas

sees before again 

gentle decline 

setting 

your anticipation

a rebirth 

before next ride

The Printed Word

“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”

Carol Burnett

Sounds like good advice for Right Speech.

Why did the neighbour cross the street?

“We have been all the way to the Moon and back,
but we have trouble crossing the street
to meet the new neighbour.”

Dalai Lama