Tuesday, 30 August 2011

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

COMMENT:

NOW runs like a crack
through the universe.
Through it
beings escape. 

Between each step
Between each movement
Between each breath
Between each heartbeat
Between each living cell
Between each thought
Between each impulse
light shines.

Through the crack
that runs through
the universe now.

No-one who grasps after
even a speck of dust
can squeeze through this crack.



NEW PROJECT: JUMPING FROM THE GIRLS' BEDROOM WINDOW

  


Monday, 22 August 2011

ARE YOU A PIANO OR A PIANO PLAYER?

COMMENT:


GREATS AND MODS

The Professor of Philosophy
is Al Capone
who can practise Piscatology
all on his own.

His Doctoral Thesis
divides mankind into two,
“Pianos and Piano Players”;
he enquires, “Which are you?”

He smiles at the students
his reputation brings
and, gently, but firmly,
plucks their strings.




NEW PROJECT: WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

RED HOT POKER

COMMENT:

"A world in trouble?

War in the Far East and the Middle East. Suicide bombers. Riots on the streets. Gaols and Psychiatric hospitals full. Soaring crime. Racial hatred. Violence in the schools and in the home. Economic Meltdown.
Yes. A world in trouble.

Everywhere man is striving for Freedom. But he understands freedom as freedom to do what he wants. But a man who does what he wants is often not free at all. He is the slave of his desires. Real freedom is not freedom to but freedom from.

Freedom from suffering.

Here is the answer. Simple, straightforward. Open to any man whatever his background."


(Introduction to Basic Buddhism for a World in Trouble

ISBN 978-1-4092-8224-2  Published 2006).



NEW PROJECT: ARE YOU A PIANO OR A PIANO PLAYER?

Monday, 1 August 2011

DOING

COMMENT:


Every doing
you send out
comes back to you
(make it good).

Every doing
that comes back to you
is a debt
(pay it)
or an opportunity
(be grateful).


NEW PROJECT: RED HOT POKER