The Emotions

  H.H. The Dalai Lama The fundamental philosophical principle of Buddhism is that all our suffering comes about as a result of an undisciplined mind, and this untamed mind itself comes about because of ignorance and negative emotions. For the Buddhist practitioner then, negative emotions are always the true enemy, a factor that has to be […]

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the story about the author

        I have no practice at telling this story because – I haven’t. Haven’t told it. I’ve kept it to myself. That is a curious thing. Now in my looking back. How could I not-have? I think. How can anyone keep something like this to themselves.        But then again […]

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assorted poems and considerations

            copper-red   I see your shining smiling face. All sun freckled-up. That crinkle on your nose. Locks burnt-copper-red in the sun. Your hello eyes sparkled-out to me and stirred me completely. As I drew closer I came to know, that beauty within, had just been shining through the skin-of […]

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Trebuchet

  In the beginning G-d created this certain man. He set him afloat upon the earth. As a child, G-d watched him. The child reached out to G-d from within his being. Him feeling a rip and pull to G-d’s door. The child did not understand why G-d did not answer his calling. The child […]

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Shambha-La

      There is a legendary place called Shambha-La. Otherwise known as Shangri-La to Westerners. It tales of a hidden valley beyond a mountain-pass, like a heaven on earth, whose inhabitants practice the high perfections of mankind’s best and highest qualities.         There is a place within all of us. Our […]

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Victory

     Victory. It lies in the person that you are. You can simply be, beautiful. This is in the being of who you are. The sweetness of your soul. The charm and grace of your spirit. The quality of love which is in you. In your knowing.        Life is a challenging experience to […]

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the awakened man

      The awakened man walks into the world. And he sees so much beauty.  He knows that all those beings, created by G-d, whose hearts are all like his, are just so beautiful. So full of love, and the wonder and awe of it all.        The awakened man walked into […]

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“Direct Experience” – the ‘Heart’ of the matter

        Each of us is connected to G-d somewhere in our souls. We can search, to approach and find, that connecting place inside ourselves. Also outwardly, and all around us. The lessons are of immeasurable value, yet more so, each of you may venture into direct communication, from finding that connecting place, […]

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G-d’s own Mind

        To try to understand the thoughts of G-d we often stumble.       Inconceivable, I always thought.       Yet the blueberry shows us how.       The essence of the perfect blueberry, before any was first created, was first thought of in G-d’s own Mind.     […]

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the parable of the perfect blueberry;

        A man had eaten quite a few blueberries in his lifetime. Then he encountered ‘a perfect blueberry’.       This blueberry was a slightly lighter, powder blue color. It had a shimmering frost about it.       And it was pleasingly plump.       Upon eating it, it […]

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