Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
What is there between you and the core of your being?
You Were Brave in that Holy War
You have done well
In the contest of madness.
You were brave in that holy war.
You have all the honorable wounds
Of one who has tried to find love
Where the Beautiful Bird
Does not drink.
May I speak to you
Like we are close
And locked away together?
Once I found a stray kitten
And I used to soak my fingers
In warm milk;
It came to think I was five mothers
On one hand.
Why not rest your tired body?
Lean back and close your eyes.
I will kneel by your side and feed you.
I will so gently
Spread open your mouth
And let you taste something of my
Sacred mind and life.
There is something wrong
With your ideas of
O, surely there is something wrong
With your ideas of
If you think
Our Beloved would not be so
~"The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the great Sufi Master"
translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Zen emphasizes experiential wisdom in the attainment of enlightenment. Like the Bodhidarma, squirrels come to teach a special transmision outside of scriptures... not founded on words or letters. Through the Zen of Bucky Squirrel, wisdom is passed through the one-to-one direct transmission or experience... squirrel to human. Such lineage continued all the way from the Buddha's time to the present.
The existence of bodhi squirrels was substantiated by the late Paramahansa Yogananda. He told the story below, which I found in Avatar Animals and Yogananda~ http://oaks.nvg.org/misintro.html
Yogananda with squirrel 1924
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Times are a changin'! It used to be you had to go to India to see cows in the streets. Not any more...
I invited a street person to sit with the cow on this busy street in downtown Austin. He is currently without work and told me about hopes for a possible gig as a roady.
Amazing to see the luxuriant decor of the cow in contrast to the poverty of this man. Makes you wonder how it will all shake out! The great thing is that our youth is interested in wholesome alternatives for change!
Here you see young people chanting, drumming, and toning crystal bowls to effect change on Wall Street!
Wow! I like the positive prophecy this young man is communicating with his poster: "THE BEGINNING IS NEAR" !
Here in Austin, Oneness Blessing events are open to everyone. Experience the bliss of knowing it's all part of the perfection of the Universe!
And look what we find at the other end of this same bridge...
Visit www.squirrelplanet.org for the schedule of public blessings and be the change you want to see in the world!