Friday, June 27, 2008

Your heart

Your heart is the browser.
The pathways are the search engine,
The universe is the real Internet,
And there are many addresses to the Beloved,
whose server is always online.

~Neil Douglas-Klotz

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A man's reach

A man's reach must exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?

~Robert Browning

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Enlightenment is basically not a tree

Enlightenment is basically not a tree,
And the clear mirror is not a stand.
Fundamentally there is not a single thing -
Where can dust collect.



Loving old priceless things,
I've scorned those seeking
Truth outside themselves:
Here, on the tip of the nose.

~Layman Makusho

To what shall I compare

To what shall I compare this life of ours?
Even before I can say
it is like a lightning flash or a dewdrop
it is no more.


Finally out of reach

Finally out of reach -
No bondage, no dependency.
How calm the ocean,
Towering the void.

~Tessho's death poem

My daily activities

My daily activities are not unusual,
I'm just naturally in harmony with them.
Grasping nothing, discarding nothing...
Supernatural power and marvelous activity -
Drawing water and carrying firewood.

- Layman Pang-yun

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We humans

We humans are Pilgrims on the Path and also the Path itself. Not only do we burn, we are the burning ground.

~Sarah Leigh Brown

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Don't look down on anyone unless you are helping them up.

~Jesse Jackson


Essesnce, or God, is not a relation or a part, but the whole. Being is the vast affirmative, excluding negation, self-balanced, and swallowing up all relations, parts and times within itself.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Genius is not

Genius is not a lazy angel contemplating itself and things. it is insatiable for expression. Thought must take the stupendous step of passing into realization.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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