Monthly Archives: November 2012

I sell tea this evening


The iris pond has flowered
Before the old temple;
I sell tea this evening
By the water’s edge.
It is steeped in the cups
With the moon and stars;
Drink and wake forever
From your worldly sleep.

Baisao
(1675-1763)

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Natural relationship


Just be yourself. Be natural and be simple. Relationships develop naturally. If you try to build a relationship that is when you become a little artificial. Then your behavior becomes artificial which is not natural.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Don’t think


The happiness which Is when there is no thought, the happiness you experience in the deep sleep state, the happiness which has no known source, is your own true nature.
But if you think you will suffer.
So sleep in the night and keep quiet in the day.
This means simply: don’t think.

H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji)

Buddha Yawns


mantras
& temples
issa and lice
basho and the frog
full moon ahead
emperors rule
& beggars sleep
in harsh dusty beds
full moon ahead
lovers & whispers
breezes & scents
everything is set
nobody in pain
the buddha
Yawns….

– Carlos Fleitas

Love beings


It is very easy to love God because you are not going to encounter Him. It is very difficult to love a human being because to love a human being is to go through fire, and growth comes out of fire. To love God is almost impotent, it is meaningless. And unless you have loved human beings, real human beings, there is no possibility to reach to higher altitudes of love. One needs a foundation in the earth.

Osho

Come My Sweetheart


Come on sweetheart
let’s adore one another
before there is no more
of you and me

a mirror tells the truth
look at your grim face
brighten up and cast away
your bitter smile

a generous friend
gives life for a friend
let’s rise above this
animalistic behavior
and be kind to one another

spite darkens friendships
why not cast away
malice from our heart

once you think of me
dead and gone
you will make up with me
you will miss me
you may even adore me

why be a worshiper of the dead
think of me as a goner
come and make up now

since you will come
and throw kisses
at my tombstone later
why not give them to me now
this is me
that same person

I may talk too much
but my heart is silence
what else can I do
I am condemned to live this life

Rumi

Life & Death


look at love
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love

look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life

why are you so busy
with this or that or good or bad
pay attention to how things blend

why talk about all
the known and the unknown
see how the unknown merges into the known

why think seperately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the last

look at your heart and tongue
one feels but deaf and dumb
the other speaks in words and signs

look at water and fire
earth and wind
enemies and friends all at once

the wolf and the lamb
the lion and the deer
far away yet together

look at the unity of this
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox

you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled just for you and me

be like sugarcane
sweet yet silent
don’t get mixed up with bitter words

my beloved grows
right out of my own heart
how much more union can there be

Rumi