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PURE VIEW RAPTURE

In POETRY by Harrison Rappaport5 Comments

Pure view means understanding all forms as the body of deity, clearly appearing yet empty of inherent solidity, all sounds as the tune of mantra, naturally free in the expanse of open awareness, resounding like echoes, and all mental events as inseparable from their essence, substanceless knowing.

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SONG OF ENLIGHTENMENT

In POETRY by Joe Lamport2 Comments

The Song of Enlightenment is a Chan Buddhist poem that dates back to the middle years of the Tang Dynasty. The text is attributed to the poet-monk Yongjia Xuanjue who was a disciple of Huineng, the Sixth Patriarch in the Chan line and the founder of the Southern School of Enlightenment, which puts him and this text in the direct up line of the great Zen tradition.

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WHO ARE YOU? I AM CAESAR

In POETRY by John EdwardsLeave a Comment

Lying to ourselves, Every day in a million ways, Pretending to be a little more green, special, a little more enlightened, a little more yogi, pretending to be a little more wise, smart, tough, retrospective, wise­ass, noble, athletic, gentle, colloquial, worldly, competent, competitive.

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IS THIS MY WORLD

In POETRY by Frans Stiene1 Comment

I look around me and ask myself; is this my world, Greed, destruction, wars, gossip
I look around me and ask myself; is this my world, Beauty, nature, laughter, love