Rest in natural great peace this exhausted mind,
Beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thoughts
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace.

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvo-CCtC3Zs&feature=youtu.be

Rest In Natural Great Peace

Today it dawned on me…

…, as I was pouring water

into a glass bottle that

writing a book is a bit like that.

Filling a bottle

a little bit at a time

from the cistern

knowing

that we live

in monsoon times.

“without language and understanding, the experience of Awakening will be lost like water poured on desert sands. Language and understanding are necessary to articulate one’s experience, to deepen it and to realize it – to make it real and actual.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ama Zamy

awakening to your true face

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feeling blessed

Just sent my first script, a novel, to ten publishers in Sweden. After four short refusals the fifth was a one page suggestion for rewrites ending with “should you choose to rework we are happy to read again” from a very interesting publisher. So am walking on clouds feeling that I have finally arrived in my life at a spot where there is nothing in the world that I would change about it. I am living a life I could never have dreamed up, or is that in fact (scientifically proven) exactly what I have done? At the moment, since many days now, I feel manifold blessed. I thank the universe for the love, family, friends and overall health, with a pinch of a feeling that everything is just as it should be. Not even the pitfalls are very scary at all, everything is welcomed.

On a more practical level I have decided to post some very old essays of mine here. But it may take a few years before I get access to them, “stuck in India” as I am 😉 Because what one first notices as one diverts over to the fully moral life is that one is suddenly treated like something of a hostage. Suddenly, one does not know where rescue will come from. When credit cards are overdrawn, Europe is too expensive to visit, and there are threats of legal action if one does not repay. For that loan which was going to offer a great job, a great career, a lot of money – and therefore happiness but instead has decided that is not where happiness lies, or is much seen. Where not very much of interest is seen at all. That there is another path that one must follow. Of course there are branches sticking out along that mysterious little track, and I thank them all.

So, do not worry. Be sure, the enchantment makes up for it all.. There is much to be said in defense of a simple life. One without cravings for much more than a simple place to live, nature, food and good company. Where one is free to devote time to the task at hand. I believe we are living in a time of transition, and I suppose from that this blog takes its name.

I wish you a good night, or day, or whatever, where ever you are!

no time

for a haiku

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I just reached 100 posts

I celebrate with a graphic from a place set up to support Auroville:

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I just find it to be very evocative.

See: heartandsun.org

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How could I?

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I hail the spontaneous
as opposed to the perfected.
And art as not separated
from life – how could I
chase to describe being in
an abstract or impersonal way?

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