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from Live Journal
exquisite silence
vast heart to infinity
listen to this beingness
rest here on my nothing
belong to your Self once again

pupil is the black hole in brilliant space

Editors: Jerry Katz, Gloria Lee, Christiana Duranczyk, Michael Read, John Metzger


With repeated meditation practice
the expance of the visible universe
with all its qualities dissolves
to nothing, to where there is
only health and a great joy.

All teaching comes to this.

Lalla - Naked Song

Highlights Issue #1059


"If you can release judgment and live in the NOW, you
will be surprised at what comes through. The more you
practice the attitude of Grace, the more proficient the
energy flow. When there is a reverence for all life, the
consciousness is raised in frequency vibration to allow
for the healing of humanity.

-- Dout

Thursday, May 2, 2002

DAVID OLLER from Alices Restaurant

Kodo-What you can do!

What can you do now to begin your journey into the world
of Kodo?

Kodo really begins by developing and cultivating
humility and patience. To begin with the intent of
becoming a Master or Expert or Teacher of Kodo, in my
opinion, is the best way to derail the process of
appreciation of Kodo. You wouldn't want to be a Kodo
Master who couldn't tell the difference between Kyara
and Sasora would you? Today it seems to me, "Everyone
wants to be Roshi!" But in desiring to become Roshi, you
never can be Roshi because Roshi is the epitome of
humility, and lacks self centered desires.

What you really want to be is a Movie Star!

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Patience is required because it is a 35 year path even
under the wing of a true Japanese Incense Master. I
think this is good because knowing it will take you 35
years surely puts your intentions in perpective. No
quicky short courses, and unless you want to just don a
kimono, and delude yourself that you are an incense
master, and walk around like the "Emporer with no

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Here is a poem from the Plum Branch Chapter (#32)

"Princess Asagao had sent perfumes kneaded into rather
large balls in two jars, indigo and white, the former
decorated with a pine branch and the latter a branch of
plum. Though the cords and knots were conventional, one
immediately detected the hand of a lady of taste.
Inspecting the gifts and finding them admirable, the
prince came upon a poem in faint ink which he softly
read over to himself. 'Its blossoms fallen, the plum is
of no further use. Let its fragrance sink into the
sleeves of another.' " -- Tale of Genji--Chapter 32 --
Lady Murasaki

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