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#1502 - Thursday, July 24, 2003 - Editor: Jerry
©2003 Jeff Winke
"When you take photographs, just before you click the shutter, your mind is empty and open, just seeing without words. When you stand in front of a blank sheet of paper, about to make a painting or a calligraphy, you have no idea what you will do. Maybe you have some plan for a painting, or you know what symbol you want to calligraph, but you don't actually know what will appear when you put brush to paper. What you do out of trust in open mind will be fresh and spontaneous. Opening to first thought is the way to begin your action properly."
~Jeremy Hayward From the magazine, "Tricycle: The Buddhist Review" (seen in Daily Dharma)
Jeff Winke http://www.winkearchives.com/
faint autumn moon
a sheet of newspaper
crumpled by the wind
distant thunder clouds gather all the shadows
dusting of snow
a sparrow's footprints
every which way
on the clear water
koi move slowly
ii. HUMAN NATURE
reflects the setting sun
still winter --
the distant clatter
a passing train
the long sigh
of my workday commute
that same conversation
repeated in my head
the toilet tank
bolted to the wall
to the elements
iii. NATURAL NATURE
her seven button
blouse . . .
her brown eyes
tentative touch. . .
her warm breath
I steal with a kiss
small bed lamp
a soft yellow cast
defines her shape
to meet me...
the cafe couple lovingly
Some of these haiku have appeared in the following print or online poetry journals: Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, Brussels Sprout, Samsåra Quarterly, tinewords.com, Frogpond, Raw NerVZ, Electric Acorn (The Dublin Writers Workshop) and poetrynow.org.
For Chances, a dynamic, online collection of haiku go to: http://www.bytestudios.com/winke
©2003 Jeff Winke.
Holding on the pure I AM the "I" makes Itself known as the Heart of Hearts. It shatters all delusion and suffering in a silent explosion of untold Wisdom.
The body and this world is the reflected light, I AM is the mirror, "I" is the sun. Understanding can take you as far as the mirror. At that point there is only one word to utter: surrender.
To replies: I am not what you think: find out yourself.
American Splendor is new movie coming out in August...looks interesting: http://www.americansplendormovie.com/main.html
Meditation Society of America
I just got my copy of Boundless Giving,
The Life of Sri Swami Satchidananda, and
it is one of the best publications I have
ever seen. If you are familiar with the
work of Swamiji, you are going to really
enjoy it. If you don't know about him, this
work of high consciousness will be a great
introduction to the life and teachings of
the wisest, most compassionate, humble, and
loving person I ever met. This is actually a
special edition of Integral Yoga Magazine,
which is always top notch. For more information:
Peace and blessings,
Bob Rose, President, Meditation Society of America
"O you followers of Truth! If you wish to obtain an
orthodox understanding of Zen, do not be decieved by others.
Inwardly or outwardly, if you encounter any obstacles kill them
right away. If you encounter the Buddha, kill him; if you
encounter the Patriarch, kill him; . . . kill them all without
hesitation, for this is the only way to deliverance. Do not get
yourselves entangled with any object, but stand above, pass on,
and be free!"
- Lin-chi (translation: Suzuki) from the Zen Within community: http://www.livejournal.com/community/zen_within/
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