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#2101 - Saturday, April 2, 2005 - Editor: Gloria Lee
The Secret Sits
round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
"A Witness Tree", 1942
In one spark of fire
by Sam Pasiencier
The body reaches a
The reed flute and the
The dead rise with the
pleasure of listening,
Listen, and feel the
beauty of your separation,
There's a moon inside
every human being.
As brightness is to
time, so you are to
I should sell my tongue
and buy a thousand ears
The mind-moon, the creator of names and forms, will itself set and be extinguished as a concept in front of the sun of consciousness that is one's real nature.
Padamalai - Teachings of Ramana Maharshi recorded by
Posted to MillionPaths
One who handles a sword well gets power. Someone generous
and disciplined wins what the public religions offer.
But knowledge of the deep self comes only from a teacher who is That.
Everything we do mixes in the ground of the self.
~ Lalla, Naked Song
posted to MillionPaths
photo by Al Larus
The purest thing in all
~ Nikephoros Vrettakos
Somehow there's no more
darkness left at all.
I've soaked up sunlight through a thousand wounds,
and now this whiteness that I cloak you in
you won't find even in the Alps: this wind
whirls also there on high and stains the snow.
Even white roses bear a hint of dust.
The ultimate miracle is in ourselves:
these white expanses genuinely aglow
against the universe. The purest thing
in all creation then is not the twilight,
nor the sky when it's reflected off the river,
nor the sun on the apple blossoms. It is love.
translated from the Modern Greek by Jon Coreli
posted to AlphaWorld
Daily Poem from the Poetry Chaikhana
Translated by Steven Heine
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