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#2748 - Sunday, March 4, 2007 - Editor: Gloria Lee
Vastness is the theme of today's issue. Video of the cosmos included, worth viewing for the images alone.
Buddha In Glory
Center of all centers, core of cores,
almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet--
all this universe, to the furthest stars
all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.
Now you feel how nothing clings to you;
your vast shell reaches into endless space,
and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow.
Illuminated in your infinite peace,
a billion stars go spinning through the night,
blazing high above your head.
But in you is the presence that
will be, when all the stars are dead.
--Rainer Maria Rilke
http://www.allspirit.co.uk/rilkebuddha.html posted to Daily Dharma
sails on its way
Leaving behind a brilliant wake
On which the moon shines
Yesterday night I have seen the red glow of the Earth on the Moon.
Ben Hassine to Awakened Awareness
Dallas Morning News
photographer Tom Fox was able to capture this time-lapse view of
Saturday's eclipse while traveling in Africa.
Ignorant before the heavens ...
Ignorant before the
heavens of my life,
I stand and gaze in wonder. Oh the vastness
of the stars. Their rising and descent. How still.
As if I didn't exist. Do I have any
share in this? Have I somehow dispensed with
their pure effect? Does my blood's ebb and flow
change with their changes? Let me put aside
every desire, every relationship
except this one, so that my heart grows used to
its farthest spaces. Better that it live
fully aware, in the terror of its stars, than
as if protected, soothed by what is near.
"Ahead of All Parting"
The selected poetry and prose of
Rainer Maria Rilke
Ed. Stephen Mitchell
Gill Eardley to Allspirit
How Fast Is
Thanks to Earl Engleheardt for this interesting link.
It is foolish
to let a young redwood
grow next to a house.
Even in this
you will have to choose.
That great calm being,
this clutter of soup pots and books --
Already the first branch-tips brush at the window.
Softly, calmly, immensity taps at your life.
~ Jane Hirshfield ~
(Given Sugar, Given Salt)
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THUNDERBOLTS OF THE GODS
1 hr 3 min 51 sec - Feb 3, 2007
Average rating: (69 ratings)
Description: There are no Black Holes, there is no dark matter, comets are not dirty snowballs, the sun is not a nuclear furnace. THUNDERBOLTS challenges our fundamental assumptions about the workings of the universe, and then offers an alternative vision. Born of empirical science, this vision is startling in its common sense simplicity, and stunning in its reach and ability to make comprehensible both age-old and modern-day mysteries. Recent discoveries in space have amazed and perplexed scientists. Current popular theories in the sciences can neither predict nor explain the phenomena we are now observing. In THUNDERBOLTS, American mythologist David Talbott and Australian physicist Wallace Thornhill and their associates propose a new theory which can both predict and explain these phenomena. 5,000 year old rock art, the origins of world mythology, planetary history, spectacular nebular forms in deep space, and high energy electric discharges in the plasma laboratory -- all are inextricably linked by the Electric Model. In an extraordinary synthesis of the scientific disciplines THUNDERBOLTS presents us with an astonishing new perspective on ancient history and leading-edge astronomy.
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