Wednesday, October 26, 2016

a modern spiritual

what waxes wanes
what wanes is unreal
saying that three times is quite the mantra

so much depends
upon a full wolf moon glazed
with the light of an unseen sun
footnote william carlos williams red wheelbarrow
be the sun and let the black whole see

after woke is awake waiting for the sudden
after kensho comes the recluse
beauty is truth.
truth is the beauty of
form being intent
in holy trinity

nature is my bhakti but now it's now
it's only cherry blossoms other shit and more imagination but i love it
the easy breathing of falling leaves and breathing in again

so meanwhile while waiting for the sudden
do no practical harm to others
love the other as oneself that is all

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Postmodern Spiritual

Dream an avocado surf illusion surf the red hot peppercorn and panoramic ocean view.

O great wave John Donne the causeless raven beats beneath the power of ten thousand sunflowers howling in the purple haze of a pissing sun.

Cicadas sing in sweet Virginia like a mantra strawberry lilac lotus black apocalypse calypso Joshua and nobody the frog.

Science says that everything is nothing but some quantum string—yet one acts as if the world is a thread of something else.

Jesus stopped to say belief is for the birds but render love unto oneself.

The body is through a glass willing. Spirit is ancient sunlight.

Inside each sun and daughter is Buddha Nature.

The chant of every chapter and the song of universal verse.

We are X-ray.

The universe in a moon and the absolute almighty of the unseen sun.

Mountains and rivers
Through the heart of dark continent
Looking for a way
To sea

Moby Dick on Highway Sixty-One. Call me unborn.

And the chorus, and the chorus, and the chorus, and the cool cool night.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Meditation One

Living is universal. All verb. No pronoun.

Meditation is the mediation of the universal and the absolute.

After the deconstruction of thought, being is consciously perceived.

Absolution of the universal presence only: the personal is just a dream that fades away.

No mind and no thinking are deconstructive thoughts. Pointers to the universality of being.

"because all these phenomena are the body of the one dharma of the tathägata."

"maintaining awareness of the true mind is the basic principle of the entire canon"

"though its real nature is formless, intent and proportion always remain."

"thus, the profound luminous one never ends: it remains forever shining bright."

I like my Zen early or reclusive.

Being ends in thought and begins in absolution.

True being is off the record. Buddha mind.


an ouroboros like universal apperception and affectionate awareness


Straight Out of Nothing

From out of pure potentiality my presence has appeared. 
Through what appears as countless years of evolution
I have a mind to know that. In October orange leaves are falling
but the trees are going nowhere. If a tree is falling in the forest
does the earth remain rock solid to its molten core?
And does the sun express itself in planetary play of my creation?
This is all the inner dreamworks of my self-awareness.
Holy holy holy consciousness-expanding colors are exploding
fireworks and thunder echoing within the misty river valley of my word.

Friday, October 14, 2016

An Indian Fantasia

Ten thousand objects. One subject. Keep it simple.

Love is not a thought: direct path to no mind.

This infinite experience of simple being is ecstatic joy.

While death is just a careless thought.

Einstein is the proof of angels.

Columbus discovered nothing but didn't know it.

Dreams are commentaries on a dream.

All my footnotes reference Nisargadatta. 

Between being and nothing is something else. Beyond.

Knowing the power is troubling at first and ultimately prophetic.

West meets east when neither has direction.

Nothing is as much a thought as any profit.

There are ten thousand Buddhas because one universal being.

Between the black hole and memory is being.

Being is obviously the Son of God.

Existence never is.

In other words. Einstein. West. Black hole. 

Nisargadatta East Being.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sermon from a River

Do not become misguided by the politics of division
for the world itself is nothing but division.
The mind divides.
That’s what the function of this instrument is there to do.
But one does not identify with a tool, of course,
for in doing so, a divided world is lacerated out of universal being.

We are this one universal being before societal conditioning
and universal being always
despite forgetfulness and ignorance
and these projections.
It’s not a problem though;
it’s just the inner workings of a process the mind calls self-awareness.

There’s an evolutionary vector one is following
and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
The river flows intently to that absolute almighty sea.
Being is the holy water
and love, forgiveness, and compassion is the current.
Follow oneself and see.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pike's Peak Projections

At thirteen thousand feet, I saw majestic long horn sheep about three hundred yards away from the highway up Pikes Peak.

I stopped the car and ran across the mountain tundra intending to get closer for a better picture,

or I rather jumped from rock to rock avoiding tiny flowers, moss, and lichen in that fragile alpine zone

until my rapid breathing caught me by surprise.

I had forgotten that the air up at such an altitude is as rare as all the ground beneath me.

In that special atmosphere I was remembering something quite pedestrian—

breathing is as awesome as whatever else is out there in its fantastic exhalation.