Sunday, July 31, 2011

Imagine

Imagine.
No harm in imagining
You do it anyway
All the time.

Imagine
you are a hollow reed.
Say, a flute.
And your seven chakras
are the seven nodes
for Existence
to play its music.
Through you.

And...
Sooner or later
you needn't imagine.
You will know.
The hollow reed
has nil say
In the music
that is played.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Bondage of Knowledge

In Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu says:

When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.

Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.

After contemplation, shunyayogi says:

Wherever there is knowledge,
already there is ignorance.
When people think they know,
they have given birth to what they do not.

When people take possession of knowledge
they have caused the great chasm
between the Knower and the Known.
Misery.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Way of The Wise

When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.

Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.

Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever

~ Tao Te Ching