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In This Time of Iron by pd lyons


 

the wise

trusting themselves

work only on ways

to maintain

integrity

I am dead already by pd lyons


red glass bowl w/ holland tomatoes on a black slate

red glass bowl w/ Holland tomatoes on a black slate on a green table

I am dead already

~ So

there is nothing really to worry about

~ Although sometimes i still forget

think of myself as living

things to do

places to go

achievement’s to achieve

people to please and all

eventually i come around

focus by saying

” you don’t have to”

usually that’s enough to brig me back to what is

~ Other times,

especially if i have forgotten for maybe days,

years, occasionally decades

it takes stuff a little stronger not much though, you know

just say out loud to my so called self;

“you are already dead “

 helps me relax

brigs me round to that expansive place of what is

a pleasant space of truth

red bowl glass

red bowl glass

freedom meditation / happy new year


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Contemplate this,

We are all going to die.

Every one we know or who has known us

Will die.

I will die.

~

Then think on,

What is worth doing with every minute that is my life time?

~

Then,

Act accordingly.

~

Repeat as needed.

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truth


 

   truth needs no violence

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true


if you notice there’s nothing like a monster or monstrous situation to bring out the most beautiful of humanity. stay true. the Hitlers and the Trumps and the murderers of this world are not the majority. that’s why they yell so loudly. do not believe that any people are all the same – see the acts of heroism, the acts of compassion the acts of peace – this is true courage. this is not bartered away to gain security, goods or the power of public office.

courage does not change its moral foundation under pressure. millions of people on this earth are like that.

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There’s no place to go, so stay


Its not about going

but staying

 

Its not about looking

but seeing

 

Its not about doing

but stillness

 

Its not about acceptance

but allowing

the thing is, the buddha didn't go - he stayed

the thing is, the buddha didn’t go – he stayed

 

true


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Dance of Childhood

PEACE IS AN EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION

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William in the grass

 

 

 

We can never obtain peace, The Dalai Lama, in The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness


We can never obtain peace

We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. Without inner peace it is impossible to achieve world peace, external peace. Weapons themselves do not act. They have not come out of the blue. Man has made them. But even given those weapons, those terrible weapons, they cannot act by themselves. As long as they are left alone in storage they cannot do any harm. A human being must use them. Someone must push the button. Satan, the evil powers, cannot push that button. Human beings must do it.

–The Dalai Lama, in The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYEsFQ_gt7c

About Birth, by pd lyons


 

the first meeting

sky and earth

begot ice

 

the first meeting

sun and ice

begot the wordless woman

 

she alone with open mouth

barefoot of silence

taught the earth

all there ever was to know

 

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Busy Work – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


barna galway

barna galway

Busy Work

Some people think that they will practice the dharma once they have
finished with their worldly business. This is a mistaken attitude
because our work in the world never finishes. Work is like a ripple of
water continually moving on the surface of the ocean. It is very
difficult to break free from our occupations in order to practice
dharma. The busy work with which we fill our lives is only completed
at the time of our death.

– Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Meaningful to Behold

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