My Friends, The Birds Broad-Billed Hummingbird (Male), Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Near Green Valley, Arizona Recently, and for some time, I have been discovering small “gifts” left for me by birds accustomed to feeding at my sunflower-seed feeder. Since I installed the feeder years ago it has been the target of local birds by…
The Wish-Granting Jewel
The Wish-Granting Jewel, known forever and sought, comes unbidden to the sincere, compassionate, and brave . Awakened to the Law, that jewel within the Lotus.
Moon Viewing on Fuji Mountain
Moon Viewing on Fuji Mountain. We had been travelling for almost 24 hours when we arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Flying over the ocean with a large group of pilgrims from Los Angeles, the natural fatigue of jet lag air travel had caught up with me. My weeks of preparation ahead of our journey had…
To be willing to risk everything,To awaken even in the darkest hours,To be fearless - even reckless,To pursue adventure with illumination,To abide in faith for eons. To seek my mentor over lifetimes,To polish my character,To give encouragement and hope,To boldly carve a path for others,To attract fortune from afar. To be Buddha I AM,To…
Depictions of the Awakened
Wheels, Footprints, Empty Cushions, Statues, Mandalas, Metaphors of the Mind - All Experiences of the imagination In the world of transient, non-substantial, nothing. Molded armors match our bodies -Protect and define our mortal ego. Without them we vaporize Into forever. The everlasting dreams of our existence disappear with Awakening.
My Japanese Screen
My Japanese screen Cloudy, transparent shadows Spying in and out
The Fountain of Persian Songs
From the fountain of Persian songs, the sweet water flows bitter, and full of sadness. Poisoned by piety - Restricted by ignorance - Waiting to flow freely - Pregnant with Grace.
For my friends in Iran: Your unbearable sorrow touches God's heart. Your supreme joy makes God smile back at You. The savages hate this; their fear betrays them. Your courage smiles with infinite joy.
Buddha’s Diary – 4
Life's Mystic Power Subtle and Mysterious; Mystic, Is Life's Power Beyond our Sheep-Human, So-Called, Intelligence. Knowing Reveals Limitations, Understanding, Potential. Ever Guided, our Stream Flows, Unconscious.
Buddha’s Diary – 3
Time is another name for God The days and years, our allies. The cosmic Process, Power, Of and beyond Us, Takes all of Us; Has its Way. We know elusive Time Is Always