By Hook or by Rook

By Hook or by Rook

A student asks the chess master, “Master, how many moves do you think ahead?” To which the master replies, “One. Only one — and it is always the right one.” ———– There was a time when whiskey was legally deemed medicine medicinal alcohol the Feds took to calling it so as the 18th Amendment reigned supreme and those tea totaling tame women and...

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When you meet the Buddha…..

When you meet the Buddha…..

“Buddha” means “the awakened one” – that is, someone who has woken up from the dream of being a separate ego in a material universe.  Gautama Siddhartha, whom we affectionately, ridiculously, call the Buddha, taught for forty-five years. In all those years, and in all the hundreds of thousands of teaching words that he uttered, his message was simply this:...

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A Song for the Search

A Song for the Search

http://www.unlimited-ideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/song-for-the-search.mp3 …And the song rang out ‘midst the silence of the lodge I have sat in the pews of hundreds of churches Praised your name-Praised your name I have greeted Mecca more times than I can remember I have sat in the Zen-do with Buddha And you came you came So many sutras I’ve sung And posed ten thousand...

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Keepers

Keepers

“What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves.  What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course — surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) the moment we do — We win as well. Unknown Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost...

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Harmony

Harmony

Harmony doesn’t seem extraordinary until you have known him for a while. He knows how to be gentle, and such gentleness is surprisingly powerful. The silence around him is lyrical. If I sit in his kitchen in the late afternoon and drink ginger tea, by the time I am ready to go home the contradictions inside my head are no longer shouting at me and trying to tear each other apart He gives me...

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Let’s Swing

Let’s Swing

Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a swing: all earth creatures, even the supernovas , sway between these two trees, and it never winds down angels, animals,humans, insects, by the million also the wheeling sun and moon: ages go by and it goes on. Everything is swinging: heaven, earth,water,fire, and the secret one slowly growing a body. Kabir saw that for fifteen...

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