This Chapter….

This Chapter….

This Chapter is closed now Not one word more Until we meet some day and the voices rising to the window take wing and fly Open the old casement To the lands we have forgotten, Look to the mountains and ridgeways And the steep valleys Quilted by Green Here as the last words fall away· The great and silent rivers of life Are flowing into the oceans, And on a day like any other They will carry you...

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Love after Love

Love after Love

Breathe by Linaji The time will come When, With elation, You will greet yourself arriving At your own door, in your own mirror, And each will smile at the other’s welcome, And say, sit here, Eat. You will love again the stranger who was yourself. Give wine, Give bread, Give back your heart To itself, to the stranger who has loved you All your life, whom you ignored for another Who knows you by...

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How to be a Poet

How to be a Poet

1. Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill-more of each than you have-inspiration, work, growing older, patience, for patience joins time to eternity.  Any readers who like your poems, doubt their judgement. 2. Breathe with unconditional breath the unconditioned air. shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three-dimensional...

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If You Treat a Man…

If You Treat a Man…

Painful Thinking by Linaji If you treat a man as he appears to be, you make him worse than he is. But if you treat a man as if he already were what he potentially could be, you make him what he is destined to be. -Wolfgang von Goethe– ————————- I have come to a frightening conclusion, that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach...

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Touch Your Heart

Touch Your Heart

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it is bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as so much space. Your world seems less solid, more roomy and spacious. The burden lightens. In the beginning it feels like...

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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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