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"It is the story of all that is holy and is good to tell..."

  1. Finally found it! :)

    So I finally found, the other day, Burton Watson's translation of Hsin Hsin Ming. I've searched for it off and on over the years. . it's my favorite translation, it's also in Entering the Stream.

    I wanted to share it, because I've really been wanting to share it for years, and a couple of days ago it finally appeared. I'd wanted to share the poem but I never found the other translations as good..
  2. Chris Thile and The Hobbit

    I love coincidences. . although I know the human mind looks for them everywhere, and they're not always there; still, the wonderful pattern-detector of a brain can get very good at seeing real ones. . . and I know that's a bit off-topic of this . . but anyway - to come back to it, I love coincidences. :-) Yesterday I just discovered an album from Thile - it was new to me.

    It's inspired by the Hobbit; and I found it very interesting, it was released when I was 13- and also, 13 years ...
  3. haikus

    I would trade places
    With one of those, if I could,
    Who lived long ago.

    Death meditation
    Is really a way of life
    when life becomes full.

    This beautiful cat
    A bodhisattva named pat
    Has grown to love me.

    I'd like to be small
    So small I can hear the rain
    Rinse away the pain.
  4. Fear and courage

    You will excuse me
    if I have some fear
    of those who preach that evolution
    is reflected in the color of one's skin-

    Denying their humanity,
    and done so all in secrecy.

    But I would give a different view
    that fearlessness will win day-through
    and if a fight you would begin -
    it is a fight you cannot win.

    For what has happened once before
    can not happen anymore.
    and truth relieves a heart-felt ...
  5. being


    “To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”

    'Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. ...

    “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.

    “This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing ...

    Updated 12-15-2014 at 07:40 PM by NikolaiI