Author Archives: Universal Octopus

GHOSTS

All that once was livingpasses through molecular gauzeto filter out the elementsthat conform to the Laws of Physics. And what remainswill float awayand compel another birthin Hell or Higher Heaven worldsor back here on Mother Earth. But what is left … Continue reading

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FREEDOM

Freedom is peddledas though it were a path to Peace.It isn’t. Peace paddlesin Freedom. .

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BIOGRAPHY

I was bornjust like you. I came I knew notwhere fromjust like you. I had the good times(and the bad);was by turns,unhappy and glad(just like you). Till I determined:Be HAPPY ALL THE TIME ! So I withdrew fromI didn’t wantand … Continue reading

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PERFECT ACTION

When the fires are raging,don’t add fueland the two worlds(the inner and the outer)subside into their natural state. When the dogsof dissension and desireare sleeping,don’t wake themand the world is already cool and quiet. .

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LORD OF THE JUNGLE

In the Jungle of the Worldand the tangle of the Senseswe build us hutsof mud and heartacheand make (and mend) our fragile fences.“This is ME! This is MINE!”is the burden of our song. We cannot see, still less define,that pain … Continue reading

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NOT TO BE BORN IS BEST

Looking with dispassion,with equanimity,with detachment,doesn’t it shine brighter than a thousand suns?And in every minute particular? The broken wingthe severed fingerthe uncompleted life‘the smyler with the knife’the loss of all things dearthe smell of fearspirochaetes, viruses and germsand the ever-chewing … Continue reading

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UP TO DATE AND READY TO GO

It may not be the bearded manwho smiles at you and explodes.It may not be the errant tyrethat slides on the icy roads.It may not be the scaffolding plankthat bounces on your head.It may not be pneumoniathat smothers you in … Continue reading

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THE WORD OF THE BUDDHA

According to the manuals,they are everywhere.How is it, then, that Icannot see them? Under my feet,in the silent corners,under the stairs,in the crowded common rooms,I search;and find nothing. But, when I speak,what is it that crawlsalong the fissures of my … Continue reading

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VISITORS AND VISITATIONS

Up Hillcrest steps to wherethe crumbling, grey, defining wallbecomes a bareand narrow ledgeholding back the jungle of beyond.Honeysuckle, fern and brambleslowly ambleand quietly digestthe Hillcrestfence.(A peaceful study in impermanence.) On the boundary hedge,a green and flowering ivy has blossomed therein … Continue reading

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GARDENER’S NEWS

Newspaper headline in a “Democracy”:PARLIAMENT VERSUS THE PEOPLE Have you noticed how world-wideA versus B situations are becomingmore and more confrontational? Stoking up the fires of hatred and dissatisfactionin more and more areas of human activity. Sport, politics, arms sales.National … Continue reading

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