Author Archives: The Poet's apprentice

RAISING THE DEAD

Because I cared,I kept my friends alivebathed in the light of the good times we had shared. But when I go back to comparethe in-between times too, I seethey have given up the fight(together with the good times that we … Continue reading

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GURDJIEFF

“You are both a wolfand a lamb.If you do not stay awakethe wolf will devourthe lamb.” Oh you, the Living and the Dead!Both those who earnand you who claim by rightyour daily bread. Encourage the fewthey will become the many.Encourage … Continue reading

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KNOTTING AND TATTING

The string of Being windsthroughout a luminous universe. Everything your hand reaches out to graspis Adam’s curseand a knot appears within your mind. Your original faceis suddenly forgot,hid in your own entanglement.

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SPECULUM

Going out there is no other,coming back there is no trace.Though we must love one another,whose is the beloved’s face? Start from wherever you think you wish to,you cannot end up in a different place.Examine carefully the mirrors around you.All … Continue reading

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MAKE THE MOST OF IT

Said the Junior Dean.What is “It”that we should make the most of it?What have wethat we can justly boast of it? We have inherited our share of wealth;and karma and good sensehave brought us health. Time weighs not on our … Continue reading

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PARABLE OF THE TALENTS

(Matthew 25: 14-30) What are these talents?Nuggets of consciousness. How to make good use of them?Bring consciousness to where you are. Allow yourself to be a vehiclefor Divine Consciousness.Allow the Divine to see through you.Give it your eyesto see its … Continue reading

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THE MORE YOU SHARE

The more you know the more you owe. The more you care the more you share. The less you share your debts grow more.

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