Category Archives: Gnomonic Verses

TEMPUS MUTAT

People differ in awareness of Time.Brazilian Indians have no word for tomorrow. Time is the measure of thingsmoving through space.Where there is nothing moving,not even thoughts,there is no awareness of Time. When a dog sees you after a gap of … Continue reading

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TOI ET MOI

is the eternal dancewhere those who lovefind one anotherand, taking their chance,reach up to highest Heaven aboveand down to deepest Hell. There is no higher happinessthan loving true and well. Toi et Moi sailtheir fragile boatwith single eyefrom birth to … Continue reading

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PURIFY THE MIND

From Mt. Kailas,birthplace of Shiva,Lord of All,the snow slides down the Himalayasmelting into pure waterand becomes Gangathe holiest of rivers. Absorbing the works of natureand of man, it flowspast temples, villages,rice fields and factories,and Calcutta slums,and comes,at last, to meet … Continue reading

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SQUARING THE CIRCLE

How glad I amthat I am hereand not somewhere else. (If I weresomewhere else,I’d be here.) No escape, then! .

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SPONTANEITY

The striveto alive. There are some thingswhich, though honest,are better left unsaid. .

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HERE NOW

Here exists in SpaceNow exists in Time,so how can they be the same? New York exists in America (space).New York exists at five o’clock (time)say the Americans.But you can’t sayNew York IS five o’clockor New York IS America!(Unless you are … 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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GIVING HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE

When Fortune comes at lastto claim his Hostageand all the days and hours are countedand the fragile papers, envelopes and postageand all those in-between days are discounted;and Pluto has reclaimedEurydice’s earthly portionand Thracian Maenadshave left her Orpheus dismembered,what will be … Continue reading

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BABIES

Babies do not crythrough choice.It’s just their suffering giving voice;wishing to share itwith someone like you who can bear it. In Latin this someone is called mater. Nowaday’s-English comes much later,and I cannot find a word to translate her. .

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POSSESSION

There is the fire that consumesand the fire that illumines. There is Desireand there is Love. Those motivated by Desiresee things they wish to possess,things they do not wish to possess,and other things –of no interest whatsoever. Those motivated by … Continue reading

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