Tag Archives: Gnomonic Verses

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 them and the world is already cool and quiet. (from Gnomonic Verses) .

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ORATOR

His chewcan’t keep up with his bite,and when he speaks,youare showeredwith the feelof his latest undigested meal. (from Gnomonic Verses) .

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THE PAINTED VEIL

Millions of bubbles; bubbles, bubbles. Bubbles.Who could have thoughtso smallwould be curse of all,and source of allour troubles? Microscopic seedsencasing nuclei of fire. Each germinates and breedssubtle filaments of desire. Desire slides in and overpowers,making our best intentions fail.It weaves … Continue reading

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BUTTERFLY’S EGG

Nature’s miniatureopalescent crystal ball. Explore it from outside-inand your finest scientific eyesare lost in its unimaginable vastnesswhich opens onto the totality of the outer universe. Nothing can be seenby blinded scientific eyesof the everything there.For the would-be observer dissolves. Explore … Continue reading

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HEAD AND HEART

If the Head leads,it breeds a webin which the ego lurks to catch its prey. And the Heart pales away. If the Heart rules,the sticky webtransforms into a safety netthrough which the Egoshrivels into the Void. (from Gnomonic Verses) .

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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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LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE

(Harmony Square) La Place de la Concordenear the Hôtel Crillon. In the Temps Perdu:Madame Lafarge(who never forgets)and the tricoteuses(who never forget) sit and knit and wait for Marie Antoinette. “With my machine,”Dr Guillotin tells the Assemblée Constituante,“I cut off your … Continue reading

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