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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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BUDDHA’S SUNLIT CHAMBER

In Buddha’s sunlit laboratory(or Dhamma chamber),experiments by laboratory assistants(or monks)demonstratethat if you shine the lightof investigationon form, feeling, perception,thoughts and consciousnessand apply continuous mindfulnessat the very centreof the rising and fallingof these phenomena,all things are seento be without a permanent … Continue reading

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GOD IS…

“God is good.” Not quite right.“Why not?”That follows the stumbling way.To the chopping off of handsin Mecca and Medina.Or to the world’s most valuable art collectionin the Vatican.Or to the crucifixion of prophetsin Jerusalem.Or to the brainwashingof the Poor by … Continue reading

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JUGGLING

First the left hand, then the right;in each, a ball, in each held tight When a third comes into view,what exactly will you do? Let it roll past on its way,down the hall and out the door? Or grab it … Continue reading

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11TH HOUR, 11TH DAY, 11TH MONTH

What They died forhas not survivedtheir sacrifice. The fabrics of communities that were theirsare pulled apart by rough fingersof their unappreciative heirs. Their homes are bulldozedto feed the appetites of developers. Their schools are surrenderedto the Apostles of Materialism:Educational Factory … Continue reading

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PEACEMAKER

If you reconciletwo of God’s creatures,you forge a linkwith God himself. .

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WAITING

Magdalen’s groundsare full of life,full of space. Space, which is mownand cleared,tended and enclosed,its waterways unchoked,brown and sparkling clear. It is home to ducksand coots,to dragonflies and deer. Grass and paths and gatesand streamsand yesterday’s undergraduatesare waiting. Not for the … Continue reading

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SEPARATISM

This flowering of the Human Spiritis a reaching outinto the empty wastelandof the egoic mindin search ofthe lost gardens of Eden. This fruitless endeavourto fill its wastelandwith memoriesof its past (My was)and thoughtsof its future (My will be) is stitched … Continue reading

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WAR OR PEACE

War breaks outin the land of the golden calfor in the columnsof the Daily Telegraph. Peace is foundin cloister or hearthin intervals of waror the exhausted aftermath. Whateverdeclarations of waror articles of peaceare signed,they flowfrom the labyrinthine meanderingof the human … Continue reading

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YOU ARE AT PEACE

You are at peaceand someone comes,thoughtless not unkind,and jogs you with his moment;demands your recognition,your admission,your consentto his place in your mind. What do you do?What harm has he doneto you?What calm had you wonand no room for him inside? … Continue reading

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