VACANT IOTA


unable

label

suitable bed

seemed like

a vacant

iota

a little

piece of

nothing


10. 17 .2007

Poems - 1

mind is wind


our thoughts

our winds are 

deeply related

change you motivation

change your action change your thoughts

change your winds 

change your mind

change your health

change your karma

change your life

change you change

change you change  change

you


2. 18. 07

who knows,


if the time or karma isn't right

it doesn't matter who he is

everything has to be right

for true love to bloom.


it is so very rare

and delicate

you need patience,

compassion and wisdom

not to plan nor

look for it. for love

is like the wind and

a secret in the mind

of the heart of god.


if you think

you control it

you are too likely

to be disappointed.

why not be surprised ?


i don't look for her

i pray she knows me

and we find each other

one nice day looking

in each others

empty eyes.


i wish you much luck

with that one more man theory.


in the end it really is

just your mind and your thoughts.


karma ripening

it will be there most likely

when you least expect it.


2. 18. 2007

empty


dogs bark

whisper 

to the dark

spirit in a bowl

dead sea scroll

soul on a roll

behind you

shall find

Buddha

mind


6. 20. 07

LETS GO FOR A RIDE TO Hoochey Makoola:

EXISTENT INHERENT NONEXISTENCE


Our motivation for this trip of retreat

is to realize wisdom, generate compassion and bodhichitta.

The driver is mind, the car is tantra a sleek blue three speed

57 Chevrolet Mahayana with red seats adorned with lotus and moon.

The road is sutra winding to the top of the great mountain

through a rich forest of blue green fir trees and wild flowers.

The goal of the journey is enlightenment.

The spiritual grounds and profound paths

we are on are bliss and emptiness

The map of sadhana is in the glove compartment with 

a  cliff bar, bell, dorje, drum, tormas and a deity comb.

The speed limit is always according to ones own ability.

The transmission is in three gears, plus one very special gear.

First is lam rim, second is lojong, and third is secret mantra.

Overdrive is always an option and relates to how well you practice

generation and completion stages. Fuel in the engine is meditation.

The gas station or source of the fuel is Buddha's mind.

The steering wheel of tranquil abiding is covered with

imitation leather of ordinary appearances and conceptions.

The horn contains and emits the seed letter

The head lights are the sun and moon generating divine pride.

The mirage dead ahead down the road is samsara.

In the rear view mirror we see yesterdays pain.

The hood ornament is a striking statue of Manjushri wielding a sword.

Under the hood we find many important treasures,

A Vajrayana 9000 pure vision engine is the heart

oiled with joyful mantras and prayers.

The block of the engine is made of faith,

with our vow and commitments.

It is kept cool by the waters of accumulating merit.

The spark plugs are chakras fired up with lojong and mahamudra.

The carburetor is mixing your mind with Buddha's mind. Becoming

a  subtle mind of clear light ready for a transference of consciousness.

The wheels are the Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

The air in the tires is love. The dent in the fender is my karma

but also it is the karma of the one who hit  me as well. darn.

Locked in the truck is the spare Wheel of Dharma

with desirous attachments of self cherishing and self grasping

withering up in the heat of superior seeing.

The tail pipe is emitting noxious fumes of ignorance

The keys of lineage to the car are the many empowerments,

which ripen our virtuous action in practice to motivate,

visualize in prayer and dedicate.

The girl in the front seat next to me is beautiful.

The ash tray is full of jelly beans.

Elvis is on the radio singing " love me tender".

Frank Sinatra is in the back seat with Marilyn Monroe

within the mandala exchanging self with others eating Sal's pizza.

We are going to the 309 drive -in theater to see Little Buddha.


- Bliem Kern at FP of CBC one Saturday afternoon in May 1998

LOST


conscience

is  a

fantasy

in  the

absence

of

truth


12 . 12 . 1972

Any healthy man

can go

without food

for two days --

but not

without poetry.


- Charles Baudelaire

GREED


based

on a

perceived

need

you don’t

need to feed

or seed.



7 . 18 . 03

“ I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed. “    -   Umberto Ecco


THOTH THOUGH



t

oth

thoth

though

thoth though

thoth though

ibis ape

bow wow

thoth

though

ibis

ape

bow

wow

thoth

though

ought

ibis

ape

bow

wow

bow

wow

bow

ow

ow

ow

w

o

w

o

      

                         4 . 15. 1971

get enlightentated !

HIRO


as

Yun Min

would say.

in walking

just walk

in sitting

just sit

above all

don’t

wobble.



1. 22 . 10

MAGNIFICENT

GIFT


this life

created or

emanated

as light 


result of all

our past, 

present and

future

actions

of mind


is the rare 

magnificent gift


treasure it


cherish

others


2. 27. 10

 
 
 

Whereas each one of us is just one single person, other people are countless in number; therefore the happiness of others is much more important than our own happiness.

- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso




French Poet (1871-1945)Poetry Quote by Robert Graves

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