Tagged with love

Kali Yuga, Sublimity and Love:

Kali Yuga is supposed to be a “winter of the soul.” The greatest forgetting of the divine, but it is not a disintegration as we might think. Rather it is the embodiment of spirit in matter, on one end veiling, the other, uplifting, moving “matter” towards greater complexity. Imagine a swirling vortex, as it pours … Continue reading

Waves to the Shore

Part of my pain is me unconsciously  holding on to the experience. That is beginning to break up Like waves to the shore I will come again and again to this place and each time learn to let go.

Mystical experiences.

“Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. The lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination.” — Alan Watts

Zen and Christians, afraid to love?

Clergyman defends his Zen Buddhist practices. Conservatives in the Episcopal Church of the US are demanding that Rev Kevin Thew Forrester, a priest of the diocese of Northern Michigan, be barred from the episcopate because he received a “lay ordination” from a Buddhist group. Strange how so much misunderstanding stems from when we see something … Continue reading

Just watched Bob Thurman’s TED talk

These past few days I’ve got a bad case of sinusitis, so I’ve been lying low, drinking tea and watching TED talks. Bob Thurman’s video really struck me last night. He refers to the Dalai Lama as “rather Jolly,” but Thuman appears to be jolly in his own eccentric way, too! He mentioned something rather … Continue reading