Monday, October 25, 2010

Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

If you catch a fragrance of the unseen,
like that, you will not be able
to be contained.
You will be out in empty sky.

Any beauty the world has, any desire,
will easily be yours.


Interpretations come, hundreds,
from all the religious symbols
and parables and prayers.

You know what they mean,
when the presence lives through you.

[ translated by Coleman Barks ]

The Bible is dead.

The Qur’an is dead.

The Vedas are dead.

The Torah is dead.

The Eight Great Truths are dead.

The Upanishads are dead.

All scriptures are dead, dead, dead.


Worse: murderous.

The Presence must live in us.

We must be ravished by Compassion.

Or the books will only kill us ….. on and on and on.


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