Innamorata

 

tongues.
i’ve found mine a tool in the past. a weapon more than once.
i’d like to experiment with art.

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all of the numbers up to the grid size must appear in every row, column and block. For every cage enclosed by a thick line, the target number at the top left-hand msut be calculated from the numbers in the squares of the cage.

http://logic-puzzler.blogspot.com/2007/11/centriko.html
viz. Centriko Rules

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Moonlight slanting
through all this long bamboo grove
and nightingale song.
    – Basho

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finish breathing out. pause.
it’s the taste of death we’re gifted with.
ride it.
peaceful.

we are born and die with every breath

Areol acrobatics tomorrow.
i never make it.
some time….

i know what i am.
les us not stare into things we would not become.
let us realize the only fights are internal.
shanti.

         rinsing my body, my heart is cleaned.
         the universe if perfumed with flowers.
         actions of body speech and mind are calmed.

         Walking on the Earth
         is a miracle!
         each mindful step
         reveals the wonderous Dharmakaya

         The mind can go in a thousand directions
         but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace.
         with each step, a gently wind blows
         with each step, a flower blooms.

zen

The sea
one single being, but there’s no blood.
one single caress, death or rose.
the sea comes and reunites our lives
and attacks and divides and sings alone
in night and day and man and creature
the essence: fire and cold: movement.
      -pablo neruda

hold. breathe. der est nadda.

openess is clarity.
centerdness is focus.

“Only love,” said Rumi. “Only the holder the flag fits into,
and wind. No flag.”

dance in the stillness.

       My life is not this steeply sloping hour,
       in which you see me hurrying.
       Much stands behind me: I stand before it like a tree:
       I am only one of my many mouths
       and at that, the one that will be still the soonest.
       I am the rest between two notes,
       which are somehow always in discord
       because deaths note wants to climb over-
       but in the dark interval, reconciled,
       They stay here trembling.
       And the song goes on, beautiful.
 –  Ranier Maria Rilke

सर्वेषां स्वस्ति भवतु । सर्वेषां शान्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेषां पूर्नं भवतु । सर्वेषां मड्गलं भवतु ॥

Sarveśām Svastir Bhavatu
Sarveśām Sāntir Bhavatu
Sarveśām Poornam Bhavatu
Sarveśām Mangalam Bhavatu

May good befall all,
May there be peace for all
May all be fit for perfection,
May all experience that which is auspicious.

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a prayer

 

oṃ tā re tu ttā re tu re ma ma ā yuḥ pu ṇya jñā na pu ṣṭiṃ ku ru svā hā
oṃ tāre tuttāre ture mama āyuḥ-puṇya-jñāna-puṣṭiṃ kuru svāhā

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The Heart Sutra

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva,
when deeply practicing prajna-paramita,
clearly saw that the five skandas are all empty,
and was saved from all suffering and distress.

Sariputra,
form is no different to emptiness,
emptiness no different to form.
That which is form is emptiness,
that which is emptiness, form.
Sensations, perceptions, impressions, and consciousness
are also like this.

Sariputra,
all things and phenomena are marked by emptiness;
they are neither appearing nor disappearing,
neither impure nor pure,
neither increasing nor decreasing.
Therefore, in emptiness,
no forms, no sensations, perceptions, impressions, or
consciousness;
no eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, mind;
no sights, sounds, odors, tastes, objects of touch, objects of
mind;
no realm of sight and so on up to no realm of consciousness;
no ignorance and no end of ignorance,
and so on up to no aging and death,
and no end of aging and death;
no suffering, accumulation, cessation, or path;
no wisdom and no attainment.

With nothing to attain,
bodhisattvas
rely on prajna-paramita,
and their minds are without hindrance.
They are without hindrance,
and therefore without fear.
Far apart from all confused dreams,
they dwell in nirvana.
All buddhas of the past, present and future
rely on prajna-paramita,
and attain full, complete realization.

Therefore, know that prajna-paramita
is the great transcendent mantra,
the great bright mantra,
the supreme mantra,
the unequalled balanced mantra,
that can eliminate all suffering,
and is real, not false.
So proclaim the prajna-paramita mantra,
proclaim the mantra that says:
gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi, svaha!

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The Song of Mahamudra

Mahamudra is beyond all words
And symbols, but for you, Naropa,
Earnest and loyal, must this be said.
The Void needs no reliance,
Mahamudra rests on nought.
Without making an effort,
One can break the yoke
Thus gaining Liberation.
If one sees nought when staring into space,
If with the mind one then observes the mind,
One destroys distinctions
And reaches Buddhahood.
The clouds that wander through the sky
Have no roots, no home; nor do the distinctive
Thoughts floating through the mind.
Once the Self-mind is seen,
Discrimination stops.
In space shapes and colors form,
But neither by black nor white is space tinged.
From the Self-mind all things emerge, the mind
By virtues and by vices is not stained.
The darkness of ages cannot shroud
The glowing sun; the long kalpas
Of Samsara ne’er can hide
The Mind’s brilliant light.
Though words are spoken to explain the Void,
The Void as such can never be expressed.
Though we say “the mind is a bright light,”
It is beyond all words and symbols.
Although the mind is void in essence,
All things it embraces and contains.
Do nought with the body but relax,
Shut firm the mouth and think of nought.
Empty your mind and think of nought.
Like a hollow bamboo
Rest at ease your body.
Giving not nor taking,
Put your mind at rest.
Mahamudra is like a mind that clings to nought.
Thus practicing, in time you will reach Buddhahood.
The practice of Mantra and Paramita,
Instruction in the Sutras and Precepts,
And teaching from the Schools and Scriptures will not bring
Realization of the Innate Truth.
For if the mind when filled with some desire
Should seek a goal, it only hides the Light.
He who keeps Tantric Precepts
Yet discriminates, betrays
The spirit of Samaya.
Cease all activity, abandon
All desire, let thoughts rise and fall
As they will like the ocean waves.
He who never harms the Non-abiding
Nor the Principle of Non-distinction,
Upholds the Tantric Precepts.
He who abandons craving
And clings not to this or that,
Perceives the real meaning
Given in the Scriptures.
In Mahamudra all one’s sins are burned;
In Mahamudra one is released
From the prison of this world.
This is the Dharma’s supreme torch.
Those who disbelieve it
Are fools who ever wallow
In misery and sorrow.
To strive for Liberation
One should rely on a Guru.
When your mind receives his blessing
Emancipation is at hand.
Alas, all things in this world are meaningless,
They are but sorrow’s seeds.
Small teachings lead to acts;
One should only follow
Teachings that are great.
To transcend duality
Is the Kingly View;
To conquer distractions is
The Royal Practice;
The Path of No-practice
Is the Way of Buddhas;
He who treads that Path
Reaches Buddhahood.
Transient is this world;
Like phantoms and dreams,
Substance it has none.
Renounce it and forsake your kin,
Cut the strings of lust and hatred,
Meditate in woods and mountains.
If without effort you remain
Loosely in the “natural state,”
Soon Mahamudra you will win
And attain the Non-attainment.
Cut the root of a tree
And the leaves will wither;
Cut the root of your mind
And samsara falls.
The light of any lamp
Dispels in a moment
The darkness of long kalpas;
The strong light of the mind
In but a flash will burn
The veil of ignorance.
Whoever clings to mind sees not
The truth of what’s Beyond the mind.
Whoever stives to practice Dharma
Finds not the truth of Beyond-practice.
To know what is Beyond both mind and practice,
One should cut cleanly through the root of mind
And stare naked. One should thus break away
From all distinctions and remain at ease.
One should not give or take
But remain natural,
For Mahamudra is beyond
All acceptance and rejection.
Since the Alaya is not born,
No one can obstruct or soil it;
Staying in the “Unborn” realm
All appearance will dissolve
Into the Dharmata, all self-will
And pride will vanish into nought.
The supreme Understanding transcends
All this and that. The supreme Action
Embraces great resourcefulness
Without attachment. The supreme
Accomplishment is to realize
Immanence without hope.
At first a yogi feels his mind
Is tumbling like a waterfall;
In mid-course, like the Ganges
It flows on slow and gentle;
In the end, it is a great
Vast ocean, where the Lights
Of Son and Mother merge in one.

 -Tilopa

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