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Five Verses From a Brief Visit This Solstice With Ch’an

20 Jan

On Judgment:

“If we didn’t see things fine and coarse

How could prejudice exist?”

~Relying on Mind~ Ch’an master Seng-Ts’an (J., Sozan)

 

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I practiced non-discrimination

and had smiled often at my gestures—

until I was slapped by a whisk.

~~~~~

I understand how wrong I’ve been

and the shame I have brought to the other—

Each day wakes me quieter  —clearer than ever.

~

Moments may be still –yet moves forever.

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Causes are great —equal to the clouds

one may be greater than the other.

Dew is clear as no sound is loud.

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What is it that I see— to bench myself in judgment?

Opinions are statutes!

Saddle my horse—

Giddy-up! I shall ride with the outlaws.

~~~~~

How does one heal from history

With its invisible scars and drooping eyes?

Thatch a new roof— and shush the flies.

“Jesus said:

If two make peace with each other

In this single house,

They will say to the mountain

“Move away”

And it shall move.””

 

~The Gospel of Thomas~[48p n] presented by Huge McGregor Ross

 

 

 ~Pine Cone Diary~ -proof 2018

 
16 Comments

Posted by on January 20, 2018 in Beginnings, Outlaw, Pine Cone Diaries, Poetry, Sittting still, Zen

 

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16 responses to “Five Verses From a Brief Visit This Solstice With Ch’an

  1. bonniejtoomey

    January 23, 2018 at 9:44 am

    History is a scar.

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  2. Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly)

    January 22, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    little tidbits of wisdom in each one.. 🙂

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  3. Myrna Rosa

    January 22, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Wonderful poetic, wise musings here. I love the idea of healing from history. I so much enjoyed reading these.

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  4. Sanaa Rizvi

    January 22, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Love this especially; “Causes are great —equal to the clouds one may be greater than the other.
    Dew is clear as no sound is loud.”💞

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  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    January 22, 2018 at 2:21 am

    And yet it sounds like a very busy time … if only in your thoughts.

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  6. dsnake1

    January 22, 2018 at 12:57 am

    wow! loved all the verses. you are infinitely wise.
    i want to ride with the outlaws too. 🙂

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  7. Jae Rose

    January 22, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Such a profound and insightful write – superb

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  8. gillena

    January 21, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Adjustment to circumstances and decorum cones with maturity in relating. Clearly though some formulas exist

    Happy you dropped in at my Sunday Standard this week

    much💝love

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  9. Shawna

    January 21, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I really like this:

    “How does one heal from history
    With its invisible scars and drooping eyes?”

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  10. Sherry Marr

    January 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I also adore “each day wakes me quieter”. Me, too.

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  11. Sherry Marr

    January 21, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I love the lines about riding with the outlaws…….and the question “how do we heal from discrimination?” I wonder why it is taking us all so long, as a species, dont you?

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  12. Colleen LOOSELEAFNOTES

    January 21, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Confucius says wisdoms. I really like “each day wakes me quieter.”

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  13. Susan

    January 21, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Wow x 5 and all together a huge WOW!
    “Opinions are statutes!
    Saddle my horse—”

    Indeed. I wish I wrote this!

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  14. annell4

    January 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Each good thought is welcome!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  15. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    January 21, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Great set— sometimes you have to ride with the outlaws

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  16. mhmp77

    January 20, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    kaykuala

    How does one heal from history
    With its invisible scars and drooping eyes?
    Thatch a new roof— and shush the flies.

    Yes, perhaps one has to anticipate fast and would be protected when things get wild!

    Hank

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