Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dropped off mind and body

It seems simple.

If you do not fear death, you are free.

To be what you are and do what you want.

His brothers and sisters said that about Jim Laurita today.

With humor, affection, and a little bit of awe.

Friday, September 12, 2014

from Late Latin, condolere -- "to suffer together"

Condolence From: meetingbrook hermitage for James L. Laurita

          (for Dr Jim)  

here is what is known 

          you were kind here, now we know 

          september sorrow

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It was 11:11pm on 9/11 about 11 minutes ago

I remember less fear.

A good memory.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Starting when?

Here is what we know about 9/11/2001:

Many people died; buildings were destroyed; wars were begun; many people continued to die.

Whoever planned and executed the terrible event and its follow up were very successful.

And what have we learned?

Success isn't always desired.

Killing is easy.

There's something else we have to consider -- some different way of living we might wish to contemplate.

It's worth a look.

A long look.

Starting now.

Dwelling now.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

No concept, only an idea

Watched Generation War. The insanity and idiocy of that time.
     She should have died hereafter. 
There would have been a time for such a word. 
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, 
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day 
To the last syllable of recorded time, 
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools 
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! 
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player 
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage 
And then is heard no more. It is a tale 
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, 
Signifying nothing.
(--Act 5, Scene 5)
Shakespeare saw it and said it well.

The midcoast community loses a good man who cared for animals and rescued two elephants to a new life.

The footprint of mortality can be seen everywhere.

Monday, September 08, 2014

from war, to gnosticism, to anyone’s motivations

1. It’s hard to know what is true.

2. It’s hard to know. What is true?

3.     It’s hard.
To know what is?

Sunday, September 07, 2014

just this; just sitting

Hummingbird comes to bay window as eight folks at hospitality spoke of intellectual emancipation and panecastic insight.
 “ Was das Volk verdummt, ist nicht sein Mangel an Unterweisung, sondern der Glaube an die Minderwertigkeit seiner Intelligenz. ”
                                                                                          (— Jean Joseph Jacotot, 1770-1840)
Everyone has equal intelligence. Each has the God-given ability to teach themselves. And yes, even someone ignorant is capable of teaching another ignorant person what longs to be learned. (I.e. We can teach what we don't know.) Everything is in everything. These four principles from Jacotot are both interesting and useful.

Even unto today.

Not unlike shikantaza.