Saturday, September 20, 2014

Penultimate equi-nox

           (haiku at season change)

entering last day

of summer, hiking ragged 

step by tiring step

Friday, September 19, 2014

αυτός/άλλος--διδακτικ: self learning through another

Faith is intuition of deep,reality.

Belief is intellectual and rational formulation of that intuition.

Religion is the structural dogma and requirements of the practice of particular belief.

Church, mosque, synagogue, or temple is the emboldened housing of a specific religion.

Spirituality is the term some use to explain the urge to practice intuition, thought, and service to others.

If anyone asks, say I practiced faith.

Deep reality is the mystery of faith.

Trust in self through another.

Autos/allos--didacticism: self learning through another.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Auto-allos-didacticism (self-teaching through another or others)

Tonight is a good night to die.

Temperature falls.

Wood in two weeks.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

again; refresh

Quickly, before update restarts.
Those who awaken never rest in one place.
Like swans, they rise and leave the lake.
On the air they rise and fly an invisible course.
They live on emptiness.
They have seen how to break free.
Who can follow them?  
                - Buddha in the Dhammapada
And we have to begin again.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


On at least two occasions over the 13 years of meetingbrook’s blog I have misquoted Elie Wiesel’s line from p.93 of “The Wandering Jew” from his book Legends of Our Time (1967).

Here is the accurate quote:
"Man defines himself by what disturbs him and not by what reassures him. When will you understand that you are living and searching in error, because God means movement and not explanation.”
My error was the word “is” instead of “means” and the comma between “movement” and “not” in final line.

Here are two of the culprits from 2003 and 2006:
As Elie Wiesel said in one of his books, "God is movement, not explanation." Seeing God is not as vital as moving through what (God) is moving through, what  ...
Aug 6, 2006 - 'God is movement, not explanation,' wrote the novelist Elie Wiesel. Let's move through reality with grace and wholeness. We are not separate ...

[ih-rah-tuh m, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh m] Spell Syllablesnoun, plural errata 
 [ih-rah-tuh, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh] (
 [ih-rah-tuh, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh] (Show IPA)
an error in writing or printing.
a statement of an error and its correction inserted, usually on aseparate page or slip of paper, in a book or other publication;corrigendum. 
1. an error in writing or printing. 2.
a statement of an error and its correction inserted, usually on aseparate page or slip of paper, in a book or other publication;corrigendum. Origin1580-90; < Latin, noun use of errātum wandered, erred, strayed (neuterpast participle of errāre). See err-ate

Haiku, (in passing)

                 “...God means movement and not explanation.” (Elie Wiesel) 

Profound faith in this

mere looking, nothing in mind 

arrives then departs

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ad vitam aeternam

Faith is the trust we have that nothing 

will not be what it is

in itself.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The holy, cross

Interconnection and transformation

no matter

what else.