Something haunting about Creeley’s words:
Would dying be here?
Never go anywhere you
(—Robert Creeley, in Pieces)
What dreams may follow, the evanescence and effervescence of place in what we conceive of as heaven.
At end of our three hours together, after Max Richter pieces and lovely compositions, we end our visit with Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (- Michael Praetorius / Jan Sandström.)
I bow to her quiet and seldom moving presence in the darkening room, and leave.
Thursday evening hospice at this end-of-life house.
* entspringen Verb (entspringe; entspringst; entspringt; entsprang; entsprangt; entsprungen; )
one, no other
to live with
The word “another” (in German, einander) is correlational with “no-other” (kein anderes).
alpha privative (plural alpha privatives) (grammar) The prefix a- (or an- when prefixing a root which begins with a vowel) found in some English words of Greek derivation. It expresses negation or absence. The prefix has cognates in other Indo-European languages, including in- in Latin and un- in English. (Wiktionary)
To be alive is to be present.
To be present is to pray.
The military chiefs and CIA wanted to assassinate Fidel Castro. JFK did not.
When he was assassinated, and since, Kennedy's death remains an example of covert forces foisting their worldview on an unsuspecting populace.
The question "Who killed JFK?" is a sixty year koan. Each response given is part fact part political speculation part subterfuge and misdirection.
What do you think?
"KATZ!" shouts some imagined zen master serving both to intimidate and nullify whatever formulating response taking shape within you.
Whoever killed JFK has successfully escaped.
Nobody will assassinate DJT. There's no need to. He is no threat to the power he excoriates and mocks. No foreign power seeks his removal from world stage. He's a patsy for faux injustice.
No need for cynicism. No need to impugn the man's motives or character. He is exactly as he seems. Vacuous and completely self-absorbed. We know who he is and what he is and why he is at every moment.
This Wednesday morning, sitting in yurt listening to heavy flow of brook tumbling downward to meeting place joining itself after being split in two back up mountain, I consider what prayer might be.
* Prayer is 祈りは (Inori wa)
Dwelling-With 同居 (Dōkyo)
One-Another. お互い (Otagai)
(for all relations)
sitting with Enso
sight and sound -- water
seeking lowest place to pray
this -- mountainside hermitage
There are days when a reading on a sunny morning in early May shines through the arena of consciousness and philosophy in a way transcending ordinary parochial or partisan religious separateness and suggests a vision of a world of inner cohesion and isomorphic inclusivity that no organized denominational boundaried system of belief is capable of revealing.
Here is the reading:
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Trust in God still, and trust in me.
There are many rooms in my Father’s house;
if there were not, I should have told you.
I am going now to prepare a place for you,
and after I have gone and prepared you a place,
I shall return to take you with me;
so that where I am
you may be too.
You know the way to the place where I am going.’
Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said:
‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.
If you know me, you know my Father too.
From this moment you know him and have seen him.’
Philip said, ‘Lord, let us see the Father and then we shall be satisfied.’ ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip,’ said Jesus to him ‘and you still do not know me?
‘To have seen me is to have seen the Father,
so how can you say, “Let us see the Father”?
Do you not believe
that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words I say to you I do not speak as from myself:
it is the Father, living in me, who is doing this work.
You must believe me when I say
that I am in the Father and the Father is in me;
believe it on the evidence of this work, if for no other reason.
I tell you most solemnly,
whoever believes in me
will perform the same works as I do myself,
he will perform even greater works,
because I am going to the Father.’(-John 14:1-12)
Is the “father” Being-Itself?
Is “Jesus” or the Christ-Reality the intimate and extended inclusion and interrelationality of being and beings with Being-Itself?
If we were to put aside historically extravagant ownership claims of empires and religions in order to return to and retrieve original intuitive and experiential emergence — would we find a revelatory manifestation of our true existential and ordinary breath by breath non-separate realization actualizing the core originary (and yes, goodness) of what it means to be-at-all, to be-in-the-world, to be, with and as, Being-Itself-as-Itself?
The non-complacency of Sunday in May!
Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis. (-from Goethe’s Foust, final words of Mystical Chorus)
The reflective non-separative.