What are you, reading?
I am what I am, reading —
If so, read well, you
three hundred fourteen this June
day -- absurd number
so who's looking who's counting
passing numerals gone, bye
Instead of "suffering," he prefers "ill-being."
Shakyamuni Buddha often summarized his teachings into four noble truths: ill-being [duhkha], its cause, its end, and its cure. He was sometimes called a great physician, for there is a logic to this structure that is consistent with how medicine approaches physical dis-ease. A similar logic would also seem appropriate for other problems we want to solve, such as poverty, and when we try to understand economic "underdevelopment" according to this simple model, it helps to illuminate aspects of the issue that have often been overlooked or ignored. (--Buddhism and Poverty, David R. Loy)
The movement, I suppose, from ill-being to well-being is what is to be undertaken.
Sounds like a haiku for cosmotheandric spirituality:
It’s only words.
If you don’t try to translate an experience into words, you simply have the experience, not thoughts, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch—they can all be experienced directly without words.
(-Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, “Do Thoughts Ever Stop?”, tricycle)
Let words rest. They work so hard to carry so much.
Let words just just sit there and look out experiencing the world without sound without trying to box and lift what might better be left where words happily rest in middle of moving clouds sweet smelling earth in morning stillness.
It is the feast of Anthony of Padua.
I try an AI experiment.
I prompt bard.google with the word “cosmotheandry.”
Cosmotheandry is a term coined by Raimon Panikkar to describe a new way of understanding the relationship between God, the human, and the cosmos. Panikkar argues that these three are not separate entities, but rather three dimensions of a single reality. He calls this reality the "theoanthropocosmic mystery" or the "cosmotheandric intuition."
In cosmotheandry, God is not a transcendent being who is separate from the world. Rather, God is immanent in the world, present in all things. The human is also not a separate entity, but rather a part of the cosmos. We are not simply individuals, but rather interconnected with all other beings.
Cosmotheandry is a way of seeing the world that is both holistic and relational. It challenges us to see the interconnectedness of all things and to live in a way that is in harmony with the world.
Here are some of the key features of cosmotheandry:
- It is a holistic view of reality that sees God, the human, and the cosmos as three dimensions of a single reality.
- It is a relational view of reality that sees all things as interconnected.
- It is a panentheistic view of God that sees God as immanent in the world, but not limited to it.
- It is a call to live in harmony with the world.
Cosmotheandry is a relatively new concept, but it has the potential to be a powerful force for change. It can help us to see the world in a new way and to live in a way that is more sustainable and ethical.
Here are some examples of how cosmotheandry can be applied in the world:
- In environmentalism, cosmotheandry can help us to see the natural world as sacred and to value it more highly.
- In social justice, cosmotheandry can help us to see all people as interconnected and to work for a more just world.
- In spirituality, cosmotheandry can help us to experience the divine in all things and to live a more embodied and connected life.
Cosmotheandry is a powerful and transformative vision of reality. It has the potential to help us to create a more sustainable, ethical, and just world.
Several things to ponder here.
See the cosmos as the body of god
Coffee brews, there are chocolate donuts
Sunflower seeds fill empty feeder
Earth is our body
Green these days in Maine
Mountain seemingly unmoving
Christ — what is being sent — dwells
In wavering leaf fluttering wings chimpmunk
At seed repository
We are bodied blooded beings
A red pickup truck passing left to right
See me see us prayer flags in morning sun