“Paper windows bamboo walls hedge of hibiscus” Paper windows bamboo walls hedge of hibiscus when guests arrive wormwood soup serves as tea the poor people I meet are mostly content rare is the rich man who isn’t vain or wasteful I move my bookstand to read sutras by moonlight I honor the buddhas with…
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder said that, and she was right. This seems such simple stuff, such simplistic knowledge, yet when we truly embrace it as our living reality, our day-to-day lives begin to change in very important ways. So take a…
In order to move forward along your soul’s ascended path,
it is necessary to deconstruct your current existing life.
But refusing to release past and outdated issues,
or resisting to let go of accumulated material frivolity,
sadly leads to being bound by tight bonds felt as inner strife.
Since time flies by terribly fast,
take a moment, to recall your past.
When you were young and really free,
is this the way you would rather be?
No prescious stones — since these green mornings show,
Without a charge, their pearls where’er I go.
“We are all broken—that’s how the light gets in.”
“When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.”
If you travel on the back road
in your journey through this life,
’twill free you from the heavy load
that emburdens us with strife.
What use is money kept as coins and notes?
Banks lend their money so that they may grow;
Money cannot purchase all honest votes;
For money’s sake, hardships, we undergo.