Essay on: “Know thyself” (“Temet Nosce”) by Amira

“Know thyself” (“Temet Nosce”)   The ancient Greek aphorism “Know thyself” is one of the Delphic maxims,(though we find similar teachings going back to ancient Egypt and Asia) the first of three, inscribed on a column in the pronaos (forecourt) of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi (Greece). It’s given as “Nosce te ipsum” or…

“Spiritual vegan” by Holistica2be (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Holistica2be:
When we realize that we are spiritual beings, enters into our awareness the worlds of energy/spirit, and the frames of wholeness/eternity/inter-connectivity. All our livings/doings start to happen out of this awakened perspective. Eating is no exception. From a spiritual perspective, eating is more than just ingesting food and food is…

ZEN INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “Hokusai says” by Roger Keyes

      “Hokusai says” Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing. He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are. He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself…

“Subtle Truth” – by Lao Tzu

Why scurry about looking for the truth?
It vibrates in every thing and every not-thing,
right off the tip of your nose. Can you be still and see it
in the mountain? the pine tree? yourself?

ZEN POEMS: “Still water” by Chuang Tzu

“Still water”   The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied.  It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved, Not because he wills to be quiet. Still water is like glass. You can look in it and see the bristles on your chin. It…