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PURITY

In the dark tabernacle, a shaft of sunlight illumines the heart and shines through a million years of dust. Clouds and clouds of swirling dust spiralling through the light which spills in a golden pool on damp, grey stone and … Continue reading

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FOR MOTHER AND CHILD

Why wake him? You woke to nothing, do you think he won’t? Your hand will guide him firmly and away, your lips will teach the nonsense he will say, your sins on him every day. At best, he’ll pass the … Continue reading

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FULL MOON DAY THIRD LUNAR MONTH

One candle is a light unto itself. One hundred candles illuminate a room. In a room, one candle is a light unto itself. Uposatha day at Wat Katum, seven old ladies and one old man taking eight precepts for a … Continue reading

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PURITY

In the dark tabernacle, a shaft of sunlight illumines the heart and shines through a million years of dust. Clouds and clouds of swirling dust spiralling through the light which spills in a golden pool on damp, grey stone and … Continue reading

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FORK ON THE ROAD

When you throw yourself down from the top of high mountains, the Earth does not take you into her arms and comfort you. When you kneel and kiss the ground, the Earth does not praise your humility. It is for … Continue reading

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WALK ON

Walk On Walking On is not just a matter of feet measuring out the streets of this world; or the clatter of railway tracks dwindling to a point in the far-off, backward-looking, which has now become the past. Nor is … Continue reading

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NO EXIT

No Exit Journeying from the beginning (of which there is no beginning), travelling for millions of years (which cannot be measured in millions or years), I have come, and go on. No stopping. Just the onward movement into the illimitable. … Continue reading

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