Monthly Archives: January 2017
Every child has known God
Not the God of names
Not the God of don’ts
Not the God who ever does anything weird,
But the God who knows only four words.
And keeps repeating them, saying:
“Come Dance with Me, come dance.”
No one, not even Hafiz, can describe with words the Great Mystery.
No one knows in which shell the priceless pearl does hide.
The subject tonight is Love
And for tomorrow night as well,
As a matter of fact
I know of no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all
Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living in better conditions.
No valid plans for the future
can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
I had a discussion with a great master in Japan… and we were talking about the various people who are working to translate the Zen books into English, and he said, “That’s a waste of time. If you really understand Zen… you can use any book. You could use the Bible. You could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because… the sound of the rain needs no translation.
All the answers are revealed in their time.
“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
In a handful of ocean water
You could not count all the finely tuned Musicians
Who are acting stoned
For very intelligent and sane reasons
And of course are becoming extremely sweet
is the Point of Power
It is where we think our thoughts and
Dream our Dreams…
is where we find those Dreams Manifested
~Zen to Zany
When we understand –
we are at the center of the circle,
and there we sit while Yes and No chase each other around the circumference.