Poetry

The Mad Hatter

We chase these dreams We run from these demons In this grand illusion This great game That has been set before us So many of us Find all sorts of reasons Causes and excuses Why this is that Why things are not where we want Why we have been…

Beginner’s Mind

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The odd thing Is that every Westerner Approaches the practice of meditation With a goal in mind Without exception The even odder thing Is that from an Eastern point of view [Particularly Daoist/Zen Buddhist Which are very related and symbiotic…

A Poem to a Friend

What is friendship really? What is love really? Are they different? Are there different types of love? Is there no greater love No greater desire Than the dissolution of the many into the one Through the union of man and woman In intimate embrace? But…
Allegory of the Cave

The Great Cave of the Mind

So many teachings So many schools So many methods So many philosophies So many religions and creeds There is no end really As there exist different societies and nations All throughout the world There will always be different methods Which…

Nature and Nurture

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Nature and Nurture Nature versus nurture The great psychological conundrum That we ask ourselves each and every day While we confront the challenges and obstacles That stand between us and what we want Obstacles as it turns out That could simply…

Dharma and Duty

What is duty? What is dharma? What is righteousness? What is unrighteousness? Adharma? And who is to decide? Volumes have been written Ethics and Morality The topic of so many treatises Throughout the ages Plato and Aristotle’s virtue The…

The Great Transformation

Ego is an interesting thing An artifact of the mind Created by Freud At the beginning of the 20th century To describe one of the tripartite aspects Of the mental sheath of man Which governs and drives our behavior And yet there have been many…

The Great Balancing Act

There is no doubt A balance and equilibrium exists At the grand physical level of the universe As the innumerable galaxies And their suns and planets Came into existence And sustains itself In a vast and endless dance This balance was observed…

Vedic Worship

To sit and submit The offering of incense and candles And be inspired By the life of the Master And those who came before us To show us the Way That there is some Truth To all the Teachings That Love exists That true love is all that there…

The Mind of Man

There was a time Many moons ago When a small furry beast With two arms and two legs Five digits on both Came to walk upright They don’t know when And truthfully they don’t know why But when they did Something strange happened The great…