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God’s cruelest joke:
  Giving us reason
  as the key
to a lock-less door

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Discipline Casts No Shadow

Discipline means
  discerning the conducive
  choosing the conducive

And Discipline means
  living the conducive
  teaching the conducive

And Conducive means
  conducive to peace
  to strength
  and to letting go

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Being is the
  supreme
way of knowing
whether air
  moon
or starlight

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Cut the universe
  anywhere
and you’ll discover
  that it bleeds light

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I spy my thoughts
  they come and go
I write them down
  in their afterglow

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I wonder if
  the Universe
thinks of itself as
  the Universe

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This Gordian knot
  we call existence
Zazen to see and
  cut it 

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Distance is relative
  to size
  as we grow
galaxies grow nearer

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Fox News: not so much
  state-run television
more like TV-run state

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Harmony

Ah, that the world’s
  mystics
  priests
  gurus
would talk and
  bloody well
  agree

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Looking for
  a younger self
I find that I
  am music—
round, black
  plastic

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 From nothing to
  one single
  particle
That is all
  we need
  to know

As for the rest
  of the universe
Well, that is just
  more of the
  same

P.S. Okay, a lot more…

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Splitting Emptiness
  into emptinesses
calls for a
  Supreme Fool

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The do nothing
  of zazen
is a close
  relative
to emptiness

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Sickled winter moon
supervising wind and snow
keeping spring at bay

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Variations on a Theme

The truth of
  one Particle
yields the truth
  of the whole
  Universe

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Feathered Friends

I shall not be
  fully pleased
until the raven’s
  had his fill
  of me

No, I shall not be
  fully pleased
until ravens fair
  have picked
  me clean

I shall not be
  fully pleased
till wind and sun
  have bleached
this empty hull

No, I shall not be
  fully pleased
till once again
  the joke’s
  but a joke

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Painfully Employed

In the chicken
  slaughter house
We have to wear
  diapers—
No bathroom breaks

(or in English)

In the chicken
  slaughter house
We have to wear
  nappies—
No toilet breaks

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We never quite left
  Nirvana
This life is but
  one of her windows

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Peace at Last

A desert of words
  surgically
  separated
from their meanings

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Noise

In zazen stillness
  no resistance
  no collision
  no disturbance

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Internal/External

All perceptions
  stand in sharp
  (or dull) relief
against stillness
  (or noise)

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Bodhisattvas

Those who proclaimed
  Arahants to be selfish
were never, themselves
  Arahants

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Zazen is cool water
  on a hot day
Each breath an
  intimate sky

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Who Are We?

The Truth says space
  Ego says oxygen
  Mind says air
Body says Earth

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Truth

Ultimately—
I think Truth is a
  wide-open
  willingness
to see

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My days are not
  so much
  well planned
as exquisitely
  choreographed

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Pacifica

I dreamed—
  California
  Oregon
  Washington
seceded

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Dogs

Other people’s dogs
  are like grand kids
Enjoy them without
  cleaning poo

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The Creator

Maker of the winter night
safe upon your throne—
  Distance your fortress

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Magic

The northern lights—
  God’s gay-pride flag
flapping slowly in
  the cosmic breeze

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Meditation

Truth does not
one day
  happen to you
You, over time
happen to Truth 

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Concepts

Concepts are the
  scaffolding
  upon which
we hang the Walls
  of language

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Why is it that we
  as a rule
  fall in love
rather than
  rise in love

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