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the valley of lotuses

sunbathing in the river
of a tender cloud’s embrace

shining an echo
of a kensho sphere’s chant

holy is
a breath of each flower
sprouting from the puddles… 38 more words

Poetry

A Magic Circle

Why do we lowly humans experience aesthetic beauty? Life started evolving on our planet somewhere between 2.7 and 3.5 billion years ago. Something happened during that time that blessed us with the ineffable pleasures of music, visual art, poetry, and the wonders of nature. 427 more words

Thinking About Story …

Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama!

On Monday, July 6, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, will turn 80.  Here is a great clip from last weekend of Patti Smith leading the crowd at the Glastonbury Music Festival in singing Happy Birthday.   17 more words

Culture

Why I wanted to take my life at age twelve

I am David and I would like to share what I went through during the early stages of my life.

My father was a carpenter who came from China during the Communist era and came to Singapore in 1921. 1,033 more words

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

quote of the day

“In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”

Today's experiment

Today I’m going to practice observing the moments instead of judging the moments. I’m going to try and let the things that happen, happen. Nothing is good. 19 more words

Life