Archive for May 10th, 2009

May 10, 2009

When I empty myself, that is when I’m most fulfilled.

by Emma
May 10, 2009

by Emma


You have played,
(I think)
And broke the toys you were fondest of,
And are a little tired now;
Tired of things that break, and—
Just tired.
So am I. 


~ee cummings
May 10, 2009

Between the Sky and My Head

by Emma

Life is only half a game.
Molecules are always at the verge of half disappearing and half emerging.

Somebody said I should also put half-a-person in the show.
But we are halves already.

It’s sad that the air is the only thing we share.
No matter how close we get to each other,
there is always air between us.

It’s also nice that we share the air.
No matter how far apart we are,
the air links us.

http://imaginepeace.com/news/archives/6785

May 10, 2009

Cool and Sweet Dessert

by Emma

Gather all your favorite fruits of the season.
Make a fruit soup out of them.
Freeze it in the freezer for the night, until it becomes icecubes.
Cut the ice cubes and serve it with maple syrup and cinnamon.
Make sure to chant an affirmation that this sweet desert will bring peace and love to the lives of all who eat it.
My love is with you, too.
yoko

May 10, 2009

Wesak Full Moon (happy birthday buddha)

by Emma

I forgot to post this before the full moon. but anyways here is is…

Taurus Full Moon in Scorpio

Wesak – the Sun in Taurus – Scorpio Full Moon – is the most powerful Full Moon of the year. The Sun’s transit through Taurus exalts the Moon and Taurus is ruled by Venus, the spiritual ruler of Earth. Venus is identified with Mary, the World Mother. May, the month of Taurus, is the month of Mary. Venus appears in the west as the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl who brought enlightenment to the Mayans; in the east she is Maya, mother of the Buddha.

The lunar cycle is a wave of creation that comes to fruition when the Moon is full. Each Full Moon brings revelation and possibility for healing body, mind, and soul. The Moon is the Mother whence comes reflected Light of the spiritual Sun to nurture, support, protect, and bring to flower the seeds of creation.

The Full Moon is like a pitcher pouring out a healing elixir. The celestial dispensation continues for three days following the day of the Full Moon. Calm and balance, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, rhythmic music and dancing help for receiving the blessings of heaven.

Locally the Full Moon has strong effect in the hour following Sunset when the Moon is rising and at local Midnight when the Moon is directly overhead. This Sun in Taurus Full Moon is called Wesak (WE-sock). Mystics say that the Buddha returns now to help regenerate the Earth.

According to tradition, the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and left Earthly incarnation under the Full Moon of Taurus. And the Buddha returns at this time each year to bring new light to the world. Spiritual leaders gather in Wesak Valley, a mythic place high in the Himalayas. Here initiates led by the Christ arrange themselves into a great pentagram (the Venusian emblem of world soul) while the Buddha hovers over those gathered radiating light. This cosmic alignment occurs during the eight minutes centered on the moment of the Wesak full moon.

May 10, 2009

by Emma

the appearance of this body is nothing but frozen layers of shadows.

May 10, 2009

Sutra 1

by Emma

The One Who is Intimate to All Beings said,
Beloved, your questions require the answers that come
through direct living experience.

The way of experience begins with a breath
such as the breath you are breathing now.
Awakening into the luminous reality
may dawn in the momentary throb
between any two breaths.

The breath flows in and just before it turns
to flow out,
there is a flash of pure joy –
life is renewed.
Awaken into that.

As the breath is released and flows out,
there is a pulse as it turns to flow in.
In that turn, you are empty.
Enter that emptiness as the source of all life.

May 10, 2009

by Emma

i was smelling the flowers in the yard, and when i stood up i took a deep breath and the blood all rushed to my brain and i woke up dead on my back in the grass. i had apparently fainted, or died, for about sixty seconds. my neighbour saw me abut he thought i had just suddenly thrown myself on the grass to enjoy the sun. during that timeless moment of unconsciousness i saw the golden eternity. i saw heaven. in it nothing had ever happened, the events of a million years ago were just as phantom and ungraspable as the events of now, or the events of the next ten minutes. it was perfect, the golden solitude, the golden emptiness, something-or-other, something surely humble. there was a rapturous ring of silence abiding perfectly. there was no question of being alive or not being alive, of likes and dislikes, of near or far, no question of giving or gratitude, no question of mercy or judgement, or of suffering or its opposite or anything. it was the womb itself, aloneness, alaya, vijnana the universal store, the great free treasure, the great victory, infinite completion, the joyful mysterious essence of arrangement. it seemed like one smiling smile, one adorable adoration, one gracious and adorable charity, everlasting safety, refershing afternoon, roses, infinite brilliant immaterial gold ash, the golden age. the “golden” came from the sun in my eyelids, and the “eternity” from my sudden instant realisation as i woke up that i had just been where it all came from and where it was all returning, the everlasting so and so never coming or going; therefore i call it the golden eternity but you can call it anything you want. as i regained consciousness i felt so sorry i had a body and a mind suddenly realising i didn’t even have and body and a mind and nothing had ever happened and everything is alright forever and forever and forever, o thank you thank you thank you.

– the scripture of the golden eternity; jack kerouac