Wednesday, October 23, 2013

While you're alive, shine:
never let your mood decline.
We've a brief span of life to spend:
Time necessitates an end.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

"Imagine that you were being watched by Martians. They would be amazed by how much you use your mouth."  Trungpa Rinpoche

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Myself - -
Double Natured
Three Minded
Multiple Characters
All in equilibrium
All harmonious
Beautiful and Perfect.

M.D. Shrader, the King of Alabama


Monday, October 7, 2013

no chair for sitting
no bear skin for warmth.
following a stream through cloud draped mountains
riding an ox-cart past turtles and dogs.
heading east in spring, west in autumn
general direction: the Yellow Springs.
evergreens singing at the foot of my bed
dreaming of peaches and roadside flowers.
a curtain of mist obscures the other shore
if only the moon had wings.

(for Red Pine)


Sunday, October 6, 2013

when drinking tea --

where did tea come from?
how did it get to you?
what was farmer's name?
did tea have good life on farm?
is tea well groomed?
does tea have pleasant aroma?
is taste just right?
how does tea work with mind?

tea is very big miracle;
appreciate every drop!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

String Theory Explained

weather man predicts big storm,
nothing happens.
general predicts horrible war,
nothing happens.
economist predicts bad recession,
nothing happens.
guru predicts end of world,
nothing happens.
zen master predicts nothing will happen,
Universe disappears.


in vast Universe
autumn comes without hindrance -
orange persimmon.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Tea Fact # 5

a good green tea
should taste


Thursday, October 3, 2013

man reads book about quantum physics.
book explains Uncertainty Principle.
man looks in box, sees Schrodinger's cat.
man feeds cat and lets it out of box.
"wave form is illusion!" cat says.
"spooky action at a distance!" man says. 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"The good painter learns from things, not from other painters. The good philosopher learns from his mind, not from some doctrine. The good poet learns from the panoply of images, not from writers of the past." Yuan Hung-tao