Friday, 31 May 2019

Pebbles In The Ocean

Ocean Of Dharma
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Shambhala Publications

Review by Rory A.A. Hinton

001. The Challenge Of Warriorship
The sheer sanity
of nowness is as it is,
and not otherwise.
To think others are wiser
than this is karmic madness.

002. A Good Journey
Journey Without Goal
can very easily be
turned into an end.
One false step and all is lost.
Tantric wisdom is tricky.

003. Unlearning
If nothing is done
long enough, then empty space
will disclose itself.
It has been here all along.
It is the sine qua non.

004. What Is A Warrior?
Free to be itself.
Looking at it directly,
without perception.
True warriors do not fight
in any battles at all.

005. Facing Ourselves
What is there to fear?
Are you afraid of yourself?
There's nothing to fear.
It's only an illusion.
This too is an illusion.

151. Living On The Razor's Edge
Paying attention
on the edge of a razor.
The past and future
are that fiction and this dream.
Just what is it that gets cut?

152. Boredom And Compassion
Our own projections
can lead us to the boredom
of meditation.
It is cool and it is cruel.
Whatever it takes to love.

153. The Big Project
How uncertain is
this mindless mentality?
How wet is water?
Once you dive in and find out
you can then say "I don't know."

Tuesday, 16 April 2019


By Rory A.A. Hinton

And then suddenly
her words appear before me.
They are pure magic.
And yet, I have always read
them in all I have written.