Monday, 30 September 2019

和歌 September 2019

By Rory A.A. Hinton

September 2019

Sunday September 01, 2019
The sheer sanity
of nowness is-as-it-is,
and not otherwise.
To think others are wiser
than this is karmic madness.

Monday September 02, 2019
Journey Without Goal
can very easily be
turned into an end.
One false step and all is lost.
Tantric wisdom is tricky.

Tuesday September 03, 2019
If nothing is done
long enough, then empty space
will disclose itself.
It has been here all along.
It is the sine qua non.

Wednesday September 04, 2019
Free to be itself.
Looking at it directly,
without perception.
True warriors do not fight
in any battles at all.

Thursday September 05, 2019
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.

Friday September 06, 2019
Holding back our tears?
Just what is there to fear here?
Be happy, be sad,
and be especially glad:
humanity is hopeless.

Saturday September 07, 2019
Not anarchism.
Not even scepticism.
Only what we know
through direct experience.

Sunday September 08, 2019
What's beneath language?
What's between mental concepts?
What's behind it all?
Is there anything beyond?
Questions like these are toxic.

Monday September 09, 2019
Start with the ego,
and then end with the ego.
What is the ego?
This question is the beginning,
and this question is the end.

Tuesday September 10, 2019
Basic gentleness
toward this "oneself" is a
façon de parler.
If we use these words wisely,
only the laughter remains.

Wednesday September 11, 2019
Is this the buddha:
the center that's everywhere,
and the circumference
that's absolutey nowhere?
If this helps, then so be it.

Thursday September 12, 2019
The very order
of everything that exists
contains confusion.
All that is has within it
the seeds of its destruction.

Friday September 13, 2019
Acknowledging fear
and recognizing that hope
is pure hopelessness
is the beginning and end
of living authentically.

Saturday September 14, 2019
Begin by bowing
toward the nothing that is.
And then bow again.
When you are done doing this,
quietly sit down and sit.

Sunday September 15, 2019
kills the egocentric cat.
When you purr, just purr.
Why did it take the buddha
so long to cut this in half?

Monday September 16, 2019
What is sitting still?
Pattern recognition.
What is a pattern?
This bag of bones keeps breathing
in and out and in and out.

Tuesday September 17, 2019
Do what's best for you.
There is no need for self doubt.
Just keep doing it.
As long as you keep playing
with 'self' and 'doubt' all is well.

Wednesday September 18, 2019
The Diamond Sutra.
Shine on you crazy wisdom
diamond in the rough.
This is what it means to be
disciplined and devoted.

Thursday September 19, 2019
Crazy monkey mind
full of discriminations.
Crazy wisdom mind
full of crazy monkey mind
full of discriminations.

Friday September 20, 2019
Recling Buddha
not unaware of karma
nor of saṃsāra.
Not unaware of being
not unaware of it all.

Saturday September 21, 2019
There is nothing more
basic than basic goodness.
The really good news:
the heart of the Buddha is
beyond both good and evil.

Sunday September 22, 2019
If there is no hope,
then lo and behold, no fear!
If there is no fear,
then lo and behold, freedom!
The hopelessness of no hope.

Monday September 23, 2019
Paying attention
to all that is happening.
What price attention?
We pay moment by moment
through every breath that we take.

Tuesday September 24, 2019
What is privacy?
It's the product of thinking
that there is something
somewhere that can be hidden.
Where's the place for space to hide?

Wednesday September 25, 2019
Being beyond both
the good and the evil is
to just let it be.
It is not your enemy
because it is not your friend.

Thursday September 26, 2019
To befriend yourself
is a highly ironic
exercise with words.
You exorcise the demons
named 'To', 'befriend', and 'yourself'.

Friday September 27, 2019
Rory's lion heart
roars inside of the chaos:
"This is the good news,
the liberating gospel:
every situation is!"

Saturday September 28, 2019
So emotional!
Ecstasy to depression,
and then back again
in a matter of minutes?
Stop fucking the damn monkey.

Sunday September 29, 2019

A very basic
blue cruzing down and around
the old rain soaked roads.
That status symbol outlived
its artistic usefulness.

Monday September 30, 2019
Our own projections
can lead us to the boredom
of meditation.
It is cool and it is cruel.
Whatever it takes to sit.