Why are we not like that wise old owl? Buddhist of the Kwan Um School. Unitarian Universalist. Cultural Catholic. Geek and Enthusiast. Cartoon Lover. Studio Ghibli Fan. Future Teacher.

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Where are you going I don’t mind
I’ve killed my world and I’ve killed my time
So where do I go what do I see
I see many people coming after me
So where are you going to I don’t mind
If I live too long I’m afraid I’ll die
So I will follow you wherever you go
If your offered hand is still open to me
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
So you’ve been where I’ve just come
From the land that brings losers on
So we will share this road we walk
And mind our mouths and beware our talk
‘Till peace we find tell you what I’ll do
All the things I own I will share with you
If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
We’ll take what we want and give the rest away
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
Holy man and holy priest
This love of life makes me weak at my knees
And when we get there make your play
‘Cos soon I feel you’re gonna carry us away
In a promised lie you made us believe
For many men there is so much grief
And my mind is proud but it aches with rage
And if I live too long I’m afraid I’ll die
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
"Strangers" - The Kinks
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Bon Iver,
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Heavenly Father || Bon Iver

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What If?

What if religion was each other?
If our practice was our life?
If prayer was our words?
What if the Temple was the Earth?
If forests were our church?
If holy water—the rivers, lakes and oceans?
What if meditation was our relationships?
If the Teacher was life?
If wisdom was self-knowledge?
If love was the center of our being?

Ganga White


"Enough! You need to stop fighting now before you destroy each other."

To cut off all thinking and let go of all conditions, all cause and effect-this is already attaining the truth within your own mind. You can then be called a true person of the way who has nothing left to accomplish!

How wonderful! Such a one is completely unfettered and from moment to moment does not make anything: when hungry, he eats; when tired, he sleeps. He mingles easily and without hindrance in the busy ports and alehouses. The ebb and flow of time does not concern him, and yet spring comes and the green grass grows, as it always has.

So Sahn
The mind, originally marvelous, clear, and bright, suddenly emerges, and the original light shines fully at last….All Buddhas appear in this world because of the one great thing, in order to show all sentient beings the wisdom of the Buddha and to lead them to enlightenment. This is the wonderful art of stillness and purity called zazen. It is the self-joyous samadhi or the kingly samadhi.
Keizan Jokin (1268-1325)
I drank of my Beloved,
And when I went abroad,
Through all this valley,
I no longer knew anything,
And lost the herd that I was following.
St. John of the Cross

Night Fury doodles


Night Fury doodles

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Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving,
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come…


Dragon and Waves (c. 1827 - 1831) by Utagawa Kuniyoshi


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Abides another life.
Bhagavad Gita