LIVE FREE OR DIE A LIVING DEATH

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Live free or die a living death

Is this what enlightenment is all about? Living in shit all your life that you believe it is normal, then encountering and practicing SGI Buddhism (Nam-myoho-renge-kyo) and then, 26 years later, not only discovering that it was really not normal but was really shit and deciding, as impossible as it is to tear down the walls you unknowingly and innocently put up, that you can’t stand another minute of this confinement and you’re gonna fight for your freedom? ImageImage

LIVE FREE OR DIE A LIVING DEATH. Don’t choose the latter and go through life in a confined cubicle listening involuntarily to LITE-FM.

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Live free or die a living death

Is this what enlightenment is all about? Living in shit all your life that you believe it is normal, then encountering and practicing SGI Buddhism (Nam-myoho-renge-kyo) and then, 26 years later, not only discovering that it was really not normal but was really shit and deciding, as impossible as it is to tear down the walls you unknowingly and innocently put up, that you can’t stand another minute of this confinement and you’re gonna fight for your freedom? ImageImage. Don’t choose the latter and go through life in a confined cubicle listening involuntarily to LITE-FM.

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

It is the sound of sadness,

Of being alone whether in a crowd

Or alone inside a cloud.

It is the sound of one person not connecting,

It is the sound of seeing without being seen.

It is the sound of not knowing how,

Not knowing where to go,

Not finding that special place inside a person

That makes them light up the bridge of love.

It is the sound of ten times as much effort

When you’re met halfway for a bounce.

It is having to try in vain to do all the work

Which feels one quarter as much when shared by two.

It is two people not being two.

It is one person unable to be more than one.

Which can never succeed because

Two by its nature gels into one

Whereas more than one has but the power of none.

That is the sound of one hand clapping.

So don’t strain to listen

Because you’ll never hear it.

Instead, find that other hand.

It’s much easier to do.

And together create a symphony well compensated.

Marc Ginsburg May 24, 2014

 

 

One Hand Clapping Response:

 

Do not despair over one hand clapping.

Instead ask yourself

Why am I doing this?

Why does a one-hand clap

Seem not like a snap

But rather a slap?

Because the clap itself is not enough.

Study the reality of the situation.

Your one hand without fail

Goes out when there is no other.

You must change.

Instead of each clap,

Make it a wave~!

 

Although a wave may not make a sound, it silently reverberates widely outward into the world, producing a myriad of vibrations, the elemental particles of what we hear as sound, in a way that a silent one-handed clap can never. That is because a wave connects with the fundamental pulse and rhythm of the universe, whereas a one-handed clap misses it. A two-handed clap is a limited fulfillment of the unlimited vibration the silent wave emits that continues………………………………………

Visions of Joanna

She walks off in the other direction, up in the distance.
Should I go run after her?
No I can’t. We don’t know each other that well.
That’s two times I couldn’t give her the letter.
How long will this go on?
If only the right situation could present itself.
But it never does. Something’s always just not right about it
To give her something so tender as that letter
That contains my sensitive, silly heart.
I know she loves me too.
Or maybe it’s just a mirage. And she just likes me.
I don’t want to make a fool of myself.
But I want so much to make it happen, to fast forward to love
Consummated.
Maybe it needs to be like this
Because each moment of tentativeness,
Of unsurety,
Of feeling silly inside,
Of almost making that next step of contact yet not,
Enshrines it in a vale of perfection
That when the moment finally comes…………………..
the moments……………..come,
Each one in its time,
It will make everything before it pale
And seem like, “Wow! I can’t believe I can be so happy

with you…………………………..

Democrat-Republican/Liberal-Conservative

A Democrat doesn’t mean a liberal (although a Democrat should always be a progressive) & a Republican doesn’t mean a conservative. A Democrat is liberal with others yet conservative with herself while a Republican is liberal with himself yet conservative with others.