Sunday, January 27, 2013


back at home made of mud, wood, sweat, tears and love
back with a woman i've always called mother who calls me son
back with kindred spirits and karmic siblings
and the li'l ones who'll take our place
brief togetherness
a lifetime of remembrance
soon departures’ come calling
homes left behind
in pursuit of other dwellings
the quiet quest to build a home of yer own

i envy the man who feels at home wherever he hangs his hat
                                                            takes off his boots
                                                           ‘cos i know he's at peace
with skin, blood, bones and flesh
that makes up his face
perhaps envyness is wrong

its more becoming to feel respect
at what he has dissected
while we're on the subject of homes and homeliness
the pointer is simpler-
appreciate it
be grateful
give thanks
but build no attachments
they're always made of balls and chains
as opposed to earth and wood and love and tears
stronger than iron
holding you back
and since we spoke of karmic siblings and kindred spirits
do not make a child
or a brood of babies
just because you can
or for the sickening obligation of having to do so
worse still
for the heck of it
or for that old tribute that demands you leave a lineage of blood and bones for the posterity of yer own seeds of continuous legacies

you see
they are human beings
rather if you went barren
and was all lonely and alone
you'd still be better off
than having offsprings with whom you cannot be or don’t intend to see-
these painful conceptions
these sorrowful inceptions
gives growth to stigmatization
and other societal tabboos
particularly on personal notes
no one deserves such trauma
just think about yer grandparent's children
yer parents who once were kids
now think about yer parent's children
and dwell a li'l on yer own childhood memories
as children
now growing up as parents
see how yer kids feel
or where are they?
what'll they do?
where are they goin'?
how are they doin'?
family planning is one thing

living with or the absence of being amidst one is another
as is being raised
and growing as such
which comes back to love or to haunt you
and ye go back in time
wherein for moments ye held the power
no matter how fleeting they were
of birthing another human being
and treating it as such
or conversely neglecting what can’t be ignored anyways
paying the price and footing the bill
for wanton wants and ignorant thrills
but here’s the beauty of whatever’s visualized selflessly
recognizing misdeeds
repenting for yer feeling the remorse

readily admitting yer ignorance
accepting the consequence

starting anew the remedy
renewing and filling in the gaping gaps
mending what’s torn or broken
where healings arise
minding this feeling at all times
like breathing

which naturally gives ye life
asking back nothing
giving ye a chance after chance to partake in what’s been in continuum since time ad-nauseam- life ad-infinitum

Brilliant Moon
[A new documentary on the life of Khyentse Rinpoche (available for viewing on this page) states that Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was born in 1910 in Eastern Tibet, at the age of thirteen he felt a deep longing to pursue a spiritual live and go on a long meditative retreat. On leaving home he wrote a letter to his parents:

"Father and mother, stay in your beautiful home. Your son longs instead for empty caves. A handbook of spirituality is all I wish to keep. Your smiling faces will be with me always. And if one day I might reach spiritual realization, I shall repay your great kindness to me."

For the next fifteen years, Khyentse Rinpoche meditated in many caves, often remaining snowbound for the entire winter. He became one of the most profound and universally respected teachers of the 20th century.]

A look at the documentary film Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Brilliant Moon chronicles the life of the poet, writer, and meditation master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most loved and respected 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Written and directed by Neten Chokling and narrated by Richard Gere and Lou Reed, Brilliant Moon was filmed in Tibet, India, Bhutan, the United States, and Nepal. The film uses animation, unseen archival footage, photographs, and interviews with Tibetan Buddhist teachers—His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Matthieu Ricard, Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche, Rabjam Rinpoche, and Sogyal Rinpocheto—to tell Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's life story.

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