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Offline LightningBug

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a little prose
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:39:38 pm »
Malaise brings me
To sit quietly, observing a darkened room
Lit with fireflies and occasionally the sun
Not myself anymore I would say
And then, was I ever?
Others are much more interesting
Gathering colorful bits about them
Creating mirages around emptiness
This is the way little sparks become molecules
Then clinging fast they spin about,
A galaxy of thoughts
Identity is more than a body, a history
It’s a work of art
Thinking about the tenderness in creation
I emote
Is compassion emotion?
Or is it seeing all the bits and pieces
And knowing the sameness behind them

Offline paracelsus

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Re: a little prose
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 02:46:10 pm »
Thank you, I like the imagery.

The gathering together of all the bits and pieces that make up the idea of self, the realisation of the insubstantial nature of it, alienation and observance from a distance, the captivity of our existence within this creation of ours.

In the Buddha's instructions for meditation on the foundations of mindfulness, (the 118th Discourse) the meditation progresses through stages getting to: concentrating the thoughts, dissolving the thoughts, perceiving impermanence, rejecting attraction, perceiving eradication, and He then comes to: perceiving estrangement, thus we train ourselves...

Not pretending to fully understand what He meant by the word, I'd suggest estrangement is not a bad place, it may well be the point at which we can re-establish a proper relationship with ourselves, from an objective distance, with some sense of control.

Loving kindness and compassion are generated for all beings, including yourself, equally.


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Re: a little prose
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 10:14:43 pm »
Thank you for your comments.
Estrangement becomes a boon when space is needed.
As you wrote, allowing control through detachment.
Yet, this detachment from self creates the most satisfying intimacy. Paradoxically.


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