August 2018

"The Buddha's Words on Kindness"

This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace: Read More...
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“Haiku: Eastern Culture”, 1949, Volume One Translations and commentary by Reginald H. Blyth

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"To nature, to our moon nature, our cherry blossom nature, our
falling leaf nature, in short, to our Buddha nature.  It is a way in
which the cold winter rain, the swallows of evening, even the very
day in its hotness, and the length of the night, become truly
alive, share in our humanity, speak their own silent
and expressive language.”
BUY: Haiku: Eastern Culture”, 1949, Volume One, p. 243. Translations and commentary by Reginald H. Blyth
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"A Dream Girl" by Carl Sandburg

You will come one day in a waver of love,
Tender as dew, impetuous as rain,
The tan of the sun will be on your skin,
The purr of the breeze in your murmuring speech,
You will pose with a hill-flower grace. Read More...
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"No Man Is an Island" by John Donne

Man Island
No man is an island,
Entire of itself;
Every man is a piece of the continent, 
A part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
As well as if a promontory were:
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were.

Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
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