One Practice Samadhi means
at all times
whether walking, standing, sitting, or lying down,
always practice with a straightforward mind.
--Hui-Neng, 6th Chan (Zen) Patriarch, China (638-713)
This morning Change-Maker met us at the door
with his bride, Dark-Enigma, from whom all things arise.
"Pay attention to your inner pattern.
Work with mind
for what it was always meant to be --
a sword for cutting-through mind."
From there it is hard to relate the full tapestry.
One moment -- the peace of Dawn Light Clarity.
Another -- mourning a lost lover for the final time.
Then -- the first visitor from the cicada tribe arrives;
the clicking and buzzing in the dark announcing the start
of this season's Falling-Silent-Dropping-Away.
Soon, the rainy season will come
and we'll be back to our old ways again.
Two eagles grasping, free-falling through air.
The only real faith left in us --
the Great Net of Being
still has us in Her clutches.
(c) 2017 / Pure Land Poetry / Frank LaRue Owen (Wandering Stone Lantern) / purelandpoetry.com
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