Friday, February 27, 2009

The Noble Eightfold Path

Right intention...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Soothing sounds of flowing water - nature sounds of nature

Love is the Water of Life

Everything other than love for the most beautiful God
though it be sugar-eating.

What is agony of the spirit?

To advance toward death without seizing

hold of the Water of Life.

From
Masnawi I 3686-87

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ryuichi Sakamoto Risky

Nice smooth sound...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Abigail Washburn

Dark sky's here, no one's near
Except I think I feel you
Sun comes round, and no sound
Except the ringing blue
All too loud
Everywhere I go I look for you
Do you look for me where you go too?

Coldest day is here, skies are clear
Except your blinding constellation
Still you fall behind the west
Except this beating tune
in my chest
Everywhere I go I look for you
Do you look for me where you go too?

Tomorrow is here, I'm further near
Except this losing revelation
You are closer yet in my mind
They say the tardy fruit's
a fuller wine
Everywhere I go I look for you
Do you look for me where you are too?

Nothing but love

This I know...

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Stabbing Westward - Save Yourself

Soundtrack to the move The Covenant.

anti-embedding juju


Friday, February 6, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Alice Cooper (Vincent Funier) was born today in 1948

Daily Word
Daily Word — Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Alternative
God-inspired choices are right for me and for all times.
Situations in life are often not as they first appear to be. I may consider a new circumstance or a change to be so drastic that I think I have no choice in the matter. Perhaps I have received a diagnosis about my health or incurred a downturn in my finances and feel, or have even been told, that I have no other choice but to accept a negative outcome.
When I turn from concern to inner guidance, I realize that I do have a choice in all that matters to me. I can choose how I respond to life's situations and to those around me--in what I do or do not do.
I understand that there is always an inspired way for me to follow. With the spirit of God as my guide, I make right choices.
"Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name."--Psalm 86:11

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1964)

Calm in the Midst of Lightning

When the love-lion wants to drink our blood,
we let him. Every moment we offer up
a new soul. Someone comes to collect
the turban and the shoes.

Calm in the midst of lightning
stands the cause of lightning.

The way I look is so fragile,
yet here in my hand
is an assurance of eternity.

A snake drags along looking for the ocean.
What would it do with it?

If, for penance, you crush grapes,
you may as well drink the wine.

You imagine that the old sufis
had dark sediment in their cups.
It does not matter what you think.

The flower that does not smile
at the branch withers.

Shams Tabriz rises as the sun.
It is night now.
What's the point of counting stars?

by Coleman Barks