Tuesday, March 31, 2009

First Slide

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
Video sent by MuteRecords

The haunting music video directed by Martin de Thurrah. Music by Fever Ray: feverray.com 'When I Grow Up' taken from the album 'Fever Ray'

shanti mantra

Cool pic of Needles Eye


Cool pic of Needles Eye, originally uploaded by tlawrence36.

A Turning Night

This moment, this love, comes to rest in me,
many beings in one being.

In one wheatgrain a thousand sheaf-stacks.
Inside the needle's eye, a turning night of stars.

A Year With Rumi by Coleman Barks

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Getting the djinn back in the bottle

(translated by Stephen Mitchell)

Tao Te Ching: Verse 57

If you want to be a great leader,
you must learn to follow the Tao.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts,
and the world will govern itself.

The more prohibitions you have,
the less virtuous people will be.
The more weapons you have,
the less secure people will be.
The more subsidies you have,
the less self-reliant people will be.

Therefore the Master says:
I let go of the law,
and people become honest.
I let go of economics,
and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion,
and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good,
and the good becomes common as grass.

~ Lao-Tzu

Friday, March 27, 2009

Space IS neat!

The song is called "Something in the Tears" by Steve Roach

Image descriptions by order of appearance:

1. Andromeda galaxy
2. Antennae galaxies
3. Carina nebula
4. Carina nebula
5. collision of galaxies
6. Crab nebula
7. dust cloud
8. Eagle nebula
9. galactic infants
10.
11. Helix nebula
12. Jewel box nebula
13. Jupiter
14. LH 95 stellar nursery in Large Magellanic Cloud.
15. Bode's galaxy
16. The Fountain
17. Cigar galaxy
18. NGC 1672 in Dorado constellation
19. NGC 4449 in Canes Venatici constellation
20. Spindle Galaxy
21. Orion nebula
22. Pelican nebula
23. Pinwheel galaxy
24. The Pleiades
25. Rosette nebula
26. Earth and our moon
27. Saturn
28. Saturn eclipse
29. SMC1
30. Mars
31. Sombrero galaxy
32. Cluster taken by Spitzer
33. Supernova remnant
34. Whirlpool galaxy
35. Witch's Head nebula
36. The Fountain
37. The Fountain
38.
39.
40. Our moon
41. Robot Visions
42. Uranus
43.
44.

030


030, originally uploaded by grannysharon.

A Wished-For Song

You are song, a wished-for song.
Go through the ear to the center,
where sky is, where wind,
where silent knowing.

Put seeds and cover them.
Blades will sprout
where you do your work.

A Year With Rumi by Coleman Barks

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wayne Dyer - When you change the way you look at things

Granatepleblomstrar/ Almodóvar


Granatepleblomstrar/ Almodóvar, originally uploaded by dese.

The Orchard

Come to the orchard in spring.
There is light and wine and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.

If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.

A Year With Rumi by Coleman Barks

Do You know Sun dog (not Slum Dog)?

A Bowl

Imagine the time the particle you are
returns where it came from.

The family darling comes home. Wine,
without being contained in cups,
is handed around.

A red glint appears in a granite outcrop,
and suddenly the whole cliff turns to ruby.

At dawn I walked along with a monk
on his way to the monastery.

We do the same work, I told him.
We suffer the same.

He gave me a bowl, and I saw.
The soul has this shape.

Shams, and actual sunlight, help me now,
being in the middle of being
partly in myself, and partly outside

A Year with Rumi by Coleman Barks

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Michael Buble - Feeling Good

I'm feeling good.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

zen

A little miniature Zen Garden, a mummified cat and mouse with a short note attached that said:

Not First or Last but a Important Link.

zen_cat.jpg zen_cat picture by fastdarter

Shamelessly / or / Shamefully lifted from Grow-a-brain.


Wavy Gravy once asked a Zen Roshi, "What happens after death?"
The Roshi replied, "I don't know."
Wavy protested, "But you're a Zen Master!"
Yes," the Roshi admitted, "but I'm not a dead Zen Master."

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