Intense : Intents

Posted on May 25, 2009

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Intentions &

In tension

The Things that Grow Us…

(from auspicious path)

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Intensities

yesterday’s news about Melissa

watching, feeling, experiencing everything arise

stay, change and transform…

Refuge, sangha support

holding one another

collective energy, presence

collective compassion bigger than

our collective suffering

A friend shared about his student

in poetry class, a newly born father of three weeks,

dying…

and another sangha friend, witnessing

the injustice of how her co-workers are treated

courageously touching another’s suffering

breathing and holding, touching and transforming

these intense moments

setting our intentions

taking refuge in our praktis

in tension

intention

the things that grow us

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The gateways

emerging

emerge

(N)

see

clearly the gateways

that invite our complete awakened Being to arise

the signposts that remind us

to continue on our path

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“commencement is everyday”

“twenty four brand new hours…i vow to live them in mindfulness”

“Only understanding and compassion on a collective level can liberate us.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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A ZEN STORY

A monk once asked the Chinese Zen master Hui-hai, “What is the gate of Zen practice?” Hui-hai answered, “Complete giving.”

http://www.audiodharma.org/documents/paramis/GenerosityQuotes.html

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Entering

Fully

do not be afraid to give your life
for the final cause
on the road to 2012
rejoice

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To renounce:

Renouncing is not simply the act of giving up

or being self-sacrificing

(How quickly our self-cherishing mind fights back when we here this word!)

To renounce is to take a stand

against suffering and the causes of suffering

to stand as a “community of resistance” against

the ways of thinking and acting that destroy Life

To renounce that which does not serve…

And simultaneously, to turn ourselves in the direction

of learning, praktising, experimenting

experiencing and embracing more fully

and consciously that which brings about

the causes of true inner and outer peace,

freedom, joy and happiness…

To renounce is to have one-pointed

one-hearted

fearless

confidence

in going

towards the direction of

protecting Life

and living in such a way

that makes Life possible for All.

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