June 8th, 2010

Dhammapada (8) - The Thousands

Better to live one day
How all things arise and pass away.
Better to live one hour
The one life beyond the way.
Better to live one moment
In the moment
Of the way beyond the way.
Dhammapada (8) - The Thousands

It is hard to focus
when your life is out of focus
because your culture is out of focus
because history is out of focus
because our species is out of focus.

It is so good to be reminded that past is past
that the moment, this moment
is what matters.

For this moment, I can be in the moment.

For just this moment
i can forget that the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was eaten.
For just this moment
I can forget we left the forest for the farm.

For just this moment chaos is order and order is chaos.
For just this moment, I walk hand in hand with god in the forest in the cool of the evening.
For just this moment a speck of dirt becomes infinity.
For just this moment i can be loved and love.

For just this moment i can remember who we are.