The monkey mind

February 28, 2013



The monkey is reaching for the moon

   in the water.

Until death overtakes him

   he will never give up.

If he would let go the branch and

   disappear into the deep pool.

The whole world would shine with

   dazzling clearness.


Hakuin Zenji (1686-1769)


The case of Adam Eve

February 25, 2013

Judge: Would you mind telling the court something about your circumstances

Adam: I was initially alone; began my life from scratch; my wife came later …we didn’t possess much.

Judge: Were you allowed to keep animals on the property?

Adam. Yes your Honour, we were allowed and kept all kinds of animals, sheep and lions, wolves and goats…

Judge: Were you aware of the fact that you were going to be asked to leave the garden?

Adam: No your Honour, it was a surprise both to my wife and to my self.

Judge: Did you sign any papers when you received the garden?

Adam: No your Honour, it was His Word

Judge: Did you make any improvements on the property while in the Garden.

Adam: There was no need; we pretty much got along with what was there.

Judge: At termination were you awarded any kind of severance?

Adam: No your Honour, We got a few skins and were asked to leave

And then He put that guard in front of the entrance.

Judge: How many years were you in possession of the property?

Adam: from the very beginning; I was born there; spent every day of my life in that place.

Judge: On the day of the event were you passing hunger?

Adam: No your Honour we got along fine with a few things off of a bush and a tree; honey was plenty and milk was never scarce.

Judge: How many apples did you say you took?

Adam: One! Your Honour. Just one! And I didn’t take more than one bite.

Judge: Do you have anything to say to your defence?

Adam: I didn’t know then what the consequences were going to be. Who would have thought that a bit of fruit would get you into so much trouble?

The decrepit hour

February 24, 2013

The decrepit hour

Strands of gray light call forth the feeble hour. Who remembers now his infant dawn, descending upon a frame of thought? To awaken instinct with soil, to sleep in shrouds of dust, his youthful morning rising?

No innocence left, who shall draw the blade of Truth – decry nakedness, and sound retreat to leave an empty world of stone?

Acts of foolishness

February 23, 2013

To burn a book is as foolish as to extol it; books are not to blame but the minds that abuse them, read into them and excuse themselves by them.

Early attachment

February 22, 2013

Darkness and coldness exclude many things which light and warmth promote. In winter the potential of a seed lies dormant, in the summer it is activated and unfolds.

For some children the winter lasts throughout their infancy and childhood… some of them survive as a testimony to human resilience, to expansion through limitation.

This is in honor of their strength.

The Angel of peace

February 19, 2013

The Angel of peace

– The Angel of peace –

Exuvia 2013