Steve Braff To find that place beyond judgment beyond fear a place of presence the simple clarity of knowing this most gentle unveiling of the sacred in this moment of the whole in which I am forever no longer apart.
Good Question, Good Quest
Steve Braff A sense of ease this settling down wonderfully absent worry. Till I feel the old hunger to capture and codify to make it all ways always mine. And in this very grasp to witness the diminution of that subtle grace.
Steve Braff – to 4/4 swing at a 140 tempo – Left Deer Gods’ land by way Siddhartha cemented Highway six lanes south bused on bumpy from Lumbini Buddha born by Maya Devi hip right holy to Shravasti hit the border, pay the Levi waiting, waiting toll booth stall India sign some four foot small […]
A Monkey’s Tale Retold
Steve Braff It is said that in the ninth year of the Buddha’s ministry a quarrel arose between two parties of monks. One party consisted of experts in the disciplinary code, or the Vinaya laws; the others were experts in the Dharma, or the teachings. The Buddha tried to settle the quarrel peacefully, but finally, when his […]
Five Worms – A Preamble
Steve Braff I saved five worms today as they lay plump and limp upon the wet pavement – blind altar of ignominious death by the coming heat or passing car. I saved five worms today as I plucked their slippery bodies stretched supplicant, almost inert from the indifferent asphalt and tossed each to shelter in […]
Steve Braff The left wing tips down into a lazy bank right above the bilious white cloud skyscrape to the horizon – an immensity that almost eclipses the jagged profile of distant range that Everesting place of the so many aspirants fallen. I stare into that expanse and try to take my measure. Humbled, we fall […]
Steve Braff Life is joy. There is a cause of joy. The cause of joy is love. The path to love is awareness.