The face I choose to wear the most often is not a face. It is an intricate network of crossed out lines. It will not stop viewingonce you change the channel. Full of singleneurons in the brain, it sinks into the centralnervous system like an evolutionary inheritanceof compassion, the kind that can’t be consumedlike the sacraments. Soaring […]
Descent from Heaven. From rigpawiki.org Mayadevi gave birth to the prince Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE (other possible dates are 560 BCE, 564 BCE, or 523 BCE). The Vedic gods Indra and Brahma were witnesses to the birth. The presence of these two major gods from the Brahminical pantheon serves as evidence that it was […]
Reflections. Courtesy of author. The Sanskrit term maya is usually translated as “illusion.” The etymology of the word is considered to come from the root ma, “to measure,” “to give shape,” and “to form.” In some early Sanskrit texts, maya has the meaning of “creative force” and it is related to the three innate qualities […]
Conceiving a child without a man’s involvement is, at its heart, a miraculous phenomenon because pregnancy cannot occur without sexual activity and the fertilization of the egg by the sperm. Among some animals and insects we can witness asexual reproduction in which embryos grow without fertilization, or parthenogenesis (from the Greek “virgin creation”). According to […]
They carried me into the forest. The sal trees, shaken by our clamour Showered small soft flowers on us. The trees’ slender trunks rose column-like Into the leaves, and everywhere, that scent. He was born on a floor of petals. Later, he will talk about impermanence: Bodies are flowers, fading. Faded, the newborn.
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 […]