Showing posts with label stone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stone. Show all posts

4/10/2009

map of stone

  
  





map of stone -
show me the way
to the universe




18 a stone comes alive








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so many maps
to get lost on the way -
spring breeze


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2/17/2008

stone Buddha

  
  



Buddha stone





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Stone steles in a temple in Kamakura



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7/19/2007

Stone Meditation

  
  






The Stone Mind

Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four traveling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire in his yard to warm themselves.

While they were building the fire, Hogen heard them arguing about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined them and said: “There is a big stone. Do you consider it to be inside or outside your mind?”

One of the monks replied: “From the Buddhist viewpoint everything is an objectification of mind, so I would say that the stone is inside my mind.”

“Your head must feel very heavy,” observed Hogen, “if you are carrying around a stone like that in your mind.”




© Text quote from ... The Zen Frog ...



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We waste lifetimes looking for happiness.
Happiness is not something
that we can find under a rock !



© Tsunyota Kohe't


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Meditation on a Stone


This meditation may be performed as a way of perceiving the Divine within the physical universe or simply as a way of appreciating nature. In Jewish mystical tradition, stones are referred to as “domemim” or “silent beings” and are manifestations of the world of the earth, which is the world of the Shekhinah. Stones have wisdom to teach us. They represent eternal knowing and remembering: the high priest wore twelve stones on a breastplate to remind the Holy One of the twelve tribes, and we place stones on a gravesite in memory of the deceased.

The unhewn stones of the altar in the Temple were a resting-place for the Divine Presence, and in Genesis the Holy One is referred to as Even Yisrael, the stone of Israel. Jacob, by lying with his head on a stone, dreamed of the gateway to heaven. Humans have a special bond with stones, for it is written in the book of Job:
Your covenant shall be with the stones of the field.”

Note that in Jewish tradition HaMakom, “the place,” is a name for the Divine.

© Tel Shemesh ... with MORE details !


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Menschenseele!
Du lebest in den Gliedern,
Die dich durch die Raumeswelt
In das Geistesmeereswesen tragen:

Übe Geist-Erinnern
In Seelentiefen,
Wo in waltendem
Weltenschöpfer-Sein
Das eigne Ich
Im Gottes-Ich
Erweset;

Und du wirst wahrhaft leben
Im Menschen-Welten-Wesen.


© Rudolf Steiner
Der Grundstein



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4/23/2007

Stone Face

  
 


春めくや まだ見つからぬ 石の顔








signs of spring -
the face of a stone
not yet discovered







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I am looking at it for a long time ...
He is definitely smiling, I feel.
Trying to figure out whom this face resembles.
Do you know anyone?




signs of spring, haru meku 春めく a kigo

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some comments

What an interesting concept, Gabi!
The face does have a sense of familiarity...

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Hi Gabi san

Hmmm... wondering about the "not" which I think you and or Etusko san warned me against using in HAIKU... what about:

signs of spring:
I find the garden stone face
under the soil

The original may be walking a thin timeline here as this is two moments... uncovering the face and trying to remember.

Maybe it was Akegarasu sensei who warned me... sometimes it is difficult for me to remember as I got good advice from you all.

as I re-read I thought

signs of spring:
from under the garden soil
a stone face emerges

well... this still needs work and I have no idea yet how to fit it to the Japanese

I hope I helped remove the knot of not... hee hee

Well, what do you feel? Chibi

... Hi Chibi san, thanks for your kind thoughts.

It must have been Akegarasu giving you advise ...

two moments or just one ... that is a thin line indeed ..

I see the face clearly on my stone, I just do not remember whom it resembles ...

maybe YOUR face ?

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Memory and perception are not always easily divided.
The fusion of the two may be the essence of the moment.


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3/18/2007

Snowflakes on thin ice

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old stone basin -
a sprinkle of snowflakes
on thin ice



cold March morning -
some buds of my apricots
start peeking



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Look at the Circle of Life
Stone Basin


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I hope its true -
a good word melts
the cold of this March


..... take care of your words .....
a winter meditation





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