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Music Archive: May 2008

Current song: Buddhist Waltz by Richard Knox from Twofold Nature:

Lyrics adapted from a Buddhist prayer by Richard Knox:

For myself:
     May I be at peace
     May my heart remain open
     May I remember the beauty of my own true nature
     May I be healed
 
For my family:
     May you be at peace
     May your heart remain open
     May you remember the beauty of your own true nature
     May you be healed
 
For my enemy:
     May you be at peace
     May your heart remain open
     May you remember the beauty of your own true nature
     May you be healed

For the earth:
     May there be peace on earth
     May the hearts of all people be open to one another
     May we remember the beauty of our one true nature
     May all life reflect the glory of the Light
 
     Thank you... Thank you very much... Thank you

To find out more about Richard Knox:   RichardKnox.net
To purchase Twofold Nature visit:  www.pathwork.org


Poetry


The Important Thing
is to give with abandon
and when you are the most naked,
so that your hunger
turns into fields of gleaming fruit trees
and your frail and aging body
harbors a spirit that dwarfs mountains,
so that your giving is a path
towards endless vistas like the dying man
telling his art student
during her very last visit, "If only
I had a few pears I could paint."
She thought it was to assuage
her grief, yet when he died, the pears
began to bloom on her canvases
with the quivering of new flesh, the sad
flames of sunset, the translucence
of tears. Like the woman in a Hungarian
prison whose birthday gift
to her cell mate was a rose made
out of toilet paper, a flower that survived
her execution. The important thing
is to give, randomly
and out of poverty, not knowing
whether the heart's pale shoots
will create leaves or perish.

–Marguerite Bouvard