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Creation Date: 04-12-2012 03:29 PM
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Meditations...

This poem and others are available in my books, Nothing Works: Meditations on Aikido, Buddhism, the Tao, Zen, and other inconsequential things....and, Nothing Special, and Nothing Matters..., available thru Amazon.com, in print and Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble websites.....Also available as an e-book via Smashwords.com. Try this link: www.nothing-works.com for the full array of options.
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  #146 New 01-11-2015 06:06 PM
Bullets for Buddha


I sit in zazen
Contemplating my navel
And, the nature of bullets
Wondering what would Buddha do?
What would he do when faced
With a Charlie Hebdo?

Certainly, Je Suis Charlie
Would fit into his world-view
But, is that it? Acceptance?
Nothing more? Passivity?

I much prefer the Taoist maxim
Wu-Wei -- not doing...
Not a passive acceptance, no
But, an active following
Of doing-not-doing
Following -- no, being, a path
That leads to proper outcomes

So, I meditate on this
Wondering....




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RSS Feed 2 Responses to "Bullets for Buddha"
#2 01-12-2015 05:30 PM
James Sawers Says:
So true....so many things happening in the world.....but, I was just playing in the conceptual realm...
#1 01-12-2015 07:37 AM
lbb Says:
It's possible the Buddha might be more concerned with the doings of his own followers in Myanmar and Sri Lanka :-(
 




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