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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 03:29 PM
James Sawers

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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Status: Public
Entries: 315
Comments: 66
Views: 303,691

Entries for the Month of August 2013

In General Silence Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #72 New 08-25-2013 03:45 PM

Silence is not nothing

Silence is not trying
To deny or ignore
That which cannot
Be spoken of

Silence is a finger
Pointing, focusing
Mutely giving direction

Sit in the center
Of silence, and...

Views: 911

In General Arrogant, Armed, and Assholic Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #71 New 08-18-2013 02:16 PM
Arrogant, Armed, and Assholic

Arrogant, armed, and assholic
With a small talent
For mayhem and violence
Not much of a resume
But, unfortunately, they
Can be found everywhere
Strutting, focused on belly and phallus
Foot-soldiers for those
Who see the future
In terms of greed and power
Self-indulgence and authority
Rather than responsibility, self-control,
Understanding, and community

At first the Way of the Sword
Has a surface appeal
Till a bewildered understanding
Takes place or is imposed
For it is not easy for some
To understand or value
That a sword in the sheath is priceless, or
That the cleanest cut is the cut withheld
And to comprehend the Sword of No-Sword, even less so
For those focused only on Something
This is impossible to understand
Or to grasp that only the Sword of No-Sword
Is sharp enough to cut Nothing

Views: 1084

In General The End of Knowing Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #70 New 08-11-2013 02:36 PM
The End of Knowing

What lies at the end of knowing?
After pulling back the layers...
The layers and layers
Chasing after this retreating question
Deeper and deeper into the abyss
Within the mind, a vortex
Where even light is darkness
Where there is nothing but nothing
A nothing that absorbs everything
Yet reflects back nothing
What lies there in this place
Where even "me" and "I" have no meaning?
Is there anything at the core?
Or does nothing lie at the end of knowing?
Who knows? But the sky is very blue!

Views: 829

In General Tengu Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #69 New 08-04-2013 04:33 PM

Fog and wind
I have been to
The mountain
Seeking the wisdom
Of the tengu
To overcome my enemies
Preparing myself with
Inner and outer purity
Hoping to prove worthy

Fog and wind
Within I drift
Simplicity and serenity
No attachments
Or distractions
Only then do I
Identify my true enemy --

Views: 606

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