Saturday, March 13, 2010

In One Spot

Things have been a bit rough on the home front, as of late. During such times, I turn to Uttama, my elder sister, for comfort:

Four times, five, I ran amok from my dwelling,
having gained no peace of awareness,
my thoughts out of control.
So I went to a trustworthy nun.
She taught me the Dhamma:
aggregates, sense spheres, and elements.
Hearing the Dhamma,
I did as she said.
For seven days I sat in one spot,
absorbed in rapture and bliss.
On the eighth, I stretched out my legs,
having burst the mass
of darkness.
And like her, I sit in one spot, absorbed in ebbs and flows of breath. Body, dissolved. Heart, cracked wide open. Mind, clear.


  1. Thank you for this beautiful blog space. And thank you for your tweets. I am a couple of towns north on 280. Blessings to you.

  2. Thank you Jody! And welcome to Mind Deep.

    May you dwell in mindfulness for the rest of the day. :)