Nov 4, 2017

the father

The monk said to a father:

"Why do you waste your time with all this: work, wife, kids? You should be busy walking to enlightenment?"
"I am", replied the father while helping his little daughter put on the shoes.

the mother

A monk asked for shelter for the night from a lady.

While she was taking care of her kids, he asked him why he was a monk?

"I am trying to get my enlightenment."

"I asked why are you a monk?"

Watching her feeding her kids, the monk got his enlightenment.


Nov 3, 2017

the master

After traveling the world and learning everything he could learn, he heard of a new master.

He went to visit him.

"Master, I learned so many things and know almost everything that can be known. What it is I am missing?"

With a quick turn, the master slapped him almost knocking him down.

With great shock, he looked at the master who was smiling.

He touched the master's feet and got his enlightenment.

Nov 2, 2017

the farmer

"My crops are the richest in the country. I must be really special", thought the farmer.

Mother Earth smiled.

The chick

The chick just hatched from the egg. Looking around to his brothers and sisters and to the other eggs he said:

"I am not like you, I don't need anybody to teach me how to fly." And he jumped out of the nest.

Nov 1, 2017

In the boat

On the path to the ocean, the monk was hurrying along the river bank.

"Why don't you join us?" a boatman said.

Oct 31, 2017

the stop

One monk was on the path to his enlightenment.

Tired, he stopped to enjoy a little rest.

Just then, he reached his destination.

Oct 29, 2017

The candle

A group of candles met to discuss how to get light.

After long discussions about the strategies they should follow, one of them said: "I think it is pretty simple. We just have to find one candle that already has the light".

All the other candles laughed.

"What an ignorant", said them. "It cannot be that simple."

The most beautiful flower

"I am the most beautiful flower of this whole tree", said the pink flower on the top of the tree.

"No, I think I am the most beautiful flower in the whole world."

She was indeed beautiful.

A gust of wind removed her from the tree.

"I am the most miserable flower in the world", thought the flower. "I am flying aimlessly, with nobody to see me and appreciated me. I wish I've never been."

Some time passed and the wind flew her over the woods and rivers and fields.

In the end, she arrived at the ocean.

Only then she understood.

Oct 25, 2017

on the mountain

The monk was determined to reach the top of the mountain.

Without rest, in silence, he was walking the path.

And this for a very long time.

But then he stopped for a while and turned his eyes to the valley he came from. A beautiful valley indeed. He sat on a rock and listened to the birds.

He smiled.

He reached his destination.

the eggs

- I want to reach enlightenment, I told my master.

- It is simple. But let's eat first.

Let's boil some eggs together.

First, we take a pot. No need to think too much, pick whatever you have that is big enough. No need to analyze the pot. A pot is a pot. It was built to boil things.

Put the eggs in the pot. Carefully so they don't break. No need to hurry.

Get some water. No need to understand the water, just open the tap. Cold, hot, it does not matter. Just fill the pot with water.

Put the pot on the stove. Turn the heat on. The stove is a complicated thing. To use it there is no need to understand it. You just need to master turning it on.

Now, just wait for 10-15 minutes. No need to do anything, just sit and watch.

The water has the boiling inside. You cannot teach it to boil or to boil faster. You just bring it close to heat and it will boil.

After some time to turn off the heat, take the eggs out and wait for them to cool down. No need to analyze. They will cool down with or without you.

And now you can enjoy the eggs.

- But I am confused, what does it have to do with enlightenment?

- Sorry to hear that, let's do it again...

Jul 6, 2017

my job

I met my master
and suggested some jobs
for me to work on.

He smiled.
It does not work like that.
When I created you
I put in you the qualities
for the work I need you to do.

I also put inside you
the joy of doing that work.

So, what should I do now?

Just wait and listen.
Your tasks will become apparent
in time.



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Mar 17, 2017

I sang to you

I sang to you
In thousands of words
And you only enjoyed
The space between them.

Feb 6, 2017

The storm

We were all sitting in the big round room. Here we had everything, we had beds and all that was needed for the time being. We were comfortable for now.

He stood up and said: "I have something to say and I would like you to pay attention".

He was not a leader. No, not at all. As a matter of fact, we did not have a leader, we were all together, into this.

But, this time, we felt that he had something important to say, so we keep silent.

"The storm is coming", he said. "A storm like we've never seen before. Rain pushed around by winds of incredible speeds. We need to be careful with this one."

"What do to?", said some of us.

"Not much. All you need to do is take care of the windows around you. Be sure they are closed so nothing bad can come in. Then, we'll all be safe. So I want each one of you, this very moment, to stand up and check your windows. Be sure they are closed."

All of us stood up and checked the windows close by. I did too. Then the wind started and only then I noticed a small window opened. I run and closed it just in time. Wow. One more second and I don't want to know what would have happened...

Dec 7, 2016

A drop

An ocean of dark hate
Purified instantly is
By a drop
Of pure love

Nov 9, 2016

I thought

I thought
By knowing more and more
I'll know you
But you told me to forget all
And what is left was you

I practiced and searched and discussed
To find about you
But you told me
To keep quiet and forget the thoughts
And what was left was you

Then I sang and praised you
And worshiped and offered you flowers
But that I realized you need none
So I smiled and that was you

Nov 7, 2016

Big things

Big things
we hope to achieve
ministers and leaders
to be we believe
will bring joy
and peace
and worry
decrease

But the truth be told
on small things, if we hold
a smile
a pat on the back
some bread in the sack
the kiss from a son
with a friend some fun
a joke from your pal
all this truly shall
hit a home run.

Oct 27, 2016

The tree

Enjoying the beautiful tree
I forget not
The skies behind it.

Oct 25, 2016

I am not from here

I am not from here
that is why I come,
stay for a while,
and go.

*

I don't know you
even if we met
a long time ago.
I hardly know me.

*

I am just passing
and trying
to find the treasure.

*

Like the sun
looks divine
behind the clouds,
so is the treasure
on the bottom
of the lake
of illusions.

Oct 24, 2016

Life

Life is a race
at full speed pace
strange case
a weird chase
We've got no place
no living grace
What to do?
Outside we grew
have we but knew.
Our life is blue
Can't win this fight
without some light
that really might
adorn the night.

Oct 12, 2016

Listen to the silence

Nothing around is nice?
The world is full of tyrants?
You just close your eyes
and listen to the silence.

You lost all your allies?
Your life is out of balance?
You just close your eyes
And listen to the silence.

Grey is the sunrise?
The standard is defiance?
You just close your eyes
and listen to the silence.

A beautiful surprise
and deep inside there's guidance
if you just closed your eyes
and listened to the silence.

Oct 11, 2016

The world

The world is what it is
You like it or not

People are good and people are bad
One guy is happy, another one is sad.
One will help you, one will cheat you.
One is scared and one will hit you.

You can't get it, you have no clue,
What is to offer, whatever is due.
Don't blame it on the world
Don't hit it with a sword.

You can't change a river,
You can't flatten a hill,
You can't golden the silver,
A butterfly can't be still.

The world is what it is
And beautiful it is
Just love it and enjoy it
It's not a contest, it's just a trip.

Sep 9, 2016

Illusion

general illusion
simple solution
for evolution
then
no confusion

Sep 6, 2016

I am so good

You should do this
  He should say that
    She should buy that
      They should sell that.

I am so good
  at what other people
    should do!

Aug 30, 2016

Your light

Looking at the sun
  my eyes ache
Looking at you
  radiating billions of sun of light
    my eyes are cooled
      and warmed
        and cleared
          at once.

Aug 28, 2016

She would come

You are good 
or bad bad 
She would come

Young 
or old
She would come

Smart 
or not
She would come

King
or servant
She would come


If only you would call

Aug 24, 2016

Your presence

I begged for your presence
And yet you ignored me

I cried for your presence
And yet you ignored me

I fasted, I did not sleep, I prayed
And yet you ignored me. 

I gave up and looked around
At the transparent sky
And the green leaf
And the warm sun
And the silent night. 

You were here

all the time. 

Aug 22, 2016

The cat

The cat
Has a nap
He is happy
Just a kitty
The sleep 
Is deep

No trouble
Just slumber

Aug 20, 2016

The stars

The stars are beautiful 
through the window. 


To get to the stars, though, 
one needs to learn 
to fly first. 

Aug 18, 2016

Same

Small house
Big house
What's the difference?

Big car
No car
Same trip 

Big bed
Small bed
Same sleep

T-shirt
Suit
Same me

Aug 15, 2016

Wouldn't it be nice

Wouldn't it be nice
if we could turn our eye around
and look inside?
Then, we would only see light!

By A.

Aug 12, 2016

Kids fight

Real story:

- That is not fair! I don't want to play anymore!
- I don't want to play with you anymore either!

After 20 seconds:


- Should we play something else?
- Yeah, let's play something else!

Aug 10, 2016

Around the world

A trip around the world
happily ends
in the place it started.
Looking forward to getting home again!

Aug 9, 2016

What's the use?

We want this, we want that.
  We get this and get that.
    But what is the use?
      What is the use?

We read this, we learn that.
  We watch this news, we discuss that news.
    But what is the use?
      What is the use?

We work hard to be praised.
  We spend the night to go ahead.
    But what is the use?
      What is the use?

We argue a lot, we complain a lot.
  We gossip a bit, we throw a fit.
    But what is the use?
      What is the use?

Jul 28, 2016

Live in the moment and get rich

Living in the present can make financial sense.

Consider the following scenario: you want to purchase a service that will cost you $10 per month (for example, Apple Music or Google Music) and you plan to use it for 5 years.

If you are living in the moment, right now, the cost of the service is $10. That's about it.

But if you are a person who is thinking about the future a lot, you will realize the service will cost you 5 years x 12 months x $10 = $600.

Making a simple calculation, living in the present will bring you a quick profit of $590.

There!

Enjoying the present moment is good for you!

Jul 25, 2016

The door

I knock at the door.

The lock is on the other side so there is little I can do but sit and wait.

One day, you will come and open the door.

Jul 21, 2016

Trip to the ocean

How much more
do you think
we still have?

Not sure.

But I can feel
the breeze
of the ocean
on my face.

I am closer
than yesterday

That is enough.



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Jul 18, 2016

If you are ready

If you are ready,
He will come.

If you are not,
He will not.

That simple.
Stop whining!

Jul 9, 2016

Only then

Thousands of words I tried to sing for you, but there was no response.

I closed my eyes and bowed down and touched your feet.

No words, no song, just silence.

Only then you noticed me.

Jun 14, 2016

not much

I think I did not accomplish much
in this life
said the husband
to his wife
after they all had dinner
and he tucked the kids to sleep.

His wife smiled...

May 18, 2016

Travelling to the temple

Travelling to the temple
On the mountain
I step on the bricks of the road
Each brick is helping me go forward
I realize that
Each brick is placed there
By somebody else

Apr 22, 2016

Life is hard

Life is hard.
We only have air, water, food, house,
people around and music.
How can you live like that?

Apr 19, 2016

Paintbrush

I am so proud
Of the paintings I created
Said the paintbrush
Forgetting the artist

Dec 1, 2015

the seed

How can I become a beautiful flower?, the seed asked.

Just let the water falling from the skies grow you.

How can I help?

Just enjoy the beauty of sky and be thankful for the water.

Nov 30, 2015

Which way?

Sitting in my car, I am planning for the trip.

I check the weather conditions.

I look up the address.

I study couple of maps, but they are contradicting each other.

I read all about other people experience with the trip.

I think a lot about what is the best way to go about it.

After long time, I am still in the parking lot. I did not move an inch.

I look at my master who is waiting patiently on the back seat, smiling: "Just start the car, I'll show you the way!"

Nov 28, 2015

the travellers

Tirelessly one looks for the path and when the way is found there is no time to waste, no effort to spare walking it.

The sun is shining, the wind is blowing, the rain is raining unknown, unheard, unnoticed while the traveller is walking the path.

As no end is reached and no result is gained, the traveller looks around and sees thousands of other travellers that, just like him, are walking their path.

He offers a helping hand to others return the favour. Thousands of travellers are waking together now and only so the end of the path is reached.

Nov 13, 2015

Travels

I left everything to find you
Travelled the continents and
The sees
Tired I returned home
And there you were
Inside my house
Inside my heart

I am important

I am proud
I think I am important
But I cannot find you

I am humble
Now I can see you
And realize
That I am important

Nov 12, 2015

Should I?

When in doubt
Ask this:
Will the world be a better one if I should?
If not
Then you shouldn't