Here's another mass of noun phrases , excerpted from "The Goddess" chapter of The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti , translated by Robert Thurman: Thereupon, Manjusri, the crown prince, addressed the Licchavi Vimalakirti: "Good sir, how should a bodhisattva reg...
Open your refrigerator, and look at the collection of condiments resting there in jars and bottles. Rather like an apothecary's inventory, isn't it? Exotic ingredients, unusual blends, named for far-off points of origin or with the names of discoverers, inv...
Alan Watts: "To describe myself in a scientific way, I must also describe my surroundings, which is a clumsy way of getting around to the realization that you are the entire universe." Eckhart Tolle: "You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a...
Savoir Vivre [a prose quatorzain of quatrains] [written on the bus ride from Versailles back to Neuilly-sur-Seine] I. leisure that no human will can hasten - Rich I N N OVEMBER IN V ERSAILLES. The guided tours cloth and flow through mirrored halls, button- ...
On the left: the cover of the fourth novel in Charlie Stross' The Laundry Files series, featuring the glittering genial smile of Ray Schiller, American televangelist and (SPOILER ALERT) cult leader in thrall to chittering tongue-eating mind-controlling isop...
This prose passages reads practically like a Buddhist meditation exercise, the sort used to cultivate mindful awareness of the suffering of all sentient beings: Clark had always been fond of beautiful objects, and in his present state of mind, all objects w...
In battle, in forest, at the precipice in the mountains, On the dark great sea, in the midst of javelins and arrows, In sleep, in confusion, in the depths of shame, The good deeds a man has done before defend him. - as translated by Robert Oppenheimer, and ...
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