Mindfulness, Metanoesis and the Cry of the Yellow Blackbird: The Reader, Reading and What is Read is THIS, HERE and NOW Which is neither Entity nor Non-Entity

Cosmological painting, approx. 1750-1850, India; Rajasthan, Opaque watercolors on cloth, From the Collection of William K. Ehrenfeld, M.D.

Cosmological painting, approx. 1750-1850, India; Rajasthan, Opaque watercolors on cloth, From the Collection of William K. Ehrenfeld, M.D.

A moment arrives

Like a slow train coming

Yet ever vigilant

Another one comes

Dewy sky with olive branches of the sun

Returning to their source

A wordless diorama

A spectacle of silence captured by the returning waves

Encounters the ”first born and the ‘unborn’

The theatre of the mind is a receptacle of the actor’s own soul

Did he ever exist in the cry of the gulls or in the conjurer’s dream world?

Did he exist at all? In the vulture’s nest?

Or, in the rocky cliffs wintering desolation?

Yellow-headed Blackbird Male Utah County, Utah PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JOHN CRAWLEY COPYRIGHTED BY JOHN CRAWLEY

Yellow-headed Blackbird Male Utah County, Utah PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY JOHN CRAWLEY COPYRIGHTED BY JOHN CRAWLEY

Allow me to seek, and, not to seek

That which has found shall always be me

Akkharer pratisabda hariye jay mundo malay

Theme thake samayer praharira

The Yellow Blackbird:

Its voice alone fell,

Leaving nothing behind.

In absolute stillness there is no dance

And there is still the dance

This which we are

This which we are

Sthir gatir rudra chintan

era hariyea gechey abakasher matray

dhulay lutoy noori

In the rock garden

A still and perfectly unmoving trance

Is the movement behind the being or non-being

Kali, Hand colored Wood Block Print (19th century), Calcuta. কোলকাতা

Kali, Hand colored Wood Block Print (19th century), Calcuta. কোলকাতা

“This which seeks is That which is sought;

That which is sought is This which seeks.

There is no seeker, and no thing sought.

There is no do-er, and no thing done.

There is no actor, and no action done”.

-J

 

 

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