Peace & Good Will to all sentient life everywhere.

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The Guest House.

“Bhikkhus, suppose there is a guest house. People come from the east, west, north, and south and lodge there; khattiyas, brahmins, vessas, and suddas come and lodge there. So too, bhikkhus, various feelings arise in this body: pleasant feeling arises, painful feeling arises, neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling arises; carnal pleasant feeling arises; carnal painful feeling arises; carnal neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling arises; spiritual pleasant feeling arises; spiritual painful feeling arises; spiritual neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling arises.”

SN 36.14. Agara Sutta.

if ~ nayyirah waheed.

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James Joyce, Finnegans Wake does Paticca-samuppada aka Dependent Origination.

“In the ignorance that implies the impression that knits knowledge that finds the nameform that whets the wits that convey contacts that sweeten sensation that drives desire that adheres to attachment that dogs death that bitches birth that entails the ensuance of existentiality.”
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake Penguin edition, page 18.

The Guest House ~ Rumi.

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One Auspicious Night.

Let not a person revive the past
Or on the future build her hopes
For the past has been left behind
and the future has not been reached.
Instead with insight let her see
Each presently arisen state,
Let her know that & be sure of it,
Invincibly & unshakeably.
Today the effort must be made:
Tomorrow death may come, who knows?
No bargain with Mortality.
Can keep him & his hordes away.
But one who dwells thus ardently,
Relentlessly, by day & night –
It is she – the Peaceful Sage has said,
Who has had a single excellent night.
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~ MN 131~ Bhaddekaratta Sutta.
Middle Length Discourse of the Buddha
One Auspicious Night Discourse
Tweaked Bhikkhu Bodhi translation.
Wisdom Publications 1995
Boston, USA
Page 1039.

I dance with my heart ~ Alonzo King