I found this as I was getting ready to go get some brownies along with usual supplies of milk and soda. OK, and maybe some ice cream. I know, this is not about food stuffs, or gluttony, or is it? Didn’t we learn that all grasping, all wanting and desiring is what leads to all suffering? But I also seek. I seek in all of the books that I read, in all of the practices I make. I seek. For me, when I get all wound up in trying to figure something out, when I have the grace to become mindful, I let go. I tell myself to let go. And there’s nothing wrong with ice cream.

Ed Crowley

A young monk
asked the Sage:
‘Can you help me quiet
my mind from this
endless stream
of thoughts?’

The Sage replied:
“Bring me this
mind of yours”

The monk responded:
‘When I seek it
I cannot find it.
It seems it can’t
be grasped.’

The Sage stated:
“Graspless and
neither here nor there.
How can you quiet
what is not there?”

Suddenly Realizing
the ‘nothingness’ of
knowing ‘no mind’

The monk released
all clinging and any
grasping of thoughts

The monk “Awoke”
experiencing the
Nameless Essence

Within the
of Silence

The Unknown Wanderer
simply walked the Way
without another word ~

epc 1956-

(Inspired by ancient
wisdom parables)