Tuesday, October 10, 2006

my soul is horrible. where can i get a new one?

i am told i have never experienced a rose.
on the one hand i am offered a sonnet on the experience of a rose, and on the other a rose itself (for a price, of course). the first offers no guarantees, but lists a number of awards it was awarded - probably for invoking a rose better than any other sonnet on a rose. the second, also offers no guarantees, but claims authenticity through being a global phenomenon: pure, fresh and inevitably patented as The Rose. what both do offer is the potential to get what i want by directing me to what i should be wanting....

6 comments:

Harold Kumar said...

did you know that 'breathing' or 'pranayam' are not as effective as 'Sudarshan Kriya'...why? well, apparently the answer to that is in experiencing it - which, by the way, occurs in a class, facilitated by a [paid] instructor.
A rosy picture, indeed.

Anonymous said...

All hail the Silencer!!! [Dubya would totally dig him!]

Q: How important is silence to that analysis?
A: Very important. [It] makes your thought more coherent, makes you more intelligent. A person who does not practise silence cannot be intelligent at all. He keeps blabbering, blabbering all the time, thinking all the time, talking. What he talks makes very little sense. If you want to make sense, it has to come from silence.

Anonymous said...

Oh Joy... am I here for you?

Q: You have said you want to see joy on every face. Is that a desired state of existence for everyone?
A: That is a natural tendency. Rivers flow... water flows... similarly, the nature of joy is to spread.

chinks said...

well, he does teach free of charge yoga...to landless labourers in the evening. its all in the experience-ing that is experienced as experience.

Harold Kumar said...

exactly - succinctyet, obscure :)

Harold Kumar said...

apologies for my limited vocabulary, but the obscure needs to be replaced with ironic. thanks, chinks, for the pointer.