#2276 - Sunday, October 2, 2005 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #2276 - Sunday, October 2, 2005 - Editor: Gloria LeeHighlights Home Page and Archive: http://nonduality.com/hlhome.htm"They make their loving clearer and clearer.
No wantings, no anger. In that purity
they receive and reflect the images
of every moment,
from the stars,
from the void.
They take them in
as though they were seeing
with the Lighted Clarity
that sees them."
~ Rumi, Mathnawi
by Coleman Barks, in: Delicious Laughterfrom unsaymyselfPraise for In Buddha's Kitchen:
"The sweet potato queens meet Pema Chödrön in this book about 'enlightenment having'as a Tibetan teacher might phrase itin the kitchen of a California Tibetan Buddhist retreat center. In this book, the Buddhist dharma (teaching) comes from the stove instead of the meditation cushion, making it concrete, engaging and generally highly entertaining. Snow has a gift for applying Tibetan Buddhist teaching, which can seem foreign or esoteric, to real life with its quirky demands and characters. This is a small jewel, and it's altogether refreshing to read a Buddhist book with a sense of humor."
"Snow cooks up a sumptuous meal, rich with laughter and wisdom. Five-star cuisine for pilgrims in search of enlightenment!"Philip Zaleski, editor of the Best Spiritual Writing seriesCooking, Being Cooked, and Other Adventures in a Meditation CenterDescription of In Buddha's Kitchen:
"Kimberley Snow offers an outrageously funny and honest account of her adventures as head cook at a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center. With her earthy sensibility and sharp sense of humor, the author shows this world in a light devoid of preciousnesswhile expressing with heart the integrity of the spiritual work being undertaken. We come away from our visit to this exotic realm having found it both extraordinary and surprisingly familiar. The neuroses, obsessions, and petty concerns exposed by Snowboth in herself and her fellow staff membersprove to be grist for the mill for discovering the grace inherent in life just as it is."
As I Am,
Maziephoto by Alan Larus http://www.ferryfee.com/bluesky/horses_and_fern.htmIn the garden I sat with a little glass of red wine.
Little Livia smiled and there was a rainbow.
Between the golden rays of sunlight you are quiet.
You befriend the passing clouds and notice how easy it is to say farewell.
You also notice the unchanging mountain of reality and salute.
Saluting you forget yourself.
Another year passed by.
~ Ben Hassine