Cloud-puffball, torn tufts, tossed pillows flaunt
forth, then chevy on an air-
built thoroughfare: heaven-roysterers, in gay-gangs
they throng; they glitter in marches.
Down roughcast, down dazzling whitewash,
wherever an elm arches,
Shivelights and shadowtackle in long lashes lace,
lance, and pair.
Delightfully the bright wind boisterous ropes,
wrestles, beats earth bare
Of yestertempest's creases; in pool and rutpeel
Squandering ooze to squeezed dough, crust, dust;
Squadroned masks and manmarks treadmire toil
Footfretted in it. Million-fueled, nature's bonfire
But quench her bonniest, dearest to her, her clearest-
Man, how fast his firedint, his mark on mind, is
Both are in an unfathomable, all is in an enormous
Drowned. O pity and indig nation! Manshape, that
Sheer off, disseveral, a star, death blots black out;
Is any of him at all so stark
But vastness blurs and time beats level. Enough! the
A heart's-clarion! Away grief's gasping, joyless days,
Across my foundering deck shone
A beacon, an eternal beam. Flesh fade, and mortal
Fall to the residuary worm; world's wildfire, leave
In a flash, at a trumpet crash,
I am all at once what Christ is, since he was what I
This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, patch, matchwood,
Is immortal diamond.
We live in a culture caught in the illusion of time
The first episode in our brand new podcast series!
In the Sufi tradition, there is a saying, “Die before death.” For Sufis, this is an exhortation to befriend death and the process of letting go as a daily spiritual practice.
Our ability to meet each moment in life with awareness benefits us immensely at the time of death.
From "A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment" Podcast
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
Why does our current era make some spiritual teachers and students susceptible to misinformation and cult-like thinking?
In episode 4 of our Podcast we explore the traditional Tibetan Buddhist beliefs of death and dying
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.” We know only too well the story that defines…
We look back at a selection of talks of Peter's from SAND conferences and host a discussion about his history with science and spirituality
A debate: does epistemological primacy equate to ontological primacy?
The similarities, the differences, and the complementarities between the Eastern and Western understandings of transformation.
A glimpse into the empty awareness reveals what one cannot learn over multiple lifetimes
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