The Archon’s Of Sleep…

The Archon’s Of Sleep: Okay, now I looked that one up, and I OWN it. None of this Time Lord stuff, we’re dealing here with the real enchilada. These are the beings that keep the human race enthralled, whilst they such up the dreams and longings for another version of this world. They suck the universe down, one vision at a time. These beings have been around forever, from what I understand, and are behind every machination… 80)
Talking Monday & Tuesday:Radio Free Earthrites is back up, and you can access it at this addy: As I am listening right now, I can tell you that Bombay Dub Orchestra is rattling along. Nice Stuff.
“The Chamber”

The Chamber is another piece that will be at my showing with the SE Portland Art Walk located at The Mirador Community Store On February 28th & March 1st…
We have Zen Tales, Sufi Poetry, Music on The Day Of Wrath and Quotes of course to ease you into the early part of this week. We have had snow today, and the coldest 2 months in many a year here in P-Town.
Hope this finds you well! Keep Warm!

On the Menu:

The Quotes

Verdi: Requiem, Dies irae

Three Zen Tales

Poetry Of The Sufi Schools

Mozart – Dies Irae

The Quotes:
Richard P. Adler | “All television is children’s television.”

John Adams | “In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.”

John Ciardi | “A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.”

John Kenneth Galbraith | “If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.”

Larry Hardiman | “The word ‘politics’ is derived from the word ‘poly’, meaning ‘many’, and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites’.”

Dr. Seuss | “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

Samuel Johnson | “Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.”

Verdi: Requiem, Dies irae

Three Zen Tales:

A Buddha
In Tokyo in the Meiji era there lived two prominent teachers of opposite characteristics. One, Unsho, an instructor in Shingon, kept Buddha’s precepts scrupulously. He never drank intoxicants, nor did he eat after eleven o’clock in the morning. The other teacher, Tanzan, a professor of philosophy at the Imperial University, never observed the precepts. When he felt like eating, he ate, and when he felt like sleeping in the daytime, he slept.
One day Unsho visited Tanzan, who was drinking wine at the time, not even a drop of which is supposed to touch the tongue of a Buddhist.
“Hello, brother,” Tanzan greeted him. “Won’t you have a drink?”
“I never drink!” exclaimed Unsho solemnly.
“One who does not drink is not even human,” said Tanzan.
“Do you mean to call me inhuman just because I do not indulge in intoxicating liquids!” exclaimed Unsho in anger. “Then if I am not human, what am I?”
“A Buddha,” answered Tanzan.


Not Far From Buddhahood
A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: “Have you even read the Christian Bible?”
“No, read it to me,” said Gasan.
The student opened the Bible and read from St. Matthew: “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these…Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.”
Gasan said: “Whoever uttered those words I consider and enlightened man.”
The student continued reading: “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh, is shall be opened.”
Gasan remarked: “That is excellent. Whoever said that is not far from Buddhahood.”


Mokusen’s Hand
Mokusen Hiki was living in a temple in the province of Tamba. One of his adherents complained of the stinginess of his wife.
Mokusen visited the adherent’s wife and showed her his clenched fist before her face.
“What do you mean by that?” asked the surprised woman.
“Suppose my fist were always like that. What would you call it?” he asked.
“Deformed,” replied the woman.
The he opened his hand flat in her face and asked: “Suppose it were always like that. What then?”
“Another kind of deformity,” said the wife.
“If you understand that much,” finished Mokusen, “you are a good wife.” Then he left.
After his visit, this wife helped her husband to distribute as well as to save.

Poetry Of The Sufi Schools

Mehmed Muhyiddin Üftade
Saying Hu
Hu is a dervish’s rapture

Hu is a dervish’s grandeur
Hu is a dervish’s wealth

Uttering Hu is a dervish’s litany
With Hu, one ascends every degree

Saying Hu is a dervish’s guide
The gates of the way to the Friend appear

Then light surrounds the dervish
When he is liberated from seeing other than Him

The eye of the dervish’s heart is opened
Then he will be able to see the beautiful face of the Friend

And the dervish’s secret consciousness will be opened up
Üftade, if you desire the remedy for pain

Serve the dervishes by saying Hu.

Oh He and You who is He
If you desire the Beloved, my heart,

Do not cease to pour out lamentations.

Observing His existence, reach annihilation!

Say “Oh He and You who is He”.
Let tears of blood pour from your eyes

May they emerge hot from the furnace

Say not that he is one of you or one of us

Say “Oh He and You who is He”.
Let love come that you may have a friend

Your distresses are a torrent

Sweeping you along the way to the Friend

Say “Oh He and You who is He”.
Take yourself up to the heavens

Meet the angels

And fulfil your desires

Say “Oh He and You who is He”.
Pass beyond the universe, this [unfurled] carpet

Beyond the pedestal and beyond the throne

That the bringers of good tidings may greet you

Say “Oh He and You who is He”.
Remove your you from you

Leave behind body and soul

That theophanies may appear

Say “Oh He and You who is He”.
Pass on, without looking aside

Without your heart pouring forth to another

That you may drink the pure waters

Say “Oh He and You who is He”.
If you desire union with the Beloved

Oh Üftade! Find your soul

That the Beloved may appear before you

Say “Oh He and You who is He”.


Sheikh Ansari – Kashf al Asrar

‘The Friend Beside Me’
O God

You know why I am happy:

It is because I seek Your company,

not through my own (efforts).
O God,

You decided and I did not.

I found the Friend beside me

when I woke up!

‘Where Are You?’
O God,

You are the aim of the call of the sincere,

You enlighten the souls of the friends, (and)

You are the comfort of the hearts of the travellers—

because You are present in the very soul.
I call out, from emotion:

“Where are you?”
You are the life of the soul,

You are the rule (ayin) of speech, (and)

You are Your own interpreter (tarjaman).
For the sake of Your obligation to Yourself,

do not enter us into the shade of deception, (but)

make us reach union (wisal) with You.

‘Pursuit of the Friend’
The heart left,

and the Friend is (also) gone.

I don’t know whether I should go after the Friend

or after the heart!

A voice spoke to me:

“Go in pursuit of the Friend,

because the lover needs a heart

in order to find union with the Friend.

If there was no Friend,

what would (the lover) do with (his) heart?”

‘The Beauty of Oneness’
Any eye filled with the vision of this world

cannot see the attributes of the Hereafter,

Any eye filled with the attributes of the Hereafter

would be deprived of the Beauty (Jamal) of (Divine) Oneness.

‘In Each Breath’
O you who have departed from your own self,

and who have not yet reached the Friend:

do not be sad, (for)

He is accompanying you in each of (your) breaths.
Sheikh Ansari Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah al-Ansari (1006-1089) He was called Sheikh al-Islam and he was also given the title Zayn al- ‘Ulama (Ornament of the Scholars) and Nasir al-Sunnah (Supporter of the Prophetic Tradition). Later on in Persian texts he was called Pir-e Heret (the Sheikh of Heret).
Some of Ansari works include Kashf al-Asrar “Unveiling of the Secrets” (Commentary of the Qur’an), Tabaquat al-Sufiyya (The Generations of the Sufis), “Munajat” (Intimate Invocations) which is incorporated into the Kashf al-Asrar and in the Tabaqat.

Mozart – Dies Irae


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