MIXED GRILL DHARMA SERVED WITH
BURGUNDY OR GROUND MAHAMUDRA 1980 VINTAGE: THE ELEGANT FEAST OF TIMELESS
Blond cactus thorn with occasional
Albino chimpanzees with oy vey mantra,
Rock or diamond,
Shoes or socks,
Food or excrement--
These dichotomies dissolve and pop up.
As you teach Vajrayana to the Americans,
Sometimes they reduce into tadpoles;
Other times they expand into crocodiles that you find in South America.
Inconceivable mind finds a way around, and very direct, to hug them and
Pollution is not a question.
Build a magnificent Aberdeen granite castle on the tip of your own tongue.
Buy the Windsor castle, brick by brick,
As the ticks of your watch move, second by second,
Black-blue dial on your wrist.
Shave the mustache of King George
By explaining to him the scientific discoveries of poison oak.
Round needle of Rahula can create eclipse of sun and moon simultaneously.
Provide prana dot by putting together mixing and melting.
Bind the world with a single strand of horsehair from Maestoso Drala.
Make the universe murky white
And feed the six realms with honey and milk through the straws of
As if tigers from Bengal are in debt at the House of Pancakes
The Catholics' cherubs supposedly transcend their nappies;
However, they are eating too many grapes provided by the Italian
Communist party chief to the Vatican City.
Some day we hope the haggis will walk.
One day the potatoes will play their harps in the name of the glories
Too much has been said here.
I hope this achieves the result of too little being said here.
Alter all, splinter is not harpoon;
Elegant burp is not resounding fart.
I hope this world will live up to what it proclaims;
Otherwise, we have a shattering surprise:
Sooner or later we end up picking up the small pieces.
With tremendous yearning towards sea urchins' eggs,
I congratulate this world made out of this and that, that and this.
It is very impressive that everyone knows the morning sun will set in
the evening and there will be another sun shining the next day.
I find people are so smart--they can talk about tomorrow and plan
How clever they are--assuming they know there is a next day.
Such brilliant and noble naivete is good.
It seems that people know, if there is light, there will be dark:
I am utterly amazed at their insight.
Glory be to the mosquitoes;
Glory be to the thorny rose.
Fire can burn;
Water can quench thirst.
Amazingly, it seems that this universe works.
Past present future in us may teach us the true dharma,
Without a sneeze or too many hiccups.
May the wheel of dharma revolve eternally in the name of the Great Eastern
4 May 1980
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