Monday, April 23, 2007

The West & the Rest

In the West:
sleepwalking full of amnesia,
amid forgotten wisdom and ways;
In the Rest:
holding fast cultural treasures,
for grandchildren's journeys and days;

In the West:
worshipping uncertain futures,
demonizing old ways gone by;
In the Rest:
living in the eternal moment,
timelessness at the foundation of time;

In the West:
mired deeply in matter,
seeking realness in fictional things;
In the Rest:
What’s real is the heart of the matter,
font of mind and life yet unrevealed;

In the West:
sensing our own separate natures,
living solely in substance & time;
In the Rest:
awoken to reality’s vastness,
as a universe spreads out inside.

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