The teacher suggests:
the onlooker considers;
the student memorizes;
the disciple embodies.
~ Vid Via
`Love is reckless; not reason.
Reason seeks a profit.‘
Love comes on strong,
consuming herself, unabashed.
Yet, in the midst of suffering
Love proceeds like a millstone,
hard surfaced and straightforward.
Having died of self-interest,
she risks everything and asks for nothing.
Love gambles away every gift God bestows.
Without cause God gave us Being;
without cause, give it back
For friends and lovers
who see no differences.
Far or forgot to me is near;
Shadow and sunlight are the same;
The vanished gods to me appear;
And one to me are shame and fame.
If the red slayer think he slays,
.~R.W. Emerson: “Brahma”
Rise above it, you’re stronger.
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