rm_ajahn2 66M
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5/9/2006 4:08 pm

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If, while my passion I impart,
You deem my words untrue,
O place your hand upon my heart---
Feel how it throbs for you!

Ah no! reject the thoughtless claim
In pity to your lover!
That thrilling touch would aid the flame,
It wishes to discover.
S T Coleridge

rm_mm0206 70F
7767 posts
5/12/2006 5:48 pm

'upon my heart' that a metaphor?

either way this is a loving tribute.

I often wonder how much passion can one speak of without jeopardizing the 'no strings' status that so many wish to hold as a shield.
I dont understand the way life gives you so many paths to take but no directions on how to proceed to that one true destination.


Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope it wasnt to crude for you Sir...

rm_ajahn2 replies on 5/12/2006 6:31 pm:
I enjoyed my visit to your site, and I hope my post didn't imply that I though your blog was "too crude", in truth that thought never entered my mind. I believe (KNOW) that the creature you speak of (metaphor for 'no strings') doesn't exist in reality!
Navigation has been a well respected art since the beginning of (nearly said 'time'!!) human existance, even the hunter-gatherers?
(Sorry, more metaphors!!)
I have found the Buddah's, Middle Way (Noble Eightfold Path) the most appropriate course. It maybe two and a half thousand years old, but, it deals entirely with the present.
May I ask; do you meditate?
Pardon my ignorance, what is Namaste?
May all beings be at ease
ps All beings are the owners of their kamma
heirs of their kamma
born of their kamma
related to their kamma
supported by their kamma..........No strings??? LOL!!

rm_mm0206 70F
7767 posts
5/12/2006 7:59 pm

I asked this as well: what is Namaste?
I was told it was a gesture to honor the one you are doing it to, putting the hands palms together over the heart and bowing, either ones head or deeply from the waist in reverence to those that you choose to show respect to. Ahhh... I recognized the gesture immediately.

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. "Nama" means bow, "as" means I, and "te" means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you."

To perform Namaste, we place the hands together at the heart charka, close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the third eye, bowing the head, and then bringing the hands down to the heart. This is an especially deep form of respect. Although in the West the word "Namaste" is usually spoken in conjunction with the gesture, in India, it is understood that the gesture itself signifies Namaste, and therefore, it is unnecessary to say the word while bowing.

We bring the hands together at the heart chakra to increase the flow of Divine love. Bowing the head and closing the eyes helps the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart. One can do Namaste to oneself as a meditation technique to go deeper inside the heart chakra; when done with someone else, it is also a beautiful, albeit quick, meditation. ~~~~~

I suppose this is a salutation from the Hindus.However I choose to give it, to share it when I feel a connection.

It has been years, decades... since I did any meditating, in conjunction with the yoga classes I was taking. May I ask why you asked?


rm_ajahn2 replies on 5/12/2006 9:22 pm:
Hi M,
Mmmm? That’ very interesting, it’s a gesture I am very familiar with as a mark of respect, or thanks, or as a salutation….I use it daily, but I know it as anjali.
This gesture is used all over Asia though isn’t it?
When you wrote Namaste, I wondered if you meant; Namo tassa, as in …
Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa
Homage to the blessed one
The noble one
The perfectly enlightened one
Namo = homage
This is Pali ;the Buddhist language used by the Theravadan tradition, it’s very closely related to Sanskrit.
What language is Namaste? It’s not in my Pali dictionary, and I’ve not come across it before?
Zen was an interesting method to study for a while, and I have read lots of sutras, but I have reverted to The Four Noble Truths, the most simple; but, profound teachings. (that’s just my present view; not a truth! LOL!)
The Buddha said “You have everything you need to become enlightened, a mind and a body” So my practice has become as simple (!!!LOL! if only you knew!) as that!!
Satipattanha (mindfulness) Ha Ha, not so simple but the benefits are manifest, here and now!!
So, you see I’ve stopped worrying about chakras, and just try to maintain a balance, by cultivating compassion, loving kindness, and equanimity.
But hey……what the fcuk, I’m not a monk! LOL!
May all beings be at ease
Ps (Caution: bad Metaphor approaching!) Meditation is a tool to be used a compass, on life’s path. (I did warn you)That was why I asked.

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