Magma

The heartbeat of magma, pulsing within the earth, rises with its seemingly immortal heat spurting out of erupting volcanoes to reach the surface. Dwelling in chambers, this complex mixture of molten rock migrates carrying crystals and secrets of the underworld. Yearning to be transformed on the tongues of us mortals into lava, it flows. Lava … More Magma

Once In a Blue Moon…

Because the moon spins on its own axis in the identical time it takes to orbit the earth, its lighted “nearside” is always turned earthward, just as its perpetually dark “far side” is always turned away. “Everyone is a moon,” wrote Mark Twain “and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Hindu Goddess Kali

Q: Who is Kali? A: “Kālī, also known as Kālikā, is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, or shakti. The name of Kali means black one and force of time; she is therefore called the Goddess of Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation, and Destruction. Her earliest appearance is that of a destroyer principally of evil … More Hindu Goddess Kali

Is Language Inadequate to Describe the Wonders of the World?

He was less concerned with verbs, adjectives, and expletives. Except for “yes” and “no”–which, by the way, he used for the first time quite late–he used only nouns, and essentially only nouns for concrete objects, plants, animals, human beings–and only then if the objects, plants, animals, or human beings would subdue him with a sudden … More Is Language Inadequate to Describe the Wonders of the World?

[Part Three] Anger & Love – A Story: Not Accepting The Gift Of Anger From Others

Once upon a time, on a beautiful sunny morning, a simple but enlightened being was passing through a village in an ancient India. Suddenly, a discourteous young man approached and began insulting him. “You have no right to teach others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.” … More [Part Three] Anger & Love – A Story: Not Accepting The Gift Of Anger From Others

The Transient Nature of Life

“The cherry blossom holds much symbolism within Japan. According to the Buddhist tradition, the breathtaking but brief beauty of the blossoms symbolizes the transient nature of life.” “The traditional Japanese values of purity and simplicity are thought to be reflected in the form and color of the blossoms.” (Osamu, 1983)