This is Kiran Shila, Lucjan’s son, and I am writing a final post for my father’s blog. It pains me to say this, but my father has passed away today peacefully in his sleep. This blog among others will stand as a testament to his memory, his wisdom, and his legacy. Thank you readers, I hope he inspired you as much as he inspired me.
Young Spartans Exercising
With even a small degree of observation it appears obvious that people share a common, compulsive and insidious tendency to socialize. The sensitive observer will perhaps also notice that churches, synagogues, ashrams, yoga studios and dharma centers seem to be particularly attractive venues for socializing. Continue reading
Chiron instructing Achilles in the art of drawing the bow
Over, under, around and through.
mepa, chigpu, chelwa, lhundrup
There is a thread of truth that runs through all the various spiritual teachings of this world. The endless bolts of exquisite brocade called Buddha Dharma display an infinite interweaving of that single thread in such a perfusion of meaningful patterns that liberating relevance can be found by all living beings. Continue reading
There are fundamentally three factors which act together in the actuality of something. The first two factors must interact in opposition while the third mediates. This is like the principle of a sailboat. The wind and the resistance of the sail are in opposition. If the vessel is unmanned, it will only go where wind and tides capriciously dictate. But when a pilot holds on to the tiller and controls the rudder, using strength to keep it steady, specific directions and destinations become possible.
The sharpest part of a knife is where the honed cutting side meets the infinity of space in non-dual actuality.