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Seeker and Finder

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STAReye
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Post by STAReye » December 24, 2014, 6:26 pm

How does the proof
of the pudding

come only in the eating

and what you find

is only

what you seek

as a seeker

in the eye of dharma

man may seek

and yet not find

his body so cloistered

in his mind

no matter how evocative his cry

each petulant seek

must be an avant-garde brush stroke

of truth

of divinity

of trusted responsibility

like a coin with the same face

on both sides

remembering Gandhiji’s utter cry

ahimsa paramo dharma

no matter the seeker

until his karmic posture

turns like fresh dew drops

glowing in morning sunshine.

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lifeboat
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Post by lifeboat » December 25, 2014, 4:35 am

Another great post.
Thank God we often find what we are not seeking.
You can only search (seek) for something which you already know of or at least have heard of. The most joyful discoveries are so often those that you are completely ignorant of until they materialise.
Isn't there a quote something like: 'you often discover your destiny on a road you take in order to avoid it'?
Don't know about the proof of a pudding but it's value may just be that someone could imagine it, plan it, maybe struggle to produce it, perhaps make someone feel good by asking for their help in producing it, etc. All of which are independent of whether it tastes good - or even whether it is edible :)

mwzephyr
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Post by mwzephyr » December 25, 2014, 10:24 am

I like this one. It is thoughtful and yet provocative. Make us think. Thank you !
~Zep

STAReye
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Post by STAReye » December 26, 2014, 5:04 am

Thank you ~Zep. Thank you lifeboat. Appreciate your comments. Enjoy the holiday season.

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Liebestraum
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Post by Liebestraum » December 27, 2014, 11:13 am

This is a strong reminder, dear STAReye, that whatever we seek we must seek it with a pure heart, pure intention, pure love. Then there is always an answer from Above.

A thought provoking poem, for which I thank you. You have approached the topic with depth and great skill.

....
like fresh dewdrops glowing in morning sunshine

Beautiful.

Love,
Marrgherita
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
(Rumi)

Brepldepop
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Post by Brepldepop » December 28, 2014, 12:30 pm

A great exchange of information.

STAReye
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Post by STAReye » December 31, 2014, 5:30 pm

Thank you for your lovely comment, Marrgherita. And thank you for the read, Brepldpop. Much appreciated.

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Post by Davidf » January 1, 2015, 9:56 am

Leonard,
I liked this a great deal. Very interesting poem.
~Davidf
Have a blessed day!

STAReye
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Post by STAReye » January 2, 2015, 5:38 pm

Thank you ~Davidf. Appreciate your comment.

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