Sunday, November 27, 2005

SEE IF THEY WET THEIR PANTS

The words Guru, Swami, Super Swami, Master, Teacher, Murshid,
Yogi, Priest,

most of those sporting such a title are
just peacocks.

The litmus test is:
hold them upside down over a cliff for a few hours.
If they don't wet their pants

maybe you found a real
one.

--KABIR

(translated by Daniel Ladinsky, from "Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West")

4 Comments:

Blogger Le Bas Bleu said...

Zoe, where are you??? I miss your posts!!

11:56 AM  
Blogger lisa schamess said...

gee, i just found you and now i have to miss you? are you coming back to the etherspace? or is real life too pressingly real? i can relate.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

It's still not too late to come back...

2:32 PM  
Blogger zzzzzoe said...

Aww, thank you all very much. I'm not a very good blogger in terms of making friends or being part of a community, I've sort of treated this like a journal, so I'm touched that somebody was actually reading... Yes, real life got to be rather real, or rather, writing about it all the time was perhaps affecting the reality of my life... Anyway, the poetic angst shall continue.

9:23 PM  

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