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Daily Obstruction: Thelema

15 Oct

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Thelema

 

 

Use me as Thou wilt.  I’m yours.

Resistance is folly.

You have broken me.

You have opened me.

You have sounded me.

My will has left me bereft.

Your will is all I have left.

Carry me upon the cosmic current

like so many sparks of light

coalescing in the darkest night.

As you form me, ephemeral though “I” may be,

ʼtis Your energy to fashion as You see fit.

Far be it for the flame to rebuke the fuel.

ʼTis not for the fire to take the wood to task for its use.

ʼTis all that You sustain me now,

dependently arising within a universe that, like a tidal river, ever ebbs and flows.

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Daily Obstruction: Progress

8 May

Vishnu as Man-Lion

 

Progress

 

Nothing great was ever achieved without the spilling of human blood.

Daily Obstruction: The New Gladiators

14 Jan

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“A long, lovely suicide”*

 

In the age of mass media, we don’t need gladiators.  We exact of our artists, actors, and athletes a sacrifice of blood and flesh.  They give their lives for our sins.  The commonweal is fed and more sacrificial victims are placed under the wheel.**

*- From Oscar Wilde’s quote, “The artistic life is a long, lovely suicide.”

**- See Hermann Hesse’s Under the Wheel.