Tuesday, 15 August 2017

THE FOUR STAGES OF MAN


STAGE ONE: 
EGG (NOT BIOLOGICAL)

BUT SIMILAR to the first stage Lepidoptera insects go     through. Appearing out of not-knowing-where-from      as an

egg,

and on its way, through a complicated metamorphosis, to its unimaginable DESTINY:



a BUTTERFLY!


And MAN? Appearing out of not-knowing-where-from as an  

egg,

and on its way, through a complicated metamorphosis, to its unimaginable DESTINY as


?

NO!






Wednesday, 28 June 2017

EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR


It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,


I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.




Friday, 23 June 2017

PUBLIC SCHOOL

PUBLIC SCHOOL










       is where they teach a FISH

     

         
                                 to RUN


                                       

                               before it can SWIM.

                            





Tuesday, 9 May 2017

FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON


    Blue shorts, stained white shirt,
    street market playground of dust and dirt.


    Without the moral imperative of must
    and the enforced need to understand,
    he dances in a circle,
    holding a yellowed bodhi leaf in each hand.


    With all the self-assurance of thirty inches high,
    he has no need to wonder how or when or why.



HELLO!



Saturday, 6 May 2017

NAKED

Standing under the Tree of Knowledge, 



  the man identified with his body

 
And felt naked 



And started to use the skins of other beings
to hide in.


 
Then he identified with his mind


And felt naked
And started to use the thoughts of other beings
to hide in. 



Sunday, 16 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

DOMESTIC BLISS


It's easy to see the Difference between a Ray of Sunshine and a Saucepan with a Grievance.



Sunday, 2 April 2017

THE VICTIM


What goes round, comes round. Not quite.
As ye sow, so shall ye reap. Not quite.
As you sow, so are you reaped. Nearly.
What you sow, is what you become. YES.
We kill and we are killed.
Sow the aggressor and you become the victim.
        What is the fruit of aggression?


  The victim
       Professor Aziz becomes Felix.





Thursday, 23 March 2017

DESTINY


            An acorn is born to fulfill

its destiny

                      to become an Oak Tree.

      

Are you fulfilling your destiny?



                    
 Or merely heading towards

 your destination?
    




Saturday, 18 March 2017

SCALES OF JUSTICE



    It is not easy to sympathise with         the oppressor

    and not say that the victim
    was asking for it.   

  



    It is not easy to sympathise with         the victim 


    and not blame his oppressor.




If the inescapable future is seen, however,

Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

There is only room for compassion.



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

FREEDOM?


                      In your pursuit of Freedom TO



Have you lost sight of Freedom FROM?




Saturday, 11 March 2017

OXFORD BLUES



"DOMINUS ILLUMINATIO MEA"
Let God be my Light

  MORE than 200,000           animals were killed
  by Oxford University         after research in 2012.




Thursday, 9 March 2017

ISRAELITE STYLE


Moses scratched on a tablet of stone
THOU SHALT NOT KILL.
Moses and Joshua were told
"And you will destroy all the peoples that the LORD your GOD will give unto you."
They destroyed sixty cities along with many walled and unwalled villages.
(And the inhabitants.)



Wednesday, 8 March 2017

SOUTH AMERICAN STYLE


Papa Francis says He and
his priests can forgive abortion.
Papa is wrong
Abortion is a label for killing.
Only the victim can forgive.



Es audiendo, Papa?