The Numbers and the Great Liberation

This beauty was in my email in-box this morning, a timely message because the mission, now known to me, is to align and connect with the Earth’s outcome as part of the cosmos. I am told that this mission transcends Buddhism. The dharma now is not to encode anything reductively as Dharma. The dharma is in the silence, potent, holding you, waiting yet not waiting.

The Numbers, by Radiohead

It holds us like a phantom
It touches like a breeze
It shines its understanding
See the moon is smiling

Open on all channels
Ready to receive

‘Cause we’re not at the mercy
Of your chimeras and spells
Your chimeras and spells

We are of the Earth
To her we do return
The future is inside us
It’s not somewhere else
It’s not somewhere else
It’s not somewhere else

(One day at a time)

One day at a time
We call upon the people
The people have this power
The numbers don’t decide
The system is a lie
A river running dry
The wings of butterflies

And you may pour us away like soup
Like we’re pretty broken flowers
We’ll take back what is ours
Take back what is ours

One day at a time



James Blake’s “ I Need a Forest Fire”


“At one point during the bizarre quadraphonic chanting, everything became extraordinarily altered, the way it did in March when I entered that hypnagogic state while my teacher was pointing out, after which he had said to me, ‘Sometimes you have to just get out of the way.’ In this scene yesterday I was saying to myself, “This is a dream, this is a dream, this is a dream.” Everything was extra-vivid and extra-translucent, like a dream. Awareness was everywhere, without reference point or origin, but it was also blasting out in all directions from my own heart center, which was turning up the blaze of the entire field. The field fed ‘my’ fire, and my heart fed the forest fire ripping through the field, ripping through my heart-mind.”