Monday, December 15th, 2014
THE RICHNESS OF NOT WANTING
Kabir (1440-1518) was an Indian poet known to be a smart-aleck or Zen bruiser. He hated how stupid people could be about religion. His poems can be quite ironic and tender.
Here is one of his more biting poems:
The fish in the water that is thirsty needs
serious professional counseling.
And here is the one that I liked for this especially frenzied time of buying and wanting.
looking for that shop
where the shopkeeper would say,
“There is nothing of value in here.”
I found it and did
The richness of not wanting
Doesn’t that sound good? Not wanting. No yearning. No disappointment.
No goofy expectations. There is peace. There is comfort. There is joy.