A Moment’s Notice…

Photo: ‘Morning Blue’ by Angeleses – Pixabay

There was a moment that never was before, never will be again, it could only be experienced once… You might look back on its disappearing but memorable vicinity here… a luminous reflection off a vision of light …

A simple moment’s notice…cannot be contained…eyes cherish, heart opens…all feelings wash and merge together…

The humble moment, when seen as time, space, and knowledge, is a target worth aiming at. It’s the vital center of the universe; if we hit it, we explode everything that prevents fulfillment, attaining everything that fulfills.” Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, ‘Inside Knowledge‘ p.67

by Ken Mckeon

Golden flowers, morning light, and the sky,
For the first time in weeks, bluer than blue,
As I am, a baseless true blue blue,
A doubled up blue, a three scoop blue

Balanced on a flimsy ice cream cone,
Bound by a round design,
A well tensioned thin all crusty
Sugared up sweet batter baked somehow
From sky wide open mouth
To a one point finely finite tapered close,

I’ll say I am the well splintered me,
The whole me, the nothing but
Infantilized dungeon ready me,
O my, the weakling multiplied
Strong as all get out, the broad
Shake a leg centipede drum head
Tulip farmed acreage tightly
Buttoned up sun spread ease of me,
The petal lift dawn burst break away
Lights out multiple bulb flash all in
Dazzle pointed each nano second here,
Well hairdo’ed and done and gone so quickly me,
It’s hard to say I was ever here at all.

About David Filippone

For more than 25 years I’ve been a 'student' of the Time, Space, Knowledge vision (TSK), not a teacher. And I write from an inquiring student's perspective neither proclaiming nor declaring. I figuratively sit in awe at the feet of a master, Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. For the past 12 years, my personal TSK guide has been Jack Petranker, Director of the Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages, and the Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI), past dean of the "Tibetan Nyingma Institute", and author of "When It Rains Does Space Get Wet?", "Inside Knowledge", and other TSK related books and articles... I've also received TSK instruction from the late, Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Retreat Center... As a volunteer for the past several years, I've been curating the often TSK focused, CCI Facebook page at... https://tinyurl.com/ybyfolcf
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1 Response to A Moment’s Notice…

  1. David Filippone says:

    Rinpoche offers this possibility… a way past the dilemma of seeking space and making it an object, which loses that very space…

    “When we abide in UNESTABLISHED thought, we enter a space from which knowledge has not been foreclosed. No longer inhabiting conventional space, we have no where to go and no path to follow. Without departing from the known, we are free to be any way at all. We discover an inner ease that nourishes us and awakens unexpected capacities. Relaxing into a reality available on its own terms, we can recover a knowledgeability that has been foreclosed since before the beginning of time.

    Zeroless thinking offers the prospect of freedom and beauty. Instead of thrusting toward the substantial, thoughts could reveal a zeroless world: appearance without substance and presence without source.” DTS p.58

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