Getting Real…

Photo: ‘Keys to Creation’ by b1-foto – Pixabay

And the knowing world was created… from space and time…

by Ken McKeon

It was to be stillness only time,
What a pledge to make,
But after awhile
Thoughts started showing up
Like singularities
Constructed as the stars themselves
Must have been,

They were the work of an idle god
Sitting down at a piano,
A chaired god, bored out of his beat mind
Until the drum got going
And a bass came in
Chords were played then,
And a tune unrolled,
It’s as if one could make up the dawn
Right on the spot,
And there it was,
The blue heavens trembling
Into pink lit flaring clouds,

There were bird cries,
There were great fish,
Their black backs rolling through the seas,
Pelicans diving down and scooping up
Living silver flashing schools of tiny things,
And we were there too,
Chatting and strolling
On the spume brushed sands,
It was enough,
And the god backed off the keys,
The drum vanished,
And the bass man gazed out
From his lofty hold on life itself and smiled,
This was the start of the first day ever played…

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...
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