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What Is a Warrior?
ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED in hearing the dharma, anyone who is interested in finding out about oneself, and anyone who is interested in practicing meditation is basically a warrior. The approach of cowardice is looking for some tremendous external help, whether it comes from the sky or from the earth. You are afraid of actually seeing yourself; therefore you use spirituality or religion as a seeming way of seeing yourself without looking directly at yourself at all. Basically, when people are embarrassed about themselves, there’s no fearlessness involved. Therefore, anybody who is interested in looking at oneself, finding out about oneself, and practicing on the spot could be regarded as a warrior.
Trungpa, Chogyam; Gimian, Carolyn Rose (2010-10-05). Ocean of Dharma (p. 4). Shambhala Publications. Kindle Edition.
Poems by myself, ko shin Bob Hanson, from my new book project with 41 other poets, artists, musicians and one potter, called " Warrior Poets: a path and a task that does not end" It can be purchased on Amazon, Kindle and CreateSpace.com.
The Warrior Poet reads the signs of life
And moves on
There are no road blocks for the warrior poet
Only words and more words, placed together
To unblock any road that seems impossible to thread.
A closing for the warrior poet is an opening….
The Warrior Poet has – stopped the world –.
Stop the world of reason,
stop the world of convention,
stop the world of all taken for grantedness.
The mystery and the wonder beyond the realm of immediate has broken in.
The warrior poet sees the mystery in everything that is and
feels the same wonder in herself or himself.
The Warrior Poet walks with her own death.
The warrior poet is seeing the face of one’s unique dying.
The warrior poet has chosen the space one will pass.
The warrior poet has rehearsed the solitary dance of dying and always lives in the presence of one’s death.
Death has become the most trusted companion because dying alone always tells the warrior poet the truth.
For the Warrior Poet the journey never ends.
The warrior poet stands on the razor’s edge between the terror and the wonder of being a human being in these times.
It is a trek that never ends.
One knows there are no goals to attain, or a finish line to cross.
The walk, the Path, the journey itself is the ultimate finish line.
In dread and fascination, the warrior poet journeys on, with no illusions, forever.
The Warrior Poet
Does not live for one’s personal history
The warrior poet is known, seen, heard, through her or his own uniqueness
They live an unrepeatable existence, one time through this life.
Letting the ego go, the history released, importance surrendered
Letting go of being someone, the warrior poet serves, speaks to the truth, and walks the path.
Thanks for taking time to read, I have been a very inactive member of this wonderful site. Peace for all beings. Warrior Poets!