prayers for the dead

this was rory young

 

Rory James Andrew Young

21 May 1972 Lusaka, Zambia
26 April 2021 Fada N’gourma, Burkina Faso

 

🐆

 

As good a man

as I have ever known or am likely to

is being laid to rest by his close family and friends

today in the Netherlands. Please send 

them all a tray of light.

 

🐘

 

Prayers for the dead

are on the same footing as gifts for the living.

The angel goes in to the dead with a tray of light, bearing a cloth of light,

and says, ‘This is a gift for you from your brother so-and-so,

from your relative so-and-so.” And he delights in

it just as a living man rejoices

in a gift.

 

Ibn al -Ghazali

 

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burn up & cool into ashes

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king of emptiness

 

It’s simple 

to become a sage: all

that’s required is to burn up,

 die, and cool into

ashes.

 

Rise early, 

then, and set fire to

all you think and feel and 

believe. Look beyond the smoke 

of that pit into what is left: 

emptiness filled with 

emptiness. 

 

Breathe it in. 

Pour it out. Circulating 

the Oneness without stopping, 

endlessly renewing your determination, 

working steadily day after day and

year upon year, you’ll find 

yourself alert, rested, 

illuminated.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 18

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every moment contains the necessary teaching

mary oliver

There are many occasions in life which tempt us into negative thoughts. Anxiety about the future, mistrust of another person, bodily pain, fear of failure or even success—all of these tempt us into mistrusting life and believing that life is against us. When we fall into this trap, we are in opposition to the workings of the Creative and success becomes impossible.

The simple truth is that every moment in every person’s life contains the teaching he or she most needs at the time. It is not always immediately apparent why a thing is happening because the Sage is often inclined to work in a roundabout fashion. Nonetheless, whatever is happening now is what must happen. Our only task is to trust the process and allow the lesson to seep in.

This hexagram comes as a signal that you are resisting life and preventing your own progress. Nonetheless, success is still possible, for every opposition carries within it the seeds of agreement. Cease resisting yourself, others, life, the Sage. Let go of dark thoughts and aggressive actions. By returning to acceptance, neutrality, and devotion to the way of the Sage, you dissolve the opposition within yourself and open the way for understanding and good fortune to arrive.

 

from The I Ching, or Book of Changes

Hexagram 38 / K’uei (Opposition)

 

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If you haven’t

attained the Way,

don’t admonish others.

Don’t waste time blaming

yourself, either. Just

attain the Way.

 

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eliminate all that obstructs the way

 

Hexagram 48: CHING / THE WELL

 

Deluded

people fill the world.

If you’re determined to join

the buddhas instead, then

don’t linger with what

is trivial and

shallow.

 

Annihilate ignorance.

Rescue the suffering.

Take up the responsibility

for eliminating all

that obstructs

the Way.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching

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