The idea of the person as a husk of corn, being stripped naked, smashed, and made into bread — delicious, nutritious, bread — seemed most penetrating. If we think of ourselves as beautiful, imperfect beings, then we must never cease to be dynamic in thought, action, and direction; always moving, always adapting and improving.At times, […]

Who is the dreamer-and who the dreamed

My parents read Chuang Tzu’s the Butterfly dream to me as the bedtime story when I was little. But I have not really given much thought until prior to this APC meeting. I have to reach to the fundamental of the story and decode the “dream”. According to Dream Dictionary for Dummies, 1) the dream […]

ACP Reading: Cutting an Ox

The Prince’s cook Was cutting up an ox. Out went a hand, Down went a shoulder, He planted a foot, He pressed a knee, The ox, fell apart With  a whisper, The bright cleaver murmured Like a gentle wind. Rhythm! Timing Like a sacred dance, Like “The Mulberry Grove,” Like ancient harmonies! “Good work!” the […]