Category awakening

The eternal wine – poetry

When every moment’s gone, So thoroughly, forever, And death is not the Dark, It shines through everything. You taste the silent wine, From vast and starry cellar, That spilled through space and time, For us to drink and sing…   Advertisements

Abstract Art and Spirituality – my story

Just as pure abstract art is not dogmatic, neither is it decorative.      Piet Mondrian Why abstract art? My family and some friends just can’t fathom and shrug their shoulders. “You actually can draw so well, why you keep painting these strange meaningless things?” I can’t blame them, most of my young life I hated abstract […]

The machinery of the Universe

“In the deep stillness, I can hear the Silence, Busy creating, Booming harmony, The machinery of the Universe Working…” I have painted this little abstract while volunteering at Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist center in Australia two months ago. First I tried to paint Buddha under the tree, then Buddha’s face, but it all felt fake… when […]

The experience of Awakening… and after

The moment of awakening itself – I will never forget that day, almost exactly 9 years ago. It was so important then, the new birth, the ultimate fulfillment I was searching for many years… I was in bliss for several months after, while being mentally aware that it was just a beginning. After a while, […]

“Samurai Manjushri” – poem and explanation

It’s not the meekness in his eyes, I know! He holds a sword or two or even more… To sever vanity and greed in single blow, And all the rest delusional galore! I am at the altar, kneeling in repentance, I take my oath, abandoning the pray…    And sword of truth so steady and […]

“Immensity of Silence” – some scary poetry and its meaning

Immensity of Silence – not a tremble, No flutter, not a flicker in the Void… Came, flourished, sank – completely unremembered, Into the Silence – thoroughly destroyed! *** When I shared this little piece of poetry with my friends, it dropped like a stone, into complete silence (ha-ha!), which was a bit puzzling for me. […]

The Dimension of Eternity – Peace, Power, Love

Experiencing your true nature – spiritual awakening – often compared to discovering a new dimension within yourself. It is purely experiential, and all descriptions belong to the dimension of conceptual. This is the main problem with all writings and teachings about enlightenment and awakening – pointing from the level of language (the conceptual) to something […]