September 24, 2012
Monday PoemTalking With My Guru
—1.0 Nothing & Emptiness
G: What exactly do you mean by emptiness?
Me: I mean nothing.
G: Why then are we wasting time discussing it?
Take your tiny Tao shears
and snip emptiness out of Webster’s
and heave it into the void. It’s another
self-serving euphemism like time
or collateral damage
Cut wood, draw some water
and stop sound-biting things to death
and travel light (and lightly)
till no sun remains
nothing and emptiness
are for advanced students
with nothing to lose
and nothing to gain
Jim Culleny, October 2007
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