Category Archives: Buddhism

The human consolation, II

The tree is full of emptinessher arms outstretched and holding it,and of course, the emptiness overflows her arms –That is how it is, I comfort herThat is how it is © Meisaan Chan

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From Meisaan – Film Festival: “A Declaration of Belonging”

I recently participated in a collective film project where our goal was to investigate what social justice looks like in the body. I had been invited to be the spoken word artist. I named my poem, “A Declaration of Belonging,” … Continue reading

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Larger risks

Larger risks require a larger God © Meisaan Chan

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The knife sharpener

The stone grinds parts of the knife away;the knife’s emptiness makes it sharperthe knife’s fullness makes it duller © Meisaan Chan

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Love: Do not confuse simple with easy!

Do not confuse simple with easy!Love is the taskThat is allTry and failTry and succeedTry and fail againWail not: Keep going © Meisaan Chan

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Prophet lessons 101: Existential protection

They cannot attack youif there is no youThey cannot reject youif there is no youThey cannot dismiss youif there is no you © Meisaan Chan

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When you are entangled by ego

Emptiness is a gift;I cannot myself empty © Meisaan Chan

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Prophet lessons, 101: Learning and the class

You learn by doing.You learn by failing.You learn by trying it out.You learn by walking.You learn by observing.You learn by listening.You learn by observing again.The class is life.The lessons are hardship.The grade is love –How much love are you using?How … Continue reading

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One way to come home

Surrender the Icome home © Meisaan Chan

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On self-discipline

Self-discipline is not just to strengthen the noit is also to strengthen the yes © Meisaan Chan

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