13 July 2007

A Question

What do the Buddha, Jesus the Christ, the Dalai Lama, Rumi, Lao Tzu, Deepak Chopra, Pema Chodron....say about "quarrelling"?


  1. Great question. Lots of things come to mind but, first, this poem of Rumi's.

    The New Rule

    There's an old rule that drunks have to argue
    and get into fights.
    The lover is just as bad. He falls down a hole.
    But down in that hole he finds something shining,
    worth more than any amount of money or power.

    Last night the moon came
    dropping its clothes in the street.
    I took it as a sign to start singing.
    Falling up into the bowl of sky.
    The bowl brakes. Everywhere is falling everywhere.
    Nothing else to do.

    Here's the new rule: break the wineglass.
    And fall toward the glassblower's breath.


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