Buddhism In Palestine
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Neshkoro pops by ko shin
sing ancient texts
fresh water falls
time to leave
autumn leaves falling
new life, old journey
no map, same path
no end, only rest places
the sun always comes
the leaves fall
the creatures sleep
life is grace
An orange sun sets
everyone is mine
red pork chop
ha, what a feeling...
Monday, April 20, 2009
Poem for a teeshirt, by ko shin, Bob Hanson
“1 Shot, 2 Kills”
Compassion at its best?
Respect at it best?
No, killing at its worst!
Remember the day when one might say,
"one of my best friends is Negro?"
Or maybe today, "one of my best friend is Muslim, Jewish, Gay?"
I thought at first it was a statement of care
Then realized it was a statement of tolerance
Ok, I will accept you but I know I am better,
Or my faith is the only one, or, now I can not be bothered
By our differences.
1 Shot, 2 Kills”
The tee-shirt of a soldier
Where could be any where these days, right?
The news article said:\
“1 Shot, 2 Kills” reads one t-shirt routinely worn by IDF soldiers. It depicts a pregnant woman covered by a bulls-eye. Another t-shirt for infantry snipers depicts “the inscription ‘Better use Durex,’ next to a picture of a dead Palestinian baby, with his weeping mother and a teddy bear beside him.” Soldiers wear these shirts only with the approval of their platoon commanders.
Margaret Kimberley's Freedom Rider column appears weekly in BAR. Ms. Kimberley lives in New York City, and can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)BlackAgandaReport.Com .
How do we work for peace
Violence, Hamas, is answered with a strange dehumanizing violence
To people who do not shoot the rockets, or in many cases even care about it
They want peace, freedom, respect, not tolerance\
How does one tolerate the wall that cuts you off from your farm?
How does one tolerate the wall and the nasty check points
That cut you off form family, medical services, friends life itself…
In the name of Yahweh the Chaplains in the IDF yelled at the
Troops as they readied for battle, quoting the Torah…
Fighting with bullets, rockets and bombs, many made in or paid for by
The United States Foreign Policy…
"1 Shot, 2 Kills”
Tolerate not respect
Human life is cheap when you hate or live in fear
Hear people Oh people of Israel
The world will not tolerate this killing fields in the name of defense
"1 Shot, 2 Kills”
This muse will not finish until there is peace
We do not learn from the past or the present
We think not of the future
We can live in fear or hope
Hatred or understanding
Tolerance or love
"1 Shot, 2 Kills"
Your call and mine...
a poem the muses sent me after seeing a video of children being held in the jails
of the occupation forces, Israel:
It seems so simple,
Bob, three are two sides to this story
we write poems, we speak out for justice
but, "two sides"?
In the name of justice, or the zionist goal,
to run all who are not like them off the land
shut up Bob, there are two sides
yes, two, oppression and freedom
children mind you,
but I have seen the white cops around my city hood
beat kids for calling them, the cops, what they are...
oh yes, two sides
hate and love
I do not have to choose a side, for there is only one
in the land we call Holy, peace, freedom for all peoples
and stopping Israel from its own killing fields.
children mind you, only children,
It's so simple, no violence and freedom for all. peace
peace ko shin Bob Hanson
Pasted from <http://palestinian.ning.com/video/1970466:Video:69589>
Thursday, April 16, 2009
These amazing koan's point to the mystery in this moment, please enjoy! Thanks Ivan!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I am not sure how many even look at this blog, but this site is worth a look. It is true
every step of the way is spiritual practice. Not grasping on to some idea,m doctrine or dogma, but finding peace within oneself. Peace in this moment for you and yours, whatever your age along the way....ko shin Bob Hanson