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A Conversation With Rikyu

~ A conversation with ⁣千利休 · Sen No Rikyū · ~ ⁣ Listen to the boiling cauldron ⁣ ⁣ What can you hear?⁣ ⁣ The sound of the waves⁣ ⁣ The sound of life⁣ ⁣ The sound of the elements ⁣ ⁣ 〰️ I can no longer hear the tall order of life.⁣ 〰️ ⁣ When you and I decided long ago ⁣ ⁣ That beauty is in the eye of the beholder⁣ ⁣ We are no longer beholden by anyone's judgement.⁣ ⁣ We are no longer held hostage by another one's thoughts of our own life choices.⁣ ⁣ How sweet the sounds of the bees on the glades.⁣ ⁣ Can you hear them sing?⁣ ⁣ Now, we must have another bowl of Tea.⁣ ⁣ 〰️ It tastes like honey. ⁣ ⁣ It smells like white, saccharine lilies.⁣ 〰️ ⁣ Now listen to Her story.⁣ ⁣ Trace Her origins through Her veins.⁣ ⁣ 🍃 I have seen war and opulence.⁣ ⁣ I have seen love and abscondence. ⁣ ⁣ I have charted the seven seas and made foreign lands my home.⁣ ⁣ I never fell out of love with service ⁣ ⁣ Even when they started to say that I am impure.⁣ ⁣ I never stopped believing in mankind's true Buddha-nature ⁣ ⁣ The one that is at one with the moon, trees, the seas and stars.⁣ ⁣ I never stopped waiting for your return⁣ ⁣ Right here in this bowl⁣ ⁣ This space that is in the middle of your body ⁣ ⁣ This space you call your heart. 🍃⁣

. ⁣ I look now at the master's wizened face⁣ ⁣ I admire his wise old smile ⁣ ⁣ I take this transmission and wait⁣ ⁣ I wait in the knowing that as long as I sit still in the unknown ⁣ ⁣ I can alchemise it into gold.⁣ ⁣ This is Tea 🍃 The Elixir of Immortality. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ~ Written over a boiled Tea session with spirits and angels, gods and goddesses. ⁣ ⁣

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