Sunday, May 03, 2015

13th Floor Elevators - Dr Doom

Dear Doctor Doom (revised Lyrics)

Dear Dr. Doom

I read your recent letter,
you left so soon...
I hope you're feeling better

Noble hearts decision
mind gold lies the future
you refer to freedoms,
body , mind , and soul
love's embracing chalice
isn't life fantastic
helping neath the rumors
of the more of old

double from the final
each mind with its mirror,
won in this existence
from the other folds. 

Beginning no end,
Alpha nor Omega,
2 miles one more still appears,
2 miles one more still appears

We won't join in sameness,
We are each one different,
We won't join in oneness,
When we're each one whole
We'll be like in feeling

Being of the spirit
Housed in body crystals
ever always sold

We'll be right beside them
All within is beauty,
All will be in beauty,
From our lives unfold

Giving no end
Alpha nor Omega,
2 miles one more still appears,
2 miles one more still appears

Dear Dr. Doom.....
read your recent letter

Know you can't make Heaven
In the East Nirvana,
But you can make certain
That the ghost is there
And the always-presence
You have found within you
Is the same in heaven
Fully made aware

Soon as seen as fortune,
Sooner heard as listening,
Soon as sent past talking,
from your anywhere

Dear Dr. Doom...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sunset here in Santa Fe

                                          Sunset here in Santa Fe on Jan. 13, 2013

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Headstone for Henry B Pinkston 1828-1887

Recently, as of June 2012, a headstone was added to the grave of Henry B. Pinkston, who was my Great, Great Grandfather.

The location is in the Pinkston Cemetery which is in Panola County, Texas, about one mile south of the Galloway Community and just north of the Sabine River. This would be just off Panola County Road 455 about the place where CR 4553 forks off to the west.

It was put up with the gracious assistance of a Sons of Confederate Veterans association.
During the Civil War, Henry was a private in Company H of the 45th Alabama Regiment, which was known as the Dixie Sledge Guards.

He was captured sometime after the Battle of Franklin, and paroled in May 1865.

The Pinkston Cemetery was overgrown, and hardly marked for years, likely due to its location off in the woods and truly off the beaten path.

In late October of this year there will be a ceremony at the grave-site in remembrance. I post this in the hopes that any genealogy searcher may find the information useful. I will add another entry perhaps after the observation is held later on this month.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Buddhist view of Heaven


The general Buddhist view often talks about two or three different heavens.(1) First, when we use the word "heaven" we are usually referring to the normal, regular heavens that are know as "god realms". One such example is Tushita heaven. Though it is a higher realm, it is still in samsara. An indiviual is reborn in Tushita by performing a lot of good deeds and meritorious activities. After taking birth there, he or she can continue to progress along the path and develop realization.

(2) Second, there is a category of very special heavens known as "purelands", such as that of Amitabha, the Five Dhyani Buddhas, or other enlightened beings. These heavens are not in samsara, but not everyone who inhabits them is totally enlightened - - -some may be high-level bodhisattvas. Again, one continues to to progress and develop realization in these purelands. (3) Finally the "ultimate heaven" is experienced upon reaching enlightenment, because the very moment you awaken is the true heaven. We could also call this "eternal heaven", since an enlightened being can never revert to samsara. All positive qualities have already been fully perfected, so there is nothing more to develop. We can thus describe enlightenment as the state of absolute heaven, which is completely free from all negativities, afflictive emotions, and obscurations. Even the stains of habitual patterns have been completely cleared away. This is how Mahayana Buddhism understands the concept of " heaven".

from pg. 188 of Splendid Presence of the Great Guhyagharbha by Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

She Lives in a Time of her Own- Judybats version

Of course this is a version of the ole 13th Floor Elevators song done by The Judybats. I kinda like it:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

feeling in time - - - Spirit

This is a song from Spirit's Spirit of 76 album; released in 1976.