“We would rather be ruined than changed
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.”
W.H. Auden (1907 – 1973)
SHAPING THE FACE OF BUDDHISM IN THE WEST
In 1976, Ruth Denison took a trip to the high desert in Southern California. While camping near Pioneer Town, she rescued a family of baby opossums’ who were clinging to their mother who had ceased living. Compassionate to all creatures in suffering, Ruth had a very grounded view of right action and right thought. She did not stand for “bullshit” or sit with it for that matter. She was riding the waves of giants and she wanted for everyone to gain the capacity to see from this point of view.
On Saturday Evening, DJ Mac on Woody Radio was kind enough to share these thoughts on my late godmother Ruth Dension… Consumed with the passing of my dearest dog Daisy on that very day, I did not have the opportunity to share this at the time, so, here is what he had to say before playing “Before I Go” in her honor. Thank you Mac. Take the Dream Continue reading Thank You
Which way to turn, to the left to the right straight ahead or burn, All these pathways lead the same, fortune lost a tortured fame, One thousand callings to forsake this hill, these choices find me standing still.
“Go, lightly” she said.