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Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar

META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010

The Dharma Heruka

The Dharma Heruka

According to Buddha-Dharma there are six realms of incarnation within Dukkha-Samsara:
  1. Naraka-Gati: Infernal suffering ad infinitum.
  2. Preta-Gati: Eternal famine of hungry ghosts.
  3. Tiryagyoni-Gati: Bestial existence, wild as well as domestic.
  4. Manusya-Gati: Human condition; Nirvana close but elusive.
  5. Ashura-Gati: Jealous demigods locked in perpetual combat.
  6. Deva-Gati: Heavenly beings lost through blissful absorption.
Ideally, Humans should be capable of breaking this whole vicious cycle but since these realms are literal as well as allegorical, it appears our world borrows most heavily from Ashura-Gati.

Tantric doctrines also stress that chief demoniac Ashuras were pacified by Siddhartha-Gautama (historical Buddha) and enlisted as ferocious defenders of the Dharma.

Consequentially, current circumstances call for a new breed of spiritual warrior to transcend even Devas when they elevate humanity upon self-sacrificial shoulders.

Enter The Dharma Heruka . . .

Image:  Samvara Mandala

Caliginous Penumbra

Caliginous Penumbra

Terra, Sol and Luna in winter solstice syzygy
From darkest day to brightest night
Dealing delayed epiphany

Seventh gamma ray drop
From on high down astral drain
Thunder crackle loudly through human brain

Ever softly strumming strings the spheres do gently weep
Fugacious florid script, etched with angles oh so steep
Here below all mortals sleep 'til death doth reap

Far above our demiurgic future-passe holds fast
On such succulent verbiage will infinite memory repast
Live unadulterated - boldly vaulting welkin although vast

First Will And Testament

First Will And Testament

Worried about death coming after either of us

Determined nevertheless not to make a fuss

That door's forever hinging upon our truss

Spirits calling out may be a plus

Life's mystery too grand for some of us to suss

Repeal post-mortem prayers but don't you cuss

For ashes unto ages, from dawn to dusk

Dark winged eagle feathers have all four winds nonplussed

Expecting answers to tricky questions just because _____?

Don't miss out on real life; good golly gloomy gus!

Image: Destiny of The Endless from Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series.

The Bright Side of Kali

Note: Kali is Shiva’s female counterpart and is considered the ultimate destroyer because her power represents the inescapable march of time.  Although her name means ‘black one’, Sri Ramakrishna once said: “She appears black because She is viewed from a distance; but when intimately known She is no longer so.”

The Bright Side of Kali

There are times when she appears in dreams 
Either donning the masks of bygone lovers 
Or revealing a luminous visage 
Her very presence gives fulfillment 
Her silent voice calls through the void 
When thou art pressed against that bosom  
Manifestation be destroyed 
Atman cremated on her altar 
Baptized in light, so overjoyed!

She is embodied by every woman 
But too few women ever wake her
For who can hope to mirror Kalis'
All-encompassing allure?



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