A Dharma Glimpse by David Hope
David describes a spiritual experience.
Just over a year ago, in November 2020, I was walking my friend’s dog on the
common at the bottom of Thirlstane Road. The weather was unsettled with rain
showers and the clouds were moving quite rapidly in the wind. As they did so a
crescent moon appeared and disappeared, and sunlight periodically shone from
the west. When it did so rainbows appeared, apparently close to the railway line.
My immediate feeling was one of enchantment and I was moved to attempt to
sketch an outline of the scene on returning home (see attached).
Here is a short poem composed as another attempt to describe this non-dual
experience of nature:
Wind and showers a’blowing
A world so chaotic.
Muddy paths, other hounds
Straining at the leash.
Trains crossing on the tracks
Bound for Timbuktu?
Somehow outer universe
And inner subjectivity match
In a magical moment
Of oneness with Nature
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