DUST OF TIAMAT (SONNET)

 

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I’d felt the fire of falling stars
the rumbling of the crust of the earth
walked though debris of overturned cars
watched a woman alone in a field give birth

Long did I set out across the barren land
looking for water
nearly dying in the desert sands
mirages were many there was no order

I would not lay down and die
the forces of nature were against me
I can see the way out through the infinite eye
as I fell to my knees rescue seemed to approach silently

Go forth brave one into the night
Know that first comes the darkness before one can make it to the light.

By Mikial Millard
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COULDN’T BELIEVE THE TOFURKY SOLD OUT(VEGAN THANKSGIVING)

Hello all of my amazing blogging friends, this holiday season has been really fun so far. This has been the first thanksgiving where my entire family even the children went vegan. YAYYYY=) Pardon my enthusiasm but that makes me very excited. My wife really went all out this year, she fixed our favorite stuff, everything from vegan pastas, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegan pies and etc. It was a great time and the family had a lot of fun talking and spending time with each other. Let me say that I don’t celebrate any holidays (I was raised that way, but I do respect holidays) however I use this time to celebrate the love and unity of my family and that is awesome in my book. Oh and I couldn’t believe that all of the Tofurky was sold out. There is a large vegetarian community in my area but I thought everyone would be eating other things besides the Tofurky, apparently it is a popular item. Well there’s always next year. =) So how was your Vegan thanksgiving? And to my non vegan friends how was your Thanksgiving holiday? Leave a comment down below(What food did you eat? What did your families do for fun?).

Your friend
Mikial

The Wild & The Tamed (Aphorism)

A man/woman with uncontrolled senses is as the rider of a wild horse. He/she will never get to where he/she is going and the horse will eventually destroy him/her. A man/woman who through wisdom controls his/her senses, keeping them from their extremes, is as the rider of a tamed horse and that horse will take the rider to wherever he/she desires.

By Mikial
Nov 2013

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Nor I, Nor Thou, nor any one of these , ever was not, nor ever will not be, forever and forever afterwards. All that doth live, lives always! To man’s frame as there come infancy and youth and age, so come there raisings-up and layings-down of other and of other life abodes, which the wise know , and fear not. This that irks –Thy sense life, thrilling to the elements–Bringing thee heat and cold, sorrows and joys, ‘Tis brief and mutable! Bear with it as the wise bear. The soul that with a strong and constant calm takes sorrow and takes joy indifferently , live in the life undying. That which is can never cease to be; that which is not will not exist. Nay, but as when one layeth his worn out robes away, and taking new ones, sayeth, “These will I wear today!” So putteth by the spirit lightly its garb of flesh, and passeth to inherit A residence afresh.

Quote from the BHAGAVAD-GITA (Excerpted from the MAHABARATA) Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold
My Brief Thoughts
***This passage speaks of the undying soul or Consciousness. In the concept of reincarnation the Scientific concept of energy never being created nor destroyed comes into mind as energy transits from place to place but never arises or ceases(Never created or destroyed) and all humans are energy at their subatomic levels. So if we are energy, if our energy is an immortal vessel for consciousness(Some call the energy the soul or the light) then what is death? This is good for contemplation.

The human body is an appearance, but at subatomic levels all that exists is indestructible energies. There is a contradiction and why? Because the physical world is only made physical by the human minds (Electrical singals that fabricate what we call the five senses) that make all things APPEAR to be concrete. Please see the research of scientists such as Niehls Bohr, Bohm, Pribram and Wolf forefathers of quantum physics who stated that their data showed that the empirical world did not exist as we believe it to exist, it only existed as waves of energy and our minds are what makes it have solidity, tastes, smells, sights and sounds. So in reincarnation this is acknowledged, that what we see and experience is only appearance but what truly IS remains not destroyed but forever transiting from place to place, form to form and these changes caused by the transit is what we call DEATH and DESTRUCTION.

I do tend to agree with Hermes Trismegistus when he says that ” That which is reasonable goes not into that which is unreasonable and that which is unreasonable cometh not into that which is reasonable.” (Quote from Corpus Hermeticum) So by saying that the energies transit from form to form, we are talking about the various forms of humans or sentient beings of the Earth and Universe. These are the appearances of sentient consciousness. Nature is the semi-automated counterpart to the nondefined amorphous transient consciousness so in that beings governed by nature must remain in that circle of automation just as sentient beings must remain a part of the essential consciousness that inhabits the transient energies that are not governed by an arising and ceasing nature.

Thats all for now. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts. Please support my work by checking out my blog and possibly buying an Ebook, Painting or Product. Thanks.

*Also these are just my thoughts on the concept however these are not my beliefs, I personally have not declared a position on any subject as all analysis here are merely for intellectual delight and the spreading of wisdom. In my mind I do not stand here nor there, I do not stand at all and yet still I stand. I do not take a stance at all because there is no substance to energies or consciousness and yet since appearance does exist by way of the mind I do appear to have a stance. So my interest is only bringing to attention that which is not seen and leaving it to the readers to form their own opinions. =)

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Concept of Immortal Soul Examined

FIND LOVE (COUPLET)

 

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Let love be found by the warm of heart
And let those who are not have the possibility to start.

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WHAT IS GREATER (APHORISM)

He asked “What is greater than the body?” I answered “The mind”. He asked “What is greater than the mind?” I answered “A consciousness that is aware of the fabrications of the mind and frees itself from such fabrications.” He asked me “What are words?” I answered “Words are but containers, containers for meaning. Meaning exists beyond words but we would not understand meaning without words.” He asked “What are thoughts?” I answered “Thoughts are projections of words , words are produced by conceptual consciousness in order to be aware of something. Thoughts are the mind manifesting the meaning of words as projections of mental images.” He said “Finally teacher I will ask one last question.” I said “let it be asked. He went on “What is a teacher?” I answered “A true teacher is not a teacher. A lesson taught is no lesson taught. All we do here is show you what is already inside of you, already known but not understood, this is why a teacher is no teacher. A lesson is not taught for one’s own self is what comes to the personal realization of the lesson, and understanding is completely internal and based on perceptions of your own mind. So a lesson is never taught only perceived to be taught and all perceptions are but fabrications of the mind.”

This is a conversation I had with an individual whom I shared my theories and thoughts with about two years ago. It was a great time of learning and sharing. He always called me teacher with a smile, because he would joke that I had so many answers for things lol =) Have a great holiday season everyone.

Your friend
Mikial
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THE END (QUATRAIN)

 

Pieces Of Earth Stretched Canvas Print / Canvas Art By Mikial Millard

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I sat and thought as the shadow covered all slowly
Pondering life meditating on transcending the ripples and splash
So much chaos around me as the people ran about boldly
I looked up as the fiery rocks came down with a crash

By Mikial Kenneth Millard
Copyright Nov 2013
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DHARMADHATU (Free Verse)

 

Layers Of Life Stretched Canvas Print / Canvas Art By Mikial Millard

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I had fallen into a dream
one of most vivid color and detail
much like this world
and had remained there until
I knew not what was dream from what was real
and then I woke up but reality now seemed as a dream
I questioned which was real or if neither was true
so I closed my eyes once more and removed my mind
from either place
I existed beyond both perceived places
and although I had not the beauty of those places to bask in
at least I was free of all the illusions
free of the downs chained onto the ups, free of the pain
that is chained onto the temporary nature of joy
Beyond both realities I had found
LIBERATION

By Mikial Kenneth MIllard
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