RETURN TO THE MOTHER: A Lover's Handbook: Poems of Self Remembering and Self Observation Inspired by Lao Tsu's Tao Te Ching by Red HawkRETURN TO THE MOTHER: A Lover's Handbook: Poems of Self Remembering and Self Observation Inspired by Lao Tsu's Tao Te Ching by Red Hawk

RETURN TO THE MOTHER: A Lover's Handbook: Poems of Self Remembering and Self Observation Inspired…

byRed Hawk

Paperback | August 1, 2017

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For centuries the Tao Te Ching, the book of ancient wisdom by Lao Tsu, has offered insight, inspiration and consolation to millions of readers. Although numberless translations and commentaries exist around the world, Return to the Mother, A Lover's Handbook, is a groundbreaking effort and a unique contribution to the canon of American poetry. In this volume, internationally known poet Red Hawk offers what no other poet has yet undertaken?that is, to write poetic reflections on these much-loved ancient sutras. This collection of 94 contemporary poem (each 16-lines), brings this perennial wisdom into the twenty-first century-and adds the flavor and fragrance of Zen and Gurdjieff's dharma teachings in a spare poetic marriage with Lao Tsu. Further, each poem invites the reader into the application of this wisdom to his or her daily practice of self observation and self remembering. The poet begs for a return to the true self, which he symbolizes as the place of the Mother within. No lengthy discursive explanations are offered, however, only exquisite lines that pierce to the heart of human longing for truth.Our Mother has no words, She isSilence, She is the present, here-now. To be here-now, in this body,is to return to Our Mother,relaxed, soft, open, receptive:kind.Kindness is the nature of Our Mother,Non-Judgmental Love is Her Being, andwe are Her children, made in Her image.This volume is a companion and completion to the author's two previous volumes Self Observation: The Awakening of Conscience. An Owner's Manual; and Self Remembering: The Path to Non-Judgmental Love. A Practitioner's Manual. Taken together, these three volumes form a trilogy, which examines the spiritual practice of self remembering/self observation. The author writes from long personal study and experience. His years of discipleship within religious schools of esoteric knowledge, allows him to share what has been gained and lost from following a Path. The inner struggles of this type of work on self are rendered with raw precision, while being beautifully delineated in these poems. Any reader will benefit from the fruits of understanding the poet has gained from these struggles.
Title:RETURN TO THE MOTHER: A Lover's Handbook: Poems of Self Remembering and Self Observation Inspired…Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Hohm PressLanguage:English

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"The name that can be named is not the eternal name." (Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, 1. ii)By naming we are cast out of the garden,we lose our innocence; namingis eating the fruit of the treeof knowledge of good and evil;it creates the fatal dichotomy:namer and named,this and that, I and thou,like and dislike, goodand evil; all judgmentis born of naming. Namingis the mind's strategyto avoid relationship; it isa recoil into fear. The presentis unnamable: neither thisnor that. Some landis too wild to be named. ~~~"All under heaven have a common beginning.This beginning is the Mother of the world." (Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, 52)All of us have the same Mother, thereforewe are all brothers and sisters,only one race, the Human race, allone family. But this is cliché, we haveall heard this from the TV preachersbefore they ask us to send money.What good do such words do?Our Mother has no words, She isSilence, She is the present, here-now. To be here-now, in this body,is to return to Our Mother,relaxed, soft, open, receptive:kind.Kindness is the nature of Our Mother,Non-Judgmental Love is Her Being, andwe are Her children, made in Her image.