Wednesday, June 30, 2010

3/ Roaring dreams

"Roaring dreams take place in a perfectly silent mind."
-- Jack Kerouac, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity

Roaring dreams are not separate from perfectly silent mind. They are the purest indication that perfectly silent mind is prowling about, a leopard in the jungles of night.

Roaring dreams are continuous like a river, like breath, like change. Roaring dreams thread in and out of time, double back, leap ahead.

When they disappear we remember them, before they come we long for them. Roaring dreams roar loudest when the silence is strong. When the silence grows weak, roaring dreams cannot be heard.

As soon as roaring dreams are noticed, they change, as if a chameleon were wired to the foreground rather than the background.

Meanwhile, left-handed blows only hit you when you aren't looking.

Roaring dreams only arise when mind rests in perfect silence.

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