Poem: Hiding in Wrinkles on a Rainy Day

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Running down from Gibraltar Village

I seek to catch the next bus

The rain falls down in frantic cascades

Each drop the lash of a transient whip

My hair is matted into knotted seaweed

But my bus ticket is safe and dry

The wrinkle’s on the bus driver’s face are so deep

That an ant could readily crawl into them

And use these furrows as caverns:

A perfect place to hide

On a wild and rainy day

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Tantric Sex: The Art of Spiritual Foreplay

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When preparing to have tantric sex, it is necessary to put yourself in the right mindset. Whilst a typical tantric session with my partner might last about two hours, only about half of that time period is actually spent on the physical aspect of making love; the rest is all focused on spiritually uniting myself with my partner, and properly aligning our minds with one another. It must be remembered that Tantric Sex is meditation, and, thus, one needs to cultivate and maintain a meditative state of mind, before and during the act, in order to fully reap its benefits. Just as physical foreplay is necessary for the physical portion of sex, so is spiritual foreplay essential for the proper culmination of spiritual sex.

One of the reasons straightforward, physical sex can often be so disappointing, and can actually make you feel disengaged or distant from you partner, is that the subconscious purpose of it is ever eluded. When two lovers come together, they want to become one, so they have sex. But only bringing your bodies together, without bringing your spirits and minds together, will not satisfy. Every part of your beings must be aligned. Only then can you be truly receptive to divine pleasure.

So, before beginning the love-making act, take time to harmonize your minds, and enter into a state of peace and tranquillity with one another. This may sound counter-intuitive to those of you accustomed to normal sex fuelled by passion and excitement: but passion and excitement are difficult to control, require constant stimulation, and quickly wear themselves out. Peace, on the other hand, can you give you complete control, and, if nourished properly, can potentially last forever; so do not under-estimate the importance of being peaceful when making love. It will make you more sensitive, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and increase the sensuality of the experience by modulating and activating your subtlest nerve receptors and plexi.

To achieve this, you may want to meditate together, chant together, or listen to soothing music together; audios that have been specifically designed to promote healthy brainwaves such as binaural beats, or Tibetan Singing bowls; and light candles and incense.

One extremely pleasant exercise involves harmonizing with eachother’s energy centres. This can be practiced either clothed or naked.

Begin by standing opposite one another, with your bodies aligned and pressing against one another, including your foreheads. Breathe in deeply and gently together, inhaling together, and exhaling together, so that your respiratory cycles are in concert with one another. Then, press your lips together; but, instead of kissing, open your mouth, and breathe in and out of eachother’s mouths, breathing in eachother’s breath when you breathe in, and also receiving your partner’s breath when you breathe out. This ‘kissing with energy’ as I like to call it, is a very good way to engender a tranquil frame of mind, and develop a deeper bond with your partner.

Next, begin by passing energy into eachother’s chakras. If you are not familiar with the physical placement of the chakras, look them up in diagrams: they are very easy to learn. Keeping your breathing in tune with one another, focus your energy on your lowest chakra, and visualize that, with each breath, you chakras are blossoming and expanding, and waves of energy are passing between you, like heavenly cords, binding you together. Spend as much time on each chakra as you wish. Progressively move up the chakras, until you reach the crown chakra (though, make sure you communicate with your partner, so that you’re both working on the same chakras at the same time!)

Once you reach the crown chakra, draw the (dragon) energy out of your heads, and visualize these two streams merging together in a heavenly sphere above your heads. You may even wish to visualize two miniature versions of yourselves making love within this sphere, or even two tantric deities of your choice – such imaginative flourishes are always up to you!

That exercise should be enough to get you started, and can take as long you wish. Just don’t rush! All time with your partner should be sacred and timeless, so while engaged in Tantra, truly permit yourself to think of nothing else; or better yet – don’t think at all!

I hope you enjoy practicing this exercise with your partner.

All my love.

Reuben.

Tea Interval 2

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Once again, I’m a bit too busy writing articles on tea – today I’m writing about Kava tea and Kombucha tea – but I just wanted to take a brief moment to share a beautiful quote from Thomas Cleary’s Translation of the Taoist text ‘The Secret of the Golden Flower’:

“Everyone already has the lamp of mind

But it is necessary to light it so that it shines:

This is immortality”

Beautiful! I’m suffering from some quite nasty back pain today, so please send me your energy and affection to help me heal. What tea are you enjoying today? I’m just about to sample an exquisite ginseng oolong, which I’m hoping will energize me a bit. If any of you are suffering too, let me know, and I’ll write a prayer for you!

I devised another Tantric exercise on the weekend which involves uniting your energy centers with those of your partner, so I will do a write-up of that over the next few days.

All my love!

Reuben

Poem: In Praise of Body Hair

Beard

A mighty thing, to be afeared,

Is a big and bushy beard

But if your face is lacking panache

Why not grow a mustache?

If you want to be more debonair

Why not grow out your pubic hair?

Afraid your armpits might get cold?

Let them flourish, big and bold!

If you want your chest to be a nest

Cultivate the hairs upon your breast

And every man knows it’s much finer

When his partner has a hairy vagina

The only hair I’m reluctant to amass

Are those that grow within my ass

But to rue its presence is quite aimless

When you have a sweaty anus

But, so long as I still have my beard

I shall tolerate these accumulations, weird

For nothing is quite as revered

As a big and bushy beard

Poem: Parrot Shit Media

Fuck

As a secular hermit

I abstain from the media:
My mind is a temple

That does not like

To be poisoned

By propaganda

My use of newspapers

Is completely disposal:

It keeps my parrot’s shit

From carpeting the floor

Between bird droppings

I occasionally make out headlines

About politics and paedophiles

Staged lootings and medical malpractice

After engorging myself

On two or three

I always conclude:

Parrot shit makes a better read.

Poem: Let Compassion be Diffused like a Gentle Wind

A Poet's Life

compassion

I see so much suffering in everyone

I want to abate their sadness

Pain is held onto like a teddy bear;

the neurotic attachment of madness

My heart embraces the world with pity

Embossed in my cardiovascular microcosm

I find the answer, poignant and gritty

Encoded in the cells of every blossom

Let compassion be diffused like a gentle wind;

A teardrop breaks the mirror of a lake

A million Buddhas reveal themselves

And postpone Nirvana for enlightenment’s sake

I want to teach you all that I know

A Book of Wisdom in every kiss

You do not need to stay in the halls of hell

When it costs you nothing to enter bliss

Hold not onto your pain for a moment longer

Enter into the Eternal Now

Forget your bodies and your sorrows

And join as one in the Primordial Tao

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Poem: Let Compassion be Diffused like a Gentle Wind

compassion

I see so much suffering in everyone

I want to abate their sadness

Pain is held onto like a teddy bear;

the neurotic attachment of madness

My heart embraces the world with pity

Embossed in my cardiovascular microcosm

I find the answer, poignant and gritty

Encoded in the cells of every blossom

Let compassion be diffused like a gentle wind;

A teardrop breaks the mirror of a lake

A million Buddhas reveal themselves

And postpone Nirvana for enlightenment’s sake

I want to teach you all that I know

A Book of Wisdom in every kiss

You do not need to stay in the halls of hell

When it costs you nothing to enter bliss

Hold not onto your pain for a moment longer

Enter into the Eternal Now

Forget your bodies and your sorrows

And join as one in the Primordial Tao

Karma Plate: New Articles

Kuan Yin

http://karmaplate.com/female-japanese-buddha/

http://karmaplate.com/buddhist-beliefs-buddha-teachings/

The two links above are for Karma Plate – a website on Positivity, Buddhism, and Meditation that I have been writing for for the past two weeks. Hope you like them!