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Shades of Dark Do Dances

Appendix 3: Shades of dark do dances (Being excerpts from the transcript of a meeting of Dark Knights in 2004, to the accompaniment of “The Conflict Dance”, a poem by┬áNoel Vock.) When schisms rupture and shades of dark do dances. devils dine with devils...

Lessons from the Kingfisher

The Kingfisher perches himself on a branch overhanging a river. He sits still. As he lies in wait, his colours, rich artistic tones, are sharp and clear. Yet the apex of the Kingfisher’s beauty is within fluid motion, as it sweeps from its perch to snatch a fish...

Violence, Militancy and Purpose

I really need to address something that I’m seeing too often from the warriors on the board. What is the purpose of your fight? To date, I have not gotten any kind of elaboration on this issue. What is your purpose? Why do you see yourself gearing for a fight?...

Third Day

The third day, in which the masters discuss conflict This is the third day we’ve been walking now. And it’s taken me a while, but I think I understand now why you choose to live here. What? I think I understand why you came out here, to live in the...

Second Day

The second day, in which the masters discuss passion You have been quiet today. Have I? Sorry. I don’t mind. It’s just unlike you. I suppose. I’m just thinking, that’s all. What about? Nothing. A dream I had last night, nothing really. Tell me...

Reality of Power

Mastery of others is not true power. You can have the largest army in the world, and then yes, you’ll have power. But is it true power? Does it make one enlightened? Does it help one to know truth? Does it prevent you from dying? Do not confuse yourself between...