Raven 154: Forgetting

Lungs know how to breathe; hearts know how to pump. No need to remember them. Forget, and they go on serving, serving the universe.

Raccoon visited Raven from Cedarford once again, and Raven welcomed him, saying, "I'm sorry I don't have your kind of food to offer you."
Raccoon said, "No problem. I come for the Dharma anyway."
Raven said, "I don't have that, either."
Racoon said, "OK, OK. But maybe you can comment on something Moose Roshi is saying these days. 'Forget to the bottom, and the bottom will serve you.'"
"I see his point," said Raven.
"How would you say it, Roshi?"
"Forget to the robin, and the robin will serve you," said Raven.
"All things work together for good for those who love God" --Romans 8:28

Well. Paul. Dawn, and the day
Fills up with doing
Of tasks and farting around.
I don't know
what loving God is
Unless it is forgetting
that anything is distinct
From anything else.
Case adapted from Robert Aitken; introduction and verse by Meredith Garmon

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