duende

a power, a struggle, spontanuous creation In “The Theory and Function of Duende” Frederico Garcia Lorca attempts to shed some light on the eerie and inexplicable sadness that lives in the heart of certain works of art. https://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Spanish/LorcaDuende.php The duende, then, is a power, not a work. It is a struggle, not a thought. I have heard an old maestro of the guitar say, The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet....

time

“It is a painful thing to say to oneself: by choosing one road I am turning my back on a thousand others. Everything is interesting; everything might be useful; everything attracts and charms a noble mind; but death is before us; mind and matter make their demands; willy-nilly we must submit and rest content as to things that time and wisdom deny us, with a glance of sympathy which is another act of our homage to the truth....

boredom

“Boredom is important in meditation practice; it increases the psychological sophistication of the practitioners. They begin to appreciate boredom and they develop their sophistication until the boredom begins to become cool boredom, like a mountain river. It flows and flows and flows, methodically and repetitiously, but it is very cooling, very refreshing. Mountains never get tired of being mountains, and waterfalls never get tired of being waterfalls. Because of their patience we begin to appreciate them....

credentials

A sort of pride in titles and credentials, solidifying the ego Buddhadharma Without Credentials Vajradhatu Publications, 1973 - 71 pages, talk https://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/02/buddhadharma-without-credentials-linda-v-lewis/ Also see boredom