The Time of The Seasons And The Constellations : T.S. Eliot Dancing at the Still Point; The Dharma and T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets

R.M. ENGELHARDT

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... I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope

For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love

For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith

But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.

Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

 

IN THIS PAPER I want to suggest a reading of a number of passages from T. S. Eliot’s long poem, the Four Quartets, in the light of the Dharma, or, to be more accurate, explore the Dharma as expressed by passages within the poem.  This raises the immediate question – why not approach the Dharma directly, rather than through the writings of a non-Buddhist writer?  The answer is twofold; firstly, as great poetry, as a…

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Steve Kilbey. The Bang Tidy Mad Uncle of Psychedelic Rock

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For 35 years, Steve Kilbey has been the mighty front man and gloriously outspoken spokesman for beloved Australian band The Church.

Currently touring America with British band The Psychedelic Furs, The Church also have numerous summer gigs lined up on their return to home soil in mid September for their dedicated Australian fans.

Kilbey has been enjoying a hectic global schedule for a while now, which he is taking in his stride, riding high on this current wave of respected notoriety and well-earned celebration that has appropriately followed years of endurance and tenacity in the fickle world of rock and roll.

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2014 was a big year too and saw Kilbey publish his memoirs in his lucidly candid autobiography ‘Something Quite Peculiar.’ Undoubtedly cathartic to pen, he eloquently depicts a dusty and humble childhood in Canberra after his family’s arrival from the outer suburbs of London in the 1970s right…

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