Author: Miles Murphy

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Just keep in mind the feeling ‘I am’, merge in it, till your mind and feeling become one. By repeated attempts you will stumble on...

Three Beats to the Bar

In 1958 Jack Kerouac wrote a semi-autobiographical novel entitled the “Dharma Bums”, loosely based around his early experiences of Buddhism, both in California and in...

Into the Void

Case number 46 of the Gateless Gate (a collection of Zen koans or puzzles) challenges us: “Master Sekiso said, ‘From the top of a pole...

Tell Me Who You Are

“You knock at the door of reality,shake your thought-wings, loosenyour shoulders,and open.” Rumi I sat before my partner, contemplating the instruction she had given me,...

Water and Ice

Down along the creek, a sudden thaw has broken the ice into thick blocks and here, where the creek widens and shallows, a heavy wind...

Everything is Burning

The clerk at the counter in the pharmacy was telling me that earlier in the day an elderly woman had presented a winning lottery ticket...