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09

T.S. Eliot gets all Zen on my Ass

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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.


T.S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)
Source: Four Quartets

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1 Response to “T.S. Eliot gets all Zen on my Ass”


  1. April 8, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for bringing forward this moving passage.

    Although Eliot had no interest in Zen or Buddhism, as far as I know, his work reflects a deep insight into human consciousness. In the “Hollow Men” he wrote these wonderful and true lines:

    Between the idea
    And the reality
    Between the motion
    And the act
    Falls the Shadow

    For Thine is the Kingdom

    Between the conception
    And the creation
    Between the emotion
    And the response
    Falls the shadow

    Life is very long


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