The World of Ram Tzu

Is RAM TZU a SAGE,artwork

Perhaps he is all of these. Perhaps he is Nothing at all.

One thing is for certain, his is one of the freshest voices we have heard on the "spiritual scene" in quite a while.

For Ram Tzu, only Nothing is truly sacred.

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Excerpts from
NO WAY
for the Spiritually "Advanced"

byRam Tzu
with illustrations by Ted Kingdon
and audio read by Wayne Liquorman

PLUS recent poems and photos!

Ram Tzu writes

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Ram Tzu knows this...

If you had a choice
You would never
Let go of the illusion.

No Way #22

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Your New Age
Is neither new
Nor will it last an age.

You ride a pendulum
On a clock wound
To run for eternity.

Your despair has
Today turned to hope.
Tomorrow it will
Turn back again.

The walls of oppression
You tear down here
Will be rebuilt
There.

The meek shall
Inherit the earth
Then the clever ones
Will take it back from them.

The torture chamber
Will empty
And refill.

A disease will
Be conquered
And a new one will
Appear to take its place.

This strikes you
As a bleak vision
But Ram Tzu knows this...

It is your hope for a better future
That keeps you in chains today.

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No Way #97

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You have Ram Tzu's love
And you've done nothing
To deserve it.

Now you want
Ram Tzu's approval.

You've run out of luck.

Ram Tzu writes

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A rock
Allowed to remain on the ground
Weighs nothing.

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No Way #63

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No Way #66

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Ram Tzu knows this...

Every time
You find an answer,
The question
No longer seems important.

Ram Tzu writes

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Ram Tzu knows this:
Directions are only needed
By those with a destination.

Ram Tzu writes

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You mistake sweetness for Truth.

You are drawn to the gentle smile
The reassuring gaze.
The soft voice
And kind word.

If it makes you feel good enough
You assume the hand of God
Has touched your heart.

It is the cruelest trap of all
And you keep falling into it
Lured by the promise
Of goodness
Of progress
Of attainment.

You pass the Sage
So crude and ordinary
Without a glance
His common words
Mere animal grunts
In your ears.

Ram Tzu knows this:
The path to Salvation
Is in the dirt you step on.

No Way #93

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You like the idea of
Being on a journey.
You like the idea
That you're going somewhere.
You think
If you're going somewhere
You might get somewhere.
You're seduced by
The prospect of progress.
It's a measure of your discontent.
Ram Tzu knows this...
You can't get here
From there.

No Way #75

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You read the
Spiritual guidebooks.
God on $25 a Day.

You are inspired.
You can't wait to see
All the sights
So eloquently described.

It all sounds

Much more exciting
Than what you have at home.

But the fear sets in
When it's time to leave.
You try to pack
Everything you own.
Now you can't move
For the weight of it.

Ram Tzu knows this...

If you finally go
You'll travel light.

Ram Tzu writes

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Blame

How can Ram Tzu blame you for judging him harshly?
You have swallowed the spiritually ornate dogma
As a sacred host
Passed down from one unenlightened hand to another
Over thousands of years.
You ruminate and digest
Then imagine your resultant turds are Truth itself.

How could you feel otherwise about him?
He is crass and cranky
And woefully unspiritual.
What he is and
What he says is an affront to the crystal truth
You hold to be self evident.

Yet you find yourself
Strangely drawn to him.
Like a moth
Pulled inexorably to the Flame.

Pfffft!

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All excerpts from "NO WAY" copyright © 1999 Advaita Fellowship