Q: Where does your poetry come from?
t.k.: For this body mind, it is the lived knowing of unfabricated intrinsic awareness which, from its inconceivable mystery, unfolds itself into itself as itself. This unfolding is unceasing call and response, love songs sung between vast empty awareness and appearance.
Outside of thinking, there is no thinker. Outside of conceptuality, there is no identity. Limited to the boundary line of thinker and identity, there is no realization of the divine expanse of Buddha Nature as primordial purity and spontaneous presence.
Without resolving the mind prior to manifestation and every concept, there can be no recognition of the dynamic potency which unfurls the flag of appearance within the expanse of primordial purity. With that resolution of mind as concept, into mind as expanse, there is innate easeful joy which comes from living the knowing that all appearances are divine and empty simultaneously. That knowing is always expressive ... - t.k., from recent teachings