The World of Ram Tzu


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.

You're shafted... until you're fulcrumed!

Excerpts from
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

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.

Ram Tzu writes

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

No Way #55

Your most Sacred Illusions . . .

Ram Tzu writes

Ram Tzu knows this...

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

No Way #97

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

Ram Tzu writes

The pursuit of mastery
Over yourself
Is as worthwhile
As gaining control of
Your shadow.

You approach your life
As you would a chess game.
You want to win so you
Consider each move
Mentally playing out every permutation.

Ram Tzu knows this:
Life is not confined by 64 squares.
And God your opponent,
Keeps changing the rules.

No Way #37

Ram Tzu hears it all the time. . .

No Way #71

What could be more ludicrous
Or boring
Than a discussion about the truth? . . .

No Way #93

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.

Ram Tzu writes


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.


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