Ball of Timelessness

NEW YORK — Milos Raonic had trouble at the baseline, but still earned his first US Open victory.

The Thornhill, Ont., native overcame 55 unforced errors including 15 double faults on Tuesday to defeat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Raonic, the No. 15 seed, earned his 34th victory of the season in a match that lasted well over three hours.

“I’m just happy with the outcome and that I managed to make the most of that moment and just find a way to win,” said Raonic. “Everything else I’ve got to hope gets better in the next round.”

Defending champ and two-time runner- up Novak Djokovic and former champion Andy Roddick were routine first-round winners Tuesday at the U.S. Open.

The second-seeded Djokovic walloped Italian Paolo Lorenzi, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 during the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was a repeat performance for the Serbian against…

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Tree of Happiness



Now comes everlasting beauty.
Now comes abundant grace,
Now comes boundless purity.


The infinite treasure is shining,
The mighty ocean is roaring,
The morning of grace has come —
Morning? — No!
This is the eternal Light of God!


Who occupies this beautiful form?
Who is the ruler and the prince?
Who is this wise ? —
Nothing but a veil.

The wine of love removes these veils.
Drink with your head and your eyes —
Both your eyes,
and both your heads!


Your head of clay is from the earth,
Your pure awareness is from heaven.
O how vast is that treasure
which lies beneath the clay!
Every head you see depends on it!


Behind every atom of this world
hides an infinite universe.

O Saaqi, free us from the facade of this world.
Bring wine — barrels full!
Our eyes see too straight —
straight past the truth!

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