Tuesday, 30 November 2010

So why the world? Why life? Love!

I make this dream world of mind for love.

Don't fight over it. Don't fight others, don't fight yourself,

We are here in my dream for love.

You are me.

Say I.

~

That marks the end of this blog. No more Daily Cups of Tao will be served here. Thanks for coming, Bye.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Never forget

You are the supreme reality.

You are Tao.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Tao unknowable by manifestation

What else can give rise to reality unless it is itself beyond any measurable quality?

This is how Tao is the root of the universe.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Your path i to I

All wisdom and all answers are within you. In the end it is you who decides that something fits or does not. At times things may not appear to fit and may appear false, at times the opposite, and in both cases the situation can flip: seemingly useless becomes perfect wisdom, perfect ideas can also crumble.

Around the time your body was born, it was given a name. You know you can change your name, you are not the name. You are also not the body. That was a construct. You are the self alone. I am. The mind is the tool you used for most of your life. On seeing it limited as it is you took to looking behind the veil and looking with no mind brought about its own issues.

Now you have seen yourself. A body in space and a mind in time are your instruments. Life is your ocean. Conciousness is your space and Awareness is your universe self.

Friday, 26 November 2010

The space between zero and one

Life flows in the space between zero and one.

Zero is void and one is the totality and these are the same.

life flows within this potential.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Substance to illusion

Subject - Sub is under the projection.

Object - Ob is in opposition or relation to the projection.

Let us take the projection as the mind. Subject is under the influence of the mind. and Objects are relative things appearing to the mind.

To move beyond the projection then would be to see ourself as the light. That which is pure and untainted. Instead of focusing on the projection and giving substance to the illusion.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Here is to death

Life, the stream. The people, the bubbles.

Pop! goes one. And the stream still flows.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Die back to one

Of course this is all a dream with no dreamer. (The one you thought to be dreamer is in the dream too.)

In death I wake, back to the light.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Original Face

Drop the desire for enlightenment and then you are "not-I" and you regain your original face.

Anyone seeking enlightenment is of course not enlightened. Nor could anyone ever be enlightened, as on enlightenment, there is no I.

"I seeking enlightenment" is bound.

"Enlightened" is no-I, free.

So drop the idea you could ever achieve, as that achiever is not even possibly real. Drop the idea of an achieving entity so there is no longer a desirer; and then you reach the non-I, and there is enlightenment...

Sunday, 21 November 2010

non-dual truth

If anything has an opposite, then it is a product of the mind. All then, all you can see, hear, touch, imagine, is false. There is no self, no world, no universe.

At your root, before this birth, as you are deep asleep, in every moment of your life, is an undeniable element that sits before even the notion of I.

This is truth.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Human being-ing

I am a human being-ing. It is easy to read being without seeing the be-ing, the ing.

And what is that be-ing but the pure magic sought by all who seek.

This being has no time as it always is, from here to there don't make sense when it always is. This is the being at the root of all, at the root of you. Human.

Friday, 19 November 2010

You are not you are

Step outside of your mind. What you are is perfection. What you are not is perfectible.

Who are you again? Be sure to identify with the true self, not the constructed false one. Then you will realize your inherent perfection without a second of effort.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Liberation

You do not become a liberated being, but liberated from being a being.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Get this straight

You produce reality, you do not experience reality.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

discount to see the best in the world

At many times the language used will appear to say you must discount the world. This is both necessary and unfortunate. It is necessary as language is limited and there is a desire to encourage the seeker to go beyond the mind, it is often necessary to seem to discount the world.

It is unfortunate however as the world is just this, it is a wonder and a delight, your playground; so it is unfortunate that the seeker is asked to discount it at times, but as said, necessary.

All false has root in the true. False comes and goes and changes, so is false, truth is ever the same. So the world, seen as is, is a delight and even though it fits the definition of the false due to its transience, it is rooted in truth. When it is seen from truth, it is magical.

So the efforts to discount it have high value.

Monday, 15 November 2010

from self conciousness to self knowledge

'I am' is the intensified self conciousness. Run to its climax, self conciousness ends in self knowledge.

This trick is deliberately and necessarily beyond the mind and logic.

When self conciousness has become so intense and self knowledge is born, the inner 'i' self is burned and replaced with the true 'I'. This is unable to be self concious and it is not an intense spot in a person, it is an infinite I, absent of space, place, time, idea.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Always on offer, always just here

The self is always enlightened and always offering enlightenment to the false non-I ego-i.

The ego-i is unable to grasp the gift though as there is no false i, only the idea of one.



Saturday, 13 November 2010

enlightenment not gained

You don't attain truth, you unattain false.

Bit by bit, one by one, cast the false aside.

What is left is.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Reroot refocus reconfigure

When doubt or pain arise, alter focus.

When war and death seem widespread, broaden your horizons.

Never in the infinite is one matter so important that it deserves attention.

Attention only on the root of attention can bring you to touch the supreme self of birthless, deathless, timeless, bliss.

The mind then is unable to cast a false world of suffering, and so your universe reconfigures.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

suffering

Suffering, stress, and hatred are man made human disease, terminal in nature.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

your creation shines bright

You made the universe from your ideas.

It is your creation.

Why is it full of problems?

Well, it is not, but your universe contains problems because they are in your mind.

It will take time to be absent of problems in mind, but when you are, so too, your universe will shine perfectly.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

embraced

The cup does not intimately know air, yet the air intimately knows the cup, not one area of the cup is untouched.

Air takes the form of every vessel it sits in or surrounds, yet is still air, not form.

The air is in the shape of the cup but is not a cup.

What use though is the cup with no space for air?

Awareness knows all. Nothing can point to awareness but awareness.

Monday, 8 November 2010

arresting

The mind is made of thoughts.

So how to unmake it?

Sunday, 7 November 2010

ilnaaphrystaglomnofnuugut

Go and search for an ilnaaphrystaglomnofnuugut.

Go and search for truth.

Both impossible as you don't know what they are.

Truth harder as, wherever you go, it is the one allowing for the looking and so will not be seen.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

be here ... yet

yet, they do something now, to achieve in the future.

Thus clouding the now they seek and waiting for something that never arrives.

Friday, 5 November 2010

be here

Who is on the path to enlightenment?

When is it expected to take place?

It can only be, and it can only be now.

Not when and not by whom.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

interference of mind

Interaction is not useful as it splits the mind and generates new interference patterns. Clarity comes from the ability to leave alone.





Wednesday, 3 November 2010

To solve any problem

Ask the question internally then completely forget about it. The answer will come when it is ready, interaction will spoil the clarity of the reply.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

There is and is not reincarnation

In the world of mind there is reincarnation. It is this whole that reincarnates with every new moment, each new moment is creation and each new moment is the rebirth of the previous moment. All is change, that is all.

In the birthless, deathless, changeless, permanence of the self, there is no reincarnation.

If you are asking about reincarnation, first decide who you are who is asking.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Dragons roar

He screamed "I desire to be!!"

His master said calmly "Being is all you are"

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Intense being

 

Free from I am. Is not dead, but burning intense life!





Saturday, 30 October 2010

mind makes body

The mind is nothing without memory. Memories though are imperfect. The mind relies on the imperfect and unreal to formulate a now to which it likes or dislikes.

The mind in this way forms a body, a world and a person!

It forms others. We all share this mind-dream of a world people-ing when in truth this manifestation is built from false memories of past and future. This now is an idea.

Friday, 29 October 2010

guru of imperfection

The highest guru lives within. All other gurus are compared to this inner guru and in time the inner guru realizes its perfection.

So there is room for the imperfect guru. Room for all imperfection, all error, all the trials that may come your way - they are all encouraging the inner guru to realize its perfection.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

still moves

It does not matter if this body travels or moves.

I am still.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

mind gone

To lose your mind is a true gift!

As long as it is not replaced by another one.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

mind peace

When you recognise inner peace, that is just the mind recognising peace. This is why it is seen as pleasant and why it can come and go.

Yet this is still a very valid state.

It shows the mind a better way and reminds us of the ultimate state; one that without, there would be facility to recognise or even be.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Realitime

How much more real is now, as compared to one hour from now?

And for the past hour?

Do we agree that now is vastly more real than any other time, past or future?

This is it.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Making Jupiter spin

Right now you are making Jupiter spin, just as you are running fast over a desert in the body of an animal and just as you are making your hair grow on that head there.

Yet your concern is of how to be happy tomorrow. When now is so magical.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Not even I

Not the body I but the universal I. No concern for the actions of the body and instead in full control of the universe! What burden!

In this position you see that this is also false, how can you be all and in control of all? A split exists. So you compassionately say that the best way to rule is to leave well alone, the best way to do is to let be. And you melt back to perfection.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Half circle

All of your life, north was north and the compass pointed north.

One day, all that you ever thought you knew was turned inside out and the compass pointed south. The way you saw things, the way you saw others, the idea of self, was flipped with such a jerk, 180degrees, that you knew you had to investigate.

As you investigated this new perspective, the old north was ever increasing in magnetism to pull you back. All who you spoke to pointed north, but all of the new ideas you had, the books you were drawn to, pointed south.

I am here to tell you to look only from the center, look north, south, east and west. Know north and south, the world view and the spiritual view, in balance.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

False hierarchies

The most advanced alien life, say a dolphin, lion, garden shrub, bacteria, fly, rat; all are actually as well advanced as every other. Only the human, feeling advanced with its tools, is in folly due to the wish to explain itself, where every other just is.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Oneness

Nothing exists "of itself" but only in relation to everything other than itself.

Yet they are one. Impossible, to correctly conceive, alone.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Key rules when you decide to be human

You are essential. You exist in your role, because you are part of the whole;

And so exist forever.


Reality exists for precisely as long as you are human; as time is only made by you then;

So you were un-"born" for no "time" and will be "dead" for no "time".


Knowing you are witness to that entire process, and the reason for it, is mind-blowing.

But then as you are it, and it is you, so there is no mind to blow.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Monk speaks on time

Monk. “There is only now, the past and present can only be thought about in the now and don’t exist by themselves.”


Master. “You see this how?”


Monk. “I see that past and present only have a relative, mentally constructed, reality built from the ‘Now’ and that is all there is…”


Master. “Quiet you fool. Your “Now” only has a ‘relative, mentally constructed, reality’ to your definition of past and present; so exists not for I. I know no past or present because I know no now, I am. Remember who “You” are? You referred to yourself as “I” but I see you were not speaking from the true ‘I perspective’, but from yours as a dumb ‘I the separate independent entity’; seeing not that there is, and can be, no separate entities; or that there is no such “independent thing” anywhere, anyhow; equally like your ideas of “past, future and now” do not exist! How can you waste your “time” to seek to ask who that unreal, “mentally constructed I,” is? Don’t forget that the I that you seek is unknown to you yet, don’t waste time on that you think that you know. That poor dumb I you are seeking to force into your own concepts of, what must be, a false idea of enlightenment also, is the wrong way down the wrong path, useful to you only as I will now tell you this... To see the real I you will have no interest in your ‘mental constructs’. All you have to do is; stop asking questions, ever again!, There is nothing but that which is, and it can be no other way and that is final.

Never mention your stupid ideas of “past and future, or Now”, again.

Bring me tea at 5. Leave me Now.”

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Monk asks Master

Monk to Master…

Q. Who am I?


Master…

A. There’s only one of us here!

The one you are is that which is.

As is the Reader.


Q. Where am I?

A. I will refer to the I you still think you are and not that I whom I just told you you were; as if you had grasped my last answer you would not have asked this.

Tell me, are your lungs part of you?


Monk. Of course.


Master. Then may I ask you what you would rather I took away from you; your lungs or all the air?


Monk. I cannot separate them, now I realise master!


Master. No, not yet, listen, you are right in that at least, yet further still; The whole universe; remove or change any element and you will cease to be able to ask me questions. While your lungs seem in fact to reach the extremes of our atmosphere, your true ‘I body’ is the entire universe and is ‘that which is’. That which is outside of all your reason, before space and time and breath and lungs and Where and who am I questions.


Q. Then what is the truth?


A. As that becomes clear you will laugh at how you could ever utter such a question. When it is known, then question and answer will be nothing but lines in a whimsical tale of the monk who realised not. As the truth becomes clear the question and answer are both clearly irrelevant, uninteresting asides to spontaneous living, and I’m going for sandwich.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Clouds of thoughts

You are not calming the mind to gain the kind of mind capable of knowing the true self. You are calming the mind so that you can see through it and beyond.

We are not saying to calm the clouds so that with a perfectly calm cloud, you may emulate the sky. We are saying to calm the clouds to witness the sky.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Filtered light

It is as if the pure light of being enters the mind and becomes so refracted by memory, wishes, habit and other distortions, that the result for many, is just a dull body.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Convinced you are the unreal

No one is apart from absolute perfection. They just become better and better at convincing themselves that they are not (absolute perfection)!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Experience now

Are you experiencing pleasure or pain right now? There is likely a mixture. There may be pleasure in taking time to relax but there may be some pain in the mind or in the body, really there are endless possibilities and all resulting in some mixture of these emotions.

Take a moment though to ask yourself what it is that rests behind both of these complementary poles. Both are experience, right now, both are being and both require awareness.

You may have memories of pain and pleasure, you may crave pleasure or wish to avoid future pain. When you have found a level existing behind both poles though, you are content with the experience of now as you know that all other experience, past or future is only the same.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Seeking the seeker

Get on a train and don't get off until you have arrived where you are.

Monday, 11 October 2010

The last gain is nothing

Nothing is gained in awakening. You have nothing to hold. You're gone.

In having nothing, you have it all. You recognise your true self as the root, as me. As I.

Nothing is loved, All is love.

Nothing is there, the potential for infinity.

A universe contained in potential void.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

One I in iiiiiiiiiii's

At root, the self. Manifested as a trillion forms.

All forms are the self. Associating with the unreal.

Awakening is to see both the true I and the i-ego. Then become so sure that i-ego is a construct that it vanishes, leaving you only as the one I.

This could prove a shock.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Pride

Pride is a flaw not a quality.

Friday, 8 October 2010

War

Embrace war and evil.

Sounds odd, yet to embrace them will aid in their removal. If you oppose them, you enforce them. Take them on board, consider them. It was someone who was against something who brought about war. So only those who embrace all can put an end to it.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

How you look

I carve a disc from stone, later I decide to carve out the middle so I now have a ring shape.

Have I added to it or removed from it? I have added form, added space, added surface, removed stone, removed form.

The hole is made of stone and is made of space. The hole contains no stone and the stone ring contains space.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Good and Bad

Stone is carved into two shapes. One is beautiful to you, one ugly. There also remains some uncarved stone for the Taoist to appreciate.

So people have chosen the ones they like and decided if they do not like others.

All are made of stone.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Truth is no matter how it is defined

A group of six were asked to all describe truth.

The science minded gave a great and well defined version of truth.

The religious minded gave a wonderful painting of truth.

Another science person spoke of a valid and convincing organic viewpoint.

A different spiritual person wowed the group with words on peace.

A child in the group gave a lovely simple version of truth.

Although all of these versions of truth were spoken, and everyone found wonder and merit in them all - The actual truth they attempted to define, never altered a bit.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Transient mind

The mind it comes, it goes, it is transient - it does not mean a thing.

Be aware of awareness until awareness remains.

The mind will come and go, it is transient, it does not mean a thing.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Live in bliss

The true self, awareness, gives rise to the all powerful consciousness that brings forth a powerful mind. This mind gives rise to an infinite dream worlds and dreamers.

When you are dead or asleep the mind is manufacturing all of these universes and worlds and people. The self, you, is always the root of this infinite show, you are more than that, you are beyond that.

When you wake as a human, you are the little 'i' and you give your little i consciousness to the mind world.

I tell you over and over to look the other way, to bliss. By all means enjoy the world of the mind, but never forget your root, never forget your self. This way you can live in bliss.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Awareness is wasted on the mind too often

You are constantly aware. You could be no other way as that is what you are! Awareness itself.

As has been said many many times, the mind is a puppet show, constantly vying for attention by giving you what you least expect, or just what you did expect, but never what you crave. As you reach for peace, the mind throws up a new idea, wish or memory, like an attention seeker it will do anything to have your attention.

Your attention is precious, it is the root to being. Don't waste awareness on the mind.

By all means appreciate the majesty of your creation, but don't hold on to the unreal.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Getting to the real subject

Everyone can see that if there were no subjective ego self then there would be no world to see.

By the same logic, and some people instinctively know this to be true, but many will not see it: If there were no true self, there would be no world at all, no people, no stars, no universe, no potential for anything.

You may easily see that you are an ego self who on dying will no longer see the world.

You may be one of the few who know their true self to be the only self, the one that was here before the mind, the world and the body.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Earth Mind Sun Self

Looking from the Earth we know the Sun as a very significant object, one that provides us life and so much else. From our perspective, we know little of the Sun and it displays as hot and powerful, yet only a glimpse of its full potential.

Here, Earth is the mind.

~

Looking from the Sun the Earth is not even seen, it is one of many tiny things powered by just a glimpse its power and potential.

Here the Sun is the true self.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Science

Science takes a fixed thing and tells you what will happen when another fixed thing happens to it. They take one sub atomic particle and over fixed times, distances and settings, they become giddy over fixed results.

We exist in an infinite interactions by their standards, the result of this experiment is living, life, being!

Thankfully science burst through to a point where the results became unpredictable and from these works a more spiritual perspective was born, one of interrelations and one that demonstrated the influence of observer. Heisenberg even took the Tai Chi as his coat of arms. Still though the observers have fixed ways, so the results are dulled.

Show me the equation: x = Being and I will be happy to show interest. Until then, I will be happy being and let the equation be infinity unfolding.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Selfish ways

Is wanting inner peace selfish?

Absolutely not, it is directed in exactly the right way as those who want the world to be at peace are truly the selfish ones. They hope that once the world is at peace then they can rest, but this is no good! The inner seeker has it right. The inward looking finds peace at their root, they find then that they are this root and can drop false identification with the old ego-self and the supposedly troubled world. In this way the world does become perfect.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Solid proof

As you can see all of the change and commotion in the world around you. Does that not give you concrete proof that you are the serene, pure, still potential of it all?

Sunday, 26 September 2010

My little world

Who made the world Daddy?

You did Dear. You make it as you like it. Each time you look around, hear a sound, you decide.

Why are some things bad Daddy?

As others shape their world, so you can compare it to yours, this helps you make your world better. Only they can change theirs. Just care for what you find best and perhaps one day they will follow, if not, they can learn their own way.

Follow your heart, let it guide you. You know it all already. Trust it. 

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Chicken or Egg?

What came before both chicken and egg was someone to make that distinction.

Mind over matter?

Before both was the perceiver of these.

Space and time, require a knower.

World and life and death and a universe and an infinity, require, before them, the self who they happen in the awareness of.

Your body came of the world, you preceded both and all.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Just A-happening

Because it is ideas and assumptions that lead you to say you are a person then with dedication you can see that the person is not real, just inferred, an abstraction from the void.

As the person is not real, then the reality can more easily be seen as just something also created from ideas and assumptions.

With neither real, and one can't be real while the other is not, [neither are real, they are one play of the mind] then we dissolve the need for cause/effect and creation.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Beyond I am

"I am that" - Understanding

"I am" - High understanding

"I" - Highest understanding

" " - Beyond understanding!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

dualing the mind

Negating all dual until one with no two is reached. Naming it springboards you back to duality, conceptualising it, thinking, anything about this non-dual, is dual.

So when we reach I am. Being, just being, it would be natural for the mind to set up a duality here, so let us allow that.

What can allow for motion that is not perfectly beyond rest?

What can see all shades of wet that is not bone dry?

What can give rise to all colours that is not entirely without?

So, what is the mind's idea for the opposite of I am?

Perhaps 'I am not'. 

The mind is not. All of its forms and ideas, are not.

I am.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

I am

I am reading. Reading will pass, I am always I am.

I am thinking. Thinking will pass, I am always I am.

I do this, I do that, theses are of no importance, good or bad, throughout it all, I am.

In bliss, I am. In pain I am. I am previous, and ever present I am.

I am sleeping, I am playing, I am doing, I am saying. Always, I am, I am, I am.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Beyond your pleasures and pains

Many may claim sexual union as the height of pleasure, some may claim a drug high, a union with God, ... Tao, the self, is beyond.

Some may claim a day at the lake as peace, harmony with friends, a full belly, a loving relationship, ... Tao, the self, is beyond. 

As these things have levels of heightened feeling or quality, they sit in a medium, that of mind, and also contain opposites, those of separation, loss, impermanence, pain, suffering.

Tao, the self, has no dual nature: contains all and so surpasses all that you may crave in the world of mind.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Undeniable

What can you find for me that exists with no anti?

Can you bring me some matter and not bring space?

Can you tell me of consciousness without an idea of unconsciousness?

Can you describe love and not compare it to hate?

All of these are shapes of the mind.

Only Tao, this true self, is such that it has no anti, no opposite, no other.

Is the Tao lonely? Alone to who. It has no second, no not.

Is the Tao vast? No as it is small. Mind games!

This is why truth is undeniable. Beyond mind, beyond duality, it can not be denied as YOU ARE, you can not deny being. You can say "One day I will die" and this is true, that body you wear now will die. The self though, Tao, exists before time.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

unimpressed by your efforts

The self is simply uninterested, unburdened and impossible to mark or stain.

Nothing you do can bring it forth or have it retreat.

All you can do is pay more attention to the mind.

And ignore that which you seek!

Stop questioning and the self shines.

Friday, 17 September 2010

everywhere

There is no more or less self in another person as there is in a speck of dust.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Freefalling

The clouds of the mind can murder the true self. Not rid and destroy it as it can never be absent, but they can form such an illusion that the self is hidden from the ego 'i'.

This is how most people live, in a world made of a swirling mind so torrid as that the self is drowned out of their immediate perception - for many this will go on for a whole lifetime.

Should we say to them this truth: You can forget your choices, forget your safety, forget, and leave the true self to live through you.

These people will say "So I can be carefree, I can steal, kill, do as I please and blame the self!"

What error, as their torrid mind instantly clambers and makes claims for false illusions.

Yet this same truth, to one awake or close to awakening, is the release to bliss.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Memory

Q. The self is ever present, timeless, deathless, the body comes, changes and goes. But I don't remember before my birth.

A. Memory is a toy of the mind and the self has no use for it. The self is non-dual so how can it have a memory or a need for one. Yes the self is timeless, so this idea of "before" your birth is nothing but a mind game too.

Discover the true self, and these questions will extinguish.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Dancing mind

I like my world as is shows me the colour and potential of my mind.

I like my mind as it can cope with the finite: From simple gauging of the space around me to the ideas of deep space.

I like my consciousness as it can grasp the infinite, beyond the mind.

Awareness, I can only be.

~

Awareness is all and it gives rise to consciousness.

Conciousness is grand as it gives rise to the mind.

The mind is grand as it gives rise to the world and my form.

In my form I am happy in life and enjoy the dance.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Desire to suffer

The desire to have happiness for all results in inevitable suffering when sadness is seen.

The desire to be well makes being unwell difficult.

The desire for enlightenment and release breeds constant anguish as the state of ignorance persists.

Free from desire, the perfect way, all happens yet is not suffered.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

silent witness

You may with your mind imagine the true self as silent witness. This is as good an approximation the mind can make.

Consider though how the self is non-dual.

And realize the mind is of no help.

Be and don't try to comprehend.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

No stains on me

You can do nothing to impress or upset the self.

Nothing to ingratiate yourself, make or lose merit.

Nothing you do effects it.

All you do: you rattle and roll, or you sit and hum,

It is always present and silent and blissful.

You'd do well then to take its example and join it.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Silence, just being myself

Q. Why are you so quiet?

A. I am being myself.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

practice is perfection (2)

Practice is perfection.

As truth is non-dual;

You can only be it,

..not have it.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

4 states 1 root

Wake, sleep, dream, dead.

You exist behind all of these states.

In your dream you trust the dream as all there is, so too in life.

In sleep and in death you have no such ideas.

Behind all of these states is the same root.

Your true self.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Life

Where is infinity without the mind?

Where is the world without conciousness?

Where is anything from your hair to a mountain, to a world to a galaxy, without awareness?

All need you to be. You pre-exist so much so that you pre-exist time, you are birthless deathless.

Where is your body without you? See how the body can come and go, a vehicle that takes form from the life-source of which you are? And that you then pre-exist this body, it exists only because of you.

This world is here as long as you make it. You outlive it.

Monday, 6 September 2010

step back

A hole in a wall is made of wall yet contains no wall.

The root of the mind is inferred by mind yet contains no mind.

The root of conciousness is inferred by conciousness yet can not be held by conciousness.

The root of awareness is impossible to deny! Yet, its root, is... you!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

no idea

I am complete without ideas.

Ideas break me into many.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

subjectifying

As has been said before: We are all objects to the one subject.

Draw to your core and all that you see, including you is not you. All that you can hold in your awareness is not awareness.

Only the very root can be pure awareness and this can not be an object. Nothing can make the root an object. This Being, this pure awareness at the root, is the subject to which the universe and all abstractions of it are objects.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Pure Awareness

He looked at everything and named it. Named he put it in a box, out of the way.

He looked at the functions of looking, named them and put them aside.

As with the functions of knowing.

And with conciousness.

What remained was ...

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Be

To know anything, even truth, maybe especially truth, is false.

As knowledge requires knower.

Truth can only be,

and not be known.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

perspective, realative and distinction

All of the incredible, infinite, depth and power of the universe, acting, and through me I reach and pick up my tea cup quite unconsciously.

For an observer, a man sips tea. For me, I barely notice. For the universe, should you be able to grasp all that it took for that to happen, infinite things!

For the self, nothing.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Infinite Awareness

To discount the world as unreal yet claim yourself as real - Ah what a painful trap!

Neither is real, and so this is to be seen. Both are tiny reflections on a jewel and the person covets their reflection like it were the whole of reality.

This being done, this doer, this place and these things are a small private world shared only in that there are others here who have a similar view. These are transient worlds, they are born, do nothing but change, and then extinguish.

What is present and unchanging through the infinite small words coming and going?

Monday, 30 August 2010

At death I said...

I had a dream, in the dream, I was not free,

I had a dream, but that dream, was not me.

Now I come to see, the whole of reality,

Now I can see this is all that can be.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Ride

Don't take the road to Nirvana without realizing that the road is Nirvana.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Duality

There is nothing wrong with duality as long as both sides are seen as complementary and not strived for apart.

So then where do Good and Bad resolve?

The true good is the balance.

Friday, 27 August 2010

some like to be blind, they like the chase

Guru: "Here is a metaphor for the answer to life"

Seeker "Where can I find this metaphor? I must seek and see it with my own eyes, I must touch this metaphor and know it is real"

Guru (cries softly to herself) "Hmm. Ok, if you must, then walk west until you find yourself"

Seeker [walks west]

Guru [sits]

Seeker [after travelling west for so long returns to the start point]

Guru "So, have you found yourself?"

Seeker "I thought I saw the metaphor many times. I once saw a tree that was shaped in such a way as that I thought of the great metaphor and so I cut it down and made a shrine to its stump and a necklace from its fruits"

Guru "... "

Thursday, 26 August 2010

YOU...

...are a very significant part of my existence.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Goldfish memory / Human life

"Oh, that was a nice life... .. Oh, that was a nice life... .."

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Ms Smith

J. Smith is simply a suit I am wearing and not I who lives in and through it.

So who is I?

Infinite. Deathless.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Now

There are only 3 things that spoil perfection:

Memories,

Plans

Concepts

Sunday, 22 August 2010

life's pains.

Why do I see pain and suffering?

Because you seek pleasure.

Not seeking,

Not found.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

If you lost it all?

Would this scare you or liberate?

The answer to that answers the question of "Am I liberated?" as if you can see that in losing everything, you'd have lost nothing and that you have never had anything, you are everything, then liberation is yours.

Friday, 20 August 2010

What is your favourite colour?

No colour, as from this there is the possibility of all colour. If my favourite colour was blue, then everything was blue, it may as well be grey, how dull. Magic is that there is so much colour and variation is the music.

What is your favourite mood, should we strive to be happy always? You'd guess so but let's look at colour.

Further, there is no mood or colour in the self and so no one to suffer sadness or welcome happiness. When we have an absence of all distinctions, when we have said I am not this, not this, not that aspect, not that thought, not this thinker, not this .....

When we have extinguished all, I am not that, this, that, this, then we are just ".."

Held here, not conceptualized, is the state of states. The canvas for which colour shall bedazzle.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

I's dream

I is living the dream.

I is the dream.

I am living my dream.

I is the dream living.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

it is

What is it you think you have lost that you need to seek for?

What is this incompleteness that needs completing?

Is not every moment perfect?

As is, no matter what you do, it is.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

100 years he asked

He said:

I will set my clock to wake me in 100 years time. I will meditate so deeply that I will not take food, no water and barely one breath. As my body is so still I will age less than one day in all of this time.

The world around me and my clock will go for 100 years of motion and during this time I will do not one thing but meditate on this one question: "Who is meditating?" - When my clock calls me round I will announce my first words for 100 years and they shall be the answer to this one question.

After 100 years he said:

No one is meditating! In 100 years I have meditated and dedicated myself to this quest, I have delved I have persisted, and I have found, for sure, that no one is meditating. I must conclude with my fresh and un-aged mind that: If no one was meditating, then there was no meditation and that - this is one.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Truth in a book?

Truth can only exist in a book as truth exists previous to the book and the writing.

How then, can the book contain truth?

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Here

Now. Awakened. And every moment, every action, every act, every sight of the eye, sound of the ear, sense of the heart, is only the truth.

Then you need no time, no place to be or go, nothing to seek and nothing missing.

The man at prayer, the woman singing praise, are not wrong in your eyes but as filled with truth as the moo of a cow and the wind in the trees, no more or less.

The grass under your feet is a great as the space above your head and both contain each other as the universe contains itself and you are all things.

Breathing, you are dead. Living you decay. As dust you feed life. As new life you return to life.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

As Light enters the eye

When I have perfect wisdom then all shall be released.

I can not achieve this any other time than now,

Therefore all beings are perfectly awake,

and I have perfect clarity.

Friday, 13 August 2010

padme

We each step back from the infinite fractal of which we are one. And from each stance we naturally have a unique perspective. Some people have it all worked out, some have no idea, many see it in similar ways, many in complete contradiction.

And so it is, infinite, and one.

So when we read the words of another, one who has all the answers, we must remember, great or not, they offer only a perspective. No matter how true these words are to one, they will only ever point partially for another.

Each truth is unique, ultimately, beyond the words though, they are the same.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

tao

You know what was there? Right in the heart, right at the root, right there where it all began, that which envelops the infinite..

The answer: Something indefinable with words, incalculable, unimaginable, un-sayable.

It was the truth, and in meeting it: all further chatter, all attempts at definition, all mind-games that say this and that - were permanently, extinguished.

It was simple, it came before words.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

no, this way, come on..

Perhaps one of the nastiest snags on the path is to feel you "have it".

Then these people go about attempting to push their ideas on others.

Or sniggering at how wrong everyone else is.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

experience

It is not the experience, not that experienced, that should be liked or disliked, but being the experiencer, being the ability to experience, that should be relished, as this has no dual resolution, only bliss.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Firm base

The tortoise draws in his head when things become too much.

To keep life in check draw back to your root frequently.

Live there mostly.

~

At the root, not hidden

Sunday, 8 August 2010

I realized

Someone said

"I just realized.."

and I said..

"'I'" ... "was always realized"

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The Infinite Master

Your greatest master has the most to give and is immortal.

You are never free from that master. You do nothing alone.

This master will live on, and is held in your true heart.

Friday, 6 August 2010

God has to die for final truth

Why isn't God able to clear doubts and give Enlightenment to all?

God is an idea. Holding an idea, you are split.

You must eventually kill your Guru or God and take the final plunge alone. Only then can you realise the absolute.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Centered

If I spend today and it be my last. I die in bliss.

If I am here tomorrow I remain in bliss.

If I am here for 100 years they will be in bliss.

If I move location, I will remain here, in bliss.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

look after you you me

All stems from within and the without is nothing but the projection.

Many people work to paint, feed and decorate the body, nourish it and supply it with answers to its cravings.

While the within is the root and the only, the local shell is a waste of paint. The root has no need for your efforts, work on the body is wasted. While the out-there dream is only a projection, that is where good will should be placed.

Not looking after your vehicle, but helping others; as helping others is true self help with real benefit.

~

There is no 'yourself', so work here is wasted, the world is your-self and work here is true action, of the whole, for the whole, not wasted on ego.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Ideas

I = Ego

Dear = Something held by the ego.

All you have are Ideas.

Monday, 2 August 2010

centripetal

In the place were a very gregarious guy, a fun and flirtatious girl, a young quiet boy and a new guy. 

As the outgoing couple got on with their tasks and chatted and played, the young boy and the new guy were much quieter.

Later the young boy asked the quiet guy how he could adapt himself to be outgoing like the cool couple.

The new quiet man said: Under these masks they have much complexity but under all four of us is pure emptiness.

That emptiness would scare them and so they project a fa├žade. Much better to be true and empty.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

You

 

are now

Saturday, 31 July 2010

The world leading to happiness?

The world does not owe you anything, can not give you anything.

The idea that the world should give you happiness, when the world does not have happiness as one of its constituent parts, is apparently false. The world is made of mind and mind can only recognise happy and sad, not produce them.

Happiness must emerge from the only true reality, that before mind.

Friday, 30 July 2010

hitting a drum to stop it banging

There was a man, who dedicated his whole life,

to stopping the waves,

oppressing the sand.

~

There are many who will try and alter the world, and not the source of the world. As if hitting a drum would make it quiet.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Earth.

Most of them are at work.

Making money.

To buy things.

That help them forget about work.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

In a room

Here we both are.

Our lives have taken so many different twists and turns.

Your life so different to mine.

Yet, Here we are!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

break the bind

You can think "things are like this" (good or awful)

and be bound by that,

Or it may set you free.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Looks the same from here..

You may watch something grow, you may watch something decay.

Yet in all of infinity, the root did not shift one bit.

Remain focused on the root.

Then, as you observe them again, growth and decay are not different.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Spring cleaning

As any thought or melody or anything at all comes into your head, internally say Ooooommm.

Then draw your attention in, flip it up, and drop it out of the back of your head.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

On Zen

What?

Friday, 23 July 2010

see?

Like using a telescope to look for your eye.

You wont find truth.

If it did not already exist in you, how could you have looked at all?

Thursday, 22 July 2010

I know only being, not right or wrong.

False: "There are forces of good and evil in the world"

Why false? These are concepts, they have no reality.

"There are forces of up and down in the world"

"There are forces of late and early"

See? Makes no sense.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Individual and dualistic

Did you ever look at the word: Individualistic. And see the mess it infers?

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

big inflated ego

The ego is not real but it is a useful form of measurement.

The size of the ego defines the separation between self and true self.

The larger it gets the more the true self is hidden. And so the more the ego inflates to fill an every growing gulf - of its own making.

Monday, 19 July 2010

memory master

He was said to have the best memory of all.

It had nothing in it.

 

Sunday, 18 July 2010

look back

You're looking for something,

That if you did not already have,

You'd be unable to begin in looking,

See ?

Saturday, 17 July 2010

weiqi

Today:

Play, or learn to play, Weiqi (Go).

Friday, 16 July 2010

Wisdom Evolution and The Spiritual Way

There is no proof that Men evolved from basic simple land dwellers into great Men.

The evidence is instead that Great Spiritual Cultures lived and their only purpose in life was passing down wisdom so that all would live in blissful unity.

We exist in times where the desire for this spiritual wisdom is out of balance with availability.

Nature will redress this balance. You're going the right way.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Why? Is!

Not: "why this why that why me why why why?"

Just: "This that is and it is it is it is!"

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

One step out of reach

Who are you seeking this bliss for?

If ego is seeking then truth will be kept at bay. If person is seeking for gratification, position, accumulation, then truth will be ever absent.

Search only so that, realized as awakened, you will aid the world.

Teach with silence.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Rest Now

Is death the opposite to life?

Of course not. We all know someone who has died and yet there is life right here.

~

Rest may be seen as the opposite to life but this is only an appearance, and while some things seem to be at rest there is always life. Unceasing life.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Burn

Every book you ever cherished will be ashes in your fire when truth burns through.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

The wave who wanted to be the ocean

The big wave who wanted to be as vast as the ocean - eventually gave up trying to get bigger and bigger - it dropped down, forgot itself and became.

 

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Truth makes it simple

Always replying spontaneously with the truth, never needing to lie, you have to rely less on memory.

Relying less on memory or cunning keeps you in the present and living spontaneously.

Fresh and free and true.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Infinity

The universe and time are not infinite as in vast;

more and more and more, back and back and back, to infinity..

They are instead instant and are always there.

So you move and they are there. Always there.

Infinite that way.

~~

As measure is an idea of mind, it reaches the “measurement trap” of infinity.

No need to start and end in ideas when you know that ideas are already limited.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Acion!

No action, such as trying to become 'not the doer', trying to achieve oneness, attempting meditation, doing yoga, is in itself useful and it can even be detrimental.

These actions are only of use when the result is unity.

More likely they occur when unity is already the case:

"Ah, this is it! I sit!"

and not:

"I must sit and act what I am not."

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Rulers: 'I know what is best'

If they think they know how to rule the world, let them try, for a million lifetimes let them try.

Then they can see how they failed, and then regret wasting their lives trying.

Once done they may look inwards for guidance and not try to shape that which is projected.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Now wash your bowl

You're full; you've read all there is to read, heard all there is to hear, been taught all there is to learn,

now forget and live.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Simple Wisdom

There is nothing to talk about, say or do.

All action and talk should be simplified, not built upon.

Able to simplify, and simplify, and simplify, and reduce to none.

Is the wisest person of all.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Path of suffering

Seeking happiness, is sadness.

Seeking pleasure, is suffering.

Can we now see what the Buddha said?

Living (for most people) is suffering.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Don't worry, I'm in control.

The ego is quite happy indeed that it is given the name I, that it is seen to be in charge, that is is seen to act.

Yet, when you meet the real self and turn to the ego, it whimpers, game up and disappears.

Don't let it pretend to run the show, ask who it is.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Do? Hard?

What is to be done? Nothing to be done. How to do it? You don't.

If enlightenment were done by the master, if it were some act, then it would be out of reach of some and something to be done or maintained - it could be lost.

Being is effortlessly being. Not trying.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Life in balance

Your life like a pair of scales,

are you too much in the past or the future?

Which way do they lean?

Too much invested in the future, too much thought for the past?

Sit here on the balance-point, or choose the center of the wheel.

That is here now and unchanging.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

now this now that

A billion raindrops fall and hit the ground, most shatter to form more.

Some big, some small, some microscopic;

All reflect what is around them, and only that.

Look into the rain, see the clouds on the lake.

When an animal needs water, not tied to reflecting, the water absorbs itself into new life.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

What are the odds

 

...on anything?

 

 

Monday, 28 June 2010

Now IS the future. Enjoy!

This is as far into the future as you will ever be.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Preparation

Knowing today that I would need certain proteins I planted one tree in a field of hundreds in a farm 3,000 miles away from my home and 50 years before the birth of this body. I ensured safe transit of the cargo and yesterday I picked up a bag of nuts from a store near my house. Today all I did was go to the cupboard, empty some nuts into a bowl and eat them. Tomorrow I will be partially made of this new protein.

A little work each day, a little reward too.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

That said it.

An awakened old lady looked into the eyes of the newborn child and shared a moment that no one else could appreciate.

 

Friday, 25 June 2010

Spirit Water

The spiritual cloud thinks itself superior to the falling rain but it wishes to be vast and unbroken like the ocean.

The cloud weeps as it tumbles to the Earth as droplets.

Plants animals and rivers make use of the fallen rain. The rain takes these new forms and sees the clouds over head.

As a plant the rain wishes for the cloud to turn to rain. Also as duck and as fish.

Once used, the rain is released from the animals and the rivers it makes its way to become the ocean.

Now it feels lost in the oceans depths. The ocean holds onto the rain for years but also allows gallons to evaporate from its surface to become clouds again.

The Ocean sees itself as master as it draws the rivers and produces clouds.

Lost in its self importance the ocean fails to see how it is used by all to cleanse their waste. The ocean is always in turmoil with tides and waves.

A clear lake to the East enjoys its separateness and its stillness. Soon though, as no river draws it to the ocean, the clear lake becomes stagnant.

Some rain in the sea remembers how when it was rain it washed away dirt, cleansed the land and fed the animals. It sees how the great ocean is a big cesspit of other peoples cast-offs and wonders why the cloud desires to be the ocean and weeps when it becomes rain. Some rain decides that the cloud is inferior and feels happier in an Earthly incarnation.

The clouds superior, the rain cleansing, the lake so still, the ocean so vast.

Which is better?

It is all just water. Alone they are nothing, in cycle they never stop giving.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

The path to Enlightenment

Where you go is the way.

When you map it out it makes no sense, and those who follow those maps are lost forever.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

hit me again

If you have a bad finger, then later in the day you will hit it again.

If you have a bad outlook, then things will come to frustrate you.

 

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Do you get the massage?

Forever looking for praise, the person would pat everyone they saw on the back and hand out praise.

After some time people would seek him just to get a back rub!

~~

No praise was returned to him.

After giving up seeking for praise, he found it all around him.

 

Monday, 21 June 2010

nothing lasts

 

There will come a day when "[insert item here]" is no longer important.

 

 

Sunday, 20 June 2010

I don't know!

A wise person once said "I don't know" and he was so so so right that everyone ignored him and went to find something more complicated instead.

 

Saturday, 19 June 2010

United

Seen as separate; wants, needs, troubles, addiction, affliction, ....

Seen as one; No concerns.

~~

Is the world separate? real? me? illusion? See above.

Friday, 18 June 2010

calm rooted

 

Having found inner calm, and found the root to wonder: it is impossible now, to find any moment, slightly free from wonder.

 

 

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Subtle Truth

Truth will capture you. You don't need to look. In fact looking will make it hide.

No method exists. Methods only seek to give a pacifier to the ego in the hope that once pacified it will not stand in the way of the the truth.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Meaning of life

 

The state and the answer are simultaneous. Lose one, lose both.

 

 

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Awakening

Awakening: If your path relies on books, you would pass an exam in it. Only a quiet, unquestioning mind has it.

 

Monday, 14 June 2010

philosophy

Philosophy: When you settle on a label, you loose your suppleness. You stiffen up and wait for the world to consume you.

 

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Spontaneity, no plans, freedom

Was the best thing, at the best time, the most excellent fun time, just the greatest part of the most wonderful great thing that ever happened to you… planned?

 

Saturday, 12 June 2010

death illusion

It is an illusion that death would be a drawn out affair “until the end of time itself”. That illusion is due to the 'life' side of the equation containing the vivid illusion, 'time'; so leading to you perceiving false concepts of death as relative to that 'time-illusion', which at its worst, can seem to drag.

 

Friday, 11 June 2010

Spontaneity

At the time of a natural thought there is often a good answer or a spontaneous action with no interference. The mind, however, can monitor the nervous system and memories of previous monitoring. This ‘feedback loop’ gets you; thinking, in trouble, analysing; pulling the past and future fallacies into, and thus vastly cluttering, the otherwise pleasantly fun, but not seen that way at the time, eternal-timeless-moment.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

eat me

Nothing exists 'of itself' but only in relation to everything other than itself.

You/It die with every death, are born with every birth, consume yourself, and depend entirely on each other for the 'experience of experiencing'.

 

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

self experience

Due to 'It' being, in its purest sense, 'One and All' – and what can see or experience that? 'It' reincarnates as both environment-suitable-for and Experiencing-organism-of.

...over and over, just for the pleasure of it.

 

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

really who?

The 'one you are' is 'that which is'.

Inseparable, the same.

 

Monday, 7 June 2010

Them

 

As soon as we are talking about them and us, peace can only deteriorate.

 

 

Sunday, 6 June 2010

crowned with simplicity

At the front of my head are thoughts of this and that. I don't much care for these.

In my heart is the world as one and here I reside.

In the centre of my head is the bliss where the fountain of the world is cast upwards from the heart.

So this is where I keep things simple and a foolish King wears a golden crown.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

My name?

I see a lady over there. Just a lady passing by.
She comes over and introduces an ego. She says;
“Hi, you saw my body floating by but I am Ego called Name.
What is your Ego Name?” She enquires.
I stand silent.
She says; “My Ego Name does Job, What Job does your Ego Name do?”
I stand silent, but a thought occurs.
“I am not drawn to say a Name, I am the universe, acting, undivided. I do not Do a thing.”

Friday, 4 June 2010

Who?

 

 

 

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Hot head

The mind can be seen as the air filling the open sky.

Our mind is the air inside a hot air balloon (open at the bottom - so joined but separate)

The ego then is the flame at the bottom of the hot air balloon that stirs the mind up into the balloon.

Overly inflated, hot headed, big head, full of hot air... all make sense in this analogy.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Breathing for peace

** always take care of breathing exercises, like any exercise, don't over do it **

With your next inhalation take a little more air and a little more time.

With the next exhalation take a little more time and expel a little more.

*Gradual* increase each time, don't rush to extend.

Repeat until you are jerking the final step of the 'in' to get that little more, and twitching a cough to force out that last bit on the 'out'. When you are down to about 4 long "in's" and "out's" a minute, you will be deeply at peace.

A change in temperature on the top of your head probably means you are not exhaling enough, please stop and relax.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Mind is much more than that bundle of thoughts

Going by roughly what we think we know: The earth and inhabitants have changed many times over some thousands of years, people have been born, died, been great, been humble, been slaughtered and given love. The sun seems so active as to change rapidly, like a furnace or jet of fire making huge gulps and burps, specs on its surface enough to swallow planets. In all of that time, if anyone took a moment to look at the moon, it was the same: Peacefully and usefully reflecting light into the night.

The moon like a lake, serving in stillness, the sun enormous and raging. Space itself has held all of this. And beyond that, who can guess? Even if your mind, a tiny part of this greater mind, seems turbid and active, just consider the stillness of the moon and all of space.

When the river is active we don't try to stop it, we can sit by the lake. When the sun is too hot we don't stand and shout at it, we take shelter. When the mind is raging, we don't provide it with new activity or attempt to contain or pacify it, we just draw to the root and let it be.

Don't fight fire with fire, don't fight Yang with Yang.

Yin Yang.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Guilty of being innocent

Once assumed guilty, they will appear guilty. People will look down.

As soon as you find the real cause of the wrong, the person again looks innocent and people say they knew all along.

 

Sunday, 30 May 2010

My dogs best jacket

I asked my dog what she'd like to do for her birthday and she said she had nothing to wear and no money but wanted to have a nice run by the river and chew a stick or two.

I thought this was a great idea.

I asked my sister and she said her husband had exams, they were moving house soon, work was stressful and she may not get home in time to even have a rest before her birthday was out.

I thought "and you, human, are the smart one?"

Saturday, 29 May 2010

heterarchy

Anyone recognising the truth could not bear for someone to act as if inferior, would laugh at someone acting superior, and would respect all in nature from fly to fish as a living equal in Tao.

Friday, 28 May 2010

I see I

The cat or dog is given a mirror and they become fascinated by the reflection, scratching at the mirror, jumping around, running to the back of the mirror, seeing nothing they return to the front, nudge it, on and on..

So it is also with the person when they first see the world.

With time they may realise the world is a reflection of themselves and smile.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Ripping down a painting of the ocean, to reveal, the ocean

Of course pure Tao can know itself: but only incarnated as an apparently separate entity, can it see, feel, and touch itself.

Realisation then is where Tao, that which has always been, sees through one of its many minds (who are also completely and utterly Tao) that he is Tao. The separate-ego idea is generally cast off with a deeply felt relief and often inwardly felt and perhaps outwardly audible, laugh.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Am

It seems so unhealthy and alien to seek truth when it has already become apparent. Suddenly looking makes no sense whatsoever and instead one is drawn to view the life around them and be in a sustained state of awe and wonder.

 

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Beyond

Truth known intellectually can be forgotten and contaminated.

Truth known in the heart is quite firm.

Truth, immovable, comes from a deeper place and can not be lost. (as it was never gained as such)

Words: used and used, until they are exhausted.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Hold that

 

The stiller the viewer, the more that is seen.

 

 

Sunday, 23 May 2010

I try

You believe "I am unawakened" because you believe in "I".

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Fighting

Fighting talk. Is it worse to strike with the fist or argue with words?

Who can say that one way or the other is better?

If either must be done then it should be done short, sharp, calm and be gone.

If you carry it with you then it would have been wiser to not do it. As carrying it proves the intended solution was a failure.

A fist may leave a mark and a word may scar deeply. You could be weak and cause hurt or strong and refrain.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Blue sky

Hanging the washing out to dry.

Painting birds onto the sky.

Drawing images with my mind.

That in a moments time,

I'll no longer find.

 

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Treat the dog as yourself

Standing afar, the street dweller and the businessman are not so different.

Closer up the businessperson seems to have a more desirable situation.

Closer still the undesirable street person appears to have nothing to elevate this opinion.

Yet, as close as can be, beyond the mind, there is a similar self.

Moving back out from that self, into the life and mind of the street person and the businessman, it becomes clear why compassion should have no boundary. As the true state of being is seen, the internal wrangles and colour in this persons life make them now an interesting soul, with what is likely a savagely beaten down ego, and a resultantly larger spiritual heart.

As the businessman kicks at a dog who sniffs his trousers and the street guy calls the same dog over for a stroke and some water. I see I was right.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

greed

 

Greed is infinitely empty. Unfulfillable.

 


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Gold

Those with a little, yet enough, are content.

Rich rarely so.

Wealth does not buy freedom from attachment.

And true riches are immaterial.

~

See this graph

Monday, 17 May 2010

conflict

When desire opposes the situation then conflict appears.

When conflict comes and you feel the need to act, it is better to draw to the root and use your infinite being to neutralize the situation. Allow it to pass.

As reacting just passes the event on to another, perhaps to many, you'd be better to be wise and strong here, than depend on another to neutralize it later.

The only thing you can alter about the world is your attitude towards it.

The only thing you can change is the way you see it.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Yet to be solied paper

In the bookshop, while glancing down the spines of the books, one really caught my eye.

This was the one that had what I was looking for and I went to pull it out.

Only then did I notice that this was not a book at all, and was in fact the vertical wooden frame of the book shelf.

There was more truth in a piece of bare wood than I could have expected from the greatest master-work that had left its mark on paper.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

sitting by the lake, book closed

Spiritual works are a pass time for the spiritually minded. And not something to try to emulate.

Why?

As any doing or trying is no good. It sets you apart. However, reading and reading until your own habitual thoughts move naturally into line with the spiritual guides - then you can walk freely.

Friday, 14 May 2010

meditation

Meditation is practising the state you should remain in at all times.

Meditation is also the spontaneous pleasure of the Enlightened.

One person is trying to be.

The other is.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Oh? No one told me that

 

It turned out all along that water buffalo were in charge of philosophy and man was on cake duty.

 

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Did you hear the news?

Good news and bad news are taken like a large rock takes an ant walking over him.

Now causes the past.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Pastures new

 

New activities are taken on like a puppy takes her first yawn.

 

 

Monday, 10 May 2010

Sunday, 9 May 2010

No choice

 

Just being is the only option. You can pull at the rope, but why turn being into a chore?

 

 

Saturday, 8 May 2010

irrationationalise

What are these silly games attempting to rationalise the irrational?

This is why the great ones sip from the cup with an empty mind.

 

Friday, 7 May 2010

objects

 

objects are best known as abstracts.

 

 

Thursday, 6 May 2010

magnetic subtraction

There are no things but the potential in mind for the object to be and to be seen.

The potential exists in the void of no-things. Then bam, seer and seen. Then fizz, void.

We seem to be the seer, we see and the thing is seen, we seem to be half of this.

The true I though is the infinite potential void.

And so the show, and why not!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

magnetic attachment

It is ideas on reality that keep truth at bay.

This is why the true masters live simply and never speak of truth.

It is just so tempting to try, and that is the perpetual barrier.

Magnet to steel.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Too obvious

The self has no where to hide but remains invisible as when divisions look, they only see divisions. No one can look as one, and if they do they are sure nothing is there.

True, no-thing is there. Right there, ever present.

 

Monday, 3 May 2010

Turn your head quick!

Who can use the nose to smell the nose? Listen and hear their ear? See one eye with the same eye?

Who then can find I with I?

 

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Chasing the tail

Those who seek enlightenment as something for them to have and hold are attempting to force duality to be real.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Spontaneity

Spontaneous occurrence, not planned, not acted and not held for a moment after.

Not thought and not not thought, instead, just being.

 

Friday, 30 April 2010

So stop and consider

Not desiring to awaken to truth, is to awaken to truth.

Of course this does not mean than the average person is awake to truth: but this is important indeed for the seeker to comprehend.

 

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Look the other way

Many people only ever look out of the back of their head (the so called front), through the eyes and into the projection itself.

Few of us look forward into the (so called) “back” of our head where the light beams out as it is channelled up from the heart.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

seeing yourself again

Life and time are the slow, gradual, creeping realisation of one recognizing it is one via the path of infinity.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

present

No concept of now is truly now.

Present is absent of the idea.

 

Monday, 26 April 2010

laugh

You would be best to laugh.

At anything; be it a punch in the face, a slight on your character, a birth, a death.

As nothing is anything but what you make it.

Why not?

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Is happiness your goal?

Are you trying to make yourself completely happy?

This is the action of the ego!

Strive only to hold onto the one.

Ego gone, no longer identified with – is the true state.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Money!

Wishing for riches or material things is a sure sign of depression and imbalance.

When all is well these are the last of your concerns.

True wealth is not something that can be gained or lost.

It can only be ignored or embraced.

And is ever present.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Illusion

There is no reality of which we are a separate false illusion.

All is the illusion as we see parts.

And all is the one as we empty of these ideas.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Whole again

It is not to become the whole.

It is to stop identifying with parts.

 

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

path to peace

The right way is known when travelled.

No map can be drawn.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Complete

At rest, with the sky as a blanket and the land as bed.

Bliss and fulfilment.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Dream World

When few lived on Earth the reality was said to be more dreamlike, less solid. (Aboriginal and Shamanistic dream-world/states).
With billions reaffirming the World every moment it is said to be quite real. (Reality, for may something to fear and be controlled by).

One is born and later she asks how the world can just be a dream as it seems so real.
Later in life she sees how we all share this dream that we all live within.
It has grown in solidity as the collective reaffirm it and the memories of the mind itself are the trees and the buildings.

Sleeping she witnesses a new world, but no one shares this one with her, so on waking, it vanishes. For a time it was just as real.
She sees how her mind can give rise to worlds and people so she accepts how a greater mind can give rise to the world and many people of whom she is one.

As a part of the dream and a dreamer she senses a state of sleep in her mind and realises bliss.

~
Truth is that we are the world, we are the universe and we are the root. We can look out at the manifest dream world or in at the source. They are one. One illusory conceived, one apperceiving.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Life music

 

Life, like music, is best in harmony.

 

 

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Yield and flex

As the large, powerful, unstoppable force comes upon you.

A slight shift to the side, you have it beat.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Crumble or flex

Flexible you adapt and adapting you live well.

Structured you crumble.

 

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Rest easy

It is raining so you don't water. It is sunny so you turn out the light.

These make sense.

The universe is forever in a state of perfection, so rest easy.


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

sediments

Rivers and weather can be explained in words and so can spiritual ideas.

The more words used the less the description resembles the truth of just sitting, by the river, in the moon light.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Vastly empty

Did you ever see a tree conquer the sky?

Did you ever see a mountain so high that the valley became small next to it?

Never.

We focus on the form and miss the power of the receptive.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Tiny galaxy

Truth penetrates stone, fits between rays of light, encompasses universes and swallows your mind.

 

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Vastness

As vast as a planet, as vast as a sun, as vast as the greatest thing you can imagine.

Space always comfortably holds it, no effort.

Beyond this even is only your mind, just the mind!

The mind is so powerful yet all it is is a tool for the self to draw pictures and play games.

Beyond the limited... is the source, limitless.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Clouds don't stain the sky.

Sun and a cool breeze, A clap of thunder and a torrent of rain.

Same Sky. 

So too you. Often Calm, can blow up, react!

Here too, be like the sky; open and empty, never holding on, not lingering.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Good people

You're perfect.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Right action

Nothing to say, nothing to think, nothing to do.

Ah, you have it!

 

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Right action in motion

The flower turns to the light. The tree grows towards the sky.

So too you act perfectly well.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

and then they can claim truth

When they can take space and make it emptier by adding.

When they can take clear waters and make them clearer by stirring.

When they can speak and make silence quieter: they have spoken truth.

Monday, 5 April 2010

materialism

 

Pity those with too much as they have walked the wrong way and blocked the path back.

 

 

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Mind full of gold

Seeking riches, you will find them. You may not have them in your possession, but they will fill your mind.

A mind full of riches, owned or desired: this mind is troubled, Always.

 

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Safe decision

To make sure of a good trip, check for calm seas.

For a wise decision, allow the mind to settle first.

 

Friday, 2 April 2010

Permenantly altered state

When you arrive at the subtle truth, your mind will be vacant and vast, your breath will naturally be long and deep, almost stopped, your heart will feel enormous and you will never be the same again.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Te

Where is that subtle sweet spot that rides without moving in the heart of a wave and is carried effortlessly by motion?

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Love

The loss of self and the finding of the one true self in a motion: the discovery of infinite bliss.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

A note from self to ego

So you think you are analytical - I think you are staring at the wall.

So you think you are spiritual - I think you speak mumbo-jumbo.

So you think you are religious - I think you have a closed off mind.

So you think you are happy - I say stop thinking and you will be.

So you think I have it all worked out - I know for sure you can't.

And this is why I exist in bliss,
   knowing the only certainty,
     is this.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Fingers pointing to the moon

“Fingers pointing to the moon.” We all know not to get hung up on the finger (teaching) but see the moon (truth).

Further though, the moon is an object so can be pointed at. The truth is no such thing.

Friday, 26 March 2010

it is not for thinking about

As it is infinite, it can at times appear rational.

Be sure, it is not!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Infinity the 2 way street

The great self, the universe, is infinite and by nature of your perspective, weird.

You can either be pissed off with it and suffer, or you can laugh all day in admiration. (of your-true-self)

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Follow the wind

Follow leaders and be forever in the shade of stupidity and greed.

Follow the learned and be forever confused.

Look to nature and she will serve you well.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Useless

The outwardly beautiful person has troubles as no matter how free of ego, they will always project the seed of ego into each person they meet.

The smart and reliable person always gets far too much put upon them.

The wise are always being asked questions.

The fool is always at loss.

It takes a certain something to appear average on the outside and exist in deep seated calm.

Monday, 22 March 2010



The illusion

The eyes do not look, they absorb. The mind is responsible for looking.

The failure here is how it divides information from a limited sensory input into values good and bad.

Here is the illusion.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

jective

We are all objects to the one subject.

In truth we are all that one subject and the objects and the space between them are only our dream.

 

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Oh life?

Some are lost in life. Some seek spiritual solace.

Some admirable people just live!

 

Friday, 19 March 2010

Conflict

 

It is only an argument if you take part.

 

 

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Seeking your tail

Words cause confusion.

In times of confusion, people read the big book.

Truth is so simple, they refuse it and seek the complex.

 

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Mad loops

The big mouth causes fear and panic.

In times of fear and panic, people huddle around a leader with a big mouth.

 

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Mutual benefit

What use is competition when the result is one rejoicing in another's loss?

Competition for mutual benefit is more desirable.

Nothing though beats cooperation as that is always inline with truth.

 

Monday, 15 March 2010

Open up

Stand proud, hold your values, as scribed in steel in a vault.

No one will ever warm to you and your heart will dry up.

..or..

Open to the wisdom that is always true, simple oneness.

That way, receptive and open, you are never without.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Trust

Did you see the 200 year old turtle apply wrinkle cream?

Did you see the Lion condition his mane?

Did you see the bird plan her journey?

All trust Nature.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

That is settled

Water is always at water level, a persons legs go from ground to hip.

Tea tastes of tea and smells do not enter the ear.

When there is work to do, you can complain, you can rejoice.

Either way, when it is done, it is done.

Did thinking ever change a thing?

It was always going to be this way.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Change from the ground up

You can't force out a government without it being replaced by another.

An ant can't push down a large tree. But he can, with a team, remove its foundation and witness it tumble.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Life in peace

 

Peace is gained by forgetting conflicts.

 

 

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Just war

Is it a delight to win, to get your way?

Is victory in war great?

Only from the view of ego can this be good.

On the other side were people too.

People on borders are similar and good friends.

Their remote leaders keep themselves separate.

War is between those who keep separations at heart.

Peace is at the border where men shake hands and children mix freely.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Governance

A leader with a big mouth makes all the wrong moves.

Govern your life from within. Tell no one of your achievements, tell no one of your failures.

Accept both as the way things are.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Change

No matter how peacefully you pull the feathers from a chicken, she will peck you.

No matter how lovingly you pull knots from your daughters hair, she'll squirm.

With the greatest love in your heart, someone will still retaliate.

Do by doing yourself. If they follow, good, if not, good.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Structure of death

Does concrete make for an attractive river?

Would a steel field bring a harvest?

Would rules of organisation make ants more efficient?

Would paper records improve graciousness of flight?

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Trust in release

You'd trust water to evaporate.

So sit until thoughts subside.

Adding water does not aid evaporation.

So no need to help the mind.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Truth is not looking

Seekers see truth in front of them, yet they still take one last look behind. 

They meet simplicity, yet are still drawn to double check the complex.

By contrast, the master does as nature; accepts and never has to ask again.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Wise leader of self

They who want to best govern themselves.

Should not try, should not force a thing.

Govern by giving full control to nature.

Trust by her past achievements, she knows.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Wise leaders?

If one leader had true wisdom.

They'd quit.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Craving

One who cares for the praise of others will be ever in doubt.

Craving attention, they will offer their own about freely.

Never free from attention, they will meet more cuts than praise.

With doubts and with unwanted attention, they will blame others as the root of this problem.

Asked as to why they want peace it is answered that they have none.

Monday, 1 March 2010

mystery of awakening

The mystery so powerful as to form the world.

The thoughts of the mind so limited.

When enough dew has collected, it drips.

When thoughts are dispersed, awakening.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Lessons in Evil

When the child was asked what she learned at school that day she said that 'someone was wicked and did bad things'. The parent said 'are you telling me what happened or what you learned?' The child said 'both, they were wicked and we all learned from that to be good'.


~~


So the evil are as much gurus to pointing to the true self as are the good. Maybe they teach more directly.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

No push over

A person just let the world spin and allowed the people around to do as they pleased.

A friend of his noticed that due to this kind and simple nature the man was being mistreated by his employer. The friend said;

“Hey don't let people push you around.”

The man replied “ok!” and sat just as he was before.

The friend said “Well, what are you doing?”

The man sat and said calmly “As you said, I'm not letting anyone push me around”.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Politics

A starving group are told by a messenger that there is food of great delight in two locations, both quite near. In fact both just as close; one 2 miles East and one 2 miles West.

Some of the group inquired as to what else was at these locations and the messenger said that one was famous for fine dresses and one for fine shoes.

To this day you can see a pile of human remains in this same location. A location where 50 starving people argued over shoes and dresses when all they needed was food.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

I give to you yourself

By offering 'yourself' to one higher, you are offering something fake (your idea of separate self) to something equally fake, as it has its conceptual reality based on your initial false premise: that idea of a separate self which may be offered.







Yet, to give yourself up...

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Today

Today's task is find someone to hug.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The person of Tao

The 'real' person, the person of Tao - truly a Tao master - Is someone you have met and had no idea of their views, wants, needs, likes or dislikes.

Religion never came up in conversation, they were good to you but never made out they were being good. They were calm and collected but never felt the need to tell you how easy going they were. They fitted in and blended with the crowd without any loss of individuality. They were good at all things that came their way, did their best and had no bashfulness over their poor performance or ego over their greater achievements. They shone with an inner brightness and radiated a deep seated warmth but wore no label, no jewels, no robe, no dog collar, no stripes on their arms, no marks of distinction.

Fitting in and getting along they were solid and dependable - you could miss them for a day or a year and be greeted the same on meeting again. Always fit for a good laugh and a joke, they could be told your inner woes and neither give you advice or break your trust. If you asked for advice on life they'd tell you something about death, if you asked for advice on colours they'd play you a song, if you wanted fine food they'd make you some tea. On every occasion meeting your needs in the most simplistic, unassuming yet well chosen responses.

They appeared in your life without you noticing them, and disappeared softly without a trace. They were your greatest masters and never asked for thanks. You probably owe them your heartfelt gratitude but their reward is that you treated them like a completely normal person.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Action towards happiness

Don't do that thing to make you happy. As what will happen after?

Do it when you are happy. Then you'll know if it really needs doing.

 

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Certainly time to relax

You know for sure the sun will rise sometime after it sets.

If this did not happen nothing would matter anyway so you accept this so solidly that you never question it.

You know for sure that it will rain in the future. You are so certain that your shoe will fit that you thrust it on your foot and go about your day without measuring it first.

I will tell you for sure also that good will come. Can you accept that in the same way?

Accept with no concern that life will work out, dedicate your thoughts only to inner peace now.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

How far do you take it?

He trained himself to go without food.

And on the day he had it perfected.

He died.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Did you lose your way?

 

Worry not. - This can be the only way!

 

 

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Turn your attention

Layers and realms of the universe and heavens, levels of spiritual mastery or achievement, exist only as pointers to that which is in you.

The truth is never really 'out-there', to be reached for, or so on. All of that, and the truth itself, exist by one root. Being.

All such ideas are mere pointing to ways of uncovering the mystery who's clearest answer is in your own being.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Being receptive not forceful

What does it take for lady Yin to draw master Yang to her?

She just opens to this.

 

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

practice IS perfection

Whatever you did to get you to truth, you must now maintain that practice to keep it.



 ~
You, did nothing. 

Monday, 15 February 2010

Knowing or Wisdom

Feeling like you don't know, you seek knowledge.

Knowledge from others is not complete and not your own.

So you feel even more like you don't know.

The wise at this point say “I can't know” and shift their attentions to perfecting this wisdom.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Gain Gain Gain

You want to be given wealth and material reward? Go to work.

You want to be fed by the infinite stream and have bliss in every moment? Give up doing.

 

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Gaining EveryNothing

So now you have seen truth. You have achieved nothing!

Well done! As if you had something you could lose it.

So be safe in the absence and dwell in the bliss of it!

 

Friday, 12 February 2010

Solid Foundations

That something (call it a universe or any other name) has come about and produced forms, some of which feel separate and the various emotions, you can only feel a deep compassion. Most of all to yourself, as you too are as illusory conceived as the rest.

Any negative must be put aside as to attempt to form a better way whilst being a suffering part can neither benefit you or the whole.

Never make a choice whilst sad. All decisions must arise from happiness and so the future will be based on this.

~~
Sad: Separate. Happy: True being whole.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Spiritual Journey

The hardest part of the journey is the beginning as it is a journey..

..the end is a shock as you realise it was not.

 

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Cast Away

Don't hold onto bad memories, don't hold on to ideas.

The more you learn that then the less you need.

 

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Perfectly at rest

 

The master does nothing, and the best advice is to do nothing.

 

 

Monday, 8 February 2010

Light in Shade

Sit in the shade,
take off your mask,

there is nothing here but infinite bliss.

 

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Be at rest for Peace

Just stop and the world becomes natural and right.

This can be the only way.

 

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Heart It

 

Do not use the mind for a job of the heart.

 

 

Friday, 5 February 2010

Universe Verse

 

The only unrest in the universe is on the minds of some humans.

 

 

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Stream of Wisdom

There has been a stream of wisdom passing down the ages and at every turn man has attempted to collect the water into a container so that he can wrap his mind around it.

Those containers don't flow, they stagnate, the flow continues in the stream.

Let go of your stagnation and let it back into the stream to flow.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Bliss Is

 

It is enough to accept that all is bliss and that anything else is a misinterpretation.

 

 

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Meaning of life

You want the truth to the Universe?

You have it already in your own being.

Stop looking and you'll see.

Monday, 1 February 2010

howwhywhaaa

"Oh I don't understand this"

"How can humans do that?"

"I just don't see why" ... ... ...

~~

It is not your job to see why.

Is Is Is

This is the self expression of the ultimate - it is infinite, of course you don't understand.

But stand back and stop being that abstraction you call I. Take a minute to see that you are the infinite itself, expressing itself - and blow your mind.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

All roads

 

Embracing all. Negating all. Both ways reach the one.

 

 

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Journeys end

Seeking is like stepping forward to achieve standing still.

An impossible method.

 

Friday, 29 January 2010

Grass grows

In the first year meditation is such a thing to grasp.

In the second year meditation is a wonderful thing so different to daily life.

In the third year there is no difference at all between life and mediation.

~
Not using year in a literal way.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Laugh with me...

 

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ho ho he he he ha ha ha

 

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

fishing for flies

When he learned how a great fisherman would read the weather, water and so on to gauge when and where to drop his hook, the Taoist sage asked for their guidance. He refused though to fish and stated how he would watch from meditation at the whole process so that when his inner nature had seen all there was to see, he would be a master indeed.

After some days of watching differing conditions and methods, he was bloody hungry.

Chuang Tzu on hearing of this said; “Idiot."

It is one thing to learn, quite another to put into practice.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Spiritual Work

Spirituality is always. Do not waste time with work at work.
 
Work must be acted out as it is surely required in some way or another. This is how to make work a spiritual practice. Remain centered and harmonious even as the action takes place.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Mountain of Thoughts

Chipping stone from a mountain to find what it is made of.

Using the mind to explore the mind.

I can let you continue or I can tell you this. Stop and be in bliss.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

What guide you?

Guided by the groin they live in endless lustful seeking.

Those guided by the belly suffer unhealthy short days.

Those who take the heart for guide are some of the best people we know, but may often follow false whims and suffer these.

Guided by the mind are the most dangerous; thinking they are right, letting ego dictate ideas, wants and needs. Our common man.

Only they who have the empty cap, the guide in the crown of the head, can truly be seen as balanced. This spiritual perspective is the one who rules them all. No other guide can lead astray when this master has the helm.

~~

This crown may also be felt in the heart, but not the physical heart.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Action in Stillness

 

In just the same way as a lake acts in settling dirt, nourishing life and floating logs - Without doing a thing; always in balance and remaining calm – manage your life.

 

Friday, 22 January 2010

self realization

It does not need looking for. It is looking.

 

Thursday, 21 January 2010

One unit of delusion

Now is it, all else is an idea away.

A minute ago, yesterday, the beginning of time - Tomorrow, next week, your death:

Are all - An IDEA away. No more no less.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

And so..

 

Bliss is: not wanting to change a thing.

 

 

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

impossible to be responsible

You have to be carefree, you have to live and laugh!

How can you be responsible for anything? Let's see...

~

Who are you to be responsible?

..I? ..Me?

If I is an idea, an aspect, how can we attach responsibility to it? Only with more ideas.

If contrastingly, and more wisely, we take I as reality, the all, how can we attach responsibility to it?

Neither way can we attach responsibility to the self whether we see self as this abstraction or as the whole.

Jump in the puddle, be fascinated by our trillion forms, detach from the actor, live, love and laugh at the show.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Aware

What is the true-self?

Who are you?

Can both be entirely answered with the same word?

"Awareness"

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Oooo I look good.

Ego and Body are presented to the world so seem important to present well.

Yet what is the world but an image of the true self?

You think the true self is interested by the show of the ego, a well held lotus position or a nice tan.

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Edited and removed question mark to show rhetorical nature of question

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Adjusting the nut

D) I'm still trying to adjust to this notion of being infinite awareness but still having a role in life, a job, family..

T) A squirrel is also infinite awareness, but still has to fetch nuts to nibble.

D) Is this not unfair to compare me to a lowly squirrel?

T) How dare you voice opinion over the costume I see fit to wear.

Friday, 15 January 2010

meet a master and know yourself

When you meet normal people they tell you all about themselves.

When you meet the wise they teach you about your self.

For the master, there is nothing but the self.

 

Thursday, 14 January 2010

What to do?

Now just simplify your mind and self,
that's all there is so just sit;
Be balance and unknowing flow,
Natures truth is here that's it.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

You are your guru - Truth is your core.

Free people require no leader,
and Tao has nothing to lose;
A leader makes fear to interfere with here,
people you know what to choose.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Does the self have goals?

To have destination,
makes the journey too tough;
Be going nowhere,
here is more than enough.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Release

Nothing has to go,
just give everything up;
Bound to nothing,
you have a full cup.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

empty mind

Here we sit with not one idea,
no-thought and your life are one kind;
The solid reality that you can touch,
is one with the ungraspable mind.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Death

Like a ripe fruit decays,
to continue new life;
We see a seed is not birth,
and no one ever really dies.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Emptiness

Where there is nothing in mind,
the greatest power is there to see;
Where we find nothing we are truly at one,
one and nothing have equality.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Enjoy the ride

Should you be high or low,
you will always remain in Tao;
There is no need to hold on either way,
as if going up hill and not down.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Just go with it

Our viewpoints are relative see?
Tao has no intention just play;
Extremes in our mind are waves on the lake,
and just our nature sway.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

See unity

Though we are part of Tao,
we can act as the worst kind of fake;
Seeing your breath does not help the wind,
let a swamp in your mind be a lake.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Can I explain?

Right there when you are within,
unapparent when you try to hold on;
Do not let another attempt to explain,
their moving lips are admission its gone.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Escape split-mind

It is all that is and is not,
no concept or attempt to be got;
We can only grasp nothing is there,
as a clock can not tick on a tock.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

How can I know it?

Know by not knowing, Wu know,
See by not seeing, Wu see;
Only in admitting knowing is dual,
can you be without trying to be.

Friday, 1 January 2010

What is it I seek?

It is outside of knowing,
and is simply right there;
so obvious it is,
too simple to bear.