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2013/02/23 2 Comments
Patience can be just another ego´s word for resistance
Learn to lose all battles
It´s not about being positive or negative
Life is neither slow nor fast…
This or that exists only in your mind
Time is the figment of imagination
So stop creating time by trying to be one thing or another
2012/12/13 8 Comments
You are really on your own. Just you and Life.
There is nowhere to go, no one is
really waiting for you, no one caring, cause nobody
really loves you, as they are all deluded,
they only love what you represent for them.
This insight hurts like hell; only your courage
to dispassionately grasp your own solitude is the ticket
to healing and to unalterable peace within.
Confronting Sorrow heals you from sorrow.
Know that there is only you Now,
there is no such thing as “later”:
Postponing will but enhance illusion,
your issues and your self-deceit.
If you are to understand this, this has to happen Now,
this very second.
If you don´t, you will eternally indulge in excuses,
continuing with the same silly and nonsensical
mental and emotional escape-patterns.
- Love needs no future – it loves now (julienmatei.com)
2012/12/04 6 Comments
All of us do only think. There’s no real knowing. To see the unknown is a great task. Not seeing seems to be much easier than seeing. It takes a lot of courage to see, since our society always urges us to wear some extremely dark sunglasses.
To not know is a great task. Or no task. But no task is impossible for an individual to have. Knowing is mind. Still there is knowing, which is a miracle. Pure reflection of seeing what is. Second to knowing there is thinking of knowing, which is belief in form of doubt. When you see you see and apart from that you just exist without belief. To just exist as one with all you have to vanish completely, and then lose your perception. Still there will be a process, but no memory. No one to enlighten directly from that no-state.
You know if you know. Otherwise you think.
Of course there is no knowledge in thought, as thought is mere projection of the fearful mind.
Let´s put it like this: The Unknown sees you, and when you allow to be seen, you see the seeing…This can happen only when mind is peaceful and “un-moving”- like the stillness of the lake mirroing the pure sky.
You see, that is very hard to swallow this, but what we call “society” is our own resistance and fear to abandon illusion.
Society as such, can exist ONLY within our inward illusion, society is indeed a sum of illusions, mine and yours…Once we start letting go of and seeing illusion as illusion, we can feel horrendous loneliness…as what is left…? We have built our whole life on a terrible misunderstanding…It hurts to fully realize that, it feels like we are left with nothing.
That´s why most humans don´t dare leaving the false, as the false connects and binds them.. This is their sense of security, being false but together… To face this utter loneliness requires huge courage as you start questioning the collective deception. As you know, if you deprive people of illusion they will react fiercely, feeling threatened…and consider you being odd, crazy or whatever…Generally they don´t like the individuals who go against the current.
Not fearing solitude is the beginning of the death of illusion, and then only,
The Unknown can make itself “known” to us.
2012/11/21 9 Comments
John Archer says:
To experience and appreciate the “life force” within our breath is the greatest source of personal peace, because living within the conscious feeling of this power will tame our wandering mind and allow us to be who we really are – our true self – in peace and love.
The gift of breath is everything – the beginning and end of human life. This is not something to be taken for granted, but is a reason, every moment of our life, to feel appreciation and infinite gratitude.
Those who are motivated from the longing and thirst within, will find the way – it is their destiny.
This is a life long journey and we have this whole life to practice. The results DO come but perseverance is the key.
All dreams come true – in their own time.
What you say here is apt and true.
It is not my intent to be “picky”, there are some small details I would like to shed some light on.
You say :
This power (life force) will tame our wandering mind.
Who is taming who here? Can we successfully control, attempting to “tame” this wandering mind, and think that our endeavour will have any real effect…?
Of course, we can tame it for a while, we can kind of try to turn the mind numb or make it pliable through different methods – orthodox or less orthodox…Like breathing, meditation, deep reflection, or through alcohol, drugs or whatever kind of addiction.
The very endeavour to tame, enhances the already inherent dichotomy of the mind. Our intent, that is, the very act of taming, creates in this case even more inner conflict, can you see this…?
I am not so sure that “those who are motivated from the longing and thirst within, will find the way”. Give it a thought:
Who is thirsty and longing within us…? Who “finds” the way…? The way from “where” to “what”…?
Can you see that the very longing and thirsting entity is Mind itself…? That its dichotomy separates the longing from the “longed-for”, the witness from the witnessed…?
Mind is the outcome of duality, so how can mind ever grasp anything real, as long as it remains in the domain of the dual…?
Further on you say:
“This is a life long journey and we have this whole life to practice.”
Of course it sounds seemingly true. But the thing is that if we have “the whole life to practice”
it means that we also have time to procrastinate.
When we know “we have time” we perpetually escape the very problem – mind – postponing it sometime in the future…But bad news…Future doesn´t really exist…as future is another side of Now…
If we have “time” it means that we indulge in self-complacency, avoiding the real problem NOW. After all that is what most people do, hoping time solves anything…It doesn´t. We ascribe Time
a significance it doesn´t have…
TIME EXISTS AS A WAY OF ESCAPING THE REAL PROBLEM. Time is escaping our sorrow.
The so-called results must – again – be felt now, when we have the guts to stay with the problem.
Perseverance is many times another word for resistance, projection and refusal to face and confront the most flagrant problem – our mind.
Let me know if these words reach out to you!
- Love needs no future – it loves now (julienmatei.com)
2012/11/20 2 Comments
It all comes down to this:
The attention I speak about is not the kind of deliberate focus generated by a specific interest. I am paying attention to you cause I have a purpose to achieve with you, I am paying attention to something because that is beneficial to me, in short, whenever I am paying attention due to whatever reason, that is not attention. That is conditioning. That is limiting choice. Hypocrisy. Annoying “self-improvement”…
ATTENTION, real attention is non-deliberateness. It is perfect watchfulness with no particular reason.
I am aware that this is very hard for the common Western mind to grasp, as this would be easily mixed up with idleness. But it has nothing to do with neither sloth or passivity.
Attention is purposeless but active awareness. It follows swiftly and effortlessly every subtle inner or outer movement, as its pulse is The Moment.
This is maybe hard to get, but attention is the space between a moment and the other.
It is non-identification, it is non-interest, non-attachment, “The Void” of perfect quietness.
ATTENTION DOESN´T THINK, ATTENTION WATCHES. Only our mind thinks, and never watches.
Can you get this…?
Attention is not a graspable thought, as thought is whim and self-complacency. Attention is this Now, this actual movement, Attention is your eyes reading this. Hopefully without misinterpreting me…
THE MIND IS A BAD INTERPRETER!
Our mind is in a continuous state of inner turmoil due to ceaseless thinking, and that is why
it is not capable of any accurate perception.
Our mind is caught in its sickening illusion – whatever it touches, it contaminates.
The moment the mind understands its hopeless predicament, it´s the arising of Attention.
Only this delicate but sharp and penetrating Attention can question the mind.
Only this effortless Watchfulness can dispassionately see and discern the suffering and the madness of our graceless, depraved Mind today.
UNWAVERING ATTENTION NOW IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF LOVE.
Only this disinterested and dispassionate Attention can see Love. And Love is not about “self-improvement”,
progress or “becoming”. Perfection needs no fixing. Love – like Attention – doesn´t need “to grow”. .
Yes my friend, Love is the glorious now-twinkling of your eye.
2012/11/11 Leave a comment
Says Aaron Asphar:
One of the most radical, liberating moves you can make right now is to fully grasp and recognize this truth: taking anything personally always binds you to an illusion. To overcome this illusion is self-overcoming – it is overcoming ego and unconsciousness, turning it back into free, untrammelled awareness. Nothing in the universe is just about you - how can it be? Which ‘you’? You are the total outcome of a universe of forces, perceived by mind as an entity. You are this universe. Your existence as a discrete entity is a figment of mind, an abstraction from all experience.
2012/11/11 6 Comments
“We could all answer to the same name.”
Does this imply “God,” whatever that may mean? Just curious!
Let ‘s leave out God for a change.
Utterly speaking there is no such thing as “implication” – implication doesn’t exist as everything is already implied. Being is implicit, “to be not” doesn’t exist in Being’s mind. On “that” level there are no differences.
The “differences” exist as the outcome of our mind, and due to these so-called differences, names, categories and definitions arise. For a certain name to exist, it needs something “different” to differentiate itself from. This differentiating means category. Categories entail that certain things exist and others do not…Likewise, for name to exist it means that something is, and something “is not “. Again, Name is denomination – it denominates something existing from something “non-existing”…
Only when we grasp that non-existing is a mere concept for mind to function,
that non-existence doesn’t really exist in reality, then we comprehend that everything is intertwined, similar, undifferentiated and simultaneous.
Strange isn´t it?…But you know that I don´t indulge in nonsensical concepts…
So our real name is Sameness. Sameness Paul, Sameness Julien…That’s funny: at a deep ontological level,
we can be whoever, wherever, all in one… – constantly sharing the same Name. This sameness – or name-ness, is both individual and collective and neither nor…
Does it make any sense to you?
2012/11/09 2 Comments
This post is written by http://imranahmedjafri.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/life-is-a-koan/
Life is a Koan….!!!
This question seems nonsensical, but this is only so when measured against the linear logical requirements of society. The question is intended to open the initiated mind to possibilities beyond the rational. It is also designed to awaken the possibility that spiritual answers require a different mode of thought.
The Koan is “What is the sound of one hand?” Of course, in terms of the conventional world there can be no sound from a single hand. Sound logically needs two hands clapping. However, the question presumes that one hand clapping has already created a sound and that it can be heard. The question is not about sound or hands clapping, although this is quite conceivable within the literal context. The question is rather about hearing the impossible, which is only termed impossible within the framework of conventional reality.
The protagonist is therefore pressing and encouraging a criticism of ordinary reality and to force the mind into other areas of understanding. The purpose of a Koan is to open the mind and perception to the truth. Koans are questions or riddles designed as instruments to the discerning mind in finding the truth behind the everyday images of reality.
How do Koans function?
Koans are not rational questions with final linear conclusions. They are especially designed for one purpose; this purpose is to open the mind that has been closed by habitual responses to the world and reality. They promote out of the box thinking which is much beyond the traditional approach in its scope and purpose both.
Our perception of the world is clouded by, first, the habitual responses that we are taught by society and secondly, by the habit-forming creation of our own selves or ego’s. In everyday life and through societal education, we develop ideas about reality and possibilities that our peers verify. We accept these “laws” as immutable on the basis of their habitual occurrence and certification by society.
For example, scientific authorities state that there is a law of gravity and that time is linear and proceeds from one second to the next. These “truths” are supported and bolstered by schools, society and our peers until they become unquestionable fact. This also applies to our ideas of human personality and of us. Change then becomes an almost impossible task within the framework of conventional society.
The purpose of Koans is to upset or dislocate the mind from these habitual ideas of reality and open the mind to the other possibilities and, eventually, knowledge of reality. At its most elementary stage the Koan is intended to question what we take for commonplace reality and to question that which is seen to be logically impossible. It is the best way to prepare for spiritual reality that transcends or goes beyond ordinary logical knowledge.
Some more story like examples:-
A Shorter Line
One day Akbar drew a line with his royal hand on the floor of the open court and told his wise men that if they wanted to keep their jobs they must make the line shorter without touching any part of it.Wise man after wise man approached and stood staring at the puzzle, but they were unable to solve the problem.Finally Birbal stepped forward and drew a longer line next to the first one, without touching the first line.Everyone in the court looks at it and agreed. The first line was definitely shorter.
The Value of Education
Nasreddin had a leaky ferry-boat, and used it to row people across the river. One day his passenger was a fussy schoolteacher, and on the way across he decided to give Nasreddin a test and see how much he knew.
“Tell me, Nasreddin, what are eight sixes?”
“I’ve no idea.”
“How do you spell magnificence?”
“Didn’t you study anything at school?”
“In that case, half your life is lost.”
Just then a fierce storm blew up, and the boat began to sink.
“Tell me, schoolteacher,” said Nasreddin. “Did you ever learn to swim?”
“In that case, your whole life is lost.”
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