Zen and the Mirror of All Encounters

Zen fools around with “language”  Do not take literally each word.  You really have to take the words you read apart, turn them upside down and inside out…that is Zen Mind.

Zen clears the mind of division.  IT tells us to look at everything and anything, including people, the actions of people as a dream…a delusion.  There is no inside or outside.  Inside and outside are part of the One.  Zen works a lot with deciphering language and feeling present moment as it is.  When we do not talk we can discern more clearly our self deceptions.  Who is the ONE watching?

It is the Universal One looking at itself.  Let us say it is the Mirror of All Encounters 🙂

Jane

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

3 Responses to Zen and the Mirror of All Encounters

  1. livvy1234 says:

    There is relief in dying to oneself over and over again. Each time we awaken from the anesthesia forced upon on us by the wasteland we get a glimpse of enlightment. Each of us are operating through our mental ego. We must study our minds carefully; watch our reactions, emotions arising and crazy thoughts. The more we do this, the clearer we become. Letting go of “garbage bin” mind requires the tools of concentration, patience, mindfulness, generosity, and tenacity. Each of has the toolbox full of tools that will help us let go of our conditioned responses. Dying to each moment requires us to practice looking at everything we see, events we are involved with – as bubbles, sea foam, a bird flying through a cloud. When we hold on to everything we do and see, we suffer terribly. Everytime we let go of our beliefs of how things “ought to be,” we experience peace.

    “When we die, we will see the toys left behind and the shoes that have been dropped; the socks, the pants, the shirt and the underwear, the body, the emotions, and the thoughts; and last, before the bed, just discarded on the floor, all seperate sense of self.” (The Grace in Dying, Kathleen Dowling Singh p 279)

  2. julienmatei says:

    You know, I experienced such an unspeakable peace today – or shall I say – peace experienced me…?
    That was rather odd, it came out of the blue, from nowhere…It kind of felt that I was neither dead nor alive…but at the same time, so incredibly alive beyond conception…

    I wrote this: what remains when you no longer do or not do something…?

    What happens when you are the observer and the observed and neither of them…?

  3. livvy1234 says:

    Water is water; no matter what shape or form.
    The solidity of ice imagines itself to be its edges and density.
    Melting, it remembers;
    Evaporating, it ascends.

    Stephen Levine

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