2015/03/23 2 Comments
2013/10/24 Leave a comment
Being a devoted Buddhist means denying your natural human instincts and desires
I am no Buddhist, but if you let yourself believe that Buddhism is about “denying your natural human instincts and desires” is a total misconception.
It´s most likely the fault of many deluded minds calling themselves “Buddhists”, who have promulgated this stupid misunderstanding.
Buddhism is not about denial. It´s about questioning the world of our senses, pointing to a Reality which is ever-present yet beyond time, thought and duality.
The essence of Buddhism – or for that matter, the essence of any true religion – is not to be found in Sutras, Bibles, or God knows what other holy books.
Reality doesn´t lend itself to words…It has nothing to do with Reason, it´s more a kind of feeling-less feeling…;)
Of course, my words may sound totally unsubstantiated, unless you experience it for yourself. It´s a hell of a work, or un-work…
Very few ever know it, if any…
2013/10/11 4 Comments
Although I’m rather suspicious concerning Osho I like his saying:
“You have to create your own path to your own temple.”
You are right to be suspicious about Osho. He was a big trickster.
The thing is that
Unless we learn to “think paradoxically” we don´t get the Truth.
The Path is neither personal nor impersonal – and at the same time it is both.
So how can something which is not “personal” be turned into “my own”…?
As long as you state “this is mine” you create differentiation, that is, conflict.
The path is nameless, the temple exists and exists not.
So is there a way to something which has no existence?…
2013/09/23 2 Comments
– Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
- Zen: NOTHINGNESS (heartflow2013.wordpress.com)
2012/12/08 5 Comments
“Life” is a concept.
We were never born.
We die like wind and live like water.
Our life is the eternal play of form…
There is this Zen story:
The disciple tells the master ” I do not exist”.
In that very second the master harshly punches
the young man in the face asking him:
Is this punch real or not…?
So I ask you now:
Who is writing these words and who is not…?
Who understands them?…
2012/11/13 15 Comments