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“It is difficult to define oneself without thinking in terms of separation from a whole. If living an ego-less life means merging with others, then the collective consciousness as a ‘whole’ has to thus change as well. We are living in an age where the collective consciousness – the whole – has been replicated and replaced with a collective goal: Success.
Change occurs only when we understand the intrinsic nature of thought.
Where there is thinking, there is consequently separation. Strife. Competition.
Thought is the outcome of all yesterdays, that is, the constant reinforcing of past Experience. Experience is the derivative of Fear. Fear in its turn perpetuates itself through obsessively entertaining and struggling to enhance a false center: the separate ego.
Thinking creates the illusion of the separate ego. Thinking, basically is invariably defending its dreamed boundary: MINE.
Look at the relation between Mine, Fear, and Success.
What we term as “success” is intimately associated with a horrid misunderstanding, as it stems from and overstates the idea of conflict between me and you.
Can you see that “mine” and “me” is the beginning of suffering, and that basically ME – the separate ego – directly warrants my right to defend my fear? My suffering, my depression, my aggressiveness, my right to use violence against “you”.
As Love to me is just another side of fear, Fear is thus my God.
Yes…I am entitled to be violent against you as long as I defend my success – my distinct limit -, even if that means relinquishing you. Ultimately, I have the right to relinquish myself too, as long as I equate fear with success.
Can you finally tell me where this “me” and “mine” starts and ends?…
Is there a separate “me” without “you”, other than in the fabric of my illusion?
I call myself “me”, but you call me “you”… – really, at what point do I become “me” and when am I “you”?
2013/12/09 1 Comment
Life is never one-sided.
But our thought is. Likewise our perception of ourselves and everything around us.
That´s the main problem of thinking basically: I choose “this”, on the expense of “that”.
We can´t imagine that a thing is both “this and that”…
Our choice is uncritically taken as the only valid assumption. Meaning that we inertially take our deliberate option as “The Thing”. It is clear that whatever we observe is biased by our ingrained one-sidedness.
Either you are a scientist, or a poet. To be a poet and a scientist doesn´t make you a reliable professional.
If I as a musician paint, compose or write and have scientific interests besides, turns me automatically into a suspicious character.
Stupidity consists of many things, but in this context, stupidity is always one-sided.
In fact, the beginning of stupidity is to be found in the shameless presumption of “either-or”. Either down or up. Stay or go. Christian or Buddhist. The list can continue interminably…
Truth of the matter is that we are irrevocably stuck in either-or and neither-nor.
In vapid concepts. Language too, may be our curse.
Most assuredly, an apple is not a pear, of course, a man is not a woman.
The problem is that thinking suspends the Natural Unity of Life – it sees the apple totally separated from the pear, the child from the “grown-up”, the woman from man.
With other words, another insidious side of stupidity is to be stuck in category-thinking. Further on – and this is the most scary characteristic for most people:
STUPIDITY SEES NO RELATION BETWEEN THINGS.
This falling short of seeing things in intrinsic relation is appalling. It is actually our doom.
SEEING THINGS DISTINCTIVELY SEPARATED IS PURE INSANITY.
We are supposed to mount but not descend, win and never lose, act obsessively without relaxing, go away but never come back.
The worst outcome of this delirious misconception is Progress – as in economic growth.
Growth can also mean tumor. Isn´it obvious? – We have totally bought ourselves into maintaining and fueling disease. Everybody with common sense sees the relation between economic growth and sickness – growth as a rampant bloating of fragmentation and disunity.
“Day-living” is our only zany answer. Night – as a metaphor for Mystery and Unknowing, the zone where our definitions are invalid – scares us. Too spooky. Too uncontrollable.
This stupid idea of separateness has turned our life into an unbearable and absurd wasteland. In the absence of the Ineffable – the Wholeness of Being – and due to becoming explicitly rational, human relations have been ruined: man has become woman´s worst foe, and woman man´s worst nightmare.
Not being able to relax and come back to themselves, people live in total agony. Not being IN RELATION to anything, they cut themselves off from any reasonable living.
Lonely wretched strangers going nowhere.
Everything falls back to a wrong perception of Life.
Namely, THE ONE-SIDEDNESS OF THOUGHT, which breeds Separation, Fragmentation and Lack of Relation.
Fragmentation is the sickness of the Soul.
The enormously stupid and baleful assumption that Life is Separation is our death sentence.
There is not much of an option. We have to renounce this disastrous delusion and heal, embracing Wholeness.
Everything is in vivid relation to everything.
2013/10/23 1 Comment
“What do you think? Are long-term friendships, marriages and other such possible?
What is the key to making them work?”
I am being really honest here, I don´t know why “marriage” was invented at all. My mother in her moments of lucidity admits that “marriage is like a barrel: on the top honey, underneath shit.” Really, the marital institution doesn´t rhyme at all with life´s natural course.
It is an affront against common sense.
I have seen all too many examples: married couples remaining together due to fear and habit, due to a false sense of security, often, due to sheer cowardice. Of course, my words would surely be found offensive by all traditionalists, but I simply don´t care.
Why love a single person throughout your life…?
This sounds utopian, but If we had a sane and healthy community where Truth and Emotional Nearness would prevail, we wouldn´t make such an unnatural and crazy commitment to a single person. We would naturally love, enjoy and take care of each other, without written contracts or stupid egotic boundaries.
Everyone knows this, but they all refuse to acknowledge:
MAN IS NOT CREATED TO BE MONOGAMOUS…
EGO IS THE ROOT TO ALL EVIL and marriage is the institution where Ego and Separation is promulgated by law…
Marriage is where all violence, bigotry and conflict arises: “us against them”…My family, my clan, my nation…-ego, ego, ego…
As long as man restricts himself to live in the narrow limits of his ego, married or
not married, he will turn this life into hell.
2013/10/08 1 Comment
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means
‘I am what I am because of who we all are‘.
“If I was to practice ubuntu, every parasite in my community would exploit,
abuse and misuse me.”
I HAVE BEEN CONFRONTED WITH THIS MYSELF, so I will not be playing with
words here, for the sake of indulging in inane sophistry.
The question is this:
Who wants really to abuse and misuse you?
Let´s take a look:
Who is the parasite?…
WHAT turns him into a parasite? Why is he obsessively reinforcing this behaviour?
Is he the torturer or the victim? Or both…?
You say: “I aspire to ubuntu, but I have strict boundaries.”
Isnt it so? Everyone who aspires has strict boundaries.
If you aspire to ubuntu, – in fact, to anything – you create a distance between you and that very “ideal”. You aspire, it means you are not there; as long as you act according to an agenda, you have to defend this “aspiring” CREATING STRICT BOUNDARIES.
Can you see the inherent conflict? Defending yourself from whoever, creates conflict,
as you defend your ideal, your right to become something. You are defending an
imaginary virtue – YOUR IDEA. In this case, your idea of Ubuntu.
Conflict is created by the Ideal itself. IDEAL IS IDEA!
Our so-called virtue, our very aspiring is the Parasite we are not willing to acknowledge.
Where there is conflict, becoming and aspiring, inherently we will find this awful Parasite…
It is within you, within us all…
Where there is Ideal, there is aspiration, separation, there is struggling, there is parasitism.
Love does never need “to become”…Love does not need an agenda as where
there is Love, everything is enacted naturally..
Wherever there is Love, there is Ubuntu.
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