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To be able to play a musical instrument well, along with technical skill, it requires ABOVE ALL, a formidable unforced yet swift and alert attention.
Not only that Music asks for heeding and hearing each and every Instant as if it was new, but it demands the impossible: namely, to be aware of tones which go in fractions of seconds…
I repeat: not seconds but fractions of seconds.
Imagine you being compelled to find order and right relation between those tones in that intense velocity. AND YET… If I make an analogy, one needs that incredible sensitivity, inner sharpness and rest when it comes to “outwitting” and de-conditioning the obsolete mind…
Only in that unspeakable speed can we deal with mind in all its insidious entitlements:
Thought, name, time, corporeity, memory, experience…
2014/10/03 Leave a comment
One must totally die to find what love is. And to go into this question of what is death, what lies beyond death, whether there is reincarnation, whether there is resurrection, you follow, all that, becomes rather meaningless if you don’ t know how to live. If the human being knows how to live in this world without conflict then death has quite a different meaning.
– J Krishnamurti
Without death, no life. Without death, no love. Although we consider It the ultimate Evil, Death may be highest good. The secret door to renewal. I won’t say let’s die now – it may be too harsh on our Ego – I will simply say, let’s renew ourselves…
Neither Heraclitus, Plato or Socrates or whoever great man, can help and guide us through this tremendous undertaking: psychological Death. Each of us is on his own to find out.
Death: the cessation of direction, of memory, of thought, of ideal…
“Are you aware of the significance of your words here?” – he asked.
To die is an act of totality. Even “significance” has to go, if we are to take on this huge challenge.
Man´s worst fear, is the loss of his identity, which equates the loss of his ubiquitous “significance”…Significance – meaning belief, meaning psychological security…Nobody wants to risk and jeopardize the Supreme Sense we have built through Millennia…- the very Idea of who or what we think we are…
We do not therefore fear Death, but – of course – the cessation of our ideas and projections, about what we term as Life and Death…
As long as we take “Love” as an outcome of our all too human projection, we will neither live nor love.
2013/12/10 3 Comments
For most people, “Wholeness” is a mere futile concept, like music for the deaf. They are “deaf” to reality insofar as they take thought for Life.
Thinking – as we know it – cannot consequently grasp “Wholeness”. We can´t heal unless we question and eventually give up thought-identity.
Insanely difficult…- as this is our most precious heritage – our very Identity is and
stems directly from Thinking.
I don’t know what you mean by “give up thought.” Have you experienced this?
I write only about things I have directly experienced.
Most assuredly, I have always wondered what it was meant by “Learn to die before you die”. I have lately understood: it is for sure the greatest challenge for man – to give up the false ego – that is, the wrong immemorial identification with THOUGHT! Thought is with other words, the “me”- identity which is so treacherously opposed to the totality of Life.
TO GIVE UP THE THOUGHT-MADE IDENTITY… – it is not less than a heroic act of courage as I come to realize that Thought has eventually nothing to do with Life…Thought is the greatest barrier to know Reality. In fact, ultimately, I see thinking as the worst disease invented by man, to defend himself from The Wholeness of Reality.
Yes…Thought which is self-imposed psychological Time – our shield defending us from directly experiencing Life.
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.
2013/12/07 10 Comments
What is the root of dualism?
Who created this seemingly insurmountable schism?
I’m wondering. What if there is no difference between (what we call) life and (what we call) death? What if there aren’t two ‘things’? Why don’t we say things like, “This day I set before you birth and life, chose birth.”?
What if it’s not about consequence? Or not even about sequence? [The root of this word takes invented time as a given. I do not.]
Seriously. I don’t want to morph this into a religious inquiry or discussion. But maybe somebody can help me here. Heck, let’s posit THE Creator…and just for the sake of discussion, let’s call it-him-her (capital G) God (it seems like a lot of people do, so I’ll go with that).
From just about everything I’ve EVER heard from the Creator-God People, there was “nothing”…then God spoke. As the direct result of this speaking, the world as we know it came into being. Here’s where I have a problem. If there was nothing, then God made ‘everything’, isn’t everything God? And if not, then from where did the stuff that is not-God come?
– “Thought is psychological Time which keeps us away from the Divine.” — JM
I THINK I understand what you’re saying about thought here. And I think I concur . . . kind of.
How can it be possible to be a part of an Incomprehensible Vastness of Being and be separated from it.
And how is it that WE create anything? Don’t we just twist what already is?
I don’t think it is possible to be kept away from the Divine.
But maybe that’s what I get for thinking.
Thanks. And please set me straight.
Before I venture to give some kind of answer, I want to make it clear that I am not indulging in vapid and arbitrary speculation, even if what I am going to say may seem nonsensical.
I am only interested in things which bring a real benefit, something with a DIRECT BEARING in real life. Something which sheds some light AS TO WHO WE TRULY ARE in a “meta-historical” perspective. I claim that only this kind of thorough “metaphysical” understanding as to the mechanics of Life, can free us from Illusion.
What is the root of dualism?
Who created this seemingly insurmountable schism?
Let´s take it this way:
Does anything as such ultimately exist? Is this world and our existence in it real?…
What if Creation as we know it in this dimension never took place…- but eventually it´s some kind of will-o´-the-wisp that each of one secretly creates?
Has God the Almighty ever created this world? The baffling answer is No.
Love can not create its opposite. Love has never created duality, nor any schism.
Why should it, after all…?
Once, eons “ago”, as we were all part of the blissful One, one fearful thought occurred within God´s mind:
What if it all could be `different´ ?
This very thought triggered instantly the beginning of it all. Big Bang – the beginning of Separation. Of light and darkness. Fear and Love. In short – Duality.
So a “difference” can exist only inside the idea of duality, quite obvious. If there was no duality, there wouldn´t be a definite “you” or “me”. There would be no sequence or consequence either. No Creator and not anything “created”.
It´s funny, but there is only God, and what separates us from “him” or “her” IS IN ACTUAL FACT – A THOUGHT.
A thought which we take for real and that we maintain in every second. An insane thought
which dreams itself superior than the Creator, which competes and challenges Him, which in its striking arrogance believes it can create another “more real” REALITY than God´s…:)
Can you see this clearly?…
Look around you. What are people ultimately trying to achieve? A projection of this Initial Thought in every thinkable and unthinkable way:
“I am someone special, I am creating myself, my future, a position – I compete, I struggle hard with anyone for what is “mine” – my family, my kids, my country. Mine, mine, mine.”
This underlying Thought is pure insanity as it is not capable to outwit God, but in order to show its “supremacy” creates exactly what God is not: sickness, aggression, lack, war, chaos, disaster, calamities…- you name it.
This Thought is the so-called Ego. It is Separation. Fear. Guilt. Punishment. Suffering.
Now it´s easily understandable that Ego in its lunacy considers thus failure in all
variations – sickness, loss, crime, suffering, calamity of all kinds -, as his greatest success.
He tries hard to enact what God is not…
Can it be so immensely simple and yet unfathomable?…YES. This is the whole deal.
Now you understand that we are just one Thought away from True Life.
But don´t underestimate this Thought…It kills you if you question its “supremacy”.
It does everything to deny its agenda. This “thought” is what usually goes for Satan.
Yet, the truth is that this Ego-thought is nothing but a Cosmic Fraud, an existential misconception, an impotent echo of what God is. It is a no one in the true scheme of eternity.
This Thought of Separation has created Time, Distance, birth and death, “you” and “me”..
In reality there has never been any cleavage, but everything is Joy, Love and
Glory. Life in its mighty bliss – the Light of all lights.
If you manage to see through and let go of this Thought, – which must be said, is a frightening combat, consisting of unimaginable and uncanny trials – The Initial Light will shine in all its Splendor now.
In that light and presence, nothing needs be done, as everything is “done”, because being It you are perfect and complete.
- Union with the Uncreated – healing from Thought and Separation (julienmatei.com)
2013/11/30 9 Comments