Monday, June 28, 2010

"Open Secret"

The "Secret" that

is completely "Open"

cannot be told.

There is no (phenomenal) activity called "seeing."---Wei Wu Wei

The "eye" does NOT

see any "thing."


"Both" arise non-dually.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

a 'bridge' from dual to non

When everything

is Awareness,

you can't even

call it 'Awareness.'


We're using

a temporary language.


---Jeff Foster

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Realizing constant change - is Peace.

What is called 'experiencing'

goes on,

whether "we" get

involved in it

or not.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

what is this?

That something IS

Shows that it isn't

A "thing."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

neti, neti

ANYTHING,

"physical", "conceptual", or "experiential",

that

"you" can refer to

AS "IT"

is not

"IT"!

Monday, June 21, 2010

In Nineteen Plain Words

EVERYTHING COGNISED is just what is called 'mind',

And what is called 'mind' is just the cognising of everything.


Who done it? No Jack-in-the-box anywhere!

So what is there left to write about?


---Wei Wu Wei

Total Acceptance

Whatever is happening,

Whatever you're doing,

IS

Okay with God.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

attention < L. adtendere < tendere 'to stretch' (esp. the mind) + ad 'towards'

Evidently, what we call 'attention' is phenomenal, as such, a movement ex-tended in time and space. Wei Wu Wei tells us that "good and earnest people...practicing this and that...may become very worthy, even holy phenomena---but that is all, for phenomenalisation is one-way traffic. There is no such thing as noumenalisation."

I do not mean to discount the value of "attention"; only to "locate it" in its proper sphere. Wei Wu Wei continues:

"Nothing we do in a time-context could have any noumenal significance, let alone be what we think of as 'true' or 'real.' No positive gesture or concept could effect noumenality. All we say and all we do and feel is confined to our little dream-world."

"That is why the negative way alone can help us, since it negates the positive, whereby---every positive impulse and concept being negated, or 'emptied' as it is called--- our noumenality remains and is revealed."

Friday, June 18, 2010

"IS"

Whatever seems to be happening,

Wherever the attention lies,

That is what is happening,

And that is where it lies.


"You" can't get it "wrong".


---Suzanne Foxton

edgeless

What-we-ARE/What IS

being ALL that IS,

can neither be known

nor not known,

neither found

nor escaped.


So....?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"this ubiquitous non-object"

There only ever IS

whatever is.

Monday, June 14, 2010

refer (< L. re-, back + ferre, to bear)

The Final Understanding is not knowable, understandable.

You can't refer to "It."


All that can be referred to

is this dualistic universe.


---Wayne Liquorman

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nothing I say is the Truth.

Advaita is like a well constructed box

(meaning it's internally consistent),

but it's not connected to anything.


---Wayne Liquorman

Saturday, June 12, 2010

wisdom AND compassion (part two)

One day, Suzuki(Roshi) noticed a student who was sitting on a stone looking at a sunflower that was growing nearby. He went over and sat by her.

"What are you doing?"

"Meditating with the sunflower," she said. "It rotates with the sun."

Suzuki sat with her for a long time. That night he referred to his garden visit.


"Unless you get through to emptiness, you are not practicing. But if you stick to the idea of emptiness, you are not a Buddhist yet. Someone was sitting in front of a sunflower, watching the sunflower, a cup of sun - so I tried it too. It was wonderful! I felt the whole universe in the sunflower. That was my experience. Sunflower meditation. A wonderful confidence appeared. You can see the whole universe in a flower. If you say, "Oh this is a sunflower which doesn't really exist" (laughing), that is not our zazen practice."


---from "Crooked Cucumber, The Life and Zen Teaching of Sunryu Suzuki" by David Chadwick

Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Wisdom AND Compassion"

My view (Emptiness)

Is higher than the sky,

But

My attention to actions and their results

Is finer than flour.


---Guru Rinpoche

Saturday, June 5, 2010

tools

All the various teachings and spiritual paths are related to the different capacities of understanding that different individuals have.

There does not exist, from an absolute point of view, any teaching which is more perfect or effective than another.

A teaching's value lies solely in the inner awakening which an individual can arrive at through it.

If a person benefits from a given teaching, that teaching is the supreme path, because it is suited to his or her nature and capacities.

---Namkhai Norbu

Friday, June 4, 2010

natural mindfulness?

The omniscient Longchenpa has said, "You may recognize your own nature, but if you do not meditate and get used to it, you will be like a baby left on a battlefield: you'll be carried off by the enemy, the hostile army of your own thoughts!"

In general terms, meditation means BECOMING FAMILIAR with the state of resting in the primordial, uncontrived nature, through being spontaneously, naturally, constantly mindful. It means getting used to leaving the state of awareness alone, divested of all distraction and clinging.

---H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Three Words Striking the Vital Point by Garab Dorje

1)Insight - Apprehending naked Awareness directly !

2)Commitment - Decisively knowing that there exists nothing other than this naked Awareness !

3)Conduct - Continuing with confidence that whatever arises will self-liberate in and as naked Awareness !