Sunday, September 26, 2010

neo-buddhism ;-)

Everything is Enlightenment, Enlightenment is Everything.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Consciousness is not aware OF the universe;

Consciousness is aware AS the universe.

--- Steven Norquist

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"pure functioning"

We know it eternally. It is the background not only of thought---as Maharshi told us---but of every act of living.--- Wei Wu Wei

It is too clear and so it is hard to see.

A dunce once searched for a fire with a lighted lantern.

Had he known what fire was,

He could have cooked his rice much sooner.

--- Mumon

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Being is knowing, knowing is being.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


What I'm pointing to

is "the actual"---

absolute "isness"

here and now.

Is there anything else?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

"there is nothing wrong with you at all"

We are "too close" to our basic nature

to see it as something clear cut,

and so,

"following the Tao"

is the art

of feeling our way "into"

or feeling "the embrace of"

this by-itself-so

nature that we are.

--- Alan Watts (paraphrased)

Friday, September 17, 2010

"Do this, and you'll get that!"

There's no guarantee

in the phenomenal world

- except change.

--- Wayne Liquorman

Monday, September 13, 2010

No thing exists. --- Hui Neng

"What IS" is not a thing(object) to have qualities of any sort.

It NEVER is.

But sometimes, "we" perceive/conceive "it" to be some such thing.

That's okay.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wiggles of the world unite!

You have nothing to lose

but your names.

--- Alan Watts

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It is always NOW o'clock. --- Suzanne Foxton

Reality itself

Is neither mental nor spiritual,

Nor any other concept

That we can have of it.

Reality is simply

The present moment.

--- Alan Watts

Friday, September 3, 2010

The way you can go, isn't the real way. --- Ursula LeGuin

What IS, IS - already, always.

This indicates that at the level of ISNESS,

"we" have NO power or responsibility,

and thus, may be relieved

of the duty to BE.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Apperceiving that there is nothing to perceive is deliverance. --- Hui Hai

It takes "time" for "us"

to perceive or conceive

of any "thing."

Thus, there IS no "thing"

that "we" need to know,

in order to BE



People think

they're searching for something,

but there isn't.