Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Daily Meditation:

The seeker is the found, the found is the seeker - as soon as it is apperceived that there is no time. 'Posthumous Pieces' by Wei Wu Wei
I had to look up apperceived. It said something about knowing or perceiving based upon past experience. So first we come to realize that time does not exist. Like the movie Deja Vu. Time continues in a stream but everything has already happened, is happening, and will happen all at once and together. This reminds of when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Just as the student seeks (or more likely they have given up the seeking) so too does the teacher. Finding each other their seeking is fulfilled and known.
Wondering about the nature of enlightenment. I was reading the koans from yesterday. They refer often to enlightenment. Folks studying for years. A single act, a simple statement and they achieve enlightenment. Granted it is not something that can be understood. Enlightenment they say can not be explained. I think it is something that changes within a person and understanding of the self and the universe occurs. Why think on these things?
It has been a good few days. It is really generally very peaceful. I know there are things I desire and yet I do not feel a need to pursue. It is like giving up the chase. Just relax and let things happen. It is easy to get caught up in wanting and needing and seeking and doing. It overwhelms. I want, I need. We all do. It is in the letting go of those things that the mind quiets and calmness comes into living and peaceful resolve occurs.

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