Saturday, December 02, 2006

Daily Mediation

By becoming attached to names and forms, not realising that they have no more basis than the activities of the mind itself, error rises and the way to emancipation is blocked. -Buddha
This is the seeing and the perceived. It is knowledge of things and not the reality of things. The perceived and the not seen. Interesting stuff. I am in wonder with the snow and sun these past days. It has been a blessing to have such a wonderful view with nature. Seeing the snow, the fog, the sunrise. Am I seeing those things right then in the moment. Being one of those. Right then with god. They exist because of me and I them.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

What you take in by visionary experience you must give out by love and intelligence in daily life. - Aldous Huxley
This is great. Peak experiences occur. They are what drives many of us to continue to seek and do the will of the creator. Those times of great vision are what makes the fulfillment of the journey. Even if it only once. That moment is everything. It is necessary for us to take that moment and apply to our daily lives. Take those lessons and share them every oppertunity. This is the why.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Daily Meditation:

What we know as 'life' is the analytical realization in the seriality of time of our eternal reality. - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei
I think we have looked at this meditation before in the not so recent past. How does one transcend this so called life and the movement we make through our perceived time?
I am ready for the things to come. I am open to changes and evolution. I am waiting. Action to take? Let me know, God. I am in the process of seeking and doing your will. Make me an instrument of thy peace. Make me a hollow bone. Flow through me. Let my life touch and do and be for those around me. That is all I know I can do today.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

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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.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Daily Meditation:

I have only one object in writing books: to demonstrate that there could not be anyone to do it. "The Tenth Man" by Wei Wu Wei
This is a strange meditation. I don't understand the context. My first inclination is to assuming he is saying that no one else could write what he has written. But then I think he is also saying that anyone could write it as they are universal truths known to everyone.
I do things that are uniquely me. My actions, my thoughts, my art. I can show others and teach what I know and those things become of that person. They know what I can. Preform actions similar to mine and yet create that from within them. In speaking the truth the sages say things that are known. Exposing a area previously unseen. Shining a light in a dark place to expose and enlighten.
The sages speak in a manner to be understood and also in a way not understood. The Buddhist koans. http://www.ashidakim.com/zenkoans/zenindex.html Understanding and yet confused.
I wonder now what it is that is to come. Knowing all is well and right with the world. No fear not anguish, no control. Free. It is waiting and preparing. Being ready again for life and living life fully in the meanwhile. Gaze outward. Gaze inward.
There is a peaceful calm really. It is like a burden has been lifted. The worry of not knowing is gone. Just acceptance of what ever to be is to be. I do hope this calm will last. It is pleasant. I can breathe easier. Removal of fear...