mind waves

 

“Because we enjoy all aspects of life as an unfolding of big mind, we do not care for any excessive joy. So we have imperturbable composure.”

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My Comment

This transcript of a dharma talk by the Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki is one of my favorites because it is so simple and down to earth. And yet it is food for much deep contemplation. Enjoy!

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the diamond state – vajra

RedGoldVajra

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I first posted this in August of 2014. Now is a good time to remind myself of it again.

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The Sanskrit word “vajra” entered into my consciousness a few days ago accompanied by a vision of a male figure sitting cross-legged inside a diamond-shaped geometric structure standing on end in space. The energy quality of the vision and of the structure with the man inside correspond with the character of the Vajra described below. Continue reading

what are you after?


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My Comment:

I have studied the following passage from a dialog between Nisargadatta and a visitor many times over the years and it never fails to astonish me. The view that Nisargadatta expounds here completely eliminates the very foundation for all conventional understanding of life as our cultures see it. Food essence contains the essence of consciousness: “Is not the body the essence of food and is not consciousness the nature of the essence of food?”  I have come to understand that consciousness arises spontaneously when the conditions are suitable – which means that a ‘food body’ has developed that is sophisticated enough to allow for the function of ‘seeing’ to occur. Biology, at a certain level of differentiation spontaneously begins to reflect ‘this’ to ‘itself’ – which are both the same thing. Continue reading

that incommunicable mystery

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…the whole of you, must be at the same level,

at the same time, with the same intensity…

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Krishnamurti:

In the secret recesses of the mind, truth has been pushed aside by symbols, words, images; in them there is no mystery, they are the churnings of thought. In knowledge and its action there is wonder, appreciation and delight. But mystery is quite another thing. It is not an experience, to be recognized, stored up and remembered. Experience is the death of that incommunicable mystery; to communicate you need a word, a gesture, a look, but to be in communion with that, the mind, the whole of you, must be at the same level, at the same time, with the same intensity as that which is called mysterious. This is love. With this the whole mystery of the universe is open.

Krishnamurti’s Journal, April 10, 1975

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the animating principle

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Listening to a short podcast by Gangaji, she talks about “the animating principle … that all bodies are in.” “The location in the body can never give you the freedom that you are really yearning for. It’s discovering yourself as what the body is in – as the animating principle itself – that all bodies are in, all form, all life. Then you discover true freedom.” Continue reading