keeping quiet – Neruda

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Keeping Quiet

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still
for once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.

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uncarved wood – pu

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Uncarved wood

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Pu is a Chinese word meaning “unworked wood; inherent quality; simple” that was an early Daoist metaphor for the natural state of humanity, and relates with the Daoist keyword ziran (literally “self so”) “natural; spontaneous”.

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Return To The Simplicity Of The Uncarved Block

The uncarved block is who we are at our core, the essence of our being. It is our pure self, our original state of being before it is shaped by various life processes. Returning to the simplicity of the uncarved block means returning to a wholeness that may currently be missing in our life. It is a place of referral we can access to guide our current experiences and choices.

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a fabricated center

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My Comment:

There must be a center as “I”, the “me”  in order to take delivery of receiving. The “me” is the construct that has been fabricated by consciousness and then taken to be a fact. Actually it is not. The “me” wants to secure its existence by storing all impressions in memory, holding them in order to analyze what happened so as to prepare for what might happen in the “future”.  Continue reading

explosive in its immensity

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Chefchaouen-Rif-mountains

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Krishnamurti:

It was a beautiful day, a cloudless day, a day of shadows and light; after the heavy rains the sun shone in a clear, limpid blue sky. The mountains, with their snow, were very close, one could almost touch them; they stood out sharply against the sky. The bright brilliant meadows were sparkling in the sun, every blade of grass did a dance of its own and the leaves were heavier in their movement. Continue reading

ancestors

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ancestor = Middle English: from Old French ancestre, from Latin antecessor, from antecedere, from ante ‘before’ + cedere ‘go’.

Zen Master Hongzhi:

Return to the Source and Serve the Ancestors

Those who produce descendants are called ancestors. Where the stream emerges is called the source. Continue reading