the observer becomes the screen

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“When the observer becomes the screen only the Self remains.”

Ramana

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I seem to be a verb…

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Harvard gave R. Buckminster Fuller a gift beyond academics, his biographers say: a lifelong preoccupation with human welfare, and the social, technical, and economic problems that vex the modern age. “R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe,” a two-act monologue performed by A.R.T. veteran Thomas Derrah, explores the life and ideas of the inventor and futurist.

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I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.

R. Buckminster Fuller – I seem to be a verb (1970) 

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watch it take place

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Ram Dass:

“Learn how to honor your incarnation perfectly, so that you can be free through form. Not in spite of form. Most of us think we are only free when we break out of form, but while you’re in this incarnation there is no way out of form. You are in form. So the real question is how can you be free in form? I used to think real freedom came from the ability to not work, political freedom, external freedom in circumstance. Real freedom comes from the ability to be able to not identify with ones thoughts. To move through the entirety of everything you do in a day, and all of the emotions and practicalities, and yet you don’t identify with any of it and just watch it take place, as a dance.”

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the diamond state

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I first posted this in August of 2014, and this caught my attention again after I posted diamond heart a few days ago.

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vajra – the diamond state

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

smooth natural mind

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Nyu nan shin means a smooth, natural mind.”

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Shunryu Suzuki:

This naturalness is very difficult to explain. But if you can just sit and experience the actuality of nothingness in your practice, there is no need to explain. If it comes out of nothingness, whatever you do is natural, and that is true activity. You have the true joy of practice, the true joy of life in it.

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forget about yourself

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Shunryu Suzuki:

“So it is absolutely necessary for everyone to believe in nothing. But I do not mean voidness. There is something, but that something is something which is always prepared for taking some particular form, and it has some rules, or theory, or truth in its activity. This is called Buddha nature, or Buddha himself. When this existence is personified we call it Buddha; when we understand it as the ultimate truth we call it Dharma; and when we accept the truth and act as a part of the Buddha, or according to the theory, we call ourselves Sangha. But even though there are three Buddha forms, it is one existence which has no form or color, and it is always ready to take form and color. This is not just theory.

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