live your lives in a very natural way – zen

 

From The Record of Master Linji

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Dear Friends,

The first part of this article consists of some short passages from a text by the Zen master Linji with my comments. The second part is Linji’s complete text of #11 in The Records of Master Linji. The passages that I comment on are the ones that caught my attention most strongly. Of course, as with any text from the sages, there are many pearls to be found throughout the text. My intention is to make this text more accessible for those readers who may not know of Linji.
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I Could Get Used to This…

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I had one of those exceptional dreams a while ago – the kind that when you “wake up” you realize that the dream was a real as where you are now.
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And hearing the view recently that the dream quality of experience is how emotions manifest into a dimension of their own (some call it the 4th dimension) – I let my senses linger with this particular dream vision/experience a few times during the day so as to let the quality solidify itself more deeply into the cells of my psycho-somatic organism.

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Into Thin Air

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We interface into this world out of nothing

Like a hand into the glove

We fit inside it like we were made for it

Made of it and we are but

We come from somewhere else

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Recognizing Awareness

 “The Instruction on Stillness, Occurrence, and Awareness in Mahamudra”

~Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912):

Stillness state of no thought.

Occurrence “when various kinds of thoughts arise”.

Awareness is being conscious of either of these states.

Being mindful of these two states, “you will come to understand the following vital point: Various feelings such as joy and sadness arise from your own mind and dissolve back into your own mind…”

And, “by looking directly into the essence of your mind, whether it is still or thinking, you will understand that it is empty and, even though it perceives many things, it does not possess any entity whatsoever. This so-called emptiness is not a blank void like space….

[It] is an emptiness endowed with all supreme aspects….[It] has an unceasing clarity that is fully conscious and cognizant.

“When realizing this secret point, although there is no separate watcher or something watched, to experience the naturally luminous and innate mind-essence is known as recognizing awareness.

This is what is pointed out in both mahamudra and dzogchen.”

“There is nothing easier than this, but it is essential to practice.”

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Living the New Earth

The New Earth is a place that you create by the way in which you move through life.

As Krishnamurti said: “We move in the space we create as we move.”

These 20 things are where the rubber meets the road. Check them out! Happy Living!

20 things to do today

Giving of Yourself

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From a Tarot reading last weekend:

Temperance: “She has learned to temper her life in such a way that she maintains and expresses her passion perfectly. By learning to do this, she is living her life as fully as possible with her internal beliefs in perfect harmony with her external actions.”
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Money and the Joy and Spontaneity of Our Nature

The following statement expresses very simply what our physical existence is all about:

“We are born into flesh to materialize as best we can the great joy and spontaneity of our nature.”

(Spoken by Jane Roberts in 1973 and recorded by her husband for the Seth Book “The Nature of Personal Reality”.)

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Our story ~

We found ourselves born into flesh: the first one-cell moved and lived.

Shape-shifting and flowing into ever-newer forms, spontaneous joy loving to BE!

Immensity of eons was our playground for changes without end leading us into living miracles.
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Krishnamurti: Freedom from the Known

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…is it not possible to explode from the centre?”

“So to discover whether there actually is or is not something beyond this anxious, guilty, fearful, competitive existence, it seems to me that one must have a completely different approach altogether. The traditional approach is from the periphery inwards, and through time, practice and renunciation, gradually to come upon that inner flower, that inner beauty and love – in fact to do everything to make oneself narrow, petty and shoddy; peel off little by little; take time; tomorrow will do, next life will do – and when at last one comes to the centre one finds there is nothing there, because one’s mind has been made incapable, dull and insensitive.
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Time is on my side…

Time…

“We see you ask yourselves where has this week gone, where has this month gone, where has this year gone? You all do it, without the realization that Time within you has sped up. Others who do not vibrate as quickly as you do; do not have the same perception of Time as you have.  Every one of your sub-atomic particles rotating within the etheric substance that flows through you as electromagnetism, creates Time for you. The faster those subatomic particles spin, the faster Time goes for each of you.
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