zen: you are the boss


zen monk in Korea

When we have our body and mind in order, everything else will exist in the right place, in the right way.

In the chapter on Posture by Shunryu Suzuki in his book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind there are many jewels, food for contemplation. Here are some that stand out for me today. Below is the full text of this chapter.

“When we have our body and mind in order, everything else will exist in the right place, in the right way. … When you do things in the right way, at the right time, everything else will be organized. You are the “boss.” When the boss is sleeping, everyone is sleeping. When the boss does something right, everyone will do everything right, and at the right time. That is the secret of Buddhism.” Continue reading

The Inner Living Dimension


The nature of Personal Reality, pp. xix, xx, 4, 10

“You are a creator translating your expectations into physical form. The world is meant to serve as a reference point. The exterior appearance is a replica of inner desire. You can change your personal world. You do change it without knowing it.

“You have only to use your ability consciously, to examine the nature of your thoughts and feelings and project those with which you basically agree. They coalesce into the events with which you are so intimately familiar.

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Holographic Projection of Phenomena

Holographic Projection of Phenomena – The Mechanics of Manifestation

laughing GaneshThe concept of “holographic projection of phenomena” is one of the many concepts that can assist us to better understand how our consensus reality works. Below is an excerpt from a book about the great modern sage Ramana Maharshi that deals with this topic. The book, entitled “Der Weg zum Selbst” (The Way to the Self), written by the German Indologist Heinrich Zimmer, was edited and published posthumously in 1944 by C.G. Jung.  The translation of this passage is mine. The title for this excerpt (p. 228 – 232) from “Der Weg zum Selbst” is my own creation.

The Mechanics of How the Self Manifests as the World

Questioner: Is there a place in the physical body that one could say is where the Self is located? 

Ramana: In general the right side of the chest is taken to be the seat of the Self. It is an everyday experience: whoever points to themselves motions with the hand to the right side of the chest and says: “I did that, I said that” etc. Continue reading

Duality Arises – Part II

This is Part II of the article ~  (Link to complete article)

“Duality Arises When Consciousness Arises”

Awakening leads to a review or a questioning of our former understanding of things. Upon awakening we ask ourselves if we still agree with our former views on most everything. Here we see how Nisargadatta views things after his awakening. We can see that his views put things in a radically different light than our conventional thinking – in the Light of Awakening.
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