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No I all is I paradox

In Uncategorized on April 25, 2011 at 9:17 am

So the paradox*.

There is no I.
All there is is I.

As the I which is not is when we erroneously use the word I for me, my, mine (which are ideas relating to the false split of subject/object).

Try saying “Me is going to the shops to buy something for me.” it is grammatically false but factually true. I is never going shopping and never shall.

*(Which is only brought about by language inadequacy and not a big mystery at all.)

TTC

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm

It is outside of knowing,
and is simply right there;
so obvious it is,
too simple to bear.

Know by not knowing, Wu know,
See by not seeing, Wu see;
Only in admitting knowing is dual,
can you be without trying to be.

It is all that is and is not,
no concept or attempt to be got;
We can only grasp nothing is there,
as a clock can not tick on a tock.

Right there when you are within,
unapparent when you try to hold on;
Do not let another attempt to explain,
their moving lips are admission its gone.

Though we are part of Tao,
we can act as the worst kind of fake;
Seeing your breath does not help the wind,
let a swamp in your mind be a lake.

Our viewpoints are relative see?
Tao has no intention just play;
Extremes in our mind are waves on the lake,
and just our nature sway.

Should you be high or low,
you will always remain in Tao;
There is no need to hold on either way,
as if going up hill and not down.

Where there is nothing in mind,
the greatest power is there to see;
Where we find nothing we are truly at one,
one and nothing have equality.

Here we sit with not one idea,
no-thought and your life are one kind;
The solid reality that you can touch,
is one with the ungraspable mind.

Like a ripe fruit decays,
to continue new life;
We see a seed is not birth,
and no one ever really dies.

To have destination,
makes the journey too tough;
Be going nowhere,
here is more than enough.

Nothing has to go,
just give everything up;
Bound to nothing,
you have a full cup.

Free people require no leader,
and Tao has nothing to lose;
A leader makes fear to interfere with here,
people you know what to choose.

Now just simplify your mind and self,
that’s all there is so just sit;
Be balance and unknowing flow,
Natures truth is here that’s it.

Egoic now is past

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2011 at 2:23 am

Ideas and desires, always projected into the future, and memories of the past, are always the realm of the ego.

Ideas of now are the ego too and given a little awareness that ‘now’ is truly the past as it took; now, consignment of now (already the past), and ego reaction to that (very much the past), for that ego ‘now’ to occur. By this point the true now is sailing off with no awareness and ego has added inertia, drawing the viewer to the past, a past which ego deems very important as it constructed it. Awareness is muddled and sits, not where it is at, the tip of the bow, but where it once may have been, somewhere in the wake.

The middle way is not

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

The middle way of the Buddha was not to be, for example: not too loving, not too hateful. It was not really the middle way but the non-dual way, a way where oneness was and dual notions (always rooted in mind) were not.

The middle path, the path of Tao, was no such middle path and no such path at all. It did not go or lead anywhere nor skirt the border between polar extremes, it was instead the non-dual. Not a way at all.

Zen, Ch’an or other words for meditation were not intended to say you must meditate and perhaps lessen or balance extremes in mind, but they were instead naming the non-dual mind, the Buddha mind, the mind of the person of Tao.

Balance is between extremes whereas non-dual does not even have the split.

Yesterday

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Tomorrow I am in absolute bondage!

Yesterday I am in absolute bondage!

Soon I am in painful bondage!

Just then, what terrible bondage!

Now. Freedom.

As long as now remains then bondage has no place.

As only the mind can time-travel, only the mind can know bondage.

Now there is no such thing as mind or bondage.

And it is only ever now.

Knowing Enlightenment to be the case

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2011 at 1:21 am

Knowing Enlightenment to be the case.

And knowing all I know, and, moreso, all I don’t.

Then what I appear to be is whatever I appear to be in your mind as I exist nowhere else.

What I AM can only be enlightenment itself.

 

Human being?

In Uncategorized on April 14, 2011 at 1:57 am

When so few are being, is the name human being worth much?

You are a human dream.

I am:the dreaming.

Lucid living

In Uncategorized on April 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

I can’t fight against war – as then I’m at war.

I can’t make rules for politicians – as then I’m being political.

For peace the only action I may make is to be peaceful.

Note that these rules are for conceptual people as the true I is not split so in no position to act at all.

237 Precepts

In Uncategorized on April 11, 2011 at 6:58 am

When two are at war and a 3rd enters the battle, what good can happen? Now 3 are wrong.

Peace is lived through peaceful action. Eat what was not killed, consume what is renewable, leave no trace.

The enlightened don’t need telling how to act, they don’t act.

First mistake is to objectify I

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

I must consent to be me to allow you to be. If I does not consent to be me then there is only I.

 

The first mistake is to objectify I – as it would take a subject to do it!