AS DEATH IS LIFE AND LIFE IS DEATH
SILENTLY BEING WHAT TRULY IS CORE TRUTH
ALLOWS SLOUGHING OF ALL
THAT APPEARS TO DESTROY WITHOUT MERCY
PRAISE & BLAME*
KEEP DEAD RELATIONSHIPS ALIVE
"BE STILL AS THE ANCIENT DEER IN A WOODS"**
*See this OceanSpeak for more re: “Praise & Blame”
**See Archived Whisper below in this color font
WATCHING THE ARMED HUNTER
BUILD HIS TREE STAND,
MY SOUL IS CAMOUFLAGED
BY YOU, O BELOVED BREATHER
THAT BREATHES ME
WITH THEIR BOWS/ARROWS AND
IN OR FROM ME
CAUSE THEM TO SEE
WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR
Feb 14, 2003
From Unpublished Archives
(unrelated to society).
The direction of attention of an artist is towards mind
in order to be aware of inspiration.
Following inspiration life unfolds free of any influence.
in the work and is happy and contented.
Nothing else will satisfy him.
It leads away from the example of the past.
It struggles painfully against its own conditioning.
It appears to rebel but in reality it is an inspired way of life.
—Agnes Martin, ‘Advice to Young Artists’
Solitude and freedom are the same
under every fallen leaf
Others do not really exist in solitude, I do not exist
no thinking of others even when they are there, no interruption
a mystic and a solitary person are the same
I, like the deer, looked
finding less and less
living is grazing
memory is chewing cud
giving up everything
not me anymore, any of it
retired ego, wandering
on the mountain
ego retired, wandering
no longer a friend, master, slave
perhaps I can now really enjoy sailing
adventure in the dark
—Agnes Martin, ‘The Untroubled Mind’
Realm of the Exquisite Ineffable,
the Great Ocean of Primordial Silence
that pervades all life...
recognize the pulse of Silence
reverberating through the body,
and the soul of your being.
Notice the subtle nuances of the
Ineffable's signature vibrations...
from the subtler realms of the Ineffable -
the unborn Living Silence...
Reality underlying all reality - all existence;
the deep Awareness of Being
where "Truth" is reborn within -
as a living, spacious, open-ended "knowing" -
that just "knows"...
to give birth - to rise from The Deep
through your being, until the Ineffable
ItSelf becomes your Reality, your life,
your way of being in the world...
And so it is...
June 11, 2018
all that then remains
is a sense of presence without the person,
which gets translated into
a feeling of life as total freedom.
Ramesh S. Balsekar
The Net of Jewels
No other animal 'tries';
Its actions are natural.
They are without intention,
Like a pond reflecting a goose in flight
Stop trying to be this or that.
Stop trying to get enlightened.
Stop trying and instead be.
Being is the absence of trying.
The same silence after they are spoken.
These are the offspring of the Unchanging.
Therefore, forget whatever can be forgotten.
In so doing,
What is revealed is
That which cannot be forgotten.