BECOMES A WAY OF LIFE
ONLY A PERFECTLY SILENT
CAN SHARE THIS CONDITION
THAT IS WITHOUT WORDS OR THOUGHTS…
(…LIKE A FLOWER THAT PERFUMES
THEN BECOMES SO TRANSPARENT,
NO PERFUME CAN BE PERCEIVED..
by any “senses” known to man..)*
not knowing any more about life or God
than the day I was born.”
The Experience of No-Self -A Contemplative Journey
(we Knew to Randomly pick from this particular Bernadette Roberts bk…
...all of this done without thoughts or ANY aspect of “personal volition”….
....opened to a page 70 in Chapt. 5…
(the entire Chapter is VITAL NOW….)
then read the above quote..Bernadette Roberts
briefly sums up the condition that has Occurred…
has been building & developing for this present ALWAYS NOW ETERNAL MOMENT
since the moment of planet entry…and undoubtedly since before forever…)
The below “lesson” is read AFTER the Whisper and Bernadette Roberts notes above write.
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PART I 220-1 ~~ PART II 365-221
I don’t know what to call it, LaoTse didn’t either.
He chose to call it Tao.
Ineffable works, but doesn’t quite have the sweet ring I am looking for.
Calling it God causes too many complications.
I would prefer not to call it anything if can help it,
because there is no name it can be given.
I remember Tom Sawyer’s advice to Becky Thatcher
“Don’t explain no more ‘ n ya haf ‘ ta.”
is that one day,
with great joy and relief,
we find the government of this Unknowable Something
and we let go the need for the government of man and religion.
and we realize it is so much greater
than any human political system or religion can ever conjure up.
it is absolute and real and it shows us what love is.
It guides us with an Intelligence that transcends
the limited precepts we have been conditioned to accept as true.
and the government of man and religion loses its power.
one by one, as we live it.
The Light is here and available to us all.
It is right here, within ourself.
and something more.
Here in our own heart
we feel the seamless fusion between
this Living Presence of Something Wonderful
and our own extraordinary life experience in this world.
one to one, love affair with this Holy Something.
we follow no one but our own true Self.
We listen to our heart.
We hear the song and we know what love is
and we know what to do and how to do it.
That you know all I can be,
You've studied every droplet
of my ever-changing sea.
But weren't you ever taught
that seas are only where it ends?
The things that tell the story
are the river's twists and bends.
The ocean isn't everything,
it's part of it of course.
But you cannot judge its currents
if you do not know their source.
- Chuang Tzu
The non-action of the wise man is not inaction.
It is not studied. It is not shaken by anything.
The sage is quiet because he is not moved,
Not because he wills to be quiet.
You can look in it and see the bristles on your chin.
It is a perfect level;
A carpenter could use it.
If water is so clear, so level,
How much more the spirit of man?
It is the mirror of heaven and earth.
The glass [mirror] of everything.
Silence, non-action: this is the level of heaven and earth.
This is the perfect Tao. Wise men find here
Their resting place.
Resting, they are empty.
From this, the conditioned, the individual things.
So from the sage's emptiness, stillness arises:
From stillness, action. From action, attainment.
which is also action, which is, therefore, their attainment.
For stillness is joy. Joy is free from care.
For emptiness, stillness, tranquility, tastelessness,
Silence, and non-action
Are the root of all things.
translation by Thomas Merton
with thanks to The Beauty We Love!
Living Consciously is NOT about ‘you’,
it is NOT about an individual person called ‘you’ becoming Free.
speak about ‘themselves’ as being ‘this or that’.
The SELF, which is ONE appearing as many has no ‘add-ons’.
It does not have a personality.
It does not have particularities, peccadilloes, foibles …
nothing ‘sticks’ to it.
It cannot be offended
because it has no special traits that can be criticized.
to the SELF ‘in’ and ‘as’ anyone it addresses.
because it is NOT attached
to anything even though the body-mind
may be extremely wealthy.
it knows what it needs to know in the moment of It’s need.
there is only the SELF – ONE.
is what has caused the grand dream
and the return to that Awareness
is your only Purpose …
until that occurs.
on their own Liberation,
they do more for humanity than all
the well intentioned ‘fixing’ concepts put together.
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