AS DWINDLING MINDING-MIND IS LOOSING
ALL THAT ERADICATES TRUTH OF BEING
PARASITIC HUMAN NATURE DOESN’T STEAL…
IT JUST TAKES WHAT IT BELIEVES
SHOULD BE GIFTED TO IT…
AS A REALIZED/UNFETTERED
NEEDS NO EXCESS THAT CAN BE STOLEN
The Mind of the Great Sage of India
Flowed unseen from west to east.
And kept true to the source -- a clear stream unsullied.
By variables of wit and dullness:
The true way has no patriarch of south or north.
And later compound our delusion by following ideals.
Each sense gate and its object:
Dependence and nondependence --
Entering together into mutual relations
And yet standing apart in their own uniqueness.
The voices -- soft and harsh in inherent isolation.
High and middle are words matching the darkness,
And light separates the murky phrase from the pure.
Like a child returning to its mother.
The water, wet, and the solid earth;
Eyes to see, sounds to hear, and smells --
The sour and salty taste on the tongue.
As leaves grow from roots,
End and beginning return to the source.
Within light there is darkness,
But you cannot explain it by one-sided darkness alone;
Within darkness there is light,
But you cannot understand it only by one-sided light.
Like the sequence of steps in walking.
All things have inherent potentiality:
Both function and rest reside within.
Like a box and its lid;
With the ideal comes the actual
Like two arrows meeting in mid-air.
Understand the basic truth from these words
And do not set up your own standards.
if you do not know the basic truth,
How can you find the right path
no matter how much you walk?
the distinction between near and far disappears,
And if you become lost,
obstructing mountains and rivers arise.
This I offer to the seekers of truth:
Waste no time.
(Chinese: 參同契; pinyin: Cāntóngqì)
is a poem by the eighth Chinese Zen ancestor Shitou Xiqian (Sekito Kisen, 700–790)
and a fundamental text of the Sōtō school of Zen,
chanted daily in temples throughout the world.
Shared on No Mind's Land here:
Shitou Xiqian - Sandōkai
I can see the moon.
A thought collapse
Like a deflated
I didn’t re-inflate that one
Others drifted through
I see my head
More as a sieve
Than a lidded saucepan
A variably temporary
For the restlessness
Bored with insufficient attention
This post is from
I have felt like Alice, tumbling down the well
Grabbing at what is offered
Trying a bit of this
The unexpected consequences
With a little bit of that
Directionless, distraction filled
Dragged through various emotions
by random thought fragments
Painful, shameful, anxiety ridden
Glimpses of inner peace with the exquisiteness of nature
Or sitting with friends in silent witnessing
Or an occasional random gift of grace
filling with light and joy
I don’t want to isolate myself from the outer
Somehow a simultaneous living in both
Has to be
Not a shuffling back and forth or even a quick step
Some kind of silent infusion of inner to outer
Center to periphery
So all is absorbed
Like a plop
In a pond
Posted June 29, 2019
...................so TIMELY for today, too!!!!
Excerpt from dmm PC Word Files...:
Documents/1 Evils Tender Kiss Addendums 2015.11.29
by Ralph Waldo Emerson,
"Adopt the pace of Nature. Her secret is patience."
Well, as far as lizards go, the chameleon is quite slow.
It doesn't skitter around in a flash,
but rather takes its own pace.
It doesn't rush, it doesn't scramble.
Well, it seems the chameleon instinctively knows
that all things come in their own good time.
Chameleons are known for going long periods without food. Their slower pace allows them to conserve energy.
In essence, this quaint creature understands
that the next opportunity is coming - so why rush?
This is a huge symbolic lesson for us modern-day humans. The chameleon reminds us that Nature provides.
It reminds us to stop pushing and rushing to grab and get. Rather, be connected,
stay tuned with the rhythms of Nature
- our opportunity will come -
if only we are patient and confident
our reward will come to us
in that perfect moment of calm expectancy.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
...and with Saturating TOTALLY with the above, re: lizard/chameleon & literally forgetting all the woes’ that Snuff this Breath,
including any literal facts of where I am,
or even that I am where I am in this room…
TOTALLY forgot anything but being with present moment with lizard/chameleon
Breath has RETURNED…..not 100% just yet, but almost.
DARK mood has also lifted…..
Feeling CLEARLY Sourced in Core Source
TRANSPARENT with ONLY that SOURCE
Praises Be! once again!!!!
“SOURCE WITHOUT SOURCE”
…..THAT WHICH IS
‘OLDER THAN GOD’