TOLERATE NO THINKING OR WORDS OF EXPLANATION
AS NO SELF REMAINS THAT NEEDS EXPLANATIONS
O THE FOLLY OF EXPLAINING TO OTHERS
REST & SOAR IN NEUTRAL GLIDE VIA THE
INVISIBLE AIR CURRENTS OF
CREATOR’S AKASHA TAO CORE POSSESSION
HOLY FOOL CONSCIOUSNESS*
ALL IS THE IMPERSONAL SEAMLESS BREATH OF CREATION
It is a way of living.
It is a way of transcending the banal inhibited self
and finding the divine.
It is a struggling downward journey –
this stumbling, daring and devout pilgrimage
back to mature innocence and raw beauty;
to the sublime joy
and the natural intelligence and wisdom
of the holy fool.
said the writer and painter Henry Miller.
How many retreats do we need to attend, and
How many healing ceremonies does it take, and
How many awakenings do we have to go through,
To understand their message?
So long as trust in the universe is lacking,
we keep dialing God’s number like fools.
And as the medicine becomes our diet,
We won’t dare to hang up the phone.
As we lost sight of it?
Do we need to keep repeating our names,
To know what we are called?
A spiritual junkie lives from rush to rush,
And neglects many everyday concerns.
Not knowing that that way,
He hurries right past most gems of life.
But nothing exists independent of its opposite.
By continuously seeking spiritual bliss,
He walks the path of the eternal sucker.
The Truth is never hidden from anybody.
The sacred time and space is right here now.
Seek no further, get on with life.
In the love, in the light, in the glory and in the darkness.
The universe makes most sense by not making much sense.
As its purpose is to have no particular purpose,
It has infinite creative potential.
It moves as it stays and stays as it moves.
As change is its only constant,
It remains forever the same.
As it has never started and will never end,
Time does not apply to it.
It gives rise to all pairs of opposites.
And as the source of everything,
Nothing exists apart of it.
These ideas are based on self and other,
But such separation never took place.
There is only all-self which is all-other,
Forever re-creating itself out of itself.
We are IT dreaming we are other.
The juice of life is in the dream.
When a superior man hears of the Tao,
he immediately begins to embody it.
When an average man hears of the Tao,
he half believes it, half doubts it.
When a foolish man hears of the Tao,
he laughs out loud.
If he didn't laugh,
it wouldn't be the Tao.
The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak,
true purity seems tarnished,
true steadfastness seems changeable,
true clarity seems obscure,
the greatest art seems unsophisticated,
the greatest love seems indifferent,
the greatest wisdom seems childish.
Yet it nourishes and completes all things.
Translation by Stephen Mitchell.