ELIMINATING ALL AWARENESS OF SELVES AND SELF
CENTERPOINT OF ALL THAT IS
ORCHESTRATING ALL EMBODIMENTS
SEAMLESS LOOSE GARMENTS
WITHOUT WORDS & THOUGHTS
CORE SILENCE KNOWS AND IS
the ancients experienced themselves
as living with an ensouled world -
one thoroughly drenched
in perceptions of goodness and value.
" I'm alive like never and I'm dead, at the same time.
This is a surprisingly present absence.
To live everything in peace, I fell into a deep astonishment and I left myself to do, more and more, more and more deeply.
from recreating yourself at every moment,
to interfere, to think, to project, to secrete this filter of the mind.
The agitation remains on the outside.
On the inside, everything remains quiet.
No waste of energy.
The fact of perceiving things from another point of view,
not from me but from silence,
breeds great tranquility,
a great presence that nothing can disturb.
The old reflex to identify with one's thoughts
is immediately swept away.
comes from the identification with this agitation.
We believe in our thoughts.
We're involved, agree, don't agree, anxious, reactive.
We want, we don't want to, we plan, we evaluate.
We're actor of the movie.
We see the unfolding:
the one from the outside:
the people, the events that pass and that of the inside:
the thoughts, the emotions that pass too,
the same way.
There is not a "I" to say I am that thought,
I am that emotion.
There is no challenge.
a sweetness that is there, continuously.
There is no more that voice that judges you,
condemns you, submits you, that exhausts you.
those thoughts that command you to exist.
And even if, from time to time,
a thought appears, it's so sweet...
She makes you light.
There is no separation.
My body, my feeling, is what's closer,
but it's fused with everything else.
It's in the background.
This constant presence prevents you
from falling into the trap of complicity with your own thoughts...
so even less with those of others.
will be said,
but it will not be the result of a knowledge,
It is the one who's doing it.
You let this fluidity act.
It was always here, even when you didn't perceive it.
It is here before everything that can appear at every moment.
You don't need to think your life.
Everything that appears,
everything that exists
is there only because this silence is here "
When you are with no one but me, you’re with everyone.
Instead of being so bound up with everyone, be everyone.
When you become that many, you’re nothing.
Peonies bloom on peony trees.
A cat doesn’t become a chicken.
Tulips are tulips, not roses.
Why can’t we realize this true fact?
That to be me is great.
I don’t have to be anyone but me.
a peony blooms on a peony tree.
Further, a beautiful peony flower does not
worry about when it will wilt and fall to the ground.
It does not compete with the flower next to it;
rather it blooms with its whole self.
~ Sensie Ogui, from Zen Shin Talks
We are neither "separate" nor "one",
but the erupting holding field in which
the energies of "separate" and "one"
and dance the relative into being.
Neither of these concepts
are majestic enough to contain the mystery of the soul.
Whilewe may have a preference over unity and oneness,
over multiplicity and differentiation,
it would appear that Love
does not share this bias
and is ready at all times
to equally employ either of its manifestations
to be its envoy here.
are not neuroses to be cured
or mistakes to be remedied.
The shaky vulnerability is not pathology, it is path.
As our perception is cleansed,
we see that they are not obstacles,
but passionate, yearning requests
into the tending of the lost grief,
joy, rage and peace
of the unlived life.
in the eradication of the unwanted,
but only in deeper layers of attunement
love and information it carries.
Such is the nature of the human heart.
We may burn until we are translucent,
but it is by way of this burning
that wholeness is revealed.
to the Awareness of the Light/Life You Are
must be greater than the need
for air by a drowning person.
Then, IT literally ‘seeks’ YOU,
which means IT is seeking the sleeping aspect of IT SELF
… when this occurs,
nothing can prevent the inevitable reunion.