... Whispers from Morning Writings in Ocala, FL (February-April 2018)
UNABLE TO EXIST IN TRUTH OF BEING’S REALITY
“LET THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD”*
(the entire OSHO bk on above link....Refreshingly Simple and Clear!!!)
leave everyone to follow his own ideal.
Bowl of Saki, May 22, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Also see Read More at end of Afternoon Photos
when resisting the flow of inner events suddenly
feels more hurtful than leaping toward the unknown.
Yet no one can tell us when to leap.
There is no authority to bless our need to enter life but the God within.
How often we thwart ourselves by holding tenaciously to what is familiar.
Yet as spirits in bodily form,
we have the chance to tighten and bloom more than once.
But even spirits,
if turned in on themselves enough,
may grow accustomed to being closed.
can be shut down for years, and still,
it takes but one breath from the true center
and we will flower.
It has always amazed and humbled me
how the risk to bloom can seem so insurmountable beforehand
and so inevitably freeing
once the threshold of suffering is crossed.
then faith's the courage to risk and receive.
I close my eyes and am impaled by light.
There is no misery,
because misery also cannot exist without the mind.
Have you observed this fact anytime or not –
that misery cannot exist without your mind?
You cannot be miserable without your mind.
The very source is not there.
Who will supply you with this misery?
Who will make you miserable?
you cannot be miserable without your mind
and you cannot be blissful with your mind.
The mind can never be the source of bliss.
So if the inner and outer sky meet and mind disappears,
even for a moment, you will be filled with a new life.
The quality of that life is absolutely different.
uncontaminated by any fear.
In that meeting you will be here and now, in the present –
because past belongs to thoughts,
future belongs to thoughts.
Past and future are part of your mind.
Present is Existence – it is not part of your mind
The Divine is equally involved with everyone and everything.
inquiry for today~
what is the difference between the Divine and the Gritty Mess today?
At points along the way,
the movement from “here” to “there”
is washed away and is replaced by wonder.
No longer quite as interested in completing some mythical journey,
we stand in awe at the ways spirit infuses time and space,
comes into matter,
and reveals the sacred world.
at times we are asked to bow down to the altar of “here,”
realizing that our lives are more than one grand improvement project.
On that altar we discover our fears, disappointments, joys, and realizations.
Our grief, our dreams, our lovers, our pain.
By revering those objects and stepping into the vessel with them they reveal themselves from the inside out, illuminated with that same substance that keeps the planets from falling out of the sky.
who are only waiting to see us act,
with beauty and courage.
Perhaps everything terrible is,
in its deepest sense,
something helpless that needs our love.
such that we cannot know in advance the trials that await us-
it would frighten us away from what our innermost being most deeply desires.
so we may glimpse the true nature we have been estranged from
by our karma and conditioning.
we begin a profound and enduring process
in which everything that keeps us from perceiving and abiding
in our deepest nature is brought to the light of conscious awareness,
so it can be understood, addressed, and assimilated.
and addressing another level of obscuration
so that more of our inner light can be known.
It seems that the deeper our exposure to the light,
the more intensely we experience our estrangement from it.
DELETES MEMORY CELLS OF PRESENT LIFE SUPERFLUOUS EXCESS
ERASES MAN-MADE TIME AND DETAIL CONCEPTS
HOLDS CONCIOUSNESS IN PURE GRACE
WITHOUT MINDING MIND
Ram Dass has had major stroke…says he NOW lives in
& is obviously so Happy
ORIGINAL SILENCE BEFORE SOUND
ULTIMATE REBOOT FOR ALL MALIGNMENTS &
CALUMNIES SINCE BEFORE TIME
INCLUDING PRESENT NOW
REBOOT A WAY OF LIFE WITHOUT WAVER
for Hazrat Khan
Bowl of Saki, May 22, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:
Religion in the East is not made into a thing apart from one's life, as in the West where business, profession, and other things on the one side of life, and going to church one day in the week on the other side, together constitute religion, with a prayer before going to rest. But, strictly speaking, life is religion. When one has that ideal before one with whatever occupation one is concerned, business, industry, domestic life, or whatever it is, one carries it out, trying to be worthy of it, that is religion.
In the Hindu language, the same word, Dharma, means both duty and religion. Both are expressed by one word. 'This is your Dharma' means: 'This is your faith.' How beautiful the thought is! Whatever kind of duty it is, so long as you have an ideal before you and are performing that duty, you are walking in the path of religion.
We, with our narrowness of faith or belief, accuse others of belonging to another religion, another chapel or church. We say, 'This temple is better, that faith is better.' The whole world has kept on fighting and devastating itself just because it can not understand that each form of religion is peculiar to itself. Therefore, the ideal life is in following one's own ideal. It is not in checking other people's ideals. If a certain thing is one's ideal, that does not mean that another person will agree that it is best to offer prayers ten times a day. He may be doing better by following his religion in his shop than by going to a mosque and offering up a prayer twenty times a day. Perhaps somebody with that ideal cannot see that the other person's way is an ideal also. Leave everyone to follow his own ideal. ...
We see now that it is all a matter of his ideal whether a man differs from his neighbor, whether he is heavenly or earthly, as high as the Devas, the heavenly beings, or as low as the demons. His ideal makes him as high as the one, or as low as the demons. The greatness of man lies in the greatness of his ideal.