REMAIN POSSESSED BY TRUE REALITY
ALL IS DESTROYED EXCEPT
THAT WHICH ORIGINALLY BREATHES-INFUSES
LIFE INTO ALL FORMS
but this touch, where i disappear
i want to surrender to your silence which peels me.
- Arif K
to the Great Silence
which peels any remaining me.
See this link for MUCH MORE re: “history” of such dmm/ew ‘surrender’:
also can google for:
SURRENDER THAT PEELS ME ARIF K.
half hopefully, half timidly, whenever Captain Whalley
made the slightest movement
in the deck-chair,
as though expecting
to be conciliated by a soft speech
or else rushed upon
hunted off the bridge.
— Joseph Conrad,
The End of the Tether, 1902
See EXCELLENT (& long) article
re: this Joseph Conrad book:
The End of the Tether:
"The old fellow looked as though he had come into the world full grown and with that long beard.
I could never, somehow, imagine him either younger or older [...]
There was a sense of physical power about that man, too.
And perhaps that was the secret of that something peculiar in his person
which struck everybody who came in contact with him.
He looked indestructible by any ordinary means that put an end to the rest of us.
It was as though he were certain of having plenty of time for everything.
Yes, there was something indestructible about him;
and the way he talked sometimes
you might have thought he believed it himself"
LOTS OF COMMENTS AT END OF HUGELY LONG ARTICLE HERE..
IS ONE OF THOSE END COMMENTS...
"When shall I achieve this clarity?"
Wu Hsin replied,
"When the when is dead".
Takes one away from the natural state,
That state in which one always is.
Those who are free
Hold to no system,
You seek to avoid;
The fear of absence.
Absence of concepts,
Absence of ideas,
Absence of anyone to have them.
To be fully present therefore requires that
One be fully absent.
This is the Great Emptying.
One's thirst is quenched.
Be what you are.
Therein, nothing can remain unknown.