From freedom, we express freedom as phenomenal existence, going to and fro throughout the earth as the unbounded through limited manifestation. From this seat of I, we are limited as I because we identify with I. But I is not bound. I is not a limitation of self but an expression of freedom. I is … Continue reading The cycle continues
If you call this a shippei, you are adhering to the fact. If you do not call this a shippei, you are opposing the fact. You should not use words. You should not use no-words. Speak at once! Speak at once! Gateless Gate, case 43. In silence, there is sound. To know sound, there must … Continue reading Ugh!
For a horse, it is freedom to gallop. For a snake, it is freedom to crawl, not gallop. But it is still freedom for a snake not to be able to gallop. Failure to gallop is an elegant performance for a snake. Take the example of a jet plane about to take off. A hundred … Continue reading The center of perfect freedom
What does it feel like when you want to remember something, and it’s foggy, distant, hidden, or lost? There is a feeling associated with trying to recreate a moment by connecting a series of images. There is tension and constriction, like when you furrow your eyes in concentration or brace for a turn as a … Continue reading The desire to re-member
There is only now. Now is empty like a mist, but when seen as an I of the mist appears solid. In our experience, mist and smoke are dream-like, insubstantial, nonconformist in phenomenal experience. We learn to be afraid of the smoke that hides the truth, obscures clear seeing, serves no purpose, and is the … Continue reading Fear of NOW