As a separate self, we yearn for escape or cling to constancy. We would die for something better or hang on for dear life. We are drawn to the greener grass or repulsed by the monster who lives in the woods. We embrace the fundamental truth of cause and effect and believe we have the … Continue reading No Escape
A space is defined by the objects within it. A bedroom is a space for a bed. A neighborhood is space for a home. A city is space for buildings. The world is space for a planet. You are space for a body and a story and thoughts and choices and emotions and feelings… but … Continue reading Something from nothing
Gateless Gate case 47, the verse: In one consciousness, we see the whole of eternity; Eternity is nothing other than right now. If you see through this one consciousness at this moment, You see through the one who is seeing right now. When we see this version of reality as now, the potential of all … Continue reading Not Knowing
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!