As a person, we experience the ups and downs of life. We are on a rollercoaster ride, hanging on with white knuckles, excited and afraid. Then it levels out, we return to the station and convince ourselves that calm is what we seek, enlightenment is in the stillness of tranquility. But inevitably the ride starts … Continue reading It’s happening
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
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!