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
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
The cycle continues
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!
The center of perfect freedom
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