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#3313 - Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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"KYE HO! Listen with joy!
The truth beyond mind cannot be grasped by any faculty of mind;
The meaning of non-action cannot be understood in compulsive activity;
To realise the meaning of non-action and beyond mind,
Cut the mind at its root and rest in naked awareness."


From "Tilopa's Mahamudra Instruction to Naropa," translated by Keith Dowman, on his website: posted to Daily Dharma  


Realizing Ordinary Mind

Patrick Sweeney on the Tibetan approach to Nondual realization

Patrick Sweeney continues his beautiful discussion of nondual consciousness, the nameless, effortless, self-liberating quality of awareness in which all distinctions between self and other, this and that, inside and outside fall away completely, leaving only the brilliant clarity of this very Moment, exactly as it is. Although this "Ordinary Mind" is and always has been the ever-present condition of consciousness, the separate self somehow rarely seems to notice that which it always already is—in fact, it is fair to say that the majority of our actions and intentions as human beings are in avoidance of this simple recognition, with all its ego-shattering implications.  

posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle  


'Sailor' Bob:

"Truth or Reality cannot be stored, cannot be amassed--it does not accumulate.

The value of any insight, understanding, or realisation can only be in the ever-fresh presence of the moment.

Yesterday's realisation is not a bit of good. Now it is dead. Now it has lost it's vitality.

It is useless to try and cling to or hold onto an insight, an understanding, or a realisation, for only in it's movement can there be the enabling of ever-fresh and new insights of Truth or Reality to appear.

The idea of enlightenment or self-realisation as a onetime event or a lasting and permanent state or experience is an erroneous concept.

Understand-ING or know-ING is alive in the immediacy which can never be negated. The emphasis is on the activity of know-ING which is going on as the immediacy now--not the dead concept 'I understand' or 'I know'".


posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle  

Don't Seek Zen

If you want to attain intimate realization of Zen, first of all don't
seek it. What is attained by seeking has already fallen into intellection.
The great treasury of Zen has always been open and clear; it has
always been the source of power for all your actions.
But only when you stop your compulsive mind, to reach the
point where not a single thing is born, do you pass through to freedom
not falling into feelings and not dwelling on concepts, transcending
all completely.
Then Zen is obvious everywhere in the world, with the totality of
everything everywhere turning into its great function.
Everything comes from your own heart. This is what one ancient called
bringing out the family treasure.

Zen Mater Yuanwu
'Zen Essence: The Science of Freedom'  p.30
Trans/ed  Thomas Cleary

posted to Allspirit Inspiration by Gill

    The Way In  

Sometimes the way to milk and honey is through the body.
Sometimes the way in is a song.
But there are three ways in the world: dangerous, wounding,
and beauty.
To enter stone, be water.
To rise through hard earth, be plant
desiring sunlight, believing in water.
To enter fire, be dry.
To enter life, be food.

~ Linda Hogan ~
  (Rounding the Human Corners)    
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