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#3628 - Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz
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I'm into fine art photography and the
nondual perspective has inspired some of my work.
Beyond this and that there is a gap.
A gap that leaves one agape.
Being agape, being encounters Agape.
Chris Thomas informed me of the works of unAsleep
He read your sacred
And became the man you wanted to see
The man of your dreams
With no concern for time
Or personal experience
He started with requirement #1
And went through your entire checklist
Not missing even one
So that the scripture may be fulfilled
And even after all that
We still misinterpret
His great gesture
And complete love.
He was neither
Or payment for anything.
His gesture was for you to see and come closer to belief
He scattered his body like breadcrumbs
So eat, little sparrow -
Do this in remembrance of me.
The dissection of
Composition and technique
Can never show you the painting
Rational theory and scientific experiments
Can never explain love
Ever show you
Brave little ants
Scurry around the world
In search of a worthy task
Eager to chew through
A banyan tree
And right a perceived wrong
In the name of doing good.
You want to chew
You want a task
Because you are an ant
Not because of
Or imagined selflessness
Stop relating to the
Through any one identity
And you will come to know that
Comes from seeing
And internal alignment
Is its fruit
An unseen action begins
That is more powerful
Than an entire army
This influence is
And with this power
Even if you lose your mandibles
The banyan tree still falls.
Learn the type of seeing
I speak of
And you can carry the ocean
In a paper cup.
It is a power
That cannot be resisted
Or reckoned with
And by it
Your softly expelled sigh
Can evaporate the seas.
The following is the beginning of unAsleep's online book, The Download:
One day, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye: Some of the pillars used to support the paradigm Id become accustomed to had suddenly begun to crumble and wobble. Yes, I had noticed the cracks in them before, but chose to overlook them or interpret them as something I would understand later.
As I watched them begin to fail, I was afraid and disoriented. Where would here be now? Then unexpectedly, a feeling of gladness, of outright glee overtook me and I realized that I had caused this because I knew that the pieces did not truly fit. Others may have convincingly claimed they did, but I couldnt escape this knowing that they did not. With this sudden realization, relief and light flooded every molecule of my being.
Within my deepest being, I had felt simmering discontent. I could no longer bear waiting for the Great Revelation. I decided no more waiting. No more feigned respect or berth given for what I could not find agreement with within. Today was the day. I didnt care if I was left with nothing. An honest nothing was more acceptable to me than a discretionary something. And with that, I jumped into my bulldozer like a madman and pulverized everything. I destroyed my paradigm, leveling it until there was nothing left. Then I turned around, faced the Nothingness and said, Okay. NOW what?
Somewhat to my surprise, It answered.
The answer was a profound Knowing, difficult to verbalize, but I have tried to do so here in this writing, for what it is worth. I hope you can read between the lines.
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Read the more of The Download: http://www.unasleep.com/
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