who don't feel this Love
pulling them like a river,
those who don't drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don't want to change,
let them sleep.
This Love is beyond the study of theology,
that old trickery and hypocrisy.
If you want to improve your mind that way,
I've given up on my brain.
I've torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.
If you're not completely naked,
wrap your beautiful robe of words
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Greg Goode and
Common Misconceptions regarding Enlightenment http://www.stillnessspeaks.com/ssblog/greg_goode_and_chris_hebard/
Today, we begin sharing footage filmed at The Science and
NonDuality Conference 2009 starting with our interview for
Conscious.tv with Greg Goode and Chris Hebard discussing,"
Common Misconceptions regarding Enlightenment."
Aren't these riddling, haiku-like proverbs wonderful? I'm not
sure they all entirely make sense even, but they bring the mind
to a stop in contemplation and happy confusion.
Gathered together, I notice certain themes in these verses: Water
keeps appearing, how its flow animates us and sustains us as it
does the world. Narcissism and relationship with others. Action
and stillness, how stillness underlies action, stillness
suggesting something of the eternal. The seeing beyond the
surface of reality to its inner depths, seeing the true nature of
things. Waking up. And the secret, mysterious self.
Let's just take a look at the opening verse, delightful and
The eye you see is not
an eye because you see it;
it is an eye because it sees you.
That first verse draws me in immediately. If I really want to
find meaning in that first verse, perhaps he is saying that an
eye is not an eye because it appears to be so (not "because
you see it") but because it sees. Maybe he is suggesting
that it is not surface appearance but function and action that
reveals the true nature of things. ...But I don't think reading
such specific meaning in the verse is as important as simply
being knocked cold by it.
Almost every pithy, strange saying stands out to me here. I could
highlight them all. Instead, I encourage you to go back and read
them slowly, one at a time, let them parade through the back of
your thoughts as you go through your day. What are they saying to