At the end of winning a rat race, we are still a rat.

August 19, 2005

Some satori-like insights which have hit me.....

  • In-dividual - one who is not divided inside.

  • Dis-ease - never saw that word that way before.

  • In true freedom, there is no choice.

  • In total surrender and acceptance lies our freedom.

  • Deep down, every human knows he is nobody and nothing, he is only trying to be someone and something.

  • The intrinsic "nature" of all "experience" is bliss.It is not dependant on the "content" of the experience ; it is rather dependant on the "process" of "experiencing".

  • At the core of every human being today, there is only a collection of hurts and pain.

  • Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

  • The edifice of all human achievement is born in trauma.

  • Events are not the "cause" of "suffering".The "suffering" within us "manifests" as "events" in our individual universes.

  • No projected "ideal" has ever borne fruit.

  • Life is Relationships.

  • The "purpose" of life is to "live".

  • Sufi Wisdom :Love is to stand before your Beloved, striped naked of all attributes, so that His qualities become your qualities.

  • Al-Haiiaj

  • When you think outside the box, the box goes away.

Richard R. Reisman

  • Colloquial love - He needs her need of him; she needs his need of her.

  • When a candle is brought into a dark room, darkness moves away. Darkness is not"removed" by effort.It is an outcome of the candle-flame's entry. Similarly, awareness is freedom. It is not a means to "freedom".The dawn of awareness is the dissolution of ignorance. It is not the "path" to a "goal". It is the "goal".

  • For one who wants to directly experience the "path", the normal mind is the path. What is meant by the "normal mind?" It is the mind that is free from construction and production, right and wrong, clinging and rejection, ordinary and saint. It is your everyday walking, standing, sitting and lying down, ypur personal encounters and contacts with things, which are entirely just this path.- Ma tsu Tao.

  • "He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever." - Chinese Proverb
  • Paradoxes rest at peace with each other as the frame of reference changes.East, west, north and south are within the context of planet earth. They disappear as we move higher away from the earth.
  • There are no truths, only perceptions. "Facts" exist, however.
  • Your thoughts are not your thoughts; your mind is not your mind; your body is not your body; your "self" is only a concept..
  • Simplicity is a quality of “facts”.

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