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Friday, May 30, 2008

Beyond the rainbow



*note* Beautiful,and eternal song from the original ,,Wizard of Oz,, movie,from Judy Garland.She was 17 on this song.One my favorites.
Below you have the song lyrics,plus some explanations I gave to some butterfly.For those who don't know,the lyrics of this song were written by Edgar Yipsel Harburg,born Isidore Hochberg to immigrant Jewish parents on the Lower East Side of New York City. His nickname was "Yipsel" often shortened to "Yip".In April 2005, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp recognizing him. The stamp is drawn from a portrait taken by photographer Barbara Bordnick in 1978 along with a rainbow and lyric from Over the Rainbow...one song who touched millions of people,due to Judy Garland marvelous voice..
-added by danny-
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Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?
Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:47:00 AM): see?..my beloved..how you missunderstand my words?
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:47:49 AM): REMEMBER that dream...where the devil turned around and become an angel?
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:48:01 AM): angel of light?
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:48:28 AM): how could I wish you evil?
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:49:43 AM): what I WAS saying was something else..beyond your understanding,but for the sake of the conversation,I shall explain,my butterfly..
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:52:37 AM): the UNIVERSE is build on the tension...between good and evil...what is evil?..evil is separation from the source.The source splits itself in myriads of forms,all conscious of separation,but not conscious of their unity.Otherwise,there would be no UNIVERSE,because the SOURCE can't see itself,unless separating from itself.I said SOURCE,NOT GOD!!..be aware....the source is ABOVE Gods.
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:53:59 AM): the source is also called the TAO,or the eternal awareness,or the infinite mistery.
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:56:03 AM): IT is the CAUSE and supporting the conditions for the UNIVERSE to appear....it SPLITS ITSELF and becomes conscious of ITSELF this way,otherwise..it you'd be everything,how could YOU see yourself?
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:56:55 AM): you might ask if the source is conscious?..it is not,just aware of itself.IT BECOMES conscious only thru us.
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:58:23 AM): now lets go back to the origine of good and evil...
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 11:59:56 AM): The evil is all-prevailing(I define evil as ,,separation,) and conscious.The good is good only by the contrast witht he bad(evil=separation)
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 12:00:31 PM): NOW!!..I KNEW you'd not comprehend this..but please bear with me,my butterfly..
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 12:02:06 PM): the GOOD lies in your unconscious,penetrates trhu subconscious,and manifests in your consciousness as ,,feelings,, or as ,,sense of unity,,.A lower kind of that feeling would be better expressed as ,love,,
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 12:07:01 PM): Please bear with me,because now things get really,really complicate to explain...every good expressed in consciouness..creates a ,,double,, negative vibration on the evil side...so the ,,sentineles,, or the ,,demi-gods,, are alerted,and try to distroy the GOOD...THAT"S WHY you can't BABBLE in spirituality,as trying to become immortal,..you MUST be decided ones for all!!..the more advanced you get,the MORE you'll be attacked,if you loose your pure desire to find the truth.
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 12:08:20 PM): because the balance between good and bad MUST be mantained,otherwise the UNIVERSE can't exist.
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 12:13:36 PM): BUT!!..if you maintain your pure desire for TRUTH,you'll BE protected by the GOOD side...one slip,and the BAD side (the sentinels) will attack you.Sentineles are BAD because they are ,,separated,,(even so the SOURCE is in them too)
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 12:15:03 PM): aghh...stuff that dreams are made of,butterfly...just keep your faith,and do not linger...for I will protect you till the end of time...kisses.
Kripto Danny (5/29/2008 12:23:52 PM): By the way..there is a great wall of nothingness for anyone whom tries to understand the ORIGINE of the SOURCE...sages and gods have tried to understand..and failed.That's WHY is called ,,the great mistery,,...for even I could penetrate the causes/conditions of manifestation of the universe...but!!!.not even ME could comprehend the origine of the SOURCE,the unfanthomable mistery,wonder of wonders...There is a barrier.The hindu mythology explains a bit of,,why,, but what caused the ,,why...love,danny

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Lead me from dreaming to waking.
Lead me from opacity to clarity.
Lead me from the complicated to the simple.
Lead me from the obscure to the obvious.
Lead me from intention to attention.
Lead me from what I'm told I am to what I see I am.
Lead me from confrontation to wide openness.
Lead me to the place I never left,
Where there is peace, and peace
- The Upanishads
http://kriptodanny.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Your god has been too slow...he said



*note* This is Madame BLAVATSKY,her famous ,,FROM THE CAVES AND JUNGLES OF HINDOSTAN,, book...worthy of reading.
About Dayanand you can read here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati
or,if you feel lasy,I'll post it for you.

Swami Dayananda Saraswati (स्‍वामी दयानन्‍द सरस्‍वती) (1824 - 1883) was an important Hindu religious scholar born in a town called Tankara Gujarat, India. He is best known as the founder of the Arya Samaj, "Society of Nobles", a Hindu reform movement, founded in 1875. He was a sanyasi (one who has renounced all worldly possessions and relations) from his boyhood. He was an original scholar, who believed in the infallible authority of the Vedas. Dayananda advocated the doctrine of karma, skepticism in dogma, and emphasised the ideals of brahmacharya (celibacy and devotion to God). The Theosophical Society and the Arya Samaj were united for a certain time under the name Theosophical Society of the Arya Samaj.

Swami Dayananda's creation, the Arya Samaj, is a unique component in Hinduism. The Arya Samaj unequivocally condemns idol-worship, animal sacrifices, ancestor worship, pilgrimages, priestcraft, offerings made in temples, the caste system, untouchability, child marriages and discrimination against women on the grounds that all these lacked Vedic sanction. The Arya Samaj discourages dogma and symbolism and encourages skepticism in beliefs that run contrary to common sense and logic. To many people, the Arya Samaj aims to be a "universal church" based on the authority of the Vedas.

Among Swami Dayananda's immense contributions is his championing of the equal rights of women - such as their right to education and reading of Indian scriptures - and his translation of the Vedas from Sanskrit to Hindi so that the common man may be able to read the Vedas. The Arya Samaj is rare in Hinduism in its acceptance of women as leaders in prayer meetings and preaching.


-added by Danny-
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From the first day of his appearance Dayanand Saraswati produced an immense impression and got the surname of the "Luther of India." Wandering from one town to another, today in the South, tomorrow in the North, and transporting himself from one end of the country to another with incredible quickness, he has visited every part of India, from Cape Comorin to the Himalayas, and from Calcutta to Bombay. He preaches the One Deity and, "Vedas in hand," proves that in the ancient writings there was not a word that could justify polytheism. Thundering against idol worship, the great orator fights with all his might against caste, infant marriages, and superstitions. Chastising all the evils grafted on India by centuries of casuistry and false interpretation of the Vedas, he blames for them the Brahmans, who, as he openly says before masses of people, are alone guilty of the humiliation of their country, once great and independent, now fallen and enslaved. And yet Great Britain has in him not an enemy, but rather an ally. He says openly--"If you expel the English, then, no later than tomorrow, you and I and everyone who rises against idol worship will have our throats cut like mere sheep. The Mussulmans are stronger than the idol worshippers; but these last are stronger than we." The Pandit held many a warm dispute with the Brah-mans, those treacherous enemies of the people, and has almost always been victorious. In Benares secret assassins were hired to slay him, but the attempt did not succeed. In a small town of Bengal, where he treated fetishism with more than his usual severity, some fanatic threw on his naked feet a huge cobra. There are two snakes deified by the Brahman mythology: the one which surrounds the neck of Shiva on his idols is called Vasuki; the other, Ananta, forms the couch of Vishnu. So the worshipper of Shiva, feeling sure that his cobra, trained purposely for the mysteries of a Shivaite pagoda, would at once make an end of the offender's life, triumphantly exclaimed, "Let the god Vasuki himself show which of us is right!"

Dayanand jerked off the cobra twirling round his leg, and with a single vigorous movement, crushed the reptile's head. "Let him do so," he quietly assented. "Your god has been too slow. It is I who have decided the dispute, Now go," added he, addressing the crowd, "and tell everyone how easily perish the false gods."

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Clown Chakra:)

*note* new chakra discovered by John Morton...yes,the clown chakra.
-added by danny-

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THE CLOWN CHAKRA

By John Morton.

The Clown Scientists have found that all our problems can be placed under one heading: Seriousness.

Seriousness is the leading cause of everything from Cancer to Reincarnation.
Scientists from the Clown Academy have already discovered a new source of healing. It is a psychic energy point located between the heart chakra and the throat chakra. It is called the Clown Chakra. If people are feeling miserable, if they have financial problems, if their relationship situation is the pits, if they are in ill health, if they have a need to sue people, if they find fault with their brother, then obviously, their Clown Chakra is closed.

When this happens, the scientists have observed under a high-powered microscope that the cells of every organ display a sad face, and when the Clown Chakra is open and functioning normally, the cells display a happy face.

The scientists realized that if a person is ill, it is because his mind has projected guilt onto the cells if his body and has forced out the love that is normally found within each cell of the body. The cells are therefore saying, "I lack Love," or "ILL" for short. The scientists also discovered that all disease is due to the fact that the cells are out of ease or dis- eased. When the Clown Chakra is opened and working (or rather, playing) properly, the psychic mechanism sucks up misery, pain, anger, resentment, grievances, unhappiness, etc., and converts the energy into tiny red heart- shaped balloons. The red heart-shaped balloons contain Love and Joy. These balloons are directed to the dis-eased cell or situation, and a happy face appears instantly. When the light enters the darkness, the darkness is gone.

Sometimes these red heart-shaped balloons are called endorphins, due to the fact that when anyone experiences them, the feeling of separation ends. They experience being back home with All That Is and hence are no longer an orphan. This is the well-known end-orphan (endorphin) effect. So, if you think someone is attacking you, Clown Scientists recommend that you visualize sending that person red heart-shaped balloons filled with Love and Joy.

Remember to keep your Clown Chakra open and remember to laugh.

Seriousness causes reincarnation.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You Are That

*note* you are that,reader..you are that...isn't this beautiful?
-added by Danny-

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You Are That, from the Chandogya Upanishad

This is the teaching of Uddalaka to Shvetaketu, his son:

As by knowing one lump of clay, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of clay -
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is clay;

As by knowing one gold nugget, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of gold -
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is gold;

As by knowing one tool of iron, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of iron -
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is iron -

So through spiritual wisdom, dear one,
We come to know that all of life is one.

In the beginning was only Being,
One without a second.
Out of himself he brought forth the cosmos
And entered into everything in it.
There is nothing that does not come from him.
Of everything he is the inmost Self.
He is the truth; he is the Self supreme.
You are that, Shvetaketu.. you are that.

When a person is absorbed in dreamless sleep
He is one with the Self, though he knows it not.
We say he sleeps, but he sleeps in the Self.
As a tethered bird grows tired of flying
About in vain to find a place of rest
And settles down at last on its own perch,
So the mind, tired of wandering about
Hither and thither, settles down at last
In the Self, dear one, to whom it is bound.
All creatures, dear one, have their source in him.
He is their home; he is their strength.
There is nothing that does not come from him.
Of everything he is the inmost Self.
He is the truth; he is the Self supreme.
You are that, Shvetaketu.. you are that.

As bees suck nectar from many a flower
And make their honey one, so that no drop
Can say, 'I am from this flower or that,'
All creatures, though one, know not they are that One.
There is nothing that does not come from him.
Of everything he is the inmost Self.
He is the truth; he is the Self supreme.
You are that, Shvetaketu.. you are that.

As the rivers flowing east and west
Merge in the sea and become one with it,
Forgetting they were ever separate streams,
So do all creatures lose their separateness
When they merge at last into pure Being.
There is nothing that does not come from him.
Of everything he is the inmost Self.
He is the truth; he is the Self supreme.
You are that, Shvetaketu.. you are that!

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Radiance Sutras

*note* beautiful translation of the Vijnana Bhairava
Translated by Lorin Roche
_added by Danny-

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The Radiance Sutras



One day The Goddess sang to her lover Bhairava,


Beloved and radiant Lord of the space before birth,
Revealer of essence,
Slayer of the ignorance that binds us,

You, who in play have created this universe
and permeated all forms in it with never-ending truth.
I have been wondering . . .

I have been listening to the songs of creation,
I have heard the sacred sutras being sung,
and yet still I am curious.

What is this delight-filled universe
into which we find ourselves born?

What is this mysterious awareness shimmering
everywhere within it?

What are these instinctive energies
that undulate through our bodies,
moving us into action?

And this “matter” out of which our forms are made -
What are these dancing particles of condensed radiance,
Are they an illusionist's projection?

What is this power we call Life,
appearing as the play of flesh and breath?
How may I know this mystery and enter it more deeply?

Beloved, my attention is ensnared by a myriad of forms,
the innumerable individual entities everywhere.

Lead me into the wholeness beyond all these parts.

You, who hold the mysteries in your hand -
of will, knowledge and action,
Reveal to me the path of illumined knowing.

Lead me into joyous union
with the life of the universe.

Teach me that I may know it fully,
realize it deeply,
and breathe in the truth of it.




1.


The One Who is Intimate to All Beings said,
Beloved, your questions require the answers that come
through direct living experience.


The way of experience begins with a breath
such as the breath you are breathing now.
Awakening into the luminous reality
may dawn in the momentary throb
between any two breaths.

The breath flows in and just before it turns
to flow out,
there is a flash of pure joy -
life is renewed.
Awaken into that.

As the breath is released and flows out,
there is a pulse as it turns to flow in.
In that turn, you are empty.
Enter that emptiness as the source of all life.




2.



Radiant one,

The life essence carries on its play
through the pulsing rhythm
of outward and inward movement.
This is the ceaseless throb, the rhythm of life -
terrifying in its eternity, exquisite in its constancy.

The inhalation, the return movement of breath,
sustains life.
The outgoing breath
purifies life.
We breathe out the old air, the old thoughts, the old feelings.

These are the two poles
between which respiration goes on unceasingly.
Between them is every quality you could ever desire.

As the breath turns from in to out,
and again as the breath
curves from out to in -
through both these turns, absorb intensity.


3.




Even when the senses are turned outward,
your attention on the external world,
attend also to the inner throb,
the pulsing of the creative impulse within you.
Then all thought-construction quits.
The mind ceases to imagine reality - it is reality.





4.




In any quiet moment when you are breathing,
the breath may flow out and pause of itself,
or flow in and pause of itself.
There experience opens into an exquisite vastness
with no beginning and no end.

Embrace that infinity without reservation.
Dive into it, drink deeply of it and emerge renewed.




5.




Follow the path of the radiant life force
as she flashes upward like lightning
through your body.


Attend simultaneously
to the perineum, that bright place between the legs,
to the crown of the skull,
and to that shining star-place above the head.

Notice how this living electricity becomes ever more subtle
as she rises, radiant as the morning sun
until she streams outward from
the top of the head into all-embracing gratitude.

Thus become intimate with the life of all beings.


6.




Or trace the river of life that flows through you,
the luxuriously rising energies,
Gradually kissing each of the centers along the spine,
Savor each particle of color along the way.

Enter each area tenderly, loving as you go
and then finally, gently
dissolving in the crown of the head.




7.




Let your attention glide
Through the centers of awareness along the spine
with adoring intent.

There is a song to each area of the body.
Listen to these sounds resonating in sweet vortexes,
long rhythmic vowels.

Ah . . . .
and Eee . . . .
Hummmm . . .

resonating on and on.

Listen to these as sounds,
then more subtly as an underlying hum,
eventually as most subtle feeling.

Then diving more deeply,
expand into freedom.




8.




Rest the attention easily in the forehead,
in the eye that is made of light.
Follow the flow of breath outward from there
into the spaciousness before you.
Tenderly permeate that spaciousness.

Awakening attention notices it is on a bridge,
outside the little house of the skull.
Extending not only outward, but upward,
into the radiant space above . . .

Set free to travel the bridge, the small self
enters a radiant omnipresence.
This it remembers, and knows as its truth.

Gradually the luminosity of that truth
fills the body to overflowing
as it rises through the crown of the head
into a shower of light.




9.




Embrace each of your senses in turn,

Seeing as being touched by light.
Hearing as immersion in an ocean of sound.
Tasting as enlightening.
Smelling as knowing.
Touching as electrifying.

Then leave all these behind,
and be intimate with the unknowable.





10.




Whenever the attention rests on anything -
on the emptiness of space,
looking at a vast blue sky,
when looking on a wall
or some wonderful person,
let that attention gradually be absorbed into itself,
so that the one who is paying attention be known.





11.




Inside the skull there is a place
where the essences of creation play and mingle -
the ecstatic light of awareness
and the awareness of that light.
The divine feminine and masculine
sport with one another in that place.
The light of their love-play illumines all space.

Rest in that light
ever present,
and gradually awaken into the steady joy of
that which is always everywhere.




12.




There is a current of love-energy that flows
between Earth below and the Sun above.

The central channel of the spine is the riverbed.
The streaming is as delicate and powerful
as the tingling touch of lovers.

Entering there,
radiance arches between the above and the below.

The whole attention resting in the nerve,
tingling delicately in the center of the spinal column,
tracing that current between earth and sun,
become magnetism relating all the worlds.




13.




Lift your hands, and with a thought, let the hands become
magical weapons, divine shields
that turn aside all the energies of the outer world.

Spread the fingers over the eyes,
covering the ears
the nostrils, the mouth,
and abandon yourself to the space inside you.
Enter the vital energies thus contained within.
As the charge builds,
lovingly and fiercely
plunge into the inner centers.

As the surge of light-substance rises
follow it up into the space between the eyebrows
where it breaks out as an orgasm of light.




14.




The light that sparks into being when the eyes blink
is witnessed by the single eye between the brows.
That eye is the place where the elements merge -
all the elements of your being.

Consider how lightly the eyelids touch the eyes
with each blink.
That lightly, place the fingers over the eyelids,
and become aware of the space between these two exquisite centers of seeing.
There is the singular eye, which sees into a different world.

With this eye, you can see very well
by the light of the inner fire.
The fire that is always flowing up the channel,
the medial channel of the spine.
Enter the core of any spark of that fire.

Be rooted in your heart, connect even to the tips of your hairs,
and attend the birthing of the light within you.


15.




Bathe deeply in that ocean of sound
which is even now vibrating within you,
resonating softly,
permeating the space of the heart.

The ear that is tuned by rapt listening
learns to hear the song of creation.

First like a hand bell,
then subtler like a flute,
then subtler still as a stringed instrument,
eventually as the buzz of a bee.
Entering this current of sound, the Listening One
forgets the external world, and becomes
absorbed into internal sound,
and then absorbed in vastness
like the song of the stars as they shine.




16.




Hum a sound,
such as ahhhhh . . . uuuuuuu . . . mmmmmm,
or hreeeeemmmm, or eemmm,
or even the sound hum itself.
Bathe in the sound with infinite leisure . . .

As the sound fades
into an imperceptible hum,
it will carry you
into the hum of the universe.




17.





Think of any vowel, they are all delicious.
Savor that sound with reverence,
attend to where it comes from within you,
and where it goes to when it fades away.

Discover what gradualness is.

Learn to relish each minute variation.
As you feel the full range of sound, layer upon layer,
the power of sound
will teach you the power of being.




18.




Listen with total attention
to the sounds of stringed instruments.

When performed with grace,
each note appears to rise out of eternity
and disappear back into it.

When the music ends,
stay with the echo of the music
reverberating inside you,
and as the reverberation fades away into silence
go with it.






19.



Lightly begin a sound,
saying it audibly,
and then gradually, less and less audibly.

Continuing thus, it eventually sounds only internally.
Listening to the sound as it goes on resounding within,
let it continue as of itself.

Then it becomes just a thought, a remembered hum.

Then as even the echo of that hum fades away,
be intimate with the silence that is the home of all music.



20.





The emptiness of space permeates the body
and all directions simultaneously.
Space is always there,
already there before your noticing of it.
What we call space is a presence that is a more solid foundation than the firmest granite. Space is permission to exist and worlds within which to express.

Without thinking about it,
without forming mental images of it,
rest in this vast expanse
and become friends with infinity.




21.





Attend simultaneously
to the space below the body
and the space above the body,
as emptiness itself.

If you can tolerate the nothingness,
the ecstatic energy of that emptiness will surge
through you and carry you
into the world beyond all thought.






22





Consider vast spaciousness as permeating
above your head, below your tailbone,
and within your heart simultaneously.

In this, find complete freedom to exist.





23.




Forget all of your ideas about the body -
it's this way and it's that way.
And just be with any area of it,
this present body
as permeated with limitless space.
Drenched in freedom.




24.




Contemplate the constituents of the body -
muscles and blood and breath and bones
as made out of radiantly dancing emptiness.

Consider the body as permeated with
the essence of the universe, the unendingly generous givingness of space.

Practice this and life will reveal to you
the wonder of becoming steady
in the radiance that is consciousness.


25.




Attend to the skin
as a subtle boundary containing vastness.

Enter that shimmering and pulsing vastness,
discover that you are not separate from anything there,
and there is no other,
no object to meditate upon that is not you.




26



The One Who is at Play Everywhere said,

There is a place in the heart where everything meets.
Go there if you want to find me.
Mind, senses, soul, eternity, all are there.
Are you there?

Enter the bowl of vastness that is the heart.
Give yourself to it with total abandon.

Quiet ecstasy is there -
and a steady, regal sense of resting in a perfect spot.

Once you know the way
the nature of attention will call you
to return, again and again,
and be saturated with knowing,
“I belong here, I am at home here.”

Answer that call.



27.





Put the attention into the luminous connections
between each of the centers throughout the body.

The base of the spine and the top of the skull,
The genitals and the heart!
The heart and the throat,
the throat and the forehead,
the forehead to the top of the head . . .

Attend to the current of relationship
electrifying, ever-pulsating, richly textured,
between each of these and every other.

Then attend simultaneously to resonance of all with all.

Enter that glowing net of light
with the focus born of awe
and even your bones will know enlightenment.



28.




Return again and again to savoring
the space between breaths.
Learn to delight in each momentary turn.

Rest the attention in your blessed core
as you practice this,
and continually be born into a new and fresh world.




29.




Live continuously for a few days
in the meditation,
“I am immersed in the flame, the flame of Life.
The universal fire flows through me without resistance.”

Step into that fire fully, wholeheartedly,
starting with the toe of the right foot -
and then surrendering everywhere.

Only the not-self, which doesn't exist anyway, is burned.
Your essence will emerge renewed in the flame,
for it already is flame and knows itself as flame
since the dawn of time.




30.




See the entire world as being consumed by flames.
Stay steady and do not waver
as the flames devour everything.

As the objects of the world all dissolve into light,
the subjective world emerges as infinite.



31.





Experience the substance of the body and the world
as made up of vibrating particles,
and these particles made up of
even finer energy particles.

Drifting more deeply,
feel into each particle
as it condenses from infinity
and dissolves back into it
continuously.


Noticing this, breathe easily
with infinity dancing everywhere.



32.





Lying in bed, with the gentlest of breaths
centered in the forehead,

fall in to the center of the heart

as you fall asleep.
Thus fall into freedom as you dream.



Bhairava said,

Beloved power-permeated one,
When the elements of your being –
the creative mind,
the one who divides things up,
the identification with your limited self –

When all these dissolve into essence,
and are experienced as delightful
manifestations of the true Self,
then that Self is known.

Being established in even one
of these hundred and twelve practices,
you can know from inside
the one who permeates all.

You will have the power to say a word, and
it will be done, the power to bless and unbless.
The one who goes deeply into any of these,
becomes friends with the life-force itself.




The goddess then asked,

If this is the nature of the universal self,
then who is to be worshipped?
To whom do I offer oblations,
To whom do I sacrifice?
If everything is divine,
and consciousness merges with that divine essence,
then what happens to the distinction between worshipper and worshipped?

Bhairava replied,

Oh goddess, the practices you are speaking of
refer only to the externals.
When you enter into the great Self,
then all prayers go on inside you spontaneously
without ceasing.
In reality all songs of gratitude
and ecstatic lovemaking are resonating in
every particle of creation at every moment.
When you are established in mindfulness
you are listening, and you hear them.

Plunging without reservation
into the ocean of being is meditation.
No image, no thoughts, no prop.

Concentrating on the image of a god
with a body, eyes, and a mouth,
is not meditation.


Worship does not mean offering flowers.
It means offering your heart to the vast mystery
of the universe. It means to let your heart pulse with the life
of the universe, without thought and without reservation.
It means being so in love that you are
willing to dissolve and be recreated in every moment.

Being transformed by even one of these practices,
fullness of experience develops day by day.
One day the desire of the self for the great Self
is consummated. Come ready for that day!

To dissolve in the fire of the great void,
senses dissolve, mind dissolves,
the objects of sense dissolve,
even the void is dissolved -
that is worship.

Sacrifice is to let your sins be destroyed
by the vast power of the universe;
It is to live in radiant bliss,
having sacrificed your shame before infinity.


The real purification with water
is to bathe in the essence of eternity.
Stunning autonomy, radiant bliss,
invisible consciousness permeating you
always and in every direction.

The flowers, the candles, the honey
that are offered in worship are
made out of the same divine stuff as you.
Who then is worshipped?

As the breath flows in, and as it flows out,
it travels always the curving path of the goddess.

Breath flows in and out spontaneously of its own will,
thus all breathing beings continually worship the goddess.
Be conscious of this unconscious prayer,
for she is the most holy place of pilgrimage.

The breath flows out with the sound sa,
The breath flows in with the sound ha.
Thus thousands of times a day,
Everyone who breathes is adoring the goddess.

Know this, and be in great joy.
Listen to the ongoing prayer that is breath.
Life shall dance in you
a dance of ever-renewing delight.

Devi said,

Beloved Revealer,
I am suffused with satisfaction.
My questions have led to fullness.

You have sung to me of the ways of union
of the god and the goddess,
space and time, personal and impersonal,
energy and form, infinite and finite.
You have sung the song of being at home in the universe.

Having said that, the goddess,
radiant with delight, embraced her lover.



Sunday, May 11, 2008

"The Penny That Blots Out the Sun," by Alfred Pulyan

*note* this Alfred knew the truth..
-added by Danny-
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"The Penny That Blots Out the Sun," by Alfred Pulyan

The Aberree
Volume 6, Issue 3
June 1959
http://www.aberree.com/v06/n03p03.html

Even with a Teacher, Student Sets Up Many Dodges to Protect His
"My" Consciousness from the Triumphant Experience of Full Awakening

It was in the little western town of Berree. I faced the committee. Mr. Aleph Norte, the chairman, looked at me severely. "You know our principles," he said. "Seek and ye shall seek. Knock and we hope nothing happens."

"I do," I replied. I knew that Mr. Norte had had a very trying month. On his arrival at Berree, he had made no secret that he was and always had been a gold-seeker. There was an avalanche. Many sought to sell him their mines; many, however, offered them to him freely. It was necessary to impose stringent conditions. The gold must be officially assayed at 100 percent, it must be on the surface, it must be near at hand. Even then a committee was necessary to strain out all the applicants.

"I notice in your offer," said Mr. Norte, "that the gold is pure and beautiful and lies on the surface ready for the taking. However, you state that it lies on a road half-a-mile to the north. Now, all of us here know for a certainty that there cannot be only one way. We are here to investigate every way and are willing to spend our money and time in continual seeking. We are, therefore, sorry to refuse your offer, the more so as we love people."

This was not the first time I had made a mistake. Without thinking, I blurted out the truth. "Actually, the gold lies in a half-mile circle. It is all around you. You cannot fail to find it -- if, of course, you wish."

There was a tense and terrible silence. Then, they came towards me.

How did I escape? I did not. The place was a shambles. There were bits of me all over the place, and so I feel free to tell you what the committee would not listen to -- the actual way in which a student is brought to "awakening," always has been and, as you will easily see for yourself, always will be -- until our species develops a new faculty or somebody bursts this ball.

Your first problem is a teacher, "opener," master, or whatever you like to call him (or her). Let us take a specific example: Subud. This rests on perfectly valid experiences of Muhammad Subuh of Java; in particular on one that happened on the night of June 21- 22, 1933.

As has happened many times in history (with the "Buddha" Gautama as an example ), a "movement" started from this one man and has become world-wide. Groups of people are meeting everywhere under the guidance of so-called "helpers," and from these, people who are suitable will proceed to centers for direct work.

Awakened and "matured" persons will be needed to do this work. All must derive from Pak (Father) Subuh himself. Awakening may take anything from 30 minutes to 10 years or more, and usually takes several years under favorable conditions. Further, this awakening varies and many do not have either the desire or capacity to awaken others, and rest content with their attainment, spreading what light they can to those around them.

Groups are everywhere in the world. What will happen to this flood of people? Clearly, Subud will develop into a sort of religion and will offer much consolation to those content with the meetings and unable or unwilling to proceed further. That is, in fact, what religions are. There are tens of thousands of awakened people in the U.S., but if these "work," they work alone, and converts to Subud, who trust Pak Subuh, do not trust them.

On the other hand, there is a Zen Master in this country (or soon should be) and those working with him would not be much inclined to switch to Subud.

It seems that there are as many brands of awakening as of coffee, and that it is the well-advertised ones that attract people. They do not differ much actually in method and not at all in result since, as you will see, their problem is the same.

How can we sum this up? Clearly, Zen is a sure way because a succession of enlightened Masters is rigidly maintained, but it is apt to be a very lengthy process. It is also a tough one, but so it has to be in any system. Even in Subud there is an "0" group kept separate because of their violent reactions.

Many are afraid of the whole business because they suspect or rationalize that it is autosuggestion. I know very well, for what it is worth to you, that you are more free than before, not less free. Moreover, if it is time for you to start this process, you will not have much to say about it anyway. We have a saying that when the student is ready the master appears. It does seem to work that way.

The harvest, however, is plentiful but the laborers are few.

Let me consider the problem of working with a person like you, the reader. Normally, if you wish to know something you get a book on the subject or attend lectures or ask a friend. If the subject is not too complicated, you anticipate that, by directing your mind and memory to it, you will see "what it is all about" and finish up with a good working knowledge of the subject. If the subject is very important, your mind becomes as alert as a tiger. It is the way of our minds (and many of the new calculating machines) to dichotomize, to tear things in half. Unfortunately, this process does not work with any "ultimate" problem and only results in the mind breeding more and more thoughts about it unendingly -- like grasshoppers.

It so happens that the peculiar origin of you and the universe is concealed in a place that the mind cannot reach. Some persons will call this "God," but this word will mislead you and it is better to find out what this is yourself and then call it what you like.

Most persons think of themselves as twofold. There is "my" consciousness, "my" mind, "my" self on the one hand -- and on the other, "my" body. This is all of me. There is a decided split between these two sides of me.

However, the fact is all of these are one; that is, my mind and my body are one -- one organism, not two.

But this does not exhaust the situation. There is a pure Consciousness -- Consciousness that knows itself. "I am that I am." This is unexpected and I did not believe when I first heard this that there could be two kinds of Consciousness. I only knew the one I was naturally familiar with, the "I am as I am."

The way it works is this. This pure Consciousness shines on the mind-and-body organism; it is the "light that lighteth every man that cometh into this world." When it does this it suffers a change. My mind accepts it only as "my consciousness" -- a limited consciousness -- and, since Its essence is Self-Consciousness, "I" experience It in a similar way as a self, in fact "myself," or ego. I say I am "conscious of myself," but this is a smaller self, not the Universal One, merely what I call "me," one of my many "me's."

It may be said that the pure Consciousness is concealed in "my" consciousness as a penny may hide the sun. A ray of this may suddenly dazzle us in so-called "mystical experiences," of which most persons have had a touch, but in awakening (or satori or metanoia) we see the pure Consciousness shining serenely in its own light. It is a triumphant experience since "what has to be done" has been done, but it is also profoundly humbling as our little self sees itself as a usurper, a thief borrowing its selfhood from the Universal Self.

A student wrote me: "Consciousness sees itself. It is impossible yet it happens."

So much for theory. The practical job of awakening someone consists in part of showing him or her by various devices that all mental attempts to reach the pure Consciousness are in vain. It lies back of our mind and back of our consciousness. Any thought we have about it is impartially irradiated by it. For example, we think "this is unproved idiocy" and the pure Consciousness lights it up in its usual benevolent way so that it becomes "I am aware that I think this is unproved idiocy."

Obviously, this is a peculiar situation. This Consciousness is at all times ready to make us "aware" of what we are thinking or perceiving, but that does not mean that we become aware of That which is Itself giving us this peculiar faculty of being aware of ourselves and our processes. Thus we get no clue as to whether our thought was a correct one or not; only that we know we have such a thought.

No wonder It is hidden and confusing. The problem is to reach Consciousness as it is in itself and not as reflecting some thought or perception of ours that is in it at the time.

We require empty Consciousness so to say. Some try, like the Yogis or some of them, to attain it by emptying the mind by "meditation" but it is not the mind we have to empty. The real obstacle, of course, is the "my" concept, the self or ego. This is my Enemy in this work. How can we get from "my" consciousness to "the" Consciousness?

Naturally, as long as "we" decide or "we" try to do this, we are regarding ourselves as ultimate and reinforcing the bonds of delusion. All we do is rotate our own ideas like a squirrel in a cage. It would seem, therefore, an impossible task like lifting ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

However, the simple fact is that it happens all the time. There is help from the side of the Consciousness itself (theologians call this "Grace") which is not resting idly but presses to "come out" in us. There are intimations of what this pure Consciousness is like in music and the arts, in nature, and the highest aspirations we have.

The teacher (I wish I had a better word) takes advantage of these. Further, he stays "open" with the student, and the student, by mere love and friendship, receives what in Zen is called "transmission" and in Subud "contact." It is inevitable that the student should carefully observe every word and action of the teacher (because at first he doubts him) and in time the awakening of the teacher is felt definitely by the student, altho not verbally definable.

In Zen, so-called "koans" are used to throw the mind out of the reasoning rut (in these days of paper books, I assume the reader knows what koans are) and sudden shocks are contrived to shake out the obstinate ego. The teacher uses similar things.

For months, the student tries every possible argument. Over and over, he will bring up, for example, the "problem of evil," the question of life after death, of reincarnation, of some religion or other he may have been taught in childhood, of science, of his own desperation at ever getting anywhere, of how one can tell if the realization, if it comes, is any more "real" than anything else, if it is merely another trick of the versatile mind or subconscious, whether we are just bubbles -- anything and everything.

It is nothing new to the teacher. He could write the script himself. (In fact, I have partly done so here.) However, he remains steady; he knows what has to be done, he knows where the student is and in time he sees hopeful signs.

The student is disturbed. He has come to the end of his "tricks" (actually desperate attempts to preserve the ego as boss, when it is only a competent executive officer) and the teacher will not "buy" any of such tricks.

The student is not a fool. He knows all the time what he is doing and that one day he must surrender in utter helplessness. Meanwhile, he retains a second line of defense, a "secondary" judgment which does not yield whatever he may say openly. One day this too lapses, even if only for a moment.

Then something happens. The student is surprised to notice, for example, that his perceptions are sharper, everything seems brighter. Next morning he awakens to a situation which puzzles him for a moment. Something is missing. What can it be?

He soon finds out. For a time he enjoys the extraordinary experience of being a limited ego with an unlimited Consciousness. He is free to use it and to test it. He finds It will show him the basis behind material things, the many in the One, a clear but absolutely new and indescribable thing; or it makes clear once and for all, the whole process of the ego or self in himself and others and in relationship. For a salesman or lawyer, this is indeed a bonanza, but there is a price to pay -- he is not likely to use this new wisdom for wrong.

He now knows intimately -- more intimately than we can know anything or anybody -- the Basis of our universe and us and is perforce henceforward a "channel" and a servant of "That." It is a strange feeling for a proud man.

The job is not done. There ensues a long maturing process. Confused areas of thought, mental blockages, must yield one by one. He has the means to do this, but uses it naturally. One day the last weed is gone from his garden and he is surprised to find he has no further questions.

Do not think that this is all a mental exercise. It involves the whole organism, body and mind. It is a criticism of Zen that this feature is not stressed at all. In Subud, remarkable cures have occurred and readers may remember another great man who went about doing good -- he could not avoid it. People will not flock for enlightenment, but will try anything to cure a so-called chronic condition.

What happens to the student after his experience has matured? It becomes the most natural thing in the world. He may say, like Gautama, that he has done nothing at all. It is true that he has "done" nothing, but he does know by actual experience what our human situation really is.

There is much difference between experience and words. You are welcome to laugh at my words. I do not think you would laugh at the experience.

Do not find this article too disturbing. You will find that God is both "open" and loving -- devastatingly, almost unbearably, so.

If you should find that the thought of God is constantly in your mind, do not try to remove it; it can be very unsettling. Welcome it and in time it will seem supremely right.

Defend me from chickens, for dogs I'm not afraid of!

*note*..some funny romanian proverbs.
-added by Danny-
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  • Apa trece, pietrele rămân.
    • Translation: "Water flows, but rocks remain."
  • Apără-mă de găini, că de câini nu mă tem.
    • Translation: "Defend me from chickens, for dogs I'm not afraid of."
    • Note: it refers to people: the chicken are the mean people, the treacherous friends, the dogs are the known enemies
  • Aruncă binele în stânga şi în dreapta, şi la nevoie o să-l găseşti.
    • Translation: "Throw the good to your left and right, and you'll find it when you'll need it."
  • Ascultă cu urechile, vezi cu ochii, dar taci cu gura.
    • Translation: "Use your ears to listen, use your eyes to see, but use your mouth to shut up."
  • Dacă tăceai filosof rămâneai.
    • Translation: "Had he kept silent he would have passed for a wise man."
  • Banu-i ochiu' dracului
    • Translation: "Money is the devil's eye."
  • Treaba lăsată de azi pe mâine, baltă rămâne.
    • Translation: "Don't leave for tomorrow what you can do today."
  • Cine are carte, are parte!
    • Translation: "Knowledge is power."
  • Cine ştie carte, are patru ochi
    • Translation: "The one who has knowledge, has four eyes."
  • Azi fură un ou, mâine un bou!
    • Translation: "He who steals an egg today, will steal an ox tomorrow!"
  • Cine-i harnic şi munceşte are tot ce îşi doreşte. Cine fură şi nu-l prinde, are tot aşa!
    • Translation: "The one who works hard has everything he wants. The one who steals and is not caught, has the same."
    • Meaning: Life is not fair.
  • La anul când o făta cârlanul! - sau - Când o fi bunica fată mare!
    • Translation: "Next year when the lamb delivers - and - When my grandma will be a virgin again!"
    • Meaning: Used to suggest something that will never happen.
  • Câinele bătrân nu latră degeaba.
    • Translation: "The old dog doesn't bark without reason."
  • Câinele moare de drum lung şi prostul de grija altuia.
    • Translation: "A dog dies from too much walking, a fool from worrying about other's business."
  • Câinii latră, ursu' trece...
    • Translation: "The dogs bark, the bear passes by..." (undisturbed)
  • Până ce căţeaua nu ridică coada, câinele nu o miroase
    • Translation: "Until the bitch raises her tail, the dogs don't smell her"
  • Cine se scoală de dimineaţă, departe ajunge.
    • Translation: "Early risers travel far away."
  • Copii cuminţi şi babă frumoasă, cine-a mai vǎzut?!...
    • Translation: "Quiet/obedient children and beautiful old woman, who did ever saw?!"
  • Cu gându' la Maica Domnului şi cu mâna în straiţa omului...
    • Translation: "With the thought at the Holy Virgin, with the hand in someone's pocket..."
    • Meaning: Thinking holy things while doing sinful deeds.
  • Dacă doi spun că eşti beat, du-te şi te culcă.
    • Translation: "If two people say you're drunk, go to bed."
  • Dai un ban dar stai în faţă!
    • Translation: "You pay top dollar, but you get a front seat!"
  • Dragostea e oarbă, dar căsătoria îi găseşte leacul.
    • Translation: "Love is blind, but marriage finds its cure."
  • Drumul spre iad e pavat cu intenţii bune.
    • Translation: "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
  • Fereşte-mǎ, Doamne, de prieteni, cǎ de duşmani mǎ apǎr singur.
    • Translation: "Defend me, Lord, from my friends, because from enemies I can defend myself."
  • Fiecare pasăre, pe limba ei piere.
    • Translation: "Every bird dies by its own tongue."
  • Leneşu' mai mult aleargă -- Scumpu' mai mult păgubeşte
    • Translation: "The lazy one runs more -- the stingy one loses more."
  • Mâţa blândă zgârie rău.
    • Translation: "The gentle cat scratches the worst."
  • Nu da vrabia din mână pe cioara de pe gard.
    • Translation: "Don't give the sparrow in the hand for the crow on the fence."
  • Nu iese fum fără foc.
    • Translation: "There's no smoke without fire."
  • Nu măsura pe alţii cu palma ta.
    • Translation: "Don't measure others with your own hand."
    • Meaning: Some people may have reasons unknown to you for doing certain things.
  • Nu poţi îndrepta lumea cu umărul.
    • Translation: "You can't straighten the world with your shoulder."
  • Nu te pune cu prostul că are mintea odihnită.
    • Translation: "Don't argue with a fool, he has a rested mind."
  • Nu vinde pielea ursului din pădure.
    • Translation: "Don't sell the skin of the bear from the forest."
  • Obişnuinţa... a doua natură !
    • Translation: "The habit... the second nature."
  • Ochii care nu se văd se uită...
    • Translation: "The eyes which don't see each other, forget each other."
    • Translation: "Out of sight, out of mind."
  • Omul sfinţeşte locul.
    • Translation: "The man blesses the place."
  • Ori te poartă cum ţi-e vorba, ori vorbeşte cum ţi-e portul.
    • Translation: "Either act as you speak, or speak as you act."
  • Prietenul, la nevoie se cunoaşte!
    • Translation: "A friend in need is a friend indeed."
  • Prostul care nu-i fudul, parcă n-ar fi prost destul!
    • Translation: "The fool who's not conceited, is not fool enough!"
  • Râde ciob de oală spartă.
    • Translation: "The splinter laughs at the broken pot."
  • S-a dus baba cu colacii!
    • Translation: The granny handing pretzels, is gone.
    • Meaning: "There goes your chance!"
    • Origin: It's a refrence to a traditional holiday similar to Halloween. Children gather outside in the night and they go around from house to house asking for "colaci"(a romanian form of pretzel)
  • "S-a dus bou... şi s-a-ntors vacă !" (tatǎl lui Nică, în Ion Creangă-Amintiri din copilărie)
    • Translation: "He went as an ox and came back as a cow."
    • Meaning: Used for a person that spends a lot of time and money to study and gains nothing. (in Romanian, ox/cow is used for a person who lacks judgement, a fool)
    • Origin: Wealthy romanians used to send their spoiled kids to Paris to study, but most of them came back unchanged or worse.
  • Sângele, apă nu se face.
    • Translation: "Blood doesn't turn into water."
    • Meaning: Someone may have an advantage because of being someone else's relative.
  • Stăpânul învaţă sluga hoţ.
    • Translation: "The master turns the servant into a thief."
  • Te îneci ca ţiganu' la mal.
    • Translation: "You drown at the shore like the gypsy."
    • Meaning: (referring to an assignment) you pass the most tasks, but you get stuck on an easy one near the end.
  • Totu-i bine cand se termină cu bine.
    • Translation: "All is well that ends well."
  • Satu' arde şi baba se piaptănă.
    • Translation: "The village is burning and the granny is combing her hair."
  • Un prost încurcă, şi zece înţelepţi nu pot descurca"
    • Translation: "One fool tangles and ten wise men cannot untangle."
  • Necazul nu vine singur niciodată!.
    • Translation: "The trouble never comes alone."
  • Unde nu intră soarele pe geam, intră doctorul pe uşă.
    • Translation: "If the sun doesn't come through the window, the doctor will come through the door."
  • Viaţa asta-i bun pierdut, de n-o trăieşti cum ai fi vrut!" (G.Cosbuc-Poezii, Decebal către popor)
    • Translation: "Life is a waste if you didn't live as you would have wanted to!"
  • Vino necazule, dar vino singur!
    • Translation: "Come trouble, but come alone (trouble never comes alone)!"
  • Din coada de caine sata de matasa nu faci!
    • Translation: "Can't turn dogs tail into a silk scarf!"
  • Vorba multă, sărăcia omului
    • Translation: "Too many words are the poverty of mankind"
  • Nu lăsa pe mâine ce poţi face azi.
    • Translation: "Don't leave for tomorrow, what you can do today."

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Seth

*this post is just informative.Seth entity was (apparently,from my point of view) residing on the lower mental plane.
However,is always good to have a link to his ideas of reality.
-added by danny-
There are very little useful quotes (as tranformation)but the link is here for the researchers,like me.

http://www.nirvikalpa.com/content.php?page=seth3


Seth explains some basic rules of how the universe works.But while I can understand him,I am not sure many could,even if he tried his best.He is also not enlightened ,but then this is not the point,since it's my opinion only.
Opinions are like assholes..everybody has one(Mark Twain).
The correct,historical saying of Mark Twain is this,however:
Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one but no one truly wants to look at anybody else's."
-added by danny-

Timeless Wisdom

*note* nice story about Shankara .
-added by danny-
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Timeless Wisdom


Brahman Is No More Than This!
Excerpted from Daughters of the Goddess:
The Women Saints of India
, by Linda Johnsen

Shankara was one of the first yogis to widely publicize the idea that the world is maya, an illusion, and that we are in reality all one. For most of his life, though, he discounted the feminine principle, considering anything to do with matter or desire a lower order of being.

One day late in his short life, as he was entering a Shiva temple, he found an hysterical low-caste woman blocking his way. She was standing over the corpse of her dead husband, sobbing wildly. Shankara found the scene both distasteful and inauspicious. "Get out of my way!" he commanded.

The illiterate woman looked at him suspiciously. "Aren't you the teacher who says that everything is Brahman [the ultimate, supreme Reality], everything is God, there is no impurity anywhere?" she retorted bitterly. "If I am not impure, why should I get out of your way? If I am the all pervading reality, how can I get out of your way?"

Shankara was too shocked to reply.

The woman was not done with him. "Your mighty Brahman is no more than this!" she shouted, pointing to her dead husband.

In that moment the great thinker's mind burst open. He remembered one of the most dramatic images from India's vast religious iconography: the raging goddess Kali stamping on the corpse of the God Shiva. Without Her power, Shiva himself is not able to stir, say the Shaktas, the worshippers of the Goddess. In that fraction of a second, Shankara, realized that in neglecting the Goddess, he had missed the very essence of life. Imagining Brahman as totally abstract, unalloyed, unmoving consciousness, he had forgotten the fecund, creative, active living aspect of reality, the feminine. Now Kali herself was manifesting to remind him of her glory.

To the horror of his disciples, Shankaracharya got down on his knees and clasped the woman's feet, thanking her for the lesson. "No you are not impure. It was my mind that was impure. I have never met a teacher greater than you."

Shankara gave up writing philosophy and spent the last few years of his life composing ecstatic poems to the Goddess, some of which are still regarded as among the most beautiful verses in the Sanskrit language.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Trusting In Mind

*note* this poem was written by a ZEN Master.His name was Seng T'san.
-added by danny-
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The Great Way is not difficult,
Just don't pick and choose.
If you cut off all likes or dislikes
Everything is clear like space.

Make the slightest distinction
And heaven and earth are set apart.
If you wish to see the truth,
Don't think for or against.

Likes and dislikes
Are the mind's disease.
Without understanding the deep meaning
You cannot still your thoughts.

It is clear like space,
Nothing missing, nothing extra.
If you want something
You cannot see things as they are.

Outside, don't get tangled in things.
Inside, don't get lost in emptiness.
Be still and become One
And all opposites disappear.

If you stop moving to become still,
This stillness always moves.
If you hold on to opposites,
How can you know One?

If you don't understand One,
This and that cannot function.
Denied, the world asserts itself.
Pursued, emptiness is lost.

The more you think and talk,
The more you lose the Way.
Cut off all thinking
And pass freely anywhere.

Return to the root and understand.
Chase appearances and lose the source.
One moment of enlightenment
Illuminates the emptiness before you.

Emptiness changing into things
Is only our deluded view.
Do not seek the truth.
Only put down your opinions.

Do not live in the world of opposites.
Be careful! Never go that way.
If you make right and wrong,
Your mind is lost in confusion.

Two comes from One,
But do not cling even to this One.
When your mind is undisturbed
The ten thousand things are without fault.

No fault, no ten thousand things,
No disturbance, no mind.
No world, no one to see it.
No one to see it, no world.

This becomes this because of that.
That becomes that because of this.
If you wish to understand both,
See them as originally one emptiness.

In emptiness the two are the same,
And each holds the ten thousand things.
If you no longer see them as different,
How can you prefer one to another?

The Way is calm and wide,
Not easy, not difficult.
But small minds get lost.
Hurrying, they fall behind.

Clinging, they go too far,
Sure to take a wrong turn,
Just let it be! In the end,
Nothing goes, nothing stays.

Follow nature and become one with the Way,
Free and easy and undisturbed.
Tied by your thoughts, you lose the truth,
Become heavy, dull, and unwell.

Not well, the mind is troubled.
Then why hold or reject anything?
If you want to get the One Vehicle
Do not despise the world of the senses.

When you do not despise the six senses,
That is already enlightenment.
The wise do not act.
The ignorant bind themselves.

In true Dharma there is no this or that,
So why blindly chase your desires?
Using mind to stir up the mind
Is the original mistake.

Peaceful and troubled are only thinking.
Enlightenment has no likes or dislikes.
All opposites arise
From faulty views.

Illusions, flowers in the air --
Why try to grasp them?
Win, lose, right, wrong --
Put it all down!

If the eye never sleeps,
Dreams disappear by themselves.
If the mind makes no distinctions,
The ten thousand things are one essence.

Understand this dark essence
And be free from entanglements.
See the ten thousand things as equal
And you return to your original nature

Enlightened beings everywhere
All enter this source.
This source is beyond time and space.
One moment is ten thousand years.

Even if you cannot see it,
The whole universe is before your eyes.

Infinitely small is infinitely large:
No boundaries, no differences.
Infinitely large is infinitely small:
Measurements do not matter here.

What is is the same as what is not.
What is not is the same as what is.
Where it is not like this,
Don't bother staying.

One is all,
All is one.
When you see things like this,
You do not worry about being incomplete.

Trust and Mind are not two.
Not-two is trusting the Mind.

Words and speech don't cut it,
Can't now, never could, won't ever.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

People don’t know what this Yoga is

*note* great talk from Shri Mataji(the founder of Sahaja Yoga) here...many more talks on the link above.Enjoy!
-added by Danny-
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Question: Shri Mataji, don’t you know many people that want more of yoga than yoga can give?

Interviewer: Shri Mataji, don’t you know many people that want more of yoga than yoga can give.

Shri Mataji: You see, yoga is a big misnomer in the West, people don’t know what this yoga is. Because even if you read Patanjali, it is said that you have to Shri Matajiget to your Self–Realization and then how to grow in your Self–Realization. Once you start growing in your Self–Realization, you develop such a personality that you see the whole world as one. You reach your wholesomeness. And when you reach your wholesomeness the complete balance and the curative sense comes in. Like you see, if there is a problem in my left finger, I’ll try to rub it, all right, I rub it and I soothe myself, whom am I helping, whom am I supporting, what is a developing country, what is a developed country, you see? You need something from the developing and you have to have the developed. So the whole thing is, that we haven’t got the wholesomeness. We are not integrated. The whole world is not integrated so far. It’s only possible when you reach that point, which is within us, which is collectively conscious, and that is the Spirit. Once you reach that point, you hit the collective consciousness, and when you become collective, you understand the wholesomeness of yourself.

So what people are seeking here in yoga, is really something that is brought from there by people who don’t understand. Yoga means union with the Divine, it means union with the Divine. When you become one with the Divine, the Divine starts flowing through you and you become part and parcel of the whole. You become. It’s not question of just taking a certificate. It’s not running on the street or standing on your heads, it’s not yoga. It’s just one 16th and 16th part of something we bid that you have to understand that, if there is a problem, physical problem, what exercise particularly you have to do. But that, too, is only possible when you get your Realization. Before Realization you don’t know. Where you are sick people don’t know. They go mad, but they don’t know that they are getting mad.

So the craziness that you find or the imbalances you find is lost, because we have just turned our faces to that thing called the Spirit, because we could not reach there with our mental projection. So what we have to do, is just take to this new dimensional approach by which you become that thing that you have to become, for which you have come on this earth. And that, if you get it, you are there.

You have so many dimensions. I mean now for me, you know, I’m a wife of a person who has to shake sometimes hands with 600 people on one side (Shri Mataji laughing) and I have to deal with people on that level, and that sort of people and I am also doing this, I have decorated my house. I mean, I can do 1000 and one thing and still I’m very relaxed person.

Interviewer: Yeah, yeah.

Shri Mataji: So what you have to achieve is everything what we talk of, see, now we talk of democracy, we talk of communism, though both are artificial to my mind, because unless and until you have something, how are you a capitalist? You have nothing. What do we have? We have nothing but plastics. What do we have? You see, when you have something like I would say, I’m a great capitalist because I have all the powers, (Shri Mataji laughing) all right and I’m the greatest communist, because I must distribute. So, in essence, I am the real capitalist and a real communist. So all your ideas that are, are really the glimpses of that great truth. Communism is - I’m the greatest communist, I’m the greatest capitalist. All your ideas about economics is, now economics is so sensible, that it says that in general wants are not satiable, in particular they are. So that means the want, that means this matter is not going to give you satisfaction. So where is the satisfaction? It is in the Spirit. You see, everything aims at that, points at that. But one should see the point.

Interviewer: Thank you!

Shri Mataji: May God bless you! Thank you!