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Monday, November 30, 2009

The real drama is the war going on between the two sides in the total self!

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


*note* amazing essay from Dimitri Halley,whom reaches the same conclusions I've arrived to long ago..while studying the nature of the universe...a must read!This guy KNOWS!..so much for those whom think they are ,,zer spirit,, and ,,we are all one,,..yes,we are all one on the spirit level,but we are all egos too,on the manifestation level.The ego is transformed,and KNOWS!...that is immortality...what the ego knows?..it knows it's origine(aka..zer spirit).ponder,grasshoppers!..because you have 2 choises 1.wait for some saviour to do the job for you,while you relax  like Buddha under some tree,or beg some gods to help your ass(and refusing by that action to become a god)..and 2..take responsability of creation and use the divine in you(aka spirit or Tao) to create...and be the loving immortal.
Thus spokenth the mahayogi,while flexing his mighty wisdom muscles!
-added by danny-
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FROM POINT OF VIEW TO FIELD OF VIEW
& THE MYSTERY OF THE EGO
Dimitri Halley
Summary
We keep using the same system of thinking and expecting different results. A form of
thinking is proposed here in order to reach beyond the old dualistic system of thinking which
is based on points of view and sense of separateness between observer and observed. In
this article an approach toward a more complete grasp of reality is explained in terms of
what is called a field of view. 

The field of view is juxtaposed to the point of view, which is
argued is inherently one-sided and which constitutes the fundamental flaw in the current
system of thinking dominant in the modern world. However this sense of separateness does
constitute a crucial stage (ego) toward the possibility of becoming self-aware, which is what
the field of view or field awareness is based on.

FROM PARTICLE TO FIELD
The problem with the point of view, as the word point implies, is that we end up pointing -
at- something, yet in the process separate our-self from what is pointed at or thought
about/looked at. The ensuing sense of separateness will be explained below is a double
edged sword. 

It is associated with the purpose of the ego and the profound ethical problems
which result from this sense of detachment, yet it is also the sine qua non to exit the
primordial indigenous undifferentiated state of awareness toward a dangerous separation
and differentiation yet only via which we are able to develop self-awareness (Neumann,
1954).

Bohm describes the ethical consequences of this form of linear thinking as follows: "It is
proposed that the widespread and pervasive distinctions between people (race, nation,
family, profession, etc., etc.), which are now preventing mankind from working together for
the common good, and indeed, even for survival, have one of the key factors of their origin
in a kind of thought that treats things as inherently divided, disconnected, and "broken up"
into yet smaller constituent part. Each part is considered to be essentially independent and
self-existent" (Bohm, 1983, xi).


Yet via developing the field of view we return to such a non-dual state yet with selfawareness.
The problem with the point (particle) of view approach is that is ends up looking "at"
something, and doing that from only one (external) vantage point, and inevitably ends up
excluding complementary perspectives. The field is basically a "field of tension".

The field of view means looking at one same situation or thing with or from two (opposing)
perspectives. In terms of education if I look at the world (student) only as a teacher I will
not grasp the field (of tension), which makes up the whole field or truth of the situation.


One could call this a typically western approach to wholeness. I will always end up onesided
in my view as teacher. Yet I need to also look at the world as a student. To grasp the
field I need to contain both poles of the pair.
This could be called the typical western path to wholeness for here we have to suffer the
opposites, for this alone leads to wholeness. This is a painful and narrow road vis-à-vis-the
broad road where we run away from the shadow often with hedonism (drugs, sex, power
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etc). We get a glimpse of this Western way in terms of the crucifixion symbol which
emerges in dreams of westerners as the archetype of development of consciousness.

Here
only the painful continence of the opposites leads to a resurrection or awakening to more
complete grasp of reality.
What emerges then is that I have to contain a field of tension or opposites. Only when I
contain the pair of opposites do I grasp the whole field or the whole situation. For the
opposites are complementary. The whole is always a contradiction, a paradox. Jung once
said a psychological statement is only true if it is paradoxical. Only a direct confrontation
with paradox brings us close to the truth or wholeness. The two poles are one, yet we tend
to always rent them apart.

This means that we have to learn to think paradoxically. One way to approach this is that
we remain mindful that there are always 2 poles running things. We learn to think (actually
be aware) in pairs and realize that the pairs are one. It's like looking at one thing
simultaneously at two different angles. And not only two different angles but often two
competing and opposing angles. This is difficult for the mind tends to recede back into
points (one) of view (pointing at), excluding the opposite and other member of the pair.

So
for instance in Jungian terms we will tend to realize that we always have two opinions about
things: one feminine and one masculine. For instance when we react in a certain way we
will tend to search for or look for the counter reaction which I at that moment am tending to
not express. If I am too nice to someone I will automatically tend to realize that I am hiding
my disagreement with them. 

If I am too angry in a certain situation I will realize that I am
hiding my fear. Grandiose behavior is repressed insecurity.
The whole (reaction in this sense) will always tend to express itself in opposites. I must
have some fear in order to not become overly confident and vice verse. So in this sense I'm
looking for the opposing stand point or viewpoint and thus I become the whole field (of
tension). When the opposites are contained for instance symbols emerge (also in dreams)
where the poles connect and we get doublets and twin symbols as the hermaphrodite. In
ancient archaic languages we find this ambivalence of words where the poles are different
yet identical.
"Such "doublets," identical figures, appear frequently in dreams when the basic polarity of
the unconscious is activated. 

The opposites on a deep level are identical in the sense that
"good" and "bad," "positive" and "negative," "feminine" and "masculine" are still not
distinguishable, not yet separated. [Footnote: This is either a state of "preconscious"
harmony, of unity in the uroboros (cf. Neumann, Origins, p. 18 et passim) or the final state
of the union of the opposites. This primal identity is a characteristic of the archetype in
general: life and death, man and woman, etc., are basically identical (as expressed in the
symbol of the hermaphrodite). Another instance is the mythical motif twins: identical but
representing opposites. To this context belongs the well-known ambivalence of basic words
in archaic language (K. Abel, Der Gegensinn der Urworte, quoted from Freud, Introductory
Lectures on Psycho-Analysis,pp. 150, 194; cf. also Jones, Sigmund Freud, II, pp. 347 ff.);
for instance, Latin altus means both "high" and "deep," sacer both "holy" and "cursed,"
etc.]

The differentiation takes place in the elaboration of the basic, preconscious polarity
before separation, for the "good" and "bad" intellect. But their "value," their position inside
the whole, will have to be worked out later in the process of development." (Adler,
1961, 151.).
THE FIELD IN COMMUNICATION
If we listen keenly to ourselves and others we will hear the conflict and opposition (field of
tension). Yet when keenly listening we will also hear how we/the person tends to very
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subtly dissociate and disregard the polarity or conflict.

A woman in a class/lecture situation
is constantly interrupting the lecturer. Yet she starts repeatedly with the following
statement: "I don't mean to be annoying but I am going to interrupt you again." If we
listen keenly we find here how she (one pole) is basically telling herself (the other pole) that
her constantly interrupting the lecture is annoying, yet the side/pole that keeps doing this is
not really paying heed to this opinion of herself. The less inhibited pole is trying to
compensate the uninhibited side but this side is being ignored practically.

In this case
there's no connection between the poles. This inner talk is constantly occurring in us, yet
when it is not heeded the opposite side can emerge in dreams or even via projection be
made to play out via others. The gist here being that the more explosive side is in dire need
of the opposite in order to reach some kind of a balance or wholeness.

The confrontation
with the opposite (also referred to as shadow) is confusing and very difficult to deal with.
In this case the person has already started to project this aspect or pole of themselves on
the other/s, experiencing it in externalized terms that it is others would be finding her
annoying. The field experience is turning into a point of view.
Yet when touching the shadow we are confronted with the fact that we have two opposing
perspectives on one same situation. In this sense what is found is a field perspective for I
now experience the whole field of tension as my experience and outlook. 

What is most
important is that the attention shifts from the individual perspective to the interaction
between them in the host. In a sense thus the focus shifts from thinking and feeling to
relation and awareness, and thus not whether one or the other pole is right but that we
need this interplay between perspectives in order to find wholeness. This also occurs interpersonally.


When they're permitted to collide and impact each other what results is a
synergistic effect between them and a third more integrated (transcendent) sense
emerges.
"The third person represents a special viewpoint. Here we come upon one of the first
conclusions of psychotherapy and perhaps one of the most shocking: a deep and lasting
relationship is only possible with a consciousness that is directly involved in and also
detached from the relationship..." (Mindell, 1987, 10).
So here we move out of the realm of thinking as such and strictly defined toward either
rejecting (resistance) or accepting the influence of the opposite.


When suffering the tension of being teacher and student two poles collide and a new more
complete experience emerges, no more "a" perspective, but an indwelling, a dialogue.
SEEING THE FIELD
Perspective defined as: "the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by
their distance from the viewer", dissipates for I am both the looked and the looker so
there's no distance or appearance: "I am the whole field". What we get is self-awareness or
thus awareness of being the whole field. Or more specifically awareness of certain
unconscious aspects of self. So the practice of becoming aware of these latent
(unconscious) aspects is seeing the field. 

That is seeing the pair in terms of how the shadow
tends compensate the dominant pole. It boils down to capturing these signals. Mindell
(1987) calls these unintended signals secondary signals. This act of self-awareness lessens
the resistance in the (underlying unified) field. So the core of the approach used here is
becoming aware of the unconscious pole or signals in a situation.
The essence of the process remains a lessening of resistance to opposite points of view or
thus opposites which is inclusion. This is not a cognitive act but a relational operation/act. It
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is the act of embracing something, i.e., a part of us which we have rejected. It is not (only)
an intellectual or cognitive act. Strictly cognitive acts distinguish and separate. It is an act
of indwelling and feeling that opposite perspective; becoming it. As far as I have reached in
describing the nature of the operation (of touching the Shadow) is entering it and becoming
what the so-called object or other feels (indwelling or inner-standing) versus looking at it
from without.


Therefore also the denomination "touching" from in "touching the shadow".
So becoming aware of it as part of me and seeing how it feels/touching it. Because in
essence it is a part of me I take back. Touching the shadow (or field awareness) is like art,
we can only understand art by becoming it (part of it). Below this part will tie into why
awareness (self) is the path out of division and not thinking. Toward deeper levels, which
are reached when touching the shadow is practiced (in terms of awareness; self-talk, in
dreams and projections) we can go to deeper levels where this underlying unified field is
found playing out between the physical and the nonphysical.
In terms of body work we becoming the symptom, to see what it feels and thus as a means
of reconnecting to the dissociated shadow/fragment. I become the arm to see what the arm
feels and so take back that dismembered fragment of self. For also the body is a theater of
this conflict.


THE FIELD-NATURE OF THE BODY
So in practice we always look for the field (the compensatory interplay of pairs of
opposites). In this sense for instance ones body is looked at as a venue for the expression
of the latent or unconscious member of the pair and thus the field. Sweaty palms are
viewed as expressing one member of the pair and thus as part of the field (Self). But so are
other somatic conditions as infertility and cancer. Also the surrounding is part of the fieldeffect.
The way the other is behaving is inextricably intertwined with the dominant state I
am in. In this sense the other will play out aspects of the field and thus of the pole or
member of the pair I am not acknowledging. 

The whole or paradox will and can express
itself in terms of opposites and in two (causally unrelated) domains at the same time. For I
am both while striving to be one. Reality (as field) behaves as a pair. The + always follows
the - and vice verse. There's always a - enfolded under the +.
Only when embracing the pair of opposites we get a flow while high resistance (between the
pair) blocks the (free) flow. We need to embrace the confluence of the pair, then conflict
becomes an opportunity.
Becoming aware of the conflict (the inevitable first step), or the pair in their high state of
mutual resistance, induces initially what is often referred to as "mixed feelings"; for it brings
the latent conflict into awareness. 

For instance as in when we are too happy we need to find
the sadness concealed within. Yet this field awareness soon becomes soothing as when we
don't run away from a depression for it is half of the whole. Only when the poles are
contained do we jump to another level (of existence or self) where they become. But this
one is not an absence of opposition; but the opposites overtly become complementary.
This is the emptiness referred to in eastern traditions as non-duality. Yet in Jungian terms
one cannot think oneself there. And in terms of the field effect, the opposite (shadow) will
always tend to boycott the plans of the deceiver in us (i.e., the pole of the pair which wants
to dominate and reject the opposite). In this sense the practice consists of always looking
for the leveling effect in us (our communication/body/dreams/projections etc) and in our
environment in order to find the unconscious member of the pair and so contain the field (of
tension).


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DEMON IN THE ROSE
The field of view or field awareness is a technique or approach in order to reach the socalled
transcendent domain. Therefore the main practice is based on awareness; becoming
aware of the shadow. For the field operates in terms of the shadow (resisted member of the
pair) compensating our general one-sidedness (dominant member). A woman that strongly
rejects her more strong and secure side, dreams of the floor of her house covered with
rattler snakes ready to bite her. The more the opposite is rejected the more aggressive it
becomes in its attempts to topple the dominant regime of the mind. 

Often the shadow is
represented in dreams by snakes. Often that snake biting the dreamer represents the strike
of the shadow to curb the dominance of the one-sided dominant pole in the self. For
instance at such moments of extreme resistance a somatic condition can constellate making
it impossible for the, until than, dominant self-orientation (which has turned lopsided), to
perdure.
A client of (suffering from a serious somatic problem) the author dreams the author is
attending three clients by phone. One is schizophrenic (the dreamer is represented as this
one -directly speaking to the author); the other a movie director and the other is a chemist.
On the phone with the schizophrenic the author is singing a song:


Desert and heaven;
devil’s heart –
in your dreams of tonightthe
demon of the rose;
rose of the desert –inthe
rivers of your bones,
he always comes and goes
–you must bear -
While the author is singing this to him he goes into a trans-conscious state and enters
chemical/molecular-like or crystalline structures composed of sides or planes forming a
crystal cave or diamond-like structure. Within is empty space.


The dream further states: ‘These were the chemical structures that the chemist looked for.
While the chemist studied the history that the movie director couldn’t figure out. He
subsequently said: The 3 of them didn’t know each other while the author was their
‘connection’.


The real drama is the war going on between the two sides in the total self. For instance the
macho strong side who at all costs rejects feeling any vulnerability and weakness and vice
verse. Here the two poles are represented in a disconnected form. A very artistic man who
on the other hand also studied chemistry. In this dream he is portrayed as having not
united these opposites.

The schizophrenic here stands for the fragmented self; i.e., the man
in which either pole is disconnected from the other. The therapist being the connection
indicates that the problem is that they are disconnected, and how often in a therapeutic
context it is the therapist who is their connection or mediator in absence of a connection in
the person.
Here is alluded to how the history (the story) affects the chemistry and the movie-maker
who does deal in stories/histories also omits the physical somatic aspect of the story. The
chemical structures the chemist looks for is the symbol of the Self (or the Self-archetype),
which is the paradoxical whole or the field. The empty space refers to the space void of
resistance which constellates when the shadow is touched as is here done, i.e., in the
dream.
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In a way the shadow and opposite functions thus like a kind of conscience. It is here called
demon in terms of it being the Shadow and thus the side we least want to see in us). 

Often
persons come to therapy to confess a sin "so to speak". Yet when indwelling into their inner
dialogue we find that the opposite is angry at what the dominant side has done. In this
sense it is this side that needs as it were to forgive the side that has committed the wrong.


So in this sense (so to speak) classical meditation is nice but what if we are self deceiving,
who is going to keep the deceiver in us honest? So we must have that "demon" (shadow) in
us who is going to boycott he plans of the deceiver in us.
RECONNECTING WITHIN AND WITHOUT


Reconnecting within and without is the other direction of disconnecting and the sense of
separateness, which results from observation via a point of view.
At the level of perception this means that I am confronted with the fact that what I see in
the other is inevitably a part of me and often a disowned part (pole). This also goes for the
surrounding (animate and inanimate). 

Here I realize for instance that if I feel the country I
live in is too small for me, it is I that am too big (inflated). We also hear this in terms of
when someone laments how boring their life is.


Not only what we see out there is always a function of the state I am in. But that state I
perceive in the other is a part (pole) of my total field I am disowning at that moment. If I
am in traffic and take unwarranted risk it is because I am projecting on the traffic a low
level of danger which is a part of me I am rejecting due to which I inflate. I deflate the
surrounding when I reject this deflated side in me.

What I experience is a product of my
interpretations and thus a part of me. In this way the separation serves to generate selfawareness.
If what I experience is always relative to the state I am in, it means that what
we experience is always relative and contextual and has no inherent reality/existence or
value. If I am experiencing the other as too hot, it inevitable means that I am too cold.


There's no way to know what the other/world is independent from the state I am in. If I
were neither hot nor cold I would probably experience it as neither.
The practice here of seeing the field (a field view). Using the dichotomy to become selfaware
leads to a leap to a transcendent experience. Here we look beyond diversity to a
unified field.

Seeing the field means containing it versus not seeing it and thus remaining
stuck in one half or point of view at the expense of the opposite. Seeing the field (touching
the shadow or opposite member of the pair) releases the underlying tension. Dreams depict
this state as empty of tension as an empty space. So the field of view is itself here a way to
create this state empty of tension.


At this level the limitations of space-time are suspended. Non-local experiences are endemic
to this level of depth of self. We will not go into this here but this level is associated with
awareness of intentions and purpose which belong to the so-called transcendent Self.

THE TRANSCENDENT SELF
What we have found in terms of firsthand experiences of what happens when the field view
is suffered is that a self state is achieved, referred to as the Self (capital S) archetype which
transcends the domain of the relative and the opposites. So here the whole being awakens
as it were and it is via this whole version of me that a whole (non-local) glimpse/sense of
reality is availed. Some would call the deepest core of the self: spirit or spiritual in nature.
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A way to verify getting close to the transcendent self, without falling prey to self-deception,
is gleaning via our dreams for instance statements and insights from this non-local Self,
which resides not at the circumference as the ego but at the center. 

The problem with the
conscious mind (in Jungian terms), is that it will tend to think it is understanding nonduality
but for instance it could be doing this in either very cognitive. This is why the
practice of touching the shadow is a way to confront the conscious mind with the opposite
and thus to -in a way of speaking- keep it honest. Yet we must remain weary of the ability
and capacity of the conscious mind/awareness to deceive itself. We need to look for data/
material beyond the fabrications of the conscious.

What we have found is that for instance
in dreams we find insights unfolding of a transcendent nature which -as it were- the
conscious mind would not be able to formulate. In a way then the transcendent is
approached in a empirical form.

THE MYSTERY OF THE EGO
So why do we fall into this illusion of separateness and the inherent existence of things? It
is proposed that we come apart in the illusion of separateness, and while things are
distinguishable yet not separate/d, we do this in order to become self-aware. 

The method
developed here is based on self-awareness because the coming apart into the a separate
state and the illusion of inherent existence/separateness, is based on becoming unconscious
of one half of the self or a part of the self. So the formation of this separate "I" is based
on thus on one half of the self becoming unconscious of the other and its core.

Eventually the whole is the self yet the coming apart is actually a way for the whole to
become self-aware. The problem is that when in the mode of separateness we tend to make
sense of the world (the distinguishable) from out of this partial aspect and in doing this tend
to see the whole from one angle only. In our Western context we tend to think about things.

Thinking about thinking to go on thinking is a contradiction in terminus. Consciousness is
the next paradigm. Self awareness is what takes us back into the mode referred to as
transcendent. Here we experience the whole which is not only a composite of (but union of)
multiple/opposing perspectives, which is here referred to as a field of view or seeing the
field.

So in attempting grasp the field or the paradox it's not about anything out there, it’s about
yourself. That’s the most important thing to know about and/in order to, stop us on our
walk from going either too much to right (conservative) or too much to the left (liberal).

In the center or paradox we are both. Self-consciousness based on becoming aware of our
unconscious (touching the shadow) is a bridge toward a more profound and integrated
connection to reality beyond diversity.


Here lies the mystery of the ego. Ego: maybe on micro cosmic/small terms it's the essence
of all badness on planet, yet on big scale, it is what we are truly about. For without the
duality the ego gets caught in, there would be no self-consciousness. There would be
wholeness which is not yet self-aware of itself. This actually takes us to Jung's work in
answer to Job on his analysis of the figure of JHWH; and the necessity of the further
incarnation of God (as the imago Dei or self-archetype) in order to become self-aware. So
the duality, as such, is the illusion yet without it we can't reach self-awareness.

"We rightly associate the idea of suffering with a state in which the opposites violently
collide with one another, and we hesitate to describe such a painful experience as being
"redeemed." Yet it cannot be denied that the great symbol of the Christian faith, the Cross,
upon which hangs the suffering figure of the redeemer, has been emphatically held up
before the eyes of Christians for nearly two-thousand years...Why this inevitable product of
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Christian psychology should signify redemption is hard to see, except that the conscious
recognition of the opposites, painful though it may be for the moment, does bring with it a
definite feeling of deliverance. It is on the one hand a deliverance from the distressing state
of dull and helpless unconsciousness, and on the other a growing awareness of God's
opposites, in which man can participate if he does not shrink from being wounded by the
dividing sword which is Christ. Only through the most extreme and most menacing conflict
does the Christian experience of deliverance into divinity, always provided that he does not
break, but accepts the burden of being marked out by God. In this way alone can the imago
Dei realize itself in him, and God become man." (Jung, 1969).
References
Bohm David. Wholeness and the Implicate Order. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983)
Adler, Gerhard. The Living Symbol: A Case Study in the Process of Individuation. New York:
Pantheon Books, Inc: 1961.
Jung C.G. Answer To Job. Collected Works Volume 11. Princeton University Press. 1969.
Neuman Erich. The Origins and the History of Consciousness. Princeton: Bollingen.
Mindell, A. (1987). The Dreambody in Relationships. England :Arkana.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The flowers showered upon Subhuti as rain...

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


*note* nice zen story about the nature of emptiness and the nature of gods.
-added by danny-
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SUBHUTI'S EMPTINESS
Subhuti was Buddha's disciple. He was able to understand the potency of emptiness, that nothing exists except in its relationship of subjectivity and objectivity. One day, in a mood of sublime emptiness, Subhuti was resting underneath a tree when flowers began to fall about him.
"We are praising you for your discourse on emptiness," the gods whispered to Subhuti.
"But I have not spoken of emptiness," replied Subhuti.
"You have not spoken of emptiness, we have not heard emptiness," responded the gods. "This is the true emptiness." The blossoms showered upon Subhuti as rain.

The secret of invisibility

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

 
*note* Looks like Crowley has managed to get the secret of invisibility..I post this because this is a lower power,indeed..I dedublated my whole body..something Aleister never done it..and I did it with witnesses.
HOWEVER..I know he did it from the explanations he wrote about the topic(lol..last time when I did it,I almost got punched in the nose,because I appeared in the middle of a crowd...and they started screaming..so I'll never do that again,for my safety)
In any case,it is about the consciousness  shanka of buddhism..you dissolve it and you become invisible.BELIEVE ME!!!..I HAVE DONE IT many times!!!!
WHY IS THAT?..because the counsciouness shapes the REALITY..that's why.
Thus spokenth the mahayogi...be aware I have no love for Aleister..is just how he describes the process I KNOW he did it...because of my experience.
-added by danny-


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12. The same sort of thing occurs with adequate concentration on any object. It is connected, curiously enough, with the phenomena of invisibility. When your mind has gone so deeply into itself that it is unconscious of itself and its surroundings, one of the most ordinary results is that the body becomes invisible to other people. I do not think that it would make any difference for a photograph, though I have no evidence for saying this; but it has happened to me on innumerable occasions. It was an almost daily occurrence when I was in Sicily.
13. A party of us used to go down to a very beautiful bay of sand, whence jutted fantastically-shaped islets of rock; it is rimmed by cliffs encrusted with jewels of marine life. The way was over a bare hillside; except for a few hundred yards of vineyard there was no cover -- nay, not for a rabbit. But it often happened that one of the party would turn to speak to me, and fail to see me. I have often known this to happen when I was dictating; my chair was apparently empty.
Incidentally, this faculty, which I think is exercised, as arule, unconsciously, may become an actual magical power.
14. It happened to me on one occasion that a very large number of excited people were looking for me with no friendly intentions; but I had a feeling of lightness, of ghostliness, as if I were a shadow moving soundlessly about the street; and in actual fact none of the people who were looking for me gave the slightest indication that they were aware of my presence.
There is a curious parallel to this incident in one of the Gospels where we read that 'they picked up stones to stone him, but he, passing through the midst of them, went his way.' 

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Your friend is your needs answered

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

*note* Kahlil Gibran talks..aghh.the beauty of friendship...if I recall how many friends betrayed me,I don't have hairs on my head to count.
Please..believe in friendship.
When I am done with my friends...only the enemies will remain standing tall....
As the proverb says,,Oh Lord..protect me from friends...for the enemies are like ants around me,but I'll take care of them..JUST protect me from friends,oh GODs if you can!!
The funny thing is that the enemies are your projection.
Your friends are your projection too..unless they resonate with the beauty of their inner spirit which is ONE in all of us.
Never trust anybody,said the mahayogi..but trust your spirit within,which is ONE with friends or enemies...but first,you have to discover your true self,of course.
So if you find a good friend..keep it..for he is allowing you to see yourself,and himself in the same time...
-added by danny-
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On Friendship
Kahlil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.


When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.


And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

The entire Universal Spirit is one blissful bubble gum

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

*Anand talks about the,,universal spirit,,..
Maybe you have to learn from his experiences..
Don't you think so?..I quote"Karma is this - As you do now, so does everybody reap in their next life and in this life; as you do now, so does that energy get transmitted back to you, but also to everyone; Every bubble influences every other bubble, because from another perspective, the entire Universal Spirit is one blissful bubble"...he speaks the truth...in his ignorance of course.Of the bubble.I know the truth,but I won't tell you..kisses:)..you MUST become the truth to know it.
-added by danny-
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What do you think happens to our soul after we die?

I saw this question on a website, asked by Deepak Chopra, the celebrated Indian author.

I have been asked this question by seekers at my ashram for years. And of the many answers I give them ( and they are all true), here is one of them.

What do you think happens to our soul after we die?

What do I think happens?
I don't think. I know, O Seeker.
Here is the answer you seek:Your soul is a collection of energy that comes together for a while in your physical form, and then, when you die, the energy is dissipated, and redistributed. The soul is like an infant's breath: soft, ephemeral, and yet so full of life. When you die, your soul joins every other atom of energy in the universe, something that we call the Universal Spirit. And from that source of energy, that very same life force that exists deep within your heart, from that Universal Oneness, you arise again.
Not the "you", as you think you are right now, because that is the limited self that you identify with; that limited self will completely cease to exist when you die. In other words, on a superficial level, the nihilists were right: there is no "I" after death, death is nothingness, complete dissolution, a cessation of every thing that defines who you are now. Now, this thought - of complete annihilation after death - can be a very anxiety provoking thought for most people. It can be frightening to think that you will cease to exist forever when you die. ( It is also a thought that brings a heightened sense of urgency to some people, and an almost frenzied hedonism in others, but more about that some other time. )

Most people, even the staunchest atheists cling to the belief that their after life will be of some meaning to them in a very personal sense. When people think of heaven, they think of angels singing to them, of bliss in a white cloud. If they think of reincarnation, they think of themselves reborn as a prince, or a king. Or, if they are particularly guilt ridden or neurotic, then they might expect to be reborn as a dog or a goat, even as an insect. But the common thread is the belief that some tangible essence of themselves will carry on.
There are many variations on the theme - each religion, and most spiritual beliefs have one explanation or another that serves to somehow give a sense of continuity to us. The end of my life, most people think (or at least, hope) is not the end of everything for me.

Now as I say this, the few of you who like to be intellectual, and spiritual, might claim: Not me! I know exactly what you mean, I am not stupid I don't think of things in such concrete terms. I understand the subtle metaphysical concept that you are talking about.

Let me say this: Although you might intellectually understand what I am saying, your emotion, your heart is fighting that notion. You have not emotionally embraced the fact , the undeniable truth that you, as you know of yourself in most waking moments will definitely 100% cease to exist when you die.

Even you, Deepak, hope in your heart of hearts, that if you are reborn again, it is with a sense of who you are. In other words, when Deepak asks, "What is my afterlife going to be like? he actually means, "What is Deepak's afterlife going to be like?"

The answer is this - "Deepak" will cease to exist when he dies. But he will be reborn. This might seem to be a paradox, but it is not. Stated another way, when you die, your Self will be reborn, but your limited self will cease to exist when you die.


The answer is complicated, but let me break it down as follows:

a) Your soul, as you think of your soul most of the time, will cease to exist when you die.
b) Your soul is the same as my soul, as everybody's soul. It is the Universal Soul. (although, if you use linear measures, you would say, "My soul is part of the Universal Soul.")
c) Your soul will cease to identify with your sense of self when you die. Your sense of self will immerse again with the Universal Soul. And then from that Oneness will arise another manifestation of it.
As you reflect on part c) of that explanation, remember that this is not a linear process. Linearity is a construct, a way of thinking that might make it difficult for you to understand the truth. Linearity and the constraints of vocabuulary and language - all of which are linear - might make it difficult for you to understand the Truth.

This is why the Buddha used analogies. This is why you and I, many of us, use analogies to understand this feeling of utter oneness, this Ultimate Realization.

Do excuse my tendency to use capitals - I realize that this might seem an unnecessary perhaps even annoying tendency, but there is no other way to convey the bigness, (or the Bigness) of the concepts. (If you are astute to point out that the concepts of BIG and small, are manifestations of linearity, I would commend you and agree with you.)

Anyway, let me try and use an an analogy, or a metaphor, if you will: Think of the Universal Oneness, the Universal Spirit, as a warm bath of energy that is constantly bubbling. Each bubble, each manifestation of the Universal Spirit is you. It is you, it is me, it is the bird in the sky. Those bubbles are everyone, and therefore, in a sense, no one.

They are no one, but they are all One. A warm bliss on which transient bubbles arise, only to return to the bliss.

To illustrate the difficulty of trying to communicate these thoughts with the linearity of our language, let us deconstruct the previous sentence. Read it again: A warm bliss on which transient bubbles arise, only to return to the bliss.

Now, the word "return" in that previous sentence is a word of linearity - return means going back, which implies a journey, and a journey always has a start and an end. So, "return" was not the most accurate word, but it comes closest to what I am trying to explain to you.

The bath continues to bubble, but each bubble happens forever, and at the same time. They happen one after another, but from a larger perspective, the bubbles not only form one after the other, but the very same bubbles are also happening simultaneously.

Let me illustrate. Here is an exercise that you can do right now, to get a glimpse of that Oneness that I am talking about - that place where there is no past, no future, no you and no me, and yet the both of us.

Think of this:

A warm bath, bubbles rising to the top.

It is a slow, but driving and intense heat that drives the bubbles up to the surface.

Some of those bubbles, having relinquished to the warm liquid, do not rise again. Others rise again, some subtly aware that they are a bubble floating in a warm bath of bliss, some (not blissfully) completely unaware of this.

And some who are always ( in a linear manner of speaking) in touch with this warm bath of Bliss.

For whom, the transience (in a linear manner of speaking) of their bubble, the suffering, or the pleasure, the pain, or the happiness, the joy and the sadness, are all properties of the bubble, not of the warm bath of Bliss.


Each bubble in that warm bath has within it a molecule of a past bubble. Except, remember, this is not happening in a linear manner, so each bubble has a molecule of every other bubble - past, present, and future. And therefore each bubble is the entire Unversal Spirit.

Each bubble that arises to the surface of that warm bath is affected by everything that happens to the Universal Oneness.



After you spend some time reflecting on those images, let us talk briefly about another cognitive construct that we use to make sense of our world.
This construct, like the construct of linearity, makes it difficult for some people to comprehend the nature of Oneness. This mental construct, makes it difficult to comprehend the nature of oneness. It is the notion that Karma is a linear process: many people believe that if they perform bad deeds, then they will pay for it in some form, either in this life, or another.

But remember - Karma happens now, and in the future, and in the past. It happens in All Space and All Time. In other words, if you do a bad deed today, that affects you and me and everybody. And it affects us now and yesterday and tomorrow - in the space of All time, and No time.

To the cynic, or the disbeliever, this might sounds a bit like New Age drivel. But, as I said earlier, there is no other way in which one can explain the Truth.

The problem is that there are so many pretenders, so many people who have learned the terminology of the enlightened that they write about it, and talk about it, and spout it , as if they have actually understood the essence of what it is that they are describing. A Buddha is exceptional, not only because he is an enlightened man, but because he is an enlightened man who describes eloquently a path that has led to his self-realization.

Most truly enlightened people are silent. One - because there are so few (as I write this, I have no idea how many other people are similarly enlightened) and Two -maybe, because there is a level of enlightenment, at which there is no discernible need to explain the answer. (If there is such a level of enlightenment then no one who claims to know the way is truly enlightened - myself included.)



Karma is not a question of, " what you do in this life, so you reap in the next life". A disclaimer before I explain what Karma actually is - The linearity of language applies to words such as "here", "now", and, in the non-linear world that I talk of, the meaning of "everyone" is the same as the meaning of "you" and vice-versa.

Karma is this - As you do now, so does everybody reap in their next life and in this life; as you do now, so does that energy get transmitted back to you, but also to everyone; Every bubble influences every other bubble, because from another perspective, the entire Universal Spirit is one blissful bubble.

"Jai Ho" means "Let there be victory!"

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

*note* beautiful song from Latika's Theme - Slumdog Millionaire from the movie....by the way ,Jai Ho means ,,let it be victory,,..
Victory of what?..this is the marvelous question..that's why Latika sings...no more comments said the mahayogi for those with the mighty wisdom muscles fully developed...Let's listen to Lakita's song.
-added by danny-
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He says ...Hail victory, come under the heavens, come under the blue sky. Little by Little, I lost my life. I danced on hot coals, I blew away sleep from my eyes. I burnt my finger trying to touch the sky..Thanks to Gordon from India whom gracefully provided the translation..thank you,my good man!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The purring of zunnnneeaaaaaaa

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

*note* the monkey named Costica ...funny song from Cleopatra Stratan..the moral of this song?..it takes one cat to drink from the bottle of happiness ,and the purring of zunnnnaaaaaaa........zzzzzuunah will attract the humanity,IF THEY dare to taste it,and not imagine that the taste is bad,according to their beliefs.
So sing with the cat...Zunea Zunea
-added by danny-
ps...I translated the meaning,not with rhymes..BEHOLD!!..THUS TRANSLATED THE MAHAYOGI for the benefit of all whom understand his superior wisdom muscle!!!!
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In the evening with Costica(the monkey),he a bottle..me a bottle..
Gave some from the bottle to the plants from the window
What was left ..I gave it to the cat
Have no idea how the flower felt drinking ,but The cat was purring(zzzzunea zzzzzzunea) and singing
And we sing with her
Hopa..Zunea Zunea
Hopa..eveybody is amazed by the cat's purring Song(zzzzunnea ..zzzzzunneaa purring)
Hopa..this in no joke..

Everybody is asking Costica (the monkey) to Bring them more bottles..they know it is milk By now..all of them..ducks,sheep,fish,dogs and Goats and pigs and hamsters and horses and parrots and Lions sing like the cat's purring..Zunnnea Zzzzzunea zzzzzzzunea..amazed by the cat's happiness purring zzzzzzzzzzulea
Up to the morning everybody's happy singing Zunea Zunea,along with the cat purring..zzzzzzzunnea zzzzuuuneaaa..
Surely wasn't water in the bottle..
It was milk in the magick bottle..
Zunea Zunea:)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I will always love you

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

*note* Connie Talbot sings...no comments")..amazing beauty indeed...I post the both original videos from where she sings ...Whitney Houston and Louis Armstrong..for seeing how a 5 years old can sing....amazing indeed.
-added by danny-
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Scottish Himalaya Expedition of 1951

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

*note* William Hutchison Murray (18 March 191319 March 1996) says ...ponder,grasshoppers ...of the REAL MEANING of LOVE combined with WILL ...
Thus spokenth the mahayogi!
-added by danny-
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W.H. Murray on Commitment

... Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!

From "The Scottish Himalaya Expedition of 1951.

How to Take Care of a Vampire;)

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

*note* funny instructions about vampires from the Cecil Adams' The Straight Dope...don't they know I am one loving vampire?
http://kriptodanny.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-poems.html
-The loving vampire-

Lights are off,it's time to go
Out the window I crawl slow
Wait till neighbors go to sleep
On the maidens then I creep
I'm the one they mostly fear
In their hearts they hold me dear
I'm the one they fear most
But for them I'm holy ghost
I'm the one whom they forsake
I want them to be awake
I'm the one they never speak
In their hearts for me they seek
Just for me the windows close
But I brake them with my nose
I'm the one they try to flee
Never knowing what I see
I'm the one they try to purge
But for me they feel the urge
I make inner fears burst
And for me they feel the thirst
So,as long I won't retire
I'm one happy,loved vampire!!!
-added by danny-
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The vampire myth is widespread, and details vary from place to place. Here's a handy list, courtesy of Cecil Adams' The Straight Dope:
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VAMPIRE DISPOSAL METHODS, BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

SPECIES  COUNTRY  APPROVED METHOD OF DISPOSAL
Sampiro   Albania  Stake through heart
Nachtzehrer Bavaria  Place coin in mouth, decapitate with ax
Ogoljen   Bohemia  Bury at crossroads
Krvoijac Bulgaria Chain to grave with wild roses
Kathakano Crete Boil head in vinegar
Brukulaco Greece Cut off and burn head
Vampir   Hungary  Stake through heart, nail through temple
Dearg-dul Ireland  Pile stones on grave
Vryolakas Macedonia Pour boiling oil on, drive nail through navel
Upier Poland    Bury face downwards
Gierach Prussia  Put poppy seeds in grave
Strigoiul Rumania  Remove heart, cut in two; garlic in mouth,
                       nail in head
Vlkoslak  Serbia   Cut off toes, drive nail through neck
Neuntoter Saxony  Lemon in mouth
Vampiro  Spain No known remedy(tough luck for you!)
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Keep a copy of this in your wallet (I do). When confronted with a suspected vampire, ask to see his passport (if it shows a birthdate in the eighteenth century, so much the better). Cross reference the place of birth with the chart. Wait until the daylight, when the vampire is dormant, and take him out with the suggested method. BEFORE STARTING THIS OR ANY OTHER VAMPIRE ERADICATION PROGRAM, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

Friday, November 20, 2009

All that remains is all..LET GO!!!

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

*note* funny wisdom ...
-added by danny-
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This guy was climbing a tree when suddenly he slipped, then grabbed at a branch and was hanging there. After an hour or so had passed he felt himself getting exhausted and looked up to the heavens and cried out: "God, help me, please, help me."
All of a sudden the clouds parted and a voice boomed out from on high. "Let Go!" said the voice.
The guy paused and looked up at heaven once more, then said: "Is there anyone else up there?"

What I like about you?..It is your spirit")

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

*note* what I like about others..I see others as ME,and I see their butterfly wings..but they can never see me...If I appear as worm,they think I am a worm..if I appear as butterfly...they try to convert me to their system in a cage..if I am free?..then try to understand me.
Before I bite your nose off,like a carrot.Then..maybe you'll come to your senses as a TRUE SEEKER...and stop imagining you are some GOD simply because you meditated a bit.
That's WHAT I like about you..your intention.And that's why I love you.
-added by danny-
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Hey, uh huh huh
Hey, uh huh huh

What I like about you, you hold me tight
Tell me I'm the only one, wanna come over tonight, yeah

You're whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna to hear, 'cause that's true
That's what I like about you

What I like about you, you really know how to dance
When you go up, down, jump around, think about true romance, yeah

You're whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna to hear, 'cause that's true
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you

Wahh!

Hey!

What I like about you, you keep me warm at night
Never wanna' let you go, know you make me feel alright, yeah

You're whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna to hear, 'cause that's true
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you
That's what I like about you (whispered)
That's what I like about you (whispered)
That's what I like about you (whispered)
That's what I like about you (whispered)

Hey, uh huh huh, hey hey hey
Hey, uh huh huh, brrr
Hey, uh huh huh, hey

You are THAT sunshine..says the mahayogi!

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

*note* walking on sunshine song..but how many realize THEY ARE that sunshine?
Form is emptiness ,emptiness is form..
You crave for emptiness,you miss the form.
You crave for form(as most of the living) you miss the beauty of emptiness.
You ARE the sunshine,Pilgrim...separated as rainbow in many,yet ONE.
Thus spokenth the mahayogi!
-added by danny-
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The 7 feet monk with a lump on his forehead

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

*note* some poems from Huang Po ,the 7 feet monk with a lump on his forehead(The Blue Cliff Record claims he was seven feet tall.(Cleary & Cleary, p 73) and imposing with a small lump on his forehead “shaped like a pearl”, presumed by some writers as a result of his continuous prostrations before the Buddha. (Foster & Shoemaker, p 91).

What Huángbò knew was that students of Chan often became attached to “seeking” enlightenment and he constantly warned against this (and all attachment) as an obstruction to enlightenment: “If you students of the Way wish to become Buddhas, you need study no doctrines whatever, but learn only how to avoid seeking for and attaching yourselves to anything.” [19]

He also firmly rejected all dualism, especially between the “ordinary” and “enlightened” states: “If you would only rid yourselves of the concepts of ordinary and Enlightened, you would find that there is no other Buddha than the Buddha in your own Mind. …The arising and the elimination of illusion are both illusory. Illusion is not something rooted in Reality; it exists because of your dualistic thinking. If you will only cease to indulge in opposed concepts such as ‘ordinary’ and ‘Enlightened’, illusion will cease of itself.[20]

While Huángbò was an uncompromising and somewhat fearsome Chan teacher, he understood the nature of fear in students when they heard the doctrine of emptiness and the Void: “Those who hasten towards it [the Void] dare not enter, fearing to hurtle down through the void with nothing to cling to or to stay their fall. So they look to the brink and retreat.” [21] He taught that ‘no activity’ was the gateway of his Dharma but that “all who reach this gate fear to enter.” [22][23] To overcome this fear, one “must enter it with the suddenness of a knife-thrust”

You people are just like drunkards. I don’t know how you manage to keep on your feet in such a sodden condition. Why everyone will die laughing at you. It all seems so easy, so why do we have to live to see a day like this? Can’t you understand that in the whole Empire of the T’ang there are no ‘teachers of Zen’?”

A monk stepped forth and asked, “How can you say that? At this very moment, as all can see, we are sitting face to face with one who has appeared in the world to be a teacher of monks and a leader of men!”

Please note that I did not say there is no Zen. I merely pointed out that there are no teachers![24]

-added by danny-(I too have a lump,but not on my forehead...it's on the sole of my foot,so everytime I step on it,it reminds me of the painful human condition..thus,my compassion deepens)
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Enlightenment

When practitioners of Zen fail to transcend
the world of their senses and thoughts,
all they do has no value.
Yet, when senses and thoughts are obliterated
all the roads to universal mind are blocked
and there is no entrance.
The primal mind has to be recognised along with the senses and thoughts.
It neither belongs to them nor is independent of them.
Don’t build your understanding on your senses and thoughts,
yet don’t look for the mind separate from your senses and thoughts.
Don’t attempt to grasp Reality by pushing away your senses
and thoughts.
Unobstructed freedom is to be neither attached not detached.
This is enlightenment.

From: The Wisdom of the Zen Masters by: Timothy Freke



The Buddha and all sentinent beings
are nothing but expressions of the one
mind. There is nothing else.


People are scared to empty their minds
fearing that they will be engulfed by the void.

What they don’t realize is that
their own mind is the void.


Here it is – right now. Start thinking about it and you miss it.

Forever Young

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

*note* beautiful song about impermanence from Laura Branigan ..she wanted to be,,forever young,,however as it seems "Branigan died at her home on Long Island, New York, on August 26, 2004. Her death was attributed to a previously undiagnosed brain aneurysm. It was reported in the media that she had been experiencing headaches for a few weeks before her death but did not seek medical attention. Branigan was cremated and her ashes were distributed over Long Island Sound."

So every time you don't meditate ..think about the day you'll die.That way,you'll discover the immortal in you(if you are lucky)
Be aware that you are formed of the 4 elements..which activate the 5th(consciousness) united with the 6th(void)
NOTHING OF YOU WILL REMAIN,not even bones.
You are NOT that..you are in truth the immortal ,beloved within...
The unity of THIS with THAT activates KNOWLEDGE.
And BLISS.
And POWERS.
Do not postpone meditation on the Source,or you'll end up like Laura singing bellow,NOT knowing she''ll die soon.
Please investigate...I am speaking the truth.
THUS SPOKENTH THE MAHAYOGI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-added by danny-


Let's dance in style, lets dance for a while
Heaven can wait we're only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you going to drop the bomb or not?
Let us die young or let us live forever
We don't have the power but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music's for the sad men
Can you imagine when this race is won
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders we're getting in tune
The music's played by the madman


Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever
Forever young


Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later they all will be gone
Why don't they stay young
It's so hard to get old without a cause
I don't want to perish like a fading horse
Youth is like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever
So many adventures couldn't happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams are swinging out of the blue
We let them come true

Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever forever forever
Forever young, i want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever forever
Forever young, i want to be forever

Sunday, November 15, 2009

You never walk alone

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

*beautiful song from Mathou (* in Wiesbaden, actually Rainer Matuschek) is a German gallery owner, art dealer, a pianist, a Songschreiber and a singer. It lives in Berlin....amazing song it penetrated the collective consciouness...and I picked it up.
Mathou - You never walk alone 2006
Released 1992
(Aus der TV-Serie 'Freunde fürs Leben')

This song is for you
David Luca Leon
It shall guide you through the night
And help you through the day

Whenever things go wrong
I'll be with you
Whenever clouds are there
We'll fight them through.

And you never walk alone, I'll be with you
Never walk alone, I'll be with you ...
Amazing voice and beauty..this german guy made my day!!!(david,luca leon,are his 3 sons ..for them he sings(on the series 'Freunde fürs Leben,not in real life) yet...the message is universal.)
-added by danny-
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