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Sunday, February 23, 2014

THE ORIGINAL WOUND from Michael R.Patton


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 -from the Upanishads- Unless you know the emptiness and bliss inside yourself..you'll be a robot forced by the same emptiness and bliss trying to know itself..by pain.. ...inside your self also..trust me!..said the mahayogi! so listen to the mahayogi..,grasshopper from heaven...
.
In silence there must be movement, and in motion,
There must be silence.
A small movement is better than a big one..
No movement is better than a small one..listen!
Silence is all the movement's mother..
In Movement you should be like a dragon or a tiger.
In non Movement you should be like a Buddha.  
-- Wang Xiangzhai(November 26, 1885 - July 12, 1963}
What is referred to as mindlessness is absence of the human mentality; what is referred to as mindfulness is mindfulness of the Tao. When one is free of the human mentality, the mutual sensing of the earthly and celestial is swift; when one is mindful of the Tao, effective practice endures. Swiftness of sensing comes about spontaneously, without cultivation, without striving; long perseverance comes about through effort, and involves action and striving. Striving and non-striving each has its secret; the distinction is all a matter of the absence of the human mentality and the presence of mindfulness of the Tao. After one has reached complete realization of the universal Tao, neither existence nor nonexistence remain; others and self are ultimately empty, and one enters the state of ultimate truthfulness, like a spirit. Here, it is not only the human mentality that cannot be applied; even the mindfulness of Tao is not applicable." - Liu I-ming The Conduct of the Moon and Clouds 

The consistent conduct of people of the Way is like the flowing clouds with no grasping mind, like the full moon reflecting universally, not confined anywhere, glistening within each of the ten thousand forms. Dignified and upright, emerge and make contact with the variety of phenomena, unstained and unconfused. Function the same toward all others since all have the same substance as you. Language cannot transmit this, speculation cannot reach it. Leaping beyond the infinite and cutting off the dependent, be obliging without looking for merit. This marvel cannot be measured with consciousness or emotion. On the journey accept your function, in your house please sustain it. Comprehending birth and death, leaving causes and conditions, genuinely realize that from the outset your spirit is not halted. So we have been told that the mind that embraces all the ten directions does not stop anywhere. -- Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157)

*note..beautiful poem...
I'll comment later..when I heal my own original 12 inch wisdom brain muscle wound...really..
kiss and love:)


Hey brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover.
Hey sister, know the water's sweet but blood is thicker.
Oh if the sky comes falling down, for you, there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

Hey brother, do you still believe in one another?
Hey sister, do you still believe in love I wonder?
Oh if the sky comes falling down, for you, there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

What if I'm far from home?
Oh brother I will hear you call.
What if I lose it all?
Oh sister I will help you out!
Oh if the sky comes falling down, for you, there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.


Hey brother, there’s an endless road to re-discover.
Hey sister, do you still believe in love I wonder?
Oh if the sky comes falling down, for you, there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.

What if I'm far from home?
Oh brother I will hear you call.
What if I lose it all?
Oh sister I will help you out!
Oh if the sky comes falling down, for you, there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.
-added by danny-
..............
THE ORIGINAL WOUND
According to the story:
our problems first began
when the first human being
couldn’t decide which direction
to go in—
North held a promise
but so did South.
Due to this dilemma
the first human then split in half…
Both halves felt the loss; however,
both halves saw the other half
as “the other”:
as the exact opposite of itself
and so
they didn’t try to get back together
but walked away from each other:
one half went North
while the other half went South—
both of them searching for what
might heal the wound…
As with any journey, both halves
found many obstacles in their paths
and because new things can be
so very hard to see
they often mistook those blocks
for the very thing they sought:
at first, thing might seem to be
the right thing
but then, as it was seen
more clearly, it wouldn’t seem so right,
after all.
The happy ending of our story
would appear to be obvious:
after the North half
reached the polar cap
without finding the answer
it would begin to descend
just as the South half
would eventually ascend
then the two of them would meet again
and from the understanding they’d gained
finally realize their mistake.
Unfortunately, on ground level
the situation remains in chaos
because
we humans keep trying
to go both ways at once—
thus, we continue to split
and split: the halves
just keep on halving—
populating our planet with people
all searching for what might mend
the original wound…
Anyway,
both versions of the story
explain why you seemed so perfect
when I first saw you:
you appeared to be the half
that could make me whole.
But maybe my mistake is fortunate
because this error in perception
has brought us two together
where my blindness may be cured
(at least, in part) along with yours:
yes, I now realize you’re not
my other half, but
I know if I keep working
to see you better
I’ll discover a mirror:
a reflection that shows me something
I’ve missed in myself—
   that helps me retrieve
   that same something.
Likewise, I hope
you can find something of yourself
as you peer into me…
not your other half, of course
but, maybe, a big part… Michael R. Patton

To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence;




In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.




Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;




There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.




The true and constant must respond to phenomena;




Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused.




When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;




When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.




When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by itself;




Within the pot, the trigrams of heaven and earth are joined.




Yīn and yáng arise, alternating over and over again;




Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder.




White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak;




The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru.




Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality;




You wander so freely—who is able to know you?




Sit and listen to the tune played without strings;




Clearly understand the mechanism of creation.




It comes entirely from these twenty lines;




A true ladder going straight to Heaven.-Daoist text -

"The center of the cyclone is that rising quiet central low-pressure place in which one can learn to live eternally. Just outside of this Center is the rotating storm of one's own ego, competing with other egos in a furious high-velocity circular dance. As one leaves center, the roar of rotating wind deafens on more and more as one joins this dance. One's centered thinking-feeling-being, one's own Satoris, are in the center only, not outside. One's pushed-pulled driven states, one's anti-Satori modes of functioning, one's self-created hells, are outside the center. In the center of the cyclone one is off the wheel of Karma, of life, rising to join the Creators of the Universe, the Creators of us.



Here we find that we have created Them who are Us...



Lilly's Law

"In the province of the mind, what is believed to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the(true mind..added by danny) mind, there are no limits."" -- John C. Lilly -

Unless you know the emptiness and bliss inside yourself..you'll be a robot forced by the same emptiness and bliss trying to know itself..by pain..inside your self also..trust me!..said the mahayogi!

The student asked: “A sage's response to changing conditions

is unlimited. Does he have to study beforehand?”

He should worry only about his mind's not being

clear, and not about the inability to respond to all changing conditions.”
— Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529)

To us all towns are one, all men our kin. Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill. Man's pains and pains' relief are from within. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !." - Tamil Poem-

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Shi-Kin Hara-Mitsu Dai-Ko-Myo: A moment of true interaction between mind and spirit may lead to Enlightenment


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 -from the Upanishads- Unless you know the emptiness and bliss inside yourself..you'll be a robot forced by the same emptiness and bliss trying to know itself..by pain.. ...inside your self also..trust me!..said the mahayogi! so listen to the mahayogi..,grasshopper from heaven...
.
In silence there must be movement, and in motion,
There must be silence.
A small movement is better than a big one..
No movement is better than a small one..listen!
Silence is all the movement's mother..
In Movement you should be like a dragon or a tiger.
In non Movement you should be like a Buddha.  
-- Wang Xiangzhai(November 26, 1885 - July 12, 1963}
What is referred to as mindlessness is absence of the human mentality; what is referred to as mindfulness is mindfulness of the Tao. When one is free of the human mentality, the mutual sensing of the earthly and celestial is swift; when one is mindful of the Tao, effective practice endures. Swiftness of sensing comes about spontaneously, without cultivation, without striving; long perseverance comes about through effort, and involves action and striving. Striving and non-striving each has its secret; the distinction is all a matter of the absence of the human mentality and the presence of mindfulness of the Tao. After one has reached complete realization of the universal Tao, neither existence nor nonexistence remain; others and self are ultimately empty, and one enters the state of ultimate truthfulness, like a spirit. Here, it is not only the human mentality that cannot be applied; even the mindfulness of Tao is not applicable." - Liu I-ming The Conduct of the Moon and Clouds 

The consistent conduct of people of the Way is like the flowing clouds with no grasping mind, like the full moon reflecting universally, not confined anywhere, glistening within each of the ten thousand forms. Dignified and upright, emerge and make contact with the variety of phenomena, unstained and unconfused. Function the same toward all others since all have the same substance as you. Language cannot transmit this, speculation cannot reach it. Leaping beyond the infinite and cutting off the dependent, be obliging without looking for merit. This marvel cannot be measured with consciousness or emotion. On the journey accept your function, in your house please sustain it. Comprehending birth and death, leaving causes and conditions, genuinely realize that from the outset your spirit is not halted. So we have been told that the mind that embraces all the ten directions does not stop anywhere. -- Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157)



note*Shi-Kin Hara-Mitsu Dai-Ko-Myo:  A moment of true interaction between mind and spirit may lead to Enlightenment....aghhhh.. beautiful words..grasshoppers from heaven!..
I just found a nice site with plenty good stuff to chew on like the rabbit from the Alice wonderland?
 http://home.acceleration.net/clark/PaperVu/ppvindex.html
any way...what I wanted to post was about,,the flow,, of spirit in action..about this ..
http://home.acceleration.net/clark/COOL938/Email.Essays/Flow.html
quote"
the gist of which it seems is there is this rather common type "A" mode that is kinetic, in constant motion, stressed out, controlling and although folks in this mode get a lot done the price in terms of health consequences is high.
Then there is the type "B" mode that is totally laid back, sedentary, dreamily floating through life getting very little accomplished. Typically folks in this mode are "out of control," rudderless letting the ebb and flow of life push them where it will. Rather like Donald Duck... flat footed, don't give a $#!+ and things just roll off their back.
The ideal seems to be the type "C" mode which in the tape set is called the "C zone" or as I am calling it "flow" which takes the best of both modes and leaves the rest.
What I am dealing with now is being Relaxed and Open to Drumming and other things that can be difficult in my life, being Ef~Fort~Less!
One of the ways that works for me (and the dear friend that provided this insight) to gain this Peaceful perspective and ease in my endeavors is to allow my "spirit body" to take on the task at hand while I let my "mental body" surf on the surface of this awe full (wave ) force.
Interestingly, as I "get out of the way" I feel an even stronger connection to what it is that I'm "doing," firmly rooted in the moment, grounded. Also, in the case of drumming I find physically I am able to go faster, for longer, and hit harder with out fatigue or muscle "burn." Mentally I am clearer and am able to "look ahead" further as my "scope" expands and this is conducive to inspired improvisation and soloing.
I hope this Helps!
May Peace Be With You and Yours!
Drumming Peace, R
"
hehehe..isn't this beautiful?...he got it right,but he didn't explain what is this,,spirit body,,?..
So I'm composing on the spot this never heard stanza..kripto style?
Wish me luck to my wisdom muscles!

Behold the Spirit Body
Is the awareness itself
Like an eternal witness
It is empty..yet full
By intent
Creates the wave
Of one pointed individuality
Or one pointed concentration
Riding this wave..as a resonator
The flow is like that
While the intent is all that is needed
Marvelous works are done
Effortlessly seeming
And that is because the Mind
Is only one thought at the time
And is not bothered by others thoughts
Comprende spanish ,grasshopers?
And why the thought is one..?
Like a pebble in the lake?
Because of the spirit body,of course
It's source..it's power..it's emptiness
It's bliss 
It's brilliant  origin
It's majestic source 
Of creation of the universe itself!!
Not only your ,,flow,,
Thus spokenth the mahayogi!

hmm..good stanza I wrote just now..I love myself!..is good to be me,indeed!...I have to go kiss myself in the mirror..but first..I'll post the original post from that site..
Kiss and love to you..grasshoppers from heaven!
-added by danny-
................................

Flow By Reverend R Clark
Greetings Folks!

I found these "top ten lists" that are applicable to drumming, dancing and hence is germane to the stuff of Life.

"The Top 10 Signs That You Are NOT In Flow" and an antidote "The Top 10 Ways To Get Back In Flow".

I recall an out of print tape set that I heard years ago. I outline below: The gist of which it seems is there is this rather common type "A" mode that is kinetic, in constant motion, stressed out, controlling and although folks in this mode get a lot done the price in terms of health consequences is high.
Then there is the type "B" mode that is totally laid back, sedentary, dreamily floating through life getting very little accomplished. Typically folks in this mode are "out of control," rudderless letting the ebb and flow of life push them where it will. Rather like Donald Duck... flat footed, don't give a $#!+ and things just roll off their back.
The ideal seems to be the type "C" mode which in the tape set is called the "C zone" or as I am calling it "flow" which takes the best of both modes and leaves the rest.
What I am dealing with now is being Relaxed and Open to Drumming and other things that can be difficult in my life, being Ef~Fort~Less!
One of the ways that works for me (and the dear friend that provided this insight) to gain this Peaceful perspective and ease in my endeavors is to allow my "spirit body" to take on the task at hand while I let my "mental body" surf on the surface of this awe full (wae past some) force.
Interestingly, as I "get out of the way" I feel an even stronger connection to what it is that I'm "doing," firmly rooted in the moment, grounded. Also, in the case of drumming I find physically I am able to go faster, for longer, and hit harder with out fatigue or muscle "burn." Mentally I am clearer and am able to "look ahead" further as my "scope" expands and this is conducive to inspired improvisation and soloing.
I hope this Helps!
May Peace Be With You and Yours!
Drumming Peace, R


A Taoist story tells of an old man who accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls. People asked him how he managed to survive. “I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me. Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with the swirl. This is how I survived.”
“The best way not to drown is to ride the wave.” 


- Deepak Chopra, "The Path to Love"
“To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthuisiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other.”
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky


“Shi-Kin Hara-Mitsu Dai-Ko-Myo: A moment of true interaction between mind and spirit may lead to Enlightenment.”
- Bujinkan Ninjutsu motto



Signs of being 'touched' spiritually
1) Big dopey grin.
2) Urge to touch other people. Spiritually, that is.
3) Urge to tell everyone over and over how happy (you feel) and how wonderful things are.
4) Constant use of trite Pollyanna sayings.
5) Simplistic Pollyanna attitude.
- William Henry Timmins


“Forget all you know or think you know;
Abandon power and enforced decree.
Inward, where the deepest rivers flow,
Find the currents of eternity...”
- Wayland Drew, "The Book of Fin Raziel"


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened
about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light
shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we
are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
by Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love: Reflections On The Principles
of A Course In Miracles, p. 165, HarperCollins, 1992)
Quoted by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 Inaugural Address


The Sufis believe that every aspect of daily life has potential as a
devotional practice. Every bodily movement has its source in the divine.
Everything we do, everything seen or heard, tasted or touched, can be
undertaken as a devotional practice. This level of devotion brings us into
a new relationship with the ongoing creation as we realize that the entire
universe is dependent upon the creative energy that vitalizes each and
every moment.”
- David A. Cooper, "Silence, Simplicity & Solitude"


“Play exists for its own sake. Play is for the moment; it is not hurried,
even when the pace is fast and timing seems important. When we play, we
also celebrate holy uselessness. Like the calf frolicking in the meadow, we
need no pretense or excuses. Work is productive; play, in its
disinterestedness and self-forgetting, can be fruitful.”
- Margaret Guenther in Toward Holy Ground


Symptoms of Inner Peace Used with kind permission by author Saskia Davis ©FEB1984, All Rights Reserved

Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world. Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:







  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
  • A loss of interest in judging other people.
  • A loss of interest in judging self.
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
  • A loss of interest in conflict.
  • A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)
  • Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
  • Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
  • Frequent attacks of smiling.
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it. Warning: If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be so far advanced as to not be curable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.
    “How do you get world Peace? You get world Peace through Inner Peace. If you've got a world full of people who have Inner Peace, then you have a peaceful world.”
    - Dr. Wayne Dyer


    “In life and in love, there is only that moment, the NOW. The only reality
    we know is what we experience this very second. Reality is not what has
    passed or what has yet to come into being. Grabbing hold of this simple
    idea makes life magical because it brings love alive.”
    - Leo Buscaglia

    “Just like a catsup bottle,
    None will come and then a lottle.”
    - Richard Armour



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    On Naturopathy (The Career Page Project for College Success)        DEC '98


    On African Drumming his tory/ her itage (African Ensemble Drumming)        NOV 2K

    On Music and Medicine (Combining Two Loves)     SEP '99

    On the Cultural Context of Djembe Rhythms     14 OCT 99

    On Motivation (General Psychology)     JUL '99


     

    Email Essays Section

    Abundance   08 OCT 2K4

    Astrologic Confirmation of Healing and Spiritual Talent   17 OCT 2K4

    Attune Mints?   05 OCT 2K4

    The Big Picture   16 MAR 2K4

    Bio   25 AUG 2K4

    Can Others Steal Our Energy?   25 OCT 2K4

    DjembEthics   10 OCT 2K3

    Drop Shipping Time-Release Reiki   11 OCT 2K4

    Drum Reiki   10 SEP 2K4

    Drumming 'n Drugs: Drum Circles   16 AUG 2K1

    Drumming 'n Drugs: Shamanism   16 NOV 2K4

    Drumming Peace 101   25 JUN 2K2

    Flow   8 MAY 2K3

    N.B. (no·ta be·ne)   15 DEC 2K4

    Grounding   24 OCT 2K4

    Guidance   18 NOV 2K4

    HappyShel Eulogy   11 OCT 2K9

    Hospice in Vermont   27 OCT 2K4

    Insurance   28 SEP 2K4

    J.R.R. Tolkein   28 OCT 2K4

    Kim Saretsky Endlich Eulogy   22 AUG 2K9

    Medicine Buddha Mantra   08 OCT 2K4

    Melodic Instruments at a Drum Circle   23 OCT 2K3

    Olga Taylor Clark Eulogy   18JAN2K9

    One Art   3 JAN 2K5

    Ordination   10 SEP 2K4

    Papa Ladji Camara Eulogy   23 OCT 2K4

    Pain   10 SEP 2K4

    Peanut Gallery   25 SEP 2K1

    Permission to Heal   09 OCT 2K4

    Prana & Reich   28 OCT 2K4

    Prayer   10 SEP 2K4

    Protection   07 OCT 2K4

    Random Thoughts   16 NOV 2K4

    Reiki.4.Life   My Ministry

    Reiki Answered Questions   26 Aug 2K4

    Reiki Fear   24 OCT 2K4

    Reiki Flavors: Energy Healing and Bio-Energetics Modalities   Begun SEP 2K4 Updated as information surfaces

    Effects of Becoming Reiki Master   08 OCT 2K4

    Reiki Holy Water   19 JUN 2K5

    Reiki Research   11 OCT 2K4

    SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder   21 OCT 2K4

    Sai Baba Mantra   09 OCT 2K4

    Search and Rescue   22APR2011

    The Shadow Knows   13 OCT 2K4

    Shy   21 OCT 2K4

    Sound   09 NOV 2K4

    Sticky Wicket: Breaking Sticks   6 DEC 2K1

    Stupidity   16 NOV 2K4

    Symbols   24 OCT 2K4

    The Tao of Bevis & Butthead   31 DEC 2K4

    Tradition v. Improv   19 FEB 2K6

    Voices   29 AUG 2K1

    Warts & All   21 OCT 2K4

    What Are You?   5 JUN 2K3


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    Handing Anger Assertively    By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D.   NOV 2K4

    The Hurricane Attunement   By Sheree Rainbolt-Kren   03 OCT 2K4

    Wildflowers by Milton Redman

    Be a Genius...Be Patient! by Steve Goodier   2K4

    Tibetan Yoga    29JUN2K5

    Good Karma

     


    To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence;




    In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.




    Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;




    There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.




    The true and constant must respond to phenomena;




    Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused.




    When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;




    When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.




    When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by itself;




    Within the pot, the trigrams of heaven and earth are joined.




    Yīn and yáng arise, alternating over and over again;




    Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder.




    White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak;




    The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru.




    Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality;




    You wander so freely—who is able to know you?




    Sit and listen to the tune played without strings;




    Clearly understand the mechanism of creation.



    It comes entirely from these twenty lines;



    A true ladder going straight to Heaven.-Daoist text -
    "The center of the cyclone is that rising quiet central low-pressure place in which one can learn to live eternally. Just outside of this Center is the rotating storm of one's own ego, competing with other egos in a furious high-velocity circular dance. As one leaves center, the roar of rotating wind deafens on more and more as one joins this dance. One's centered thinking-feeling-being, one's own Satoris, are in the center only, not outside. One's pushed-pulled driven states, one's anti-Satori modes of functioning, one's self-created hells, are outside the center. In the center of the cyclone one is off the wheel of Karma, of life, rising to join the Creators of the Universe, the Creators of us.

    Here we find that we have created Them who are Us...

    Lilly's Law

    "In the province of the mind, what is believed to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the(true mind..added by danny) mind, there are no limits."" -- John C. Lilly -

    Unless you know the emptiness and bliss inside yourself..you'll be a robot forced by the same emptiness and bliss trying to know itself..by pain..inside your self also..trust me!..said the mahayogi!

    The student asked: “A sage's response to changing conditions

    is unlimited. Does he have to study beforehand?”

    He should worry only about his mind's not being

    clear, and not about the inability to respond to all changing conditions.”
    — Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529)

    To us all towns are one, all men our kin. Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill. Man's pains and pains' relief are from within. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !." - Tamil Poem-