Sunday, September 28, 2014
We talk about the different perfumes of Emptiness.
In a vain attempt to name the Nameless.
We are moved to call it Peace or Understanding.
Or in reverence say it is Silence and Knowing.
We put those words in Caps.
To express the beauty and immediacy.
And all those words fail
as This defies description.
A friend suggested yesterday we call it all Crap.
So we do not get confused by all those
Does it matter how we call It?
Is it an It?
Do we need to give a name to know
what we are?
Sunday, September 14, 2014
What do we meet when we meet someone, a friend
or a casual contact?
What is it that resonates in us, or makes us recoil
and turn away?
How could we recognize anything if it did not
already correspond to something alive in us?
If it would be alien we would not recognize it.
When we fall in love with someone it is our own openness,
oneness and depth we fall into.
If we meet the anger and irritation from an apparent other
it is only recognized because it is already known to us.
We simply recognize everything as it
comes into our field of awareness.
It only becomes a problem for an apparent individual who
creates a story that what appears should be different.
We resist and react.
But if we find fault
we only make observations about ourselves
as Nisargadatta and Emerson are aptly telling us:
"First realize that your world is only a reflection of yourself
and stop finding fault with the reflection."
"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world
is a confession of character."
We only ever meet ourselves.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Debates and discourses in talks and satsangs
can at times trigger the notion,
in the one listening,
that there is a someone who should or could
understand the subject matter.
It might even at times bring up resistance
and hence reinforce the felt separation.
Is it possible for the
mind/person to understand This?
While all the while what is attempted is
to point to the fact that there is no separate
individual in the first place.
There is only this open aware something
in which and as which all is happening.
The freedom of being nothing and none.