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May 16 2017

connect and forget
Become rain, consistent enough, not too organizated, and let the sun of a modest abstract machine draw a fleeting rainbow, so, you´re not a subject anymore, but an event of composition, or a passion using reason to become expression...

May 14 2017

Neither by [trying to] meditate on the Buddha nor by [trying to] grab hold of the mind, nor by seeing the mind, nor by analyzing the mind, nor by reflection, nor by discernment, nor by dispersing confusion, but through identification with the natural rhythms of things (chih-ren-yün). Don’t force anything to go. Don’t force anything to stay. Finally abiding in the one sole purity, the mind spontaneously becomes lucid and pure.
— daoxin
A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: "Have you ever read the Christian bible?"
"No read it to me," said Gasan.
The student opened the Bible and read from Matthew: "And why concern yourself with clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I tell you that even Solomon in
all his glory was not arrayed like one of these...Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow will take thought for the things of itself."
Gasan said: "Whoever uttered those words I consider an enlightened man."
The student continued reading: "Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone that asks receives, and he that seeds finds, and to him that knocks, it shall be
Gasan remarked: "That is excellent. Whoever said that is a Buddha."

One day the Master announced that a young monk had reached an advanced state of enlightment. The news caused some stir. Some of the monks went to see the young monk. "We heard you are enlightened. Is that true?" they asked.
"It is," he replied.

"And how do you feel?"

"As miserable as ever," said the monk

A puzzled monk once said to Fuketsu: "You say truth can be expressed without speaking, and without keeping silent. How can this be?"
Fuketsu answered, "In Southern China in the Spring, when I was only a lad, ah! how birds sang among the blossoms!"

An old Zen master always told this fable to unserious students: Late one night a blind man was about to go home after visiting a friend. "Please," he said to his friend, "may I take your lantern with me?"
"Why carry a lantern?" asked his friend. "You won't see any better with it."
"No," said the blind one, "perhaps not. But others will see me better, and not bump into me." So his friend gave the blind man the lantern, which was made of paper on bamboo strips, with a candle inside.
Off went the blind man with the lantern, and before he had gone more than a few yards, "Crack!" -- a traveler walked right into him.
The blind man was very angry. "Why don't you look out?" he stormed. "Why don't you see this lantern?"
"Why don't you light the candle?" asked the traveler.

While Bankei was preaching quietly to his followers, his talk was interrupted by a Shinsu priest who believed in miracles, and thought salvation came from repeating holy words.
Bankei was unable to go on with his talk, and asked the priest what he wanted to say.
'The founder of my religion," boasted the priest, "stood on one shore of a river with a writing brush in his hand. His disciple stood on the other shore holding a sheet of paper. And the founder wrote the holy name of Amida onto the paper across the river through air! Can you do anything so miraculous?"
"No," said Bankei, "I can do only little miracles. Like: when I am hungry, I eat. When I am thirsty, I drink. When I am insulted, I forgive."

May 11 2017

Remain natural, no need to force the mind to concentrate.

April 29 2017

Only the Truth is and you are That!
You Are the unchanging Awareness in which all activ
ities takes place.
To deny this is to suffer, to know this is Freedom.
It is not difficult to realize this because it is y
our True Nature.
Simply Inquire 'Who am I?' and Watch Carefully.
Do not make effort and do not stir a thought.
Look within, approach with all-devotion and stay as
Keep vigilant and you will see that nothing will ar
This is the trick of how to keep the mind quiet
and how to win Freedom. This doesn't take time
because Freedom is always Here.
You simply have to watch: where does mind arise fro
Where does thought come from? What is the source of
this thought?
Then you will see that you have always been Free
and that everything has been a dream."
— p

April 22 2017

Remain natural, spontaneous. No need to force concentration of the mind.
If fear arises then thats That, if happiness arises that's That.
Inclusive awareness of the present moment.
Reposted bynothingiseverythingstonerrsoulwaxlavie
Let what comes come.
Let what goes go.
Find out what remains.
— RM
Reposted bynothingiseverythingJessSilente

April 19 2017

Sjedni u tišini, zatvori oči, opusti tijelo, diši smireno, posmatraj misli. Budi fokusiran bez napora. Dok dišeš, izgovaraj tiho ili u sebi molitvu. Ne moras nastojati da odagnas od sebe rastresajuće misli, budi miran

April 18 2017


591: s yt

If you're chasing happiness, it will be running away from you. Happiness is a byproduct of a productive day; it's not and shouldn't be a goal, but rather something that happens spontaneously
Reposted bynothingiseverythingstonerr

April 16 2017

Are you dismissing the value of practice?

Robert: Yes.

Rick: You would tell people not to bother with practices of any kind?

Robert: That’s right, if I had to put it that way, I would put it that way. Because again, as I say, any kind of practice has the idea that there is something that is going to take place in the future as a result of this practice. And so, we apply those kinds of ideas to the idea of awakening but we need not do that. In fact, that’s going to create problems. You can’t escape what it is you are looking for. It’s here now.

Rick: But obviously, the vast majority of the 7 billion people in the world aren’t living it. We would have to ask why?

Robert: Somehow, we’ve heard about this subject, maybe we’ve read Siddhartha or something like that; and it’s inspired us to want to know more about this matter of enlightenment. And so, we might get involved in some kind of practice or whatever but it isn’t the practice that is the key thing. The key thing is the really deep interest in the subject and wanting to really penetrate through to the truth. You’ll find your way there when the sincerity is deeply present. You know, some people are interested in these matters and some people aren’t.
For some people, it’s there and for some people it’s not. And I think that what probably might be an inspiration is what one reads or what one hears or better yet what one sees in the lives of people who are living this life. You and I know a lot of people who talk about it and write about it and it’s questionable whether they are really living it. There is something operating here and we have an idea that there’s this me that is doing the operating, that’s in control. When we see through the illusion of the me, we recognize that there is something that we really ultimately have no control over.

July 06 2015

Pravo iskustvo jeste odrzavanje balansa u sred iskustva, dok ravnodusnost znaci povlacenje, neobracanje paznje, usljed straha. 
— JC (aPwH)

June 28 2015


But I stayed with the practice, no matter what. And this is what each one of you must do. I remember that there were times when I could no longer breathe, times when all went dark before my eyes, times when I thought I was going to pass out.

But even then I refused to give in to my old self-centered patterns of behavior. I did not try to adjust the practice to do it my way. I stuck with the simple practice that was given to me. I cannot stress enough to you theabsolute importance of sticking to your practice no matter what.

No adjustment is required, no calculation is needed.

I went through the same thing that you are going through now, so I can tell you from personal experience what you must do. You must give your life to this, and refuse to let anything, any thoughts, ideas, attitudes, get in your way. Your “yes” must be open. Your resolve must be of steel.

— RS
Relax without laziness
Focus without tension
Perceive without projecting
Witness without judging
Enjoy without craving

Reflect without imagining
Love without condition
Give without demanding
Receive without possessing
Serve without self-seeking
Challenge without dominating
Meditate without identity
Correct without blaming
Overcome without pride
Laugh without cynicism
Cry without pity
Confront without hatred
Guide without superiority
Be without self-defining
Live without arrogance
Enter without self-importance
Depart without regret
Be one with God
— M

June 23 2015

A messiah is the one who leaves a mess behind him in this world.

Religions have promised roses but you end up with only thorns.

Going to the pub or the temple is exactly the same; it is quick fix.

All I can guarantee you is that as long as you are searching for happiness, you will remain unhappy.

You eat not food but ideas. What you wear are not clothes, but labels and names.

The plain fact is that if you don’t have a problem, you create one. If you don’t have a problem you don’t feel that you are living.

All experiences however extraordinary they may be are in the area of sensuality.

The body has no independent existence. You are a squatter there.
— UG
 have no biography. This body has a biography, but this is not very important. Why insist on that? You can give your reflections about how it was when you met me and whatever you saw. That you can share, but there is no need of describing what kind of dreams I was into, what kind of dream I carried, now that the person to whom you are talking has no history, has no past and has no future. It is just living into this moment and this is the expression of life. 

You can just write down your reflections. It is very important for the people to understand, that this is just a game. So, don't take it seriously. 
I am not interested in to go with this description of what kind of life I lived, or what kind of meditations I did, and how many gurus I have met. Maybe it is a part of life and l am not saying that I have forgotten it. But it has no meaning at all. I am unknown, still I do not know who I am, because there is no question of knowing who you are, but there is a question of wiping out whom you know as you are and finish the whole thing. Then what remain are your characters that you play, in the day-to-day life. If you ask me, I am a businessman, I go to the factory, I am a husband to my wife, I am a grandfather and father to my children, and that what is, that is all. I play these characters. But I don't know who I am. I am not whatever you call it. I know that I am not, that there is nobody there, that's all
— K.

June 20 2015

Our lives are not our own, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.

Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those of us deprived of it have an inkling of what it really is.


June 19 2015

...deconstruction is mainly affirmation, affirmation. Affirmation does not mean reconstruction; it does not mean position, something positive; it means constant reference to a yes. Yes, I speak to you, I address you, I listen to you. And so it is a thinking of the affirmation. But this affirmation is not simply reconstruction. When you use the word "reconstruction" in a given context of course, you imply that something which is precious to you has been threatened or destroyed, and you have to simply rebuild it. But deconstruction is not a matter of rebuilding. It is a matter of going further, displacing, changing, changing the world, or changing society, changing the state of things, in terms of human rights, for instance; it is not simply reconstructing. It is constructing something else, something other, and in that sense, deconstruction is — if it is — an ethics. I am a little wary of the word ethics, as I am a little suspicious about the word reconstruction — deconstruction too [they carry so many assumptions]. Nevertheless, if you call this an ethics of affirmation, it implies that you are attentive to otherness, to the alterity of the other, to something new and other. This is why when you refer to, for instance, democracy, you have to speak of democracy today. Because the very concept of human rights has an essential link to an ideal of democracy, I immediately add democracy to come — not democracy as we know it today, not democracy as a reliable state of things in our wonderful Western society. Democracy has to be improved, and at the core of the idea of democracy there is a promise, there is some openness to the future, and this openness to the future and this openness to the other imply that we do not simply reconstruct. We do not simply reconstruct. This is why, if you leave me the choice of terms, I will always prefer deconstruction to reconstruction. But, to the extent that deconstruction is not destruction.
— JD
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