Discussion of spiritual practices: awakening, meditation, and the freedom that cannot be lost or found. All perspectives are welcome; advaita, christian, buddhist, islam or even no perspective at all. Just pointing to that which is nearest and dearest.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

losing our heads

Spiritual joys come only from solitude,

So the wise choose the bottom of the well,

For the darkness down there beats
The darkness up here.


He who follows at the heels of the world
 Never saves his head.
Rumi

Monday, July 18, 2011

what is not you

Notice that while meditating anything that arises (a thought, a feeling, or a sense impression) is not you. What is arising in the present moment is absolutely impersonal; see this and you will come to know how very free you have always been.

As always, these 'spiritual insights' are not new news. Here we have the same idea in poetic form.

'Tis all a Checker board of Night and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and tither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.'

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

notice,
bob

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

aid to practice

What is the best aid to meditation practice?


Some say that the best aid to our practice is proper food; some say it is a good teacher; some say it is earnestness. But I say it is a forgiving heart.


After all the purpose of meditation does not have to do with the body, wisdom, or achievement … the purpose of meditation is to see a forgiven world.


what say you?

bob


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Meditation is release ... empty yourself utterly and all will become clear. This is not new news by the way. It was stated in strong terms over 2000 years ago:

"In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple".
Luke 14:33

so simple,
bob