Silence is energy bursting...
Go to the forest--that roar is the silence. Go to a sea--that is silence. Go into the center of the desert--that is silence. A volcano erupting--that is silence. Not the silent mind trying to experience "silence".
There is noise inside you wherever you go....
God said "Let there be light," and there was a power-outage!....Don't curse the darkness, light a candle.
What am I doing here? Why am I here?....I don't feel at home anywhere in the world...
Why am I here? How do we go back home?
There is no freedom in America, no Communism in Russia, and no spirituality in India.
I want you to stand on your own two feet, however shaky they may be....
I really don't know how it happened, why it happened, when it happened, and did anything happen... at all?...
In temporary exile from academia - accepted ABD for a Phd, but because of the cost I've had to take two years off and even change fields do to a change in interests. From philosophy to comparative literature - a natural jump if there ever was one.
Engaging myself in the ultimate in Bibliphilia - collecting, buying and selling rare and foreign books, I just love the feel, smell and appearance of them, and even if they just pass through my possession on their way to a better owner, it is still the best I can do except part time academic research gigs. Halfway a grad student, but halfway not.
This is in part to get by to avoid selling my soul to the capitalist world. Someone may be interested so here's an image of the best of the best and a link to the rest.
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A knock at the door awoke me from my slumber on the couch.
Don't get so stuck in your ways, that you insist on having the one true answer without really considering all the options. There is a great deal that you must be aware of before you commit yourself one way or another. The people around you are apt to get annoyed with your narrow mind, for this is how you will be viewed unless you stop and take a considered look at the whole picture.
we may search for peace, nirvana, god, whatever you call your ideal.
but our construction of this concept is based in our mind.
to reach highest mind, one can not desire.
to desire this state, is to be far from it.
when we look for something, we will know when we find it only because we know what it is.
if we were to search for something we don't understand, we will not know it when we find it.
this is how reality is outside of us. not that it isn't here, but that we fully aren't.
to be in reality seems to merely
set what is known aside, and
wait in timelessness for what
is not known to enter into
our quiet, timeless being.
Denial is the ultimate human medicine. Without the power of denial, humans would not have the strength to cope with the horrific and anxiety-producing aspects of their everyday reality.
I'm not a real gifted writer, so I joined this community, because it seemed open to everyone of all levels of understanding. I just wanted to say that I think philosophy is more honest and closer to god than religions.
A wise old sage was meditating by a river when a young man interrupted him. "Master, I wish to become your disciple," said the man. "Why?" replied the sage. The young man thought for a moment. "Because I want to find God." "Air!" answered the man.
The master jumped up, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, dragged him into the river, and plunged his head under water. After holding him there for a minute, with him kicking and struggling to free himself, the master finally pulled him up out of the river. The young man coughed up water and gasped to get his breath. When he eventually quieted down, the master spoke. "Tell me, what did you want most of all when you were under water."
"Very well," said the master. "Go home and come back to me when you want God as much as you just wanted air."
You are not your experiences! You are experiencing them, if you go on, the ultimate in the journey is a point when there is no experience left.
Enlightenment is not an experience. It is the state, where you are left absolutely alone, nothing to know. When you come to a point where all experiences are absent, there is no object, then consciousness without obstruction moves in a circle.
In existence everything moves in a circle, if not obstructed. It comes from the same source of your being, goes around, finding no obstacle to it, no experience, no object, it moves inward, and you become the object.
Observer becomes the observed. Enjoy the journey and all the scenes that come on the journey. Don't stop anywhere. When all experiences are exhausted, only self remains.
Two people are lost in the desert. They are dying from hunger and thirst. Finally, they come to a high wall.
On the other side they can hear the sound of a waterfall and birds singing. Above, they can see the branches of a lush tree extending over the top of the wall. Its fruit look delicious.
One of them manages to climb over the wall and disappears down the other side. The other, instead, returns to the desert to help other lost travelers find their way to the oasis.