Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The real state must be effortless.

It is permanent.

--- Ramana Maharshi

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


'Who' can stand apart from 'the body-mind'

to then,

identify with 'it'?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

tzu-jan, by itself so

So the Tao goes along of itself. And since there is always a basic element of life that cannot be defined---in the same way the Tao cannot be defined---it cannot be controlled. In other words, you cannot get outside yourself to define yourself or control yourself.

--- Alan Watts, "Eastern Wisdom"

Friday, September 10, 2010

people, places, and things

Are people, places, and things,

independent objects


aspects of whatever we are?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Occasionally, the question gets raised...

Is there any "one" to be any "thing"


Any "thing" for any "one" to be?