Saturday, October 30, 2010

forget yourself

The art of the sword consists not in vying for victory, nor in testing strength;

it consists in your not seeing me and my not seeing you.

The swordsman does not see "this' or "that"

and yet knows well what's what.

He now has no sword, no body. But this does not mean

that all has vanished into a state of nothingness,

for there is most decidedly a something

that is moving, acting, and thinking.

The main point is to forget yourself as well as your opponenent

and to let the myo work itself out.

--- D. T. Suzuki

no room here

Myo is a Japanese word signifying a mode of activity which comes directly out of one's inmost self without being intercepted by the dichotomous intellect.

The act is so direct and immediate that intellection finds no room here to insert itself and cut it to pieces.

Freedom, creativity, and myo are synonymous.

--- from 'Zen and Japanese Culture' by D.T. Suzuki

Monday, October 25, 2010

What is there

to be wanted,

or feared,

by any one?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

no way

How can we point to "THIS" that includes the very act of pointing?

Friday, October 22, 2010

it takes two to tango

Because everything is, in essence, oneness,

all reference points in the appearance

are false.

--- Sailor Bob

The pointer is

that Awareness, or Subjectivity is ALL-including,

and thereby,

is the dissolving of all objectivity,

as such.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

this knowing which we are

"Non-dual Truth" is this knowing which we are,

not any knowledge that we can claim to possess.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Truth cannot be possessed

There is no PERSON that "contains" this universal consciousness.
--- Robert Wolfe

Because Truth cannot be possessed, the a role we simply stop playing...Reality is already ALL. --- William Samuel

Why isn't there a self?

Because it would need another to find the one.

--- Wei Wu Wei

Saturday, October 16, 2010


One-Only-Reality "loves" (knows and is aware of) Itself.

That Love in action is this Awareness-we-are.

--- William Samuel

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Isness being Itself

The One Identity am I;

and there is no other "I"

but Isness being Itself!

--- William Samuel

Monday, October 11, 2010

suffer > L ferre (to bear), sub (under)

The "human organism" is naturally, functionally "self-referencing."

This is necessary for survival and is not, in itself, the "delivery system" for suffering.

It is the mistaken sense that this organism has the additional ability to somehow STAND APART from itself - to create its thoughts, feelings, and actions - that puts it in position for carrying the burdens of guilt and shame when things don't go as planned (or of pride and conceit when they do).

This "mistaken sense" is chimerical, and may be exposed as such, in the "all -inclusiveness" of present awareness.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

a rather special kind of noticing

The kind


there is nobody to notice


there is nothing to be noticed.

--- Wei Wu Wei

Friday, October 1, 2010

the answer

The "answer"

is where

there is no question.