Tuesday, June 21, 2011

everything - always

What we truly long for is intimately here, always...

It is not something, some of the time-

It is everything, all of the time.

--- Jeff Foster

Sunday, June 19, 2011

All IS

Jean Klein: When the senses are accepted totally, welcomed, they open and there's a deep relaxation. In this deep relaxation, they are integrated into our being.

Q: Would you say, then, that the practical essence of enlightenment is integration?

Jean Klein: Yes; there is nothing to refuse and no one to refuse. All is consciousness perceived by consciousness in consciousness.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Welcoming is [undivided] presence and in this presence you are absent as a perceiver.

There is only perceiving with no perceiver and nothing perceived.

--- Jean Klein

Thursday, June 16, 2011

the objectivity of a thing

The objectivity of a thing is maintained only

by the divided mind functioning in a subject-object relationship.

When the subject becomes pure, becomes innocent, free from all striving,

then it disappears - and with it, its object.

What remains is only openness, being.

--- Jean Klein

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

just this

When the subject is fixed on the object,

the body[mind] is in a state of tension.

In the [natural] unfolding of the object,

the body[mind] comes to a great letting go.

It is only in deep relaxation

that the object can dissolve in the subject.

--- Jean Klein

Monday, June 13, 2011

total being is always present

Q: What is this insight you speak of?

A: It is an instantaneous apperception that your total being is always present, always in the "now."

--- Jean Klein

Thursday, June 9, 2011


What we call the Self

is not a soul-like thing, a state;

it is the uninterrupted flow of life.

--- Jean Klein

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"a liberating relationship"

Rather than a remote transcendent state, nirvana is a liberating relationship with all things. For Nagarjuna, it is simply "the letting go of what rises and passes" and, as such, is neither something nor nothing. It suggests a freedom that cannot be pinned down in either time or space, prompting Nagarjuna to ask:

What do you think

Of a freedom that never happened?

What do you make

Of a life that won't go away?

---"Verses from the Center" by Stephen Batchelor

Monday, June 6, 2011

What do you mean by "the perceived leads to the perceiving?"

It is the shortest way to consciousness.

The moment the object gives up its representation,

we live in silent perceiving

where there is nothing seen and nobody seeing.

It is non-dual.

--- Jean Klein