This blog is only about awakening, nothing more, nothing less. Anything that will contribute to the possibility of complete liberation from the dream, or from the mass hallucination of humanity, or from the mental matrix, or from the false self, or from the lie, or any other label you want to call it, is welcome here. The key words are FREEDOM and JOY. Sometimes I think this just keeps the story going and only adds to the insanity, and there's too much of that already. But something is trying to pry the lid off still, something awaits to be seen. We are all in this boat together, so here we go......have fun!


Monday, 24 December 2012

Wei Wu Wei - Bits and Pieces



From 'Fingers Pointing Towards The Moon':



It is less what one is that should matter, than what one is not.

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The qualities we possess should never be a matter for satisfaction, but the qualities we have discarded.

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It is not for us to search but to remain still, to achieve Immobility not Action.

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There is no becoming. ALL IS.

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The Saint is a man who disciplines his ego. The Sage is a man who rids himself of his ego.

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It is only the artificial ego that suffers. The man who has transcended his false 'me' no longer identifies with his suffering.

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We ourselves are not an illusory part of Reality; rather are we Reality itself illusorily conceived.

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Are we not wasps who spend all day in a fruitless attempt to traverse a window-pane - while the other half of the window is wide open?

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Detachment is a state, it is not a totalisation of achieved indifferences.

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The notion that human life has greater value than any other form of life is both unjustifiable and arrogant.

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Wise men don't judge: they seek to understand.

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How many of the ways (disciplines, exercises, practices) recommended as helpful, or even necessary, for the attainment of Satori are not in fact consequences of that state erroneously suggested as means?

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There seem to two kinds of searchers: those who seek to make their ego something other than it is, i.e. holy, happy, unselfish (as though you could make a fish unfish), and those who understand that all such attempts are just gesticulation and play-acting, that there is only one thing that can be done, which is to disidentify themselves with the ego, by realising its unreality, and by becoming aware of their eternal identity with pure being.


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From 'Why Lazarus Laughed':


Living should be perpetual and universal benediction.

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Doctrines, scriptures, sutras, essays, are not to be regarded as systems to be followed. They merely contribute to understanding. They should be for us a source of stimulation, and nothing more... Adopted, rather than used as a stimulus, they are a hindrance.

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Of the many earnest, and how earnest, people we may observe reading, attending lectures, studying and practising disciplines, devoting their energies to the attainment of a liberation which is by definition unattainable, how many are not striving via the ego-concept which is itself the only barrier between what they think they are and that which they wish to become but always have been and always will be?

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Play your part in the comedy, but don't identify yourself with your role!

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On the phenomenal plane we seek pleasure and the avoidance of pain. On the noumenal plane we know the absence of both - which is Bliss.

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When you give a shilling to a beggar
- do you realise that you are giving it to yourself?

When you help a lame dog over a stile
- do you realise that you yourself are being helped?

When you kick a man when he is down
- do you realise that you are kicking yourself?

Give him another kick - if you deserve it!

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Reality alone exists - and that we are. All the rest is only a dream, a dream of the One Mind, which is our mind without the 'our'. Is it so hard to accept? Is it so difficult to assimilate and to live?

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Even the intellectual understanding of the inexistence of our 'selves' is a rare and bitter attainment which few even attempt. And that is only the elimination round which qualifies us for access to Reality... Intellectual understanding should be not indispensable to a 'simple' mind, but, with our conditioning, it would seem to be an almost inevitable preliminary.

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Past and Future are a duality of which Present is the reality. The now-moment alone is eternal and real.

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Spontaneity is being present in the present.

Spontaneity by-passes the processes of the conceptual (aspect of) mind.

Reintegration with Nature, which we are, is the recovery of spontaneity.

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What we know as 'life'
is the analytical realisation
in the seriality of time
of our eternal reality.

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We have only to eliminate the ego-notion by succeeding in the difficult task of understanding that it does not exist except as a notion.



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