Saturday, September 7, 2013

Lalla - Nothing but God...

Enlightenment absorbs this universe of qualities.
When that merging occurs, there is nothing
but God. This is the only doctrine.

There is no word for it, no mind
to understand it with, no categories
of transcendence or non-transcendence,
no vow of silence, no mystical attitude.

There is no Shiva and no Shakti
in enlightenment, and if there is something
that remains, that whatever-it-is
is the only teaching.

Mooji - Throw all away...

If you want to go all the way, throw all away.

And right
there, there is a joy, a freedom and lightness.

everything back to nothing.

Throw your attachments,
your desires, your needs and immediately you are in
a state of total freshness.

Total wholeness.

Every human
being should do this once in a while.

The serious seeker
develops this unsparing attitude to free their minds from
the cholesterol of egoic identity.

Be in that emptiness and
you see that emptiness is completeness.

And the more
you do it, the more you enjoy the effortlessness of it all.

Now, you ignore the voice of the interpreter, the journalist,
the accountant or the mathematician and in a short while,
you won't want him back.

If you want to go all the way,

throw all away.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bodhidharma - To seek nothing is bliss

To seek nothing is bliss...

People of this world are deluded.
They're always longing for something -
always, in a word, seeking.

But the wise wake up.
They choose reason over custom.
They fix their minds on the sublime and let their bodies change with the seasons.

All phenomena are empty.

They contain nothing worth desiring.
Calamity forever alternates with Prosperity.
To dwell in the three realms is to dwell in a burning house.
To have a body is to suffer.

Does anyone with a body know peace?

Those who understand this detach themselves from all that exists and stop imagining or seeking anything.

The sutras say,

"To seek is to suffer.
To seek nothing is bliss."

When you seek nothing, you're on the Path.

- Bodhidharma

(from: 'The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma', translated by Red Pine)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lucy Cornelssen - ‘Hunting the ‘I’


There is only one way to ovecome the ghost…to watch it. Do not fight, do not resist. Only try to watch it, quietly but ceaselessly. In other words, develop an unconcerned witness- consciousness towards men, things and happenings without, but particularly towards yourself within. It means to carry on the calmness of the mind gained in your meditation to cover your whole day. You will distinctly feel it as an undercurrent of peace and detachment.

Of course, as soon as you succeed, the ghost-‘I’ will immediately try to hide itself in this witness-consciousness at the feeling ‘I am the witness’. This again is only a thought. But to be the witness without any I-consciousness is the pure mind at the threshold of Reality.

While following the transformation of your personal ‘I’ into the impersonal ‘witnessing’, you cut at the root of all your ‘personal’ shortcomings, vices and weaknesses, your passions and evil habits, because the root of all this unpleasant ‘you’ is just that personal ‘I’. Try to imagine yourself in the mood of the ‘unconcerned witness’ described above, and you will see that in that state it is impossible to think or act in a negative way, because in that mood you are, though only momentarily, beyond the personal ‘I’. Your sadhana is to keep yourself permanently in the state of ‘detached witnessing’ of all and everything, including the personal ‘I’ when and wherever it should try to raise its head.
In the silent Light of being witnessed it cannot survive. Such ‘witnessing’ will soon grow into pure Awareness, aware only of Itself.

In the words of Ramana Maharshi: “The Truth is that the Self is constant and unintermittent Awareness.” (Talks, 454)

’ Lucy Cornelssen, ‘Hunting the ‘I’

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Rumi - The Dancing Cry Of The Soul

 Love is the dancing cry of the soul, calling the body to worship
        Like a shining whirlpool, or a spinning mayfly
        So is love among the skies.

        I leap across the mountaintops, madly singing the song of all songs
        I float through the ether, intoxicated, thrilled
        I think only of your love, your calling to me
        And I dance the thousand dances of love, all returning to you.

        It is not the play of children, nor the detached unity of wise sages
        Unreal! Unnecessary!
        Where is the beauty?

        When I, like a glowing comet, may flash around your sun
        Laughing, singing, with the joy of loving you!

        Wine makes drunk the mind and body
        But it is love which thrills the soul
        When I approach you, I feel the mad pounding of love
        The singing wonder
        The joy which opens blossoms on the trees of the world.

        Come to me, and I shall dance with you
        In the temples, on the beaches, through the crowded streets
        Be you man or woman, plant or animal, slave or free
        I shall show you the brilliant crystal fires, shining within
        I shall show you the beauty deep within your soul
        I shall show the path beyond Heaven.

        Only dance, and your illusions will blow in the wind
        Dance, and make joyous the love around you
        Dance, and your veils which hide the Light
        Shall swirl in a heap at your feet.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Meister Eckhart - Expands His Being

source  Greg Olsen

All beings
are words of God,
His music, His art.

Sacred books we are, for the infinite camps  in our  souls.

Every act reveals God and expands His being.
I know that may be hard
to comprehend.

All creatures are doing their best
to help God in His birth
of Himself.

Enough talk for the night.
He is laboring in me;

I need to be silent
for a while,

worlds are forming
in my heart.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Hafiz - A day of Silence

Divan of Hafiz includes paintings on its doublures. Calligraphy by Muhammad Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn Mulla “[Najm]“. Iran, 1842.

 “A day of Silence
Can be a pilgrimage in itself.
A day of Silence
Can help you listen
To the Soul play its marvellous lute and drum.
Is not most talking
A crazed defence of a crumbling fort?
I thought we came here
To surrender in Silence,
To yield to Light and Happiness,
To Dance within
In celebration of Love’s Victory!”