Friday, December 20, 2019

Toni Packer - Without cause and conflict

“Life is vast, unknowable movement of wholeness 
with no one separate from it and nothing outside of it. ‘
Inside’ and ‘outside’ are thought-created divisions. 
Wisdom, love, and compassion are not the invention of thought, 
nor are they products or the properties of anyone. 
They operate mysteriously, without cause and conflict, 
when ‘self’-thoughts are illuminated freely. 
At the time of inattention, thought is busily at work in its narrow, 
conditioned space: wanting, fearing, inventing, grasping, hoping, 
striving, judging, condemning, or accepting. 
Undivided awareness illumines the whole thing. 
Illumination is the end of the sense of separation. 
Will inattention take over again? 
Thought wants to predict everything, to make sure and be secure for all time. 
But time itself is a creation of thought…
What is, is without self. 
It is unknowable, unthinkable, indivisible.” 



Tuesday, December 17, 2019

ᖇᑌᗰƗ ♥ ’s Wedding Night – Dec. 17, 1273

ᖇᑌᗰƗ ♥ ’s Wedding Night – Dec. 17, 1273

When I die
when my coffin
is being taken out
you must never think
i am missing this world

don’t shed any tears
don’t lament or
feel sorry
i’m not falling
into a monster’s abyss

when you see
my corpse is being carried
don’t cry for my leaving
i’m not leaving
i’m arriving at eternal love

when you leave me
in the grave
don’t say goodbye
remember a grave is
only a curtain
for the paradise behind

you’ll only see me
descending into a grave
now watch me rise
how can there be an end
when the sun sets or
the moon goes down

it looks like the end
it seems like a sunset
but in reality it is a dawn
when the grave locks you up
that is when your soul is freed

have you ever seen
a seed fallen to earth
not rise with a new life
why should you doubt the rise
of a seed named human

have you ever seen
a bucket lowered into a well
coming back empty
why lament for a soul
when it can come back
like Joseph from the well

when for the last time
you close your mouth
your words and soul
will belong to the world of
no place no time.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Mystic Meandering - Mind Games...

Tired of noisy words,
the "spiritual abstractions"
cleverly strung together
by word-crafters espousing
their mind games - not
from the simplicity of their Heart,
but the complexities of their minds;
having been absorbed by too many
conceptual ideas: "there is only here
and Now"; "there is no other"; "there
is no me"; "'i' does not exist -
creating a phantom reality from those concepts
and ideas on which to hang your mind;
plying their paradoxes into 'non-dual' jargon.

Once a player in "The Mind Games",
I now seek refuge in the simplicity of the Heart,
and a more "direct experience" of what cannot be
defined by words and abstractions; not philosophical,
existential conundrums that boggle and confuse, but
a simple truth,
untethered and unencumbered...

I'd rather step into the unknown
and be free, than be tethered to the
certainties of noisy words and abstract
mind games that parade as truth.

Without those, I am free to BE - who I am,
as I am;
a unique expression of "The Ineffable Mystery" of Life
that animates my being -
living from the simplicity of the Heart...