Body/Mind - How we use our resources · Cutting to the Chase - Getting to the bottom of things · How to Practice · Journey to WHoleness

The diversion from our Inner Fullness……. is Neediness

Neediness is the mind being hungry for an object. Neediness.... the single most dangerous diversion from our inner balance. Sneaky little devil that it is....... Neediness is not associated with our 5 senses, although it tricks us into thinking it is. Neediness is the mind being hungry for an object. And how do we not… Continue reading The diversion from our Inner Fullness……. is Neediness

Body/Mind - How we use our resources · Cutting to the Chase - Getting to the bottom of things · How to Practice · How We See the World · Just Thinkin'

What is the purpose of our lives?

Why do we humans exist as individual beings? Our "meaning and purpose" is being alive and directly experiencing life and the awe of nature from the perspective of an individual being. We do this by directly living in our sense world of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. (has been called absorption in the one)… Continue reading What is the purpose of our lives?

All-Being · Creation Thought vs Non-Theistic Thought · Cutting to the Chase - Getting to the bottom of things · How We See the World · Just Thinkin' · Oceanic Awareness

Oceanic Awareness as an explanation for everything which Exists

Is there a system in everything we see?Scientists fear this question, because if they say yes, then the religion folks jump on them and say that the system is some sort of intelligent design(er).... ie. Some sort of god. So, instead they (not all of them, but as a group) lean away from admitting that… Continue reading Oceanic Awareness as an explanation for everything which Exists

Belief in a religion vs. a personal search · Body/Mind - How we use our resources · Cutting to the Chase - Getting to the bottom of things

The spirit of the Almighty is the inner workings of all beings

It is taught that the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”– Galatians 5:22-23In my lifetime the number of Christian persons which i have encountered, who seem to have displayed these altruistic attributes,… Continue reading The spirit of the Almighty is the inner workings of all beings

Dogen Zenji

Practicing the Zen Way – Dogen Zenji

Shobogenzo Zuimonki 3-10. The full passage reads (I'm using the Okumura version): "Now if you wish to practice the Way of the buddhas and patriarchs, you should practice the Way of the previous sages as well as the conduct of the patriarchs with no (expectation of) profit; expect nothing, seek nothing, gain nothing. Although you… Continue reading Practicing the Zen Way – Dogen Zenji