Buddhism says that all of our life's content.... its good things and its bad things, are due to our own doing..... growing out as fruit from our actions. Not other persons actions.............. Not external situations............. Our own actions.... Then there is Relationships................ In two persons life together... in their relationship, who can remember the… Continue reading Relationships : Life and Blame
"This moment" and "I" have an issue. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Witness: This moment is perfect, just as it is. Commentary: The beginning of struggle and suffering is when the "I" separates from "this moment the way it is", and wants something "other than the way it is". This is a misunderstanding which i have had all… Continue reading The Beginning and Ending of Suffering
Of course, the thoughts I am writing here, in fact all that I write, is subject to revision in the future, if what I see changes but up to this point, the flow all seems to be in one direction. Stated clearly, I am inclined to think that there is no division between supernatural and… Continue reading Supernatural and Natural – Separateness or Oneness
What if the history of Christianity were one of acceptance and surrender. as Jesus taught and exemplified, instead of a history of factional struggle and division? What if Christianity were truly Catholic (universal) in nature? Instead of only Matthew, John, Peter, James, Jude, and mostly Paul speaking to us, would we hear from the other… Continue reading What if the History of Christianity were….
I never really liked the word surrender. From the time I was quite young, the word reminded me of weakness, felt a little too much like giving up....... and it reminded me of all the evangelical services I went through when I was younger, with people being all emotional, singing "I surrender all", getting all… Continue reading Surrender
Seems the story goes something like this................. (The truth of the ox herding pictures is wrapped up in this narrative) We all begin life like a blank sheet of paper. Like a child living at home, all their needs are met by their parents. At some point, we begin to notice that we have needs… Continue reading How do we find our Path?
( 🙂 There is a secret hidden in these verses 🙂 ) There is but One Essence. What name shall we give it? All things in the heavens and on earth are manifestations of the One Essence. All appearances in physical form, all shapes, all things, are formed from the One Essence. The One Essence… Continue reading One Essence
In the midst of the world of things. Let go into the unmoving. Repeat this to yourself- paying full attention to your breath, and see if your awareness isn't sparkling.................... Breathing in "In the midst of (the world of) things" breathing out - "Find the continuity " (inside yourself..... wrapping around yourself) (or use another… Continue reading In the midst of the world of things……
Still In This Moment. No where to go. Everything is as it should be. Relaxing. Your True Nature.
What seems to be missing in this moment? What am I needing? ..... something seems lacking. What is it outside of myself that can satisfy this discomfort?........ Then the realization comes.... Nothing! I am in need of nothing! Background.............. Any time.... any day...... a sense of discomfort can arise. (suffering, dukkha) The mind… Continue reading I am in need of nothing!