Contemplations · How to Practice · Reflections on Life · Self Inquiry

Relationships : Life and Blame

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

Contemplations · Reflections on Life · Sayings

The Beginning and Ending of Suffering

"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

Christian Thought · Contemplations · Reflections on Life

Supernatural and Natural – Separateness or Oneness

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

Contemplations

What if the History of Christianity were….

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….

Contemplations · How to Practice · Reflections on Life

How do we find our Path?

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?

Contemplations

In the midst of the world of things……

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……

Contemplations

I am in need of nothing!

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!