Enlightened self-interest is wisdom. Everything has a cost and you will have to pay in one way or another. If your damned if you do and damned if you don’t, I feel it’s better to do what you will and accept the consequences.
Meditation can be an invaluable guide in seeing and allowing informed choices about your life’s manifestation.
Will matters and your will is free.
There are no coincidences. The line of cause and affect may be very abstract, but it is there.
The great prophets were described as madmen.
The Gnostics were right, to know yourself is to know the divine.
Absolutist thinking is a vicious falsehood, creates only confusion.
Energy follows two identifiable patterns, action and rest and we don’t get to choose to exclude one.
Mindlessness isn’t tantric, aimlessness isn’t tantric, but pain and pleasure, bliss and void, these are tantric.
Reality as it was defined is coming unglued. I am not afraid of that, exhilarated.
The future is an ever shifting pageant of shadow puppets that darken as light shines more directly on them.
In every practice you find a shadow. But purity is not reviling any part of life.
Counter culture becomes mainstream when the norm is toxic and society looses its center. Eventually not being recognizable in its original form.
There is a coherence beyond neural linkage. Something that persists beyond brain damage. That knows an ‘I’ without defining ‘I’. It is the bit which is left when chat stops in meditation. That is the true self.
Normal comprehension is normative thought. It’s a virtual reality at best.
Shamanic trance is just a more primal method of the “scientific” method.
Scientology was based on many of the old teachings and its creator admits to this in his own writing. He just sought to refine it. Make it more intelligible and accessible.
How does saving people work? And if you can save people from themselves isn’t that tyranny?
So now what? Is only ever now and now is perfectly what it is.
Warriors and soldiers are passionate? But that is merely focus. They are controlled and they are driven. They believe, but this is not passion. Passion sort of excludes belief.
To dismiss something because it seems obvious has been the source of many grievous errors even in the most concrete disciplines.
You’re never bored when you play your own game. You’re bored when you play another’s game.
We do have a need to give love as well as receive it.
Subjectivity and objectivity form two facets of a body of experience provided by a web of energy potential and actualized. That has characteristics independent of the individual observer.
Identification of form. Form arises from spirit. Not spirit from form.
My prize is in seeing.
Heat. Calories are a measure of heat energy. Entropy is also referred to as heat death. From death renewed life, and from life’s process slow death. Where really is the separation?
The slayer who thinks he slays is slain.
Consider this notion should reflect your truth. There is only heaven. When death comes to anyone, to some it comes as an angel of mercy. Release from a life well lived and properly ended. For others, death comes as the avatar of a life squandered. A horrific demon off to drag them away from the chance they blew.
You can learn from good things. It requires a different skill set maybe. Today’s culture doesn’t teach us. It teaches us to solve problems. To look for issues and “fix” that.
Really it’s the children who can educate us. We can support what they know. These ‘wild’ children. Those who seem so different and out of touch with consensus. They are really more in touch with reality. The consensus has created stresses that force minds to let go.
The source, the one life is no one being. It isn’t the property of some cranky old man off in space.
Science started with the uncensored motive to understand, and they called it magic.
What you think, you do. What you do, you experience. What you experience, you feel. Be conscious of that cycle and you can know freedom.
The great dharma wheel is nothing more complex than that. The big mystery in life is that there is no mystery.
Where a place doesn’t arise from nature it can arise from spiritual principle, though it is a rare thing.
Death. We part, but we do not part. The energy of our bonds endures.
The spirit of a city, of a state, of a nation, of the world, all very simple. The world sings if you listen.
A weight can be a lightening of existence. Chains can be freedom. The prisoner knows what freedom is clearly.
I feel in truth is liberation, freedom, and there is a whole tapestry of truth.
There is only freedom without, when there is freedom within.
Walls don’t always block. They can funnel, intensifying the flow of the river.
I talk a lot does it make me a fool? I am saying silence by itself isn’t wisdom. A man of few words can just be dull.
Time has been very expansive, and consciousness came well before humanity.
We live our ideas.
Thoughts come from people, people don’t come from thoughts.
When your imagination and your thought are in conflict, your imagination will inevitably win.
Want to be great? Want to be a marvellous success? Be willing to be an utter failure, and realize that neither is you. You are powerful beyond measure. Fearing making mistakes is also fearing miracles.
Want to change your life? Change your mind.
Actual freedom is not seperation from anything, but rather the recognition of the meaning in the walls that surround you.
Every moment empty of your presence is a moment made sterile and fallow.