April 5

Death, Really?

Death is hearsay, something you’ve heard about but haven’t experienced.
In one sense, nothing dies. Energy is converted from one form to another.
At death, the body reverts to the inert condition it was in as an unfertilized ovum.
Yet, in another sense, everything dies because the waking state, upon which all is founded, itself dies.
Because I am, other objects can be. If I am not, nothing is. Is this not true for you also?

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March 25

Homo ‘Distractus’

One’s capacity to disregard is easily as remarkable as one’s ability to see or hear. That’s what makes overlooking the obvious so easy.
In this age of ‘homo distractus’, of screen addiction and short term spans of attention, competing with the outer is a Sisyphean undertaking. It is the fundamental lapse from communion.
You return to your practice for an hour or two or whatever and then you relapse.

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January 31

Misperception

All self-centric perception is restricted misperception. It is like looking out at the world through a keyhole in a door.
Individuals can’t know the real, only the seeming, of which they are a part, never apart.
They may tell themselves otherwise but a lame man can never climb atop an elephant regardless of what he tells himself.
No being can go prior to Being. One can talk about the Absolute, but It is not a reachable destination, as such.
One is confined to working within the constraints of the field of Being and in that regard, Conscious Being is the highest.
Like dawn is the borderline between day and night, Conscious Being is the borderline between the seeming and the Unknowable.
Why would you prefer ongoing involvement in conditional being when abidance as Conscious Being can be yours?
Don’t be misled. Dissociation from phenomena is not the highest. It is the step preceding the highest like the last step before the rooftop.
Identification with all phenomena is the highest, the All’s Eye View of no-otherness. No inside distinct from outside, no real distinct from unreal.
Conscious Being is Its billboard. On it, there is Functioning, energetic movement.
Its contents are like fireworks, dazzling for a time and then gone.
Yet, even if the billboard is torn down, the All ever Prevails.
Expression is Its Nature, wherein what resides in potential is made actual.
‘I am All’ is Its Declaration. Making this declaration your own and living it is quite enough.

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January 27

Nothing Dies, Everything Dies

Death is hearsay, something you’ve heard about but haven’t experienced.
In one sense, nothing dies. Energy is converted from one form to another.
At death, the body reverts to the inert condition it was in as an unfertilized ovum.
Yet, in another sense, everything dies because the waking state, upon which all is founded, itself dies.
Because I am, other objects can be. If I am not, nothing is. Is this not true for you also?

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