March 28

Wu Hsin on Facebook

It’s been brought to my attention that there is a certain ongoing disruption going on as relates to my possible death and all the FB noise concerning Wu Hsin and myself.
Let’s try to clear all that up.
To anyone who has actually taken the time to read the Intro on the FB page, there should be no confusion.
I am the translator of the pre-A.D. documents that, in sum, would constitute the Lost Writings.
I have nothing to do with the ‘second’ Master Szuhsin Wu-Hsin (1044-1115).
Nor do I have anything to do with the recently passed third Wu Hsin, whose exceptional insights filled the FB page.
However, the entire matter misses the point. Whether or not the Krishna portrayed in the Gita actually lived as a historical personage in no way affects the message of the Gita. You can assume that he lived or you can take it to be a literary form intended to convey a non-conventional viewpoint.
The words need to stand and fall on their own merit. Fixation on the message, not the messenger, is what is key. If one is truly thirsty, the vessel that the water comes in is of little importance.
Suggestions that I’m only in it for the money are not even worthy of reply.
To be honest, I have known Lu Feng Xin for a time and have agreed to offer my support to her should a need arise.
I hope that this extinguishes the ‘fire’.

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February 26

Just Published

This TooAlthough dreamed water can
Quench dreamed thirst,
It cannot quench waking thirst.
Likewise, waking water cannot
Quench dreamed thirst.
The objects perceived in dream and
Waking state objects
Perceived in empirical life are essentially similar.
The difference is that dreamed objects are non-sensory whereas
Waking objects are sensed.
Both are real in their own sphere and are
Unreal from an absolute standpoint.

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May 20

New Wu Hsin Book

Below is an excerpt from Instructions to Xu Fengqin, the latest in the Wu Hsin series:

Wu Hsin opens the door;
You must step inside and examine the terrain.

Here, one sets all distractions aside.
Close the eyes and then cover them with cloth.
The removal of the visual removes much of the distraction.

When one’s view is that whatever has arisen
Has a role to play,
One need not discriminate and is able to enjoy.
In this context, Wu Hsin has only two requirements.
First, it is important that one acknowledge
The difficulty of seeing beyond
One’s ordinary, taken-for-granted perspective and second,
One makes a firm commitment to do so.

Now, understand that
The background assumption of every moment is that
There is something, somewhere, better than
This, here, now.

As such, one becomes deeply habituated to
The unconscious process of constantly
Dislocating from this, here, now.

The most powerful tool at your disposal is doubt.
Doubt every closely held belief, every ontological certitude,
Also doubt Wu Hsin.

Wu Hsin assures you that
No bodily experience can irrevocably
Free you from bodily experience.
Likewise, attention to the mind cannot
Liberate attention from mind itself.

Understand appearance; it is supported by the Real
But it is not real.
It is a seeming reality.
Taking the seeming for the real results in confusion.

Wu Hsin says you are confused because
You have assigned subjectivity to an object.
To you, there is a personal consciousness and
There is everything else that
This consciousness is conscious of.
It should be obvious that everything.

The paperback is presently available on Amazon and we anticipate that e-versions will be available by the end of June.

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