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July 19 The Inner Being calling Karf Friedrich Graf von Duerckheim

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July 19 The Inner Being calling

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Today I would like to go back to the basic question which we started this show:

The world calling us outside and the Inner Being calling us inside.

I will read some text from Karl Friedrich Graf von Dürckheim and look in general at the idea of the transpersonal psychology. The Inner being is calling us and yet we are literally caught up in the world out there and its demands.

And we go back and forth between these 2 planes of existence in our Life as Karl F. Dürckheim says it so clearly

From morning to night the world calls us outward, wants to be recognized as the world and mastered.

The Inner Being calls us consistently from inside and into our Inner World.

 This is a quote from his book Daily routine as practice from which we will hear more in this episode.

It is not wrong to do and gain, and to move toward something to create reality…yet the key is that it must be controlled so to speak by our True Self our Inner Being and not as most of the time by the ego the small Life.

So to live a Life this is guided by our Inner Voice, while we learn to be human.

Karl Friedrich Graf von Dürckheim was born in 1896  and died in 1988 when he was 92.
He was a German diplomat working in Japan,  a psychotherapist and Zen-Master. The words Graf von means that he comes from a family of nobility.

In his early twenties, he was reading in the Tao Te Ching of Lao-Tzu and studied with Zen masters. “Suddenly it happened! I was listening and lightning went through me. The veil was torn asunder, I was awake! I had just experienced ‘It’. Everything existed and nothing existed. Another Reality had broken through this world. I myself existed and did not exist. I had experienced that which is spoken of in all centuries: individuals, in whatever stage of their lives, have had an experience which struck them with the force of lightning and linked them once and for all to the circuits of True Life.”

He had recognized the Christian Mystic, Meister Eckhart who lived in the 1400 in Germany as his first inspiring master. In the early 1950 he found a centre together with a wife Dürckheim founded the “Center of existential and psychological formation and encounter”  It was located in the Black Forest in South Germany and quiet influential in Europe in these years. He said that what I am doing is not the transmission of Zen Buddhism; on the contrary, that which I seek after is something universally human who comes from our origins and happens to be more emphasized in eastern practices than in the western.” END OF QUOTE

With the so called initiation therapy, K.F. von Dürckheim is part of the transpersonal psychology movement. This is the only psychology who acknowledges the existence of an inner spirit, an inner Being. One could say that the founding father of transpersonal psychology is Carl Gustav Jung, the famous Swiss psychotherapist and also
Charles Tart Ph.D.  He works especially on a bridge between modern science and spirituality. For Charles Tart says that by the consistent and stubborn denial of modern science of what we could call consciousness, or the reality of the spiritual, people really could get hurt. Vital aspects if not the main aspect of their being are rejected and so not expressed in our western society.

Also the holotropic breathing of Stanislav Grof is part of transpersonal psychology, which works guided by the Inner Being of the client with the vastness of the Inner consciousness, .We covered his work in our episode from March 23, 2012.

Dürckheim says, the basic concept of all transpersonal psychology that the therapist is not the healer, but rather a companion on the way. And in his work and Initiation therapy, he focuses on that the paradox of our Ego and little self being in the world out there and out Inner Being, the true self our own true nature calling us. And this Inner calling is increasing for many of us, challenging us to forget what we know and do.
“The world demands from us knowledge and proficiency.
The Inner Being demands from us, that in our Service of Becoming, we forget the Known and the Doing of it. “

In transpersonal psychology the therapist is like a midwife, who is helping the client to move beyond the ego self. That is very scary because on would indeed have to give up what it knows and how it understand the world. As Paul Lowe says it is easy to give up your house, your work for a moving closer to the demands of the Inner True Nature. But to give up the knowledge and values of the egos, to give up what we know, to empty ourselves is very scary of the Ego. As Paul Lowe says: “ It might be easy to give up our home or our house to move on a spiritual path However to be willing to completely questioning how we live, and what we think about the world, that is very difficult. “

The therapist – as a midwife accompanies us in this process: to find your true self, your true nature and you can know start a Life in the world with great contentment, inner peace and happiness, solely guided by your Inner Being

And I quote again from the writings of K.F. Duerkcheim:

The world demands consistently that we are doing something.

The Inner Being demands from us that we simply let the Right Thing happen.

 

There is nothing bad about that, as long as we serving having faith and trusting in  the guidance of our Inner Being and not our ego, as long as we are coming from our Inner being and are in this world but not off this world. It’s not about escaping somewhere else, but it’s about consciously expressing who we really are and from that Beingness doing and working in the world.

How different would our world look today if the majority of people lived like that?

Karl Graf von Dürckeim (KFD) says:  The Inner Path and the Outer Path (the path of the world are not ruling out each other. They actually determine each other, as we know we are creating the world out there.

We are challenged day and night by our Inner Being and by the looming world which is in our hands and responsibility. So the focus of our spiritual effort must be a never ending to reconcile both.

The world presses us forward and keeps us going without pause,

so we could come to something stationary.

The Inner Being demands from us to look at It, non-attached,

The world forces us to think about security.

The Inner Being encourages us to constantly Dare Something New.

END OF QUOTE

To let the right thing happen, without the busyness and the clinging and attachments of the ego is quite difficult for many of us.

I remember many years ago Grandmother Parisha asked me to write down, journal for myself the question: why am I not giving more time to the advancement of my spiritual being? And while I was writing I discovered that one of the main theme was that I was afraid, afraid to give up my comfortableness, the so called security of the little self, and most of all not wanting to give up control, not to allow to let things happen.

So you listener might have had the experience that we have been at a retreat, a workshop a seminar and felt really in touch, in touch with who we are and we came home with visions and inspirations
in spiratio we were in spirit, fired up to live our deepest Inner callings and we were ready to dare something new.
Though, the world came and pressed us forward demanding doing without pause in we lost it again, the conditioning of our ego forced us to do the things we thought we need to do, the demands caused us to be proficient again…and slowly over time we lost touch with our true calling again.

In the Iniation therapy K.F. D. included very much the body and its energetic fields, so working with the breath, the voice and the energetic fields opens a client up to his body. The body in this context is seen as an armor,  a muscular tension which does not allow the flow of the energy of the Higher Self to happen. This armor must be broken with intense breathing work (rolfing, breath therapy and similar methods are based on this findings of Wilhelm Reich in the 1920)

We have tightened up, we have so much tightened up that we are not even able to bet in touch with our True nature, because all energies are blocked. So intense body work is part of the Initiation therapy of K.F. Duerckheim.

The world makes us speak and act incessantly.

The Inner Being demands, that we become silent and act, without doing.

As in the TAO: doing without doing is important…once we have moved beyond the protective shield, the armor, the tightness showing in our body-mind unit, we are able to move into a powerful Beingness which creates simply out of being not doing. So the work here is over the body, like in EFT which works with the meridians to remove false beliefs and habits, by working with the meridians the energy field of the body.

For me this approach has been very helpful…I find that the body not only has wisdom and his own consciousness working miracously all the things which need to function, it also holds the key to unlock the walls of our my True nature, my true Inner calling.

The world obeys to us, when we understand and grasp it.

The Inner Being opens itself to us, when we endure The Incomprehensible.

To endure the incomprehensible…to have faith in that, what we cannot describe nor put in words which our mind cannot grasp : we are consciousness and  part of the Absolute consciousness that is the underlying omnipotent force or God which is the underlying reality of all there is.

To endure that we have no real understanding what our Inner Being is, and when we are finally making that connection consciously, Now we have no need any more to understand, because the ego, the critical mind does not exist in this very moment..

The bearing force of the Inner Being will proof itself,

when we let go that which holds us in the world.

The practice in our daily Life as KFD calls is consistent moving within and turning away. It means letting go of the world and allowing the Core to become expressed.

KFD says we either are very tight have an armor or we live in a constant state of disintegration, dissolving, loosing our self. The right balance is allowing and trusting the Right thing will happen and self responsible cooperation. However, says KFD most of us are moving back and forth between tightness and the disintegration.

Loosing one self: Alcohol, being constantly occupied with tv, business, shopping, sport, hobby could become  part of the disintegration as we are not allowing to relax into who we really are.

Much of the tightness in the shoulders which we hardly notice, is the symptom for a tightness an armor of our ego.

It is important to let that go and move into the center of our body: the Hara. That is the energies of our lower bowl which is holding the upper corso, describes KFD, The Hara is an energy point located two fingers under the naval and a vital point of concentration, breath work in Zen and in KFD work. Here once could not only find the center of his body-mind untit, but also access to the center of himself, the Inner Being.

The Inner Being renews and transforms us only,

when we disconnect ourselves again from that, which enriches us in the world.

This were we might need help, be it through a therapist who encourages us to move beyond our fear of letting go all who we are in the world, all that enriches us here or a spiritual teacher who moves us  to dare the Unkown in us.

And I like to end this episode with a quote from KFD in his book called “The way of transformation”.

Quote:

The man, who really is on the Way, and therefore has hard times in the world will not  turn to that friend who offers him refuge and comfort and encourages his old self to survive.

Rather, he will seek out someone who will faithfully and inexorably  help him to risk himself. So he may endure the suffering and pass courageously through it. Only to the extent that man exposes himself over and over again to annihilation, can that which is indestructible arise within him. In this lies the dignity of daring.” – from “The Way of Transformation”, Karl Friedrich Graf von Dürckheim

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April 28 Mind Child The conditioned mind

Excerpts of show notes from JUST BE IT BLOG TALK RADIO

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In this episode we will take a first look at why it is difficult for many of us to maintain that blissful state of union with the One, to be in awareness of our god like nature and express that in our Life. This is our true way of being.

As the famous enlightened teacher Ramama Maharshi who I introduced in the last episode says:

“Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs the natural state.
END OF QUOTE

Today We will take a first look at the mind and its workings?

How come that we are so very often unable to stop patterns of feelings of thoughts who do not serve us, or even worse, many times we are not even aware of them?

We will look at some answers from modern science to these questions..this is the start as of course much has been written and much has been developed to overcome the conditioned state we in, the emotional programs, the disturbed thinking

It seems To move into the moment, to see the oneness in all Thou art all, is not what our brain, mind or body sends us as signals.

We all have the ability to make changes to become aware of our Greater Intelligences, yet why is it so difficult.?

The practices I recommended  in the last 2 episodes seem to  simple::Simply refuse to listen to the chatter box of your mind….meditate or contemplate on the question of Who am I? …how come that this is such a challenge to do that consistently?

In the last episode I  also shared some thoughts about the energy changes in our dimensions which are approaching us now in this year and the coming years. And as Paul Lowe, one of the wisdom teachers of modern times says, many of us do not have the facilities, are not purified enough to recognize or connect with these energies, the raising of the consciousness which is already happening and becoming stronger and stronger all around us.

So we must move on and take action to move beyond the works of the mind child. It is indeed a child compared to who we are, our Greater Self, yet we let that mind child often run our Lives.

 As shared there is only one realtiy : called Aboslute consciousness by the teachings of the Mayavada Sutra from India. We heard of the Indian saints 3000 yerars ago about the Atman The self, being identical with the Brahman the ultimate reality being identical.

So canwe change the mind? Why do we have such a disturbed mind?

There are some wise people who say yes we can take control, we can change the mind, the feelings and our reactionary programs. And many of us have tried many techniques for that. Brain research for example shows that We can change. We will here about these findings in this episode…and more in detail in coming episodes.

I will also quote more from old writing of a Zen Master partriach called Sengstan in his writing The Great way which I started to introduce in the last episode. He says:

QUOTE

To seek Mind with the (discriminating) mind is the greatest of all mistakes.
END OF QUOTE

And I like to quote Grandmother Pa’Ris Ha again, who has a show on Monday nights here on consciousness unlimited blog talk radio. She  says

QUOTE

You cannot rise above what you allow yourself to think or say. If you think you are limited and you say so, then that is the way it is.  It is impossible to talk one way and have things another.

You form and create your life by each breathe and the thought you’re in at that moment.

End of quote

And Paul Lowe says let us simply refuse to listen to the mind chattering again and again. We cannot stop the mind thinking, feeling, reacting.

“The world demands from us knowledge and proficiency.

says Karl Friedrich von Duerckheim

Knowledge and proficiency is the work of the mind, the mind who has been conditioned from our birth-to see two the object and the subject, but there is not two. Turning to the world out there… The world calling us, is the object. The mind makes the distinction of two realities which are not really existing. There is only one existence, one reality:

The One, God,the Brahman,  the Absolute consciousness which is and creates everything.

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha says

QUOTE
We feel happy when we have good intentions, and it’s a key to our days successes, but much too often all the great intentions get lost in the mind-child’s chatter and pathways
*pathways-habitual thinking and beliefs.

* of what some call reality or necessities of living, while we do not catch or see that Creator is with us and talking to us in one thousand beautiful things!!
END OF QUOTE

These pathways of habitual thinking and beliefs is part of our  conditioned mind?

First of all it is creating subject and object, making two worlds, being in a dualistic state..like the world out there AND our Inner being are  two

And in  THE GREAT WAY from an Zen master of China hundreds of years ago it says:

Do not remain in the dualistic state;
avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is even a trace
of this and that, of right and wrong,
the Mind – essence will be lost in confusion.
END OF QUOTE

What is the conditioned mind?

 Paul Lowe says:

QUOTE

Your views on Life emerge from the part of your brain that has been conditioned from birth. From the moment you are born you are taught (conditioned) what is right or wrong, good and bad.

…all ideas come from the mind,which is the source of the conditioning, and therefore any idea of going beyond mind comes from the conditioning of the mind. It does not work to stop the mind.” When you are educated you form “hard wiring” in your brain. Literally. From then on everything that does not match that is  called “wrong”
END OF QUOTE

So let us take a first look at the extensive work on brain research and espcially the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza.

http://www.drjoedispenza.com/

Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry   He also holds a BS degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience. He is a  Doctor of Chiropractic and trained in  neurology; neuroscience; brain function and chemistry; cellular biology. He teaches people all over the world  how to re-program their thinking through scientifically proven neuro-physiologic principles
Dr. Dispenza has found similarities in people who have experienced so-called miraculous healings, showing that they have actually changed their mind, which then changed their health. Dr Dispenza explains that you are not doomed by your genes and hardwired brain  to be a certain way for the rest of your life.  He says:  Once people understand how the brain works, change comes more easily.

He believs that we need to neuro-chemically reconditiong our whole body mind unit, and thoughts and feelings.

Emotions are records from the past experience, says Dr. Dispensa.

And

The body thinks for us on all levels. Our cell functions in our body create an emotional addictions!! .

Let us look first at the emotions, our reactions based only on the past.

First mind beliefs that something outside of us is gonna make this emotion go away. It  detect quickly  the false conditioning of the other person but not of itself.

And I Quote Dr. Dispenza:

The quantum model of reality states that your environment is an extension of your mind. So if you truly change your mind, there should be evidence in your life.
END OF QUOTE

Our Thoughts are an electrical charge (in the brain) into the quantum field of atoms. Our emotions are the magnetic charge pulling the experience in…

And I quote from Dr. Joe Dispenza:

Most of us already know that the brain is electro-chemical in nature. When nerve cells fire, they exchange charged elements that then produce electromagnetic fields. In fact, we generate more electrical impulses between our ears in one day, than do the total number of cell phones on the planet during that same amount of time.

Because the brain’s diverse electrical activity can be measured and calibrated, these effects can provide us with important information about what we’re thinking, feeling, learning, dreaming, and creating, as well as how we are behaving or processing information. The way scientists record the brain’s changing electrical activity is by utilizing an electroencephalograph (EEG).
END OF QUOTE

As our  emotional reactions are records from our past conditioning we attract the same old thing over and over again. The area of relationships shows us that clearly…When we leave a relationship we had problems in and move into a new relationship without working thru the issues in the first one, we will sooner or later notice that the same emotional problems appear again t…actually mind (thought and emotion) attracts a person which plays out that the same game with us again. So is it really out there or are we schlepping with us around our emotional patterns from the past, re-living them over and over?
Another aspects in relationship (so marriage as the Sufi says is a great field to learn and understand our true reality) is the so called “already listening” aspect. Are you seeing the Divine nature of your loved one? Or  or are you seeing him or her  with an already present state of mind…. We literally have made up our mind..fed by emotions from our past.

In addition: The brain compares always which that what it already knows and makes not only  up not just the images but also the personal experience in our daily Life based on associations of past conditioning what is right or wrong good or bad for us.

Also:. Our nerve cells have fired the same judgements, the same belief of not deserving being loved, or feeling inadequate in a relationship or deserving misery and pain all these thoughts (all based on emotional programs from adversities in our early years of conditioningg) have been fired again and again with our nerve cells.. These nerve cells firing away again and again the same old belief whats good and bad for us, have become hard wired now. The brain is fixed in its way of making desicions.

In the Great way  its said like this

When thought is in bondage the truth is hidden,
for everything is murky and unclear,
and the burdensome practice of judging
brings annoyance and weariness.
What benefit can be derived
from distinctions and separations?

Thoughts in bondage are thoughts who are fed by experiences from the past.

Let us move to the other aspect of the material Dr. Joe Dispenza shares:
 The body thinks for us on all levels END OF QUOTE

Our cell functions in our body create an emotional addictions to certain feelings and thoughts. How does that work?

Each thought, each emotion creates a chemical in our body which is spread throughout our body by the hormone producing organs.
The cells develop specific receptor sites for each specific chemicals to dock on.

So for example: If we think and feel unforgiving thoughts, or thoughs of victimization over and over again (and we do that as we react from our past experiences) the cells do something amazing. They create receptors who are made up for just takingin the chemicals presenting this thoughts and feelings.

Now when we decide to change something, the body will not agree! His billionof cells demand !! the chemical messengers to dock on to the specific unique receptor sites which were made for them. The body wants his fill of anger, judgement or any other chemical producing feeling or thought. We are litereally addicted and the body , the cells think for us. That’s why change seems hardy and it takes vigilants and repetition moment by moment  to change it.

The is a new way of thinking spread by Dr. Joe D and other researchers how to take control of this addictive cycle.
As this is a reactionary cyle of the body we cannot change it by simple knowledge, we must create a different experience!! for body mind unit. We must experience in our brain, in our cells with our senses the new way of thinking. Dr. Joe Dispenza suggests the following steps (and this is a very brief and general review.)

First we contemplate on a new way of being……….., lets say we want to be  forgiving be non judgemental. We create as in much details how we will feel, think and act as a non judgemental being.

We literally re-mind !! ourselves that we do not longer want to be that unforgiving person, that judging person. Mental rehearsal again and again has proven to change the circuits in the brain.

The old thoughts are not anymore fired by nverve cells, the hardwiring changes.

We force our brain and our body to think and feel differently. We do not listen to the chatter box of our mind child the mind child is not running the show.

We literally create new circuits in our brain and in our body by mentally rehearsing over and over again our new Desired way of Being being non judgemental.

Our behaviour, our thoughts our feelings are all aligned with our new intention: to be!!

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha says:

The harmful thoughts, Know that they are not yours, and let them go out again! Make no judgment, just that it is not what you desire to be or not how you choose to think.

Be honest in owning what is yours. Pull bad thoughts out like weeds, and discard them with respect. Give appreciation for what you have learned and are aware of as these many reflections are there for you to see.

In this world you have! the ability to control your life, if you take charge! Either as victim of your making, or the joy of a reality of an Illuminated Being. So it is!!!!
END OF QUOTE

So today we started to look closer at  our conditioned mind…I said we started because there is of course many things which can be said about that ul part o fus, we allow to creating our Life most of the time.

Today we looked  at the teachings of Paul Lowe about the condiditioned mind.

I shared the ancient writing of  the Great Way from the Chinese Zen master Sengstan

I introduced  the extensive work of Dr. Joe Dispenza with  the 2 aspects

the emotions being a record of past experience pause

and that our emotional programming is an addiction which explains why it is often hard to change. and what brain research and quantum physics have to say about the minds workings.

I invite you to explore this further for yourself…maybe this is the path you want to take to finally eliminate some unwanted and unhealthy patterns.

Now is the time for all of us to make these changes…with the man in the mirror…

To move beyond The conditioned mind so we can consciously connect to that what we really are: Part of the all encompassing One..a god like being, you are a Light that came with a purpose and a message in this world

 

Practice: for next week could be

I invite you to take each day a moment to journal about the being you want to become.Maybe you first must examine what you do not want anymore in your Life and look which emotional addiction is feeding that unwanted thought, unwanted experience

Yet the main focus shall be on creating who you want to be:

Happy, wealthy, loved, ?? Be as specific as you can with the new beingness yu want in  how will you  feel, think and act in the specific situation now..

Rehearse this new thoughts, start feeling these new beneficial emotions

Start firing the nerve cells in a new way, start creating new supporting chemicals for your body mind unit…and create yourself a new.

Yet in all this work we need to do on our Self let us not forget that we are already ONE with All that Is.

And I quote at the end again from The Great WAY from an old text of a Zen Partriachr in China called Sengstan

So too with Being and non-Being.
Don’t waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to do with this.

One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle,
without distinction.
To live in this realization
is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
To live in this faith is the road to non-duality,
Because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.

words!
The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
no yesterday
no tomorrow
no today.END OF QUOTE

We are coming to an end…I thank you for listening and would love to hear from you . Sent me your feedback,comments or question to justbeit13@googlemail.com



The Great Way

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The Great Way, The book Hsin Hsin Ming
Sengstan (Third Zen Patriarch)
Translated from the Chinese by Richard Clarke

From: http://www.messagefrommasters.com/poetry/zen/sosan/when_all_things_are_seen_equally7.htm

Nothing much is known about the life of Zen Master Sosan
except His small book “Hsin Hsin Ming”.

The Great Way is not difficult

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.


If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.

 The Way

The Way is perfect like vast space
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.
Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject
that we do not see the true nature of things.
Live neither in the entanglements of outer things,
nor in inner feelings of emptiness.
Be serene in the oneness of things
and such erroneous views will disappear by themselves.
When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity
your very effort fills you with activity.
As long as you remain in one extreme or the other
you will never know Oneness.

Those who do not live in the single Way
fail in both activity and passivity,
assertion and denial.

 The realtiy of things
To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality;
to assert the emptiness of things
is to miss their reality.
The more you talk and think about it,
the further astray you wander from the truth.
Stop talking and thinking,
and there is nothing you will not be able to know.

 

Cease to have opinions
To return to the root is to find the meaning,
but to pursue appearances is to miss the source.
At the moment of inner enlightenment
there is a going beyond appearance and emptiness.

The changes that appear to occur in the empty world
we call real only because of our ignorance.
Do not search for the truth;
only cease to cherish opinions.

Do not remain in the dualistic state;
avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is even a trace
of this and that, of right and wrong,
the Mind – essence will be lost in confusion.
Although all dualities come from the One,
do not be attached even to this One.
When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way,
nothing in the world can offend,
and when a thing can no longer offend,
it ceases to exist in the old way.

When no discriminating thoughts arise,
the old mind ceases to exist.

 The unity of emptiness
When thought objects vanish,
the thinking subject vanishes,
as when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.
Things are objects because of the subject (mind);
the mind (subject) is such because of things (object).
Understand the relativity of these two and the basic reality:
the unity of emptiness.
In this Emptiness the two are indistinguishable
and each contains in itself the whole world.
If you do not discriminate between coarse and fine
you will not be tempted to prejudice and opinion.

 

 To live in the Great Way

To live in the Great Way
is neither easy nor difficult,
but those with limited views
are fearful and irresolute:
the faster they hurry, the slower they go,
and clinging (attachment) cannot be limited;
even to be attached to the idea of enlightenment
is to go astray.
Just let things be in their own way
and there will be neither coming nor going.

Obey the nature of things (your own nature),
and you will walk freely and undisturbed.
When thought is in bondage the truth is hidden,
for everything is murky and unclear,
and the burdensome practice of judging
brings annoyance and weariness.
What benefit can be derived
from distinctions and separations?

If you wish to move in the One Way
do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas.
Indeed, to accept them fully
is identical with true Enlightenment.
The wise man strives to no goals
but the foolish man fetters himself.
There is one Dharma, not many;
distinctions arise
from the clinging needs of the ignorant.
To seek Mind with the (discriminating) mind
is the greatest of all mistakes.

 

When all things are an illusion
Rest and unrest derive from illusion;
with enlightenment there is no liking and disliking.
All dualities come from ignorant inference.
They are like dreams or flowers in air:
foolish to try to grasp them.
Gain and loss, right and wrong;
such thoughts most finally be abolished at once.

If the eye never sleeps,
all dreams will naturally cease.
If the mind makes no discriminations,
the ten thousand things
are as they are, of single essence.

To understand the mystery of this One-essence
is to be released from all entanglements.
When all things are seen equally
the timeless Self -essence is reached.
No comparisons or analogies are possible
in this causeless, relationless state.

 To this ultimate finality

Consider movement stationary
and the stationary in motion,
both movement and rest disappear.
When such dualities cease to exist
Oneness itself cannot exist.
To this ultimate finality
no law or description applies.

For the unified mind in accord with the Way
all self -centered striving ceases.
Doubts and irresolutions vanish
and life in true faith is possible.
With a single stroke we are freed from bondage;
nothing clings to us and we hold to nothing.
All is empty, clear, self -illuminating,
with no exertion of the mind’s power.
Here thought, feeling, knowledge, and imagination
are of no value.

 In this world of Suchness
In this world of Suchness
there is neither self nor other- than-self.

To come directly into harmony with this reality
just simply say when doubts arise, “Not two.”
In this “not two” nothing is separate,
nothing is excluded.
No matter when or where,
enlightenment means entering this truth.
And this truth is beyond extension or diminution in time or space;
in it a single thought is ten thousand years.

 

The way is beyond language

Emptiness here, Emptiness there,
but the infinite universe. stands
always before your eyes.
Infinitely large and infinitely small;
no difference, for definitions have vanished
and no boundaries are seen.
So too with Being and non-Being.
Don’t waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to do with this.

One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle,
without distinction.
To live in this realization
is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
To live in this faith is the road to non-duality,
Because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.

 words!
The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
no yesterday
no tomorrow
no today.
 

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