Enlightenment 360º

We must know that it is not enough just to see what the Mind is,

we must put into practice all that makes it up in our daily life.

We may talk about it glibly……

we may write books to explain it…..

but that is far from being enough.

However much we may talk about water

and

describe it quite intelligently,

that does not make it real water.

So with fire.

Mere talking of it will not make the mouth burn.

To know what they are means …..

require to experience them in actual concreteness.

A book on cooking will not cure our hunger…..

To feel satisfied we must have actual food.

So

long as we do not go beyond mere talking…..

we are not true knowers.

Takuan Soho

(1573 – 1645 ).

Takuan’s character and mastery of Zen impressed his fellow monks. At the unprecedented age of 36…

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Enlightenment 360º

True Self is the Self

that

existed before the division of heaven and earth

and

before one’s father and mother were born.

This Self is the Self within me,

the birds and the beasts,

the grasses and the trees

and all phenomena.

It is excatly what is called ‘Buddha Nature”.

This Self has no shape or form,

has no birth, has no death.

It is not a Self that can be seen

with the aid of

your present physical eye.

Only the human who has received

enlightenment

is able to see this.

The human who does see this

is said to have seen into

one’s own nature

and

became a Buddha.

It is to use neither thought

nor reasoning

and to look straight ahead.

Takuan Soho

(1573 – 1645 ).

Takuan’s character and mastery of Zen impressed his fellow monks. At the unprecedented age of 36, Takuan was made…

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ram H singhal wisdom notes

Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 21 : Accept

(1) Tao (2) the same (3) acts as (4) something
(5) uniquely (6) sudden insight (7) uniquely (8) absent-minded

(9) absent-minded (10) indeed (11) sudden insight (12) indeed
(13) at the (14) center (15) there are (16) images(17) sudden insight (18) indeed (19) absent-minded (20) indeed
(21) at the (22) center (23) there are (24) forms(25) deeply profound (26) indeed (27) obscure (28) indeed
(29) at the (30) center (31) there is (32) exquisite essenceSeal Script translation : http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/tao/ch_21.html

Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 21 : Accept

Harmony is only in following the Way.

The Way is without form or quality,
But expresses all forms and qualities;
The Way is hidden and implicate,
But expresses all of nature;
The Way is unchanging,
But expresses all motion.

Beneath sensation and memory
The Way is the source of all the world.

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fragrance of silence

The disciples were absorbed in a discussion of Lao-tzu’s dictum:

“Those who know, do not say;
Those who say, do not know.”

When the master entered,
they asked him what the words meant ?Said the master, “Which of you knows the fragrance of a rose?”All of them indicated that they knew.

Then he said, “Put it into words.”

All of them were …… silent.

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Tennis = love game of God

NEW YORK — Milos Raonic had trouble at the baseline, but still earned his first US Open victory.

The Thornhill, Ont., native overcame 55 unforced errors including 15 double faults on Tuesday to defeat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Raonic, the No. 15 seed, earned his 34th victory of the season in a match that lasted well over three hours.

“I’m just happy with the outcome and that I managed to make the most of that moment and just find a way to win,” said Raonic. “Everything else I’ve got to hope gets better in the next round.”

Defending champ and two-time runner- up Novak Djokovic and former champion Andy Roddick were routine first-round winners Tuesday at the U.S. Open.

The second-seeded Djokovic walloped Italian Paolo Lorenzi, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 during the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was a repeat performance for the Serbian against…

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Love = Tree of Happiness



Now comes everlasting beauty.
Now comes abundant grace,
Now comes boundless purity.


The infinite treasure is shining,
The mighty ocean is roaring,
The morning of grace has come —
Morning? — No!
This is the eternal Light of God!


Who occupies this beautiful form?
Who is the ruler and the prince?
Who is this wise ? —
Nothing but a veil.

The wine of love removes these veils.
Drink with your head and your eyes —
Both your eyes,
and both your heads!


Your head of clay is from the earth,
Your pure awareness is from heaven.
O how vast is that treasure
which lies beneath the clay!
Every head you see depends on it!


Behind every atom of this world
hides an infinite universe.

O Saaqi, free us from the facade of this world.
Bring wine — barrels full!
Our eyes see too straight —
straight past the truth!

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Love = Tree of Happiness

No end, no end to the journey
no end, no end never

how can the heart in love
ever stop opening

if

you love me,
you won’t just die once

in 

every moment
you will die into me
to be reborn into this new love, 

die
your way begins
on the other side
become the sky


take an axe to the prison wall,

escape

walk out like someone
suddenly born into color
do it now

 Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

(1207 – 1273) 

Afghanistan & Turkey 

English version by Robert Bly
Original Language Persian/Farsi

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