I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will […]
Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five If the heart-mind doesn’t separate things,The ten thousand things are as-if-one. In the mysterious experience of as-if-one,Cut off and forget cause, reason, karma, and fate. When the ten thousand things are beheld as equal and altogether,You return to, and are cared for, by your original nature. Let the cause […]
A clearing in forest, a batch of light bathing the bare patch of grass. You find places like that, scattered here and there in the woods, existing without any good reason to. They’re just there, open spaces. Fields, groves, and meadows. They’re decent impromptu pastures for rabbits and deer, since they’re usually overflowing with tall, […]
Half a universe away, moods echo from another time. Do you ever get that? When you’ll be doing something mundane, like eating a pickle or lying in bed, and then it hits you: a feeling. Not just any feeling, but an almost wistful flash of memory calling you back to some random event in your […]
There’s nothing wrong with contemplating the future. In fact, it’s a necessary hazard of living in our culture. But there’s contemplating and planning for the future, and then there’s getting lost in thoughts about the future. There’s a fine line between the two, and it’s easy to slip off of it into total fucking madness.
Poem on how to Wake Up
Part Five of the translation/commentary on the Hsin Hsin Ming
There’s always a part of us that’s clear, calm, bright, and understanding. If there wasn’t, we wouldn’t be aware confusion, agitation, darkness, and ignorance or their “opposites.”
Poem by Quantum Preceptor
There’s no rule that says, “You must get upset when you get caught in the rain with groceries.” And there’s no rule that says we have to be thrilled about it either.