the search for meaning
right into itself
because every eye
is only this
of pure seeing
any so called
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
What do you think is wrong with me?
Nothing! There is no "you" or nothing outside of you. Take your pick.
It may be that you feel bad, in a way that seems out of step with your current circumstances, due to some vasanas. It is similar to what happens when you nearly have what is certain to be a bad fall. Even though you catch yourself from falling, your pulse still races. Your feeling that something is wrong may be like this.
Your feelings are not you. They are happening IN you.
Posted by Nathan Spoon at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
These are all of the things that Silence surrounds:
and everything, everything
If you can perceive or conceive it,
Silence already has it
in its thoughtless and kind crook
Before you can say you are
and judge, Silence
is the hand
fitting your glove, is
the foot walking and talking
Posted by Nathan Spoon at 11:25 AM
At times as my feet
are moving themselves on
unrolling sidewalk, a church bell sounds
over the long exhaust noise
while light lies gently around
and thoughts rise in my mind
as only thoughts and I
don't even think them.
Shrubbery and houses twist and scrawl
and edgeless life pulses
and flows itself.
At times it is morning;
I am walking inside myself
as this bright flowing of life,
and the sky is clear blue
and the trees only click their leaves faintly
and the autumn chill lights through everywhere
and leaf colors joyously paint themselves multicolored,
and small birds peep from a cropped tree
in perfect wonder.
Posted by Nathan Spoon at 11:04 AM
Friday, November 9, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
You have been talking lately about teachers and masters...Is a master important?
While a master does not consider his or her self to be separate from anyone or anything, the presence of a master does have a effect. This effect is with people who are assuming themselves to be separate from other people and the whole vast, edgeless flowing of life.
The "I" of the pretending character is not the person that appears. It is an invisible assumption that is supported by vasanas. As an analogy, you might say that the assumption "I am" is like the tap root of a plant that is surrounded and supported by all of the plant's other roots. Usually only the plant is considered, which is the specifics of what the character is doing, has done or will do.
A master's presence silently works to "shut off" the roots of this phantom plant. He or she is not doing anything. And yet--without this presence--more and more roots will continue growing indefinitely, which will continue feeding the illusion of plant-ness.
Posted by Nathan Spoon at 11:05 AM