Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Now children, it says in the books that you may say to yourself, "I am not this body. I am not this mind. I am eternal. I am one with THAT." But what do we think it means, children? Are we like the electricity that makes our electric fans and garage door openers go? Are we at heart an insensate impulse that only lives when it blossoms in flesh and thought? And what does "eternal" mean? Does it mean we live for all time, or outside of time? Do you have these answers, children? Oh, if you do I wish you would tell me. Please, please tell me, children!


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12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's an old story of a two people mouring the loss of their oldest son .
One parent said to the other between sobbing and tears;" What's the matter with you ? Have you no heart? Why aren't you crying?"

The other parent replied; " did you mourn over our son before he was born?"

"Well of course not." responded the other.

"Then why why cry now ? He has only gone back to where he came from before he was created."

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try: we are cosmic sense organs. (Standard equipment? Unique, new development?) Alive means the eye is open, dead means the eye is closed.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

geshe kelsang gyatso may be able to help you with your question. xxx

4:43 PM  
Blogger st.rixter said...

certainly, one might say "I am not this body. I am not this mind. I am eternal. I am one with THAT."
-- all true as far as it goes, but it just never goes far enough! one could just as easily assert the opposite concepts and be equally correctiod. the truth is beyond words; it's all one big infinitely complicated fractal simplicity that transcends such easy concepts as "space" and "time" and "identity". and the true meaning of "to transcend" is not "to go beyond" but "to reveal as irrelevant"! one could say that the truth is beyond space & time; really, space & time are irrelevant fictions. as my guru, Spike Milligan, used to say: "there's no such thing as ANYthing, and sometimes even less!" Zen shows the way: let go of words & embrace the infinite moment.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Nopelo said...

I suppose we can see ourselves as the bulb that shines brightly for a while, then, finally, burns out and dies...

...or, we can see ourselves as the energy that is always there and lights us all.

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are before words, before thinking, before concepts. "We" are the imaginings of ourselves.

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