Finding The Buddha

Finding The Buddha

The phrase “forget the self” is a wonderful pointer.
Forget your age, gender, history – forget your story.
As soon as you forget the self you will find the mind that is not in time and space.
It is right there.
It is as simple as that. No need to complicate it with thought.
It is right there.
Now you have found Buddha.
Now you have found yourself.

Throughout Christmas

Throughout Christmas

All living things are in complete realization of the Way
It is not possible to depart from the Way even for a moment
This is true throughout time and space
An iris cannot become more or less of an iris
A hawk cannot fly beyond its home
Even a rock participates in enlightenment completely
The fact that the rock does not know its own being diminishes nothing
The fact that some beings do realize our true nature increases nothing
This is the wondrous practice of non doubt

Written on Christmas Day 2013

The Answer

The Answer

 

Withered in winter

in a single color world

the sound of wind

                                                  Basho                               

Clearly, this is the answer.

Now, what was the question?

Get Rid of It

Get Rid of It

Whatever it is lets get rid of it OK?
Ideas, fears, politics, boredom, religion, philosophy, science, buddhas, gods, logic, attraction, aversion, dharma, practice, your age, height, weight, gender. Your history, your present, your future.
I guess you might say at that point you are in a place of nonduality. Just here. Enlightened! Yuch!!!
Lets get rid of that one out of here fast. 
Get rid of the Sutras, teachers, temples, students. All those ancestors. Those guys from cold mountain can leave as well.
Goodbye India, China, Japan and all the rest. You can take the poets, warriors and monks with you too.
Good bye, goodbye, adios and choos – and good riddance!
Free at last.

The Preaching of the Insentient

The Preaching of the Insentient

The adepts of old spoke of staying up all night listening to the preaching of the insentient. What did they mean? How and what can rocks and rain teach?
They can. In fact the insentient is both direct and eloquent.
But to hear the insentient requires that you listen very closely.
Then:
All night long the rocks and rain speak in a language that has no sound.
To a person who has no ears.
They say, “I am you”.