Na hi bhavena bhavāni samūhanati Nibbidena ca virāgena ca nirujjhati
___________________________________ I take a walk Pleasant and calm and slow Across the open fields Then I return To my cozy Homely Hermitage That overlooks those pleasant Calm and empty fields. I just take a walk And I come back; No moral lesson is learned, No samadhi is enjoyed, And no gnosis is reached. Only, The … Continue reading AntoVass’ekadivasaņ (One day during the Rains)
_______________________ When you have no ego You cannot be humiliated. When you have no ego You cannot be dissatisfied with What you are!
________________ All day long Bliss is upon me. I am free and joyful because nothing exists that fetters my conscience or exposes me to blame. I have nothing to lose or to gain. The past is relinquished, The future is ever welcome. Mara is out of sight, And the profound fortitude of Dhamma pervades my … Continue reading Son of Buddha
__________________________ Only the present moment and nothing else! Why? Because there is nothing else! And because the future is not as much fearful or promising as we believe. Fear and hope are just bad habits. The future is innocent like all things that do not exist are innocent and pure! And what is it really … Continue reading Bhavanirodha (No Future!)
_______________________________ And whether I end up a Buddhist monk or a Sufi or Mystic seeker of Sainthood or a half-mad half-delivered beggar in the streets of Cairo - it is certainly time to say 'farewell' to this horrible normalcy. Not every one survives because they want! Some survive because they must! If the purpose that … Continue reading Nekkhamma
A discourse on the unfreeness of the "free-will", and the lack of consciousness in the "consciousness"! The expression "free-will" is misleading, because there is no true freedom in the exercise of a spontaneous will. Arising and fading away, by itself, according to external causes and conditions, our will is not our own, does not belong … Continue reading Viññānanirodha
It is in the "imagination", that the mundane human seeks his mundane emancipation! Finally it all comes down to imagination, whether knowingly or unknowingly, self-consciously or unconsciously, intentionally or spontaneously, the mundane human places his ultimate faith in that, not only his own imagination, but also that of others. It is here that the search … Continue reading Imagination is a Prison!
If you want to know everything about the dark conditioned side of the human mind, closely watch a monkey that is living with other monkeys, in other words, any monkey! And whatever that evolves from a monkey must out of absolute necessity renounce the monkey! Or else he shall be consumed by life; an object, … Continue reading What Really Are We?!
1. Our social sentiments are profound agents of tanha. Our shared delusions and fevers strike deeper than private ones. The craving and aversion of the social self must be relinquished. The path of cessation must eventually ascend the mount of seclusion; for the gate to the Eternal, stands at the peak of the great mount … Continue reading Through the Great Mount of Seclusion
"Kathañca bhikkhave, saphalo upakkamo hoti saphalaŋ padhānaŋ. Idha bhikkhave, bhikkhu na heva anaddhabhūtaŋ attānaŋ dukkhena addhabhāveti dhammikañca sukhaŋ na pariccajati. Tasmiñca sukhe anadhimucchito hoti." _MN 101 Devadahasutta Letting go of delightful or comforting attachments while one is experiencing them, while they are available and around, happens with much more emotional ease and comfort, but could … Continue reading Concerning Seclusion and Asceticism
"Whoever has not experienced temptation cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven. Without temptation no one can be saved." _St. Anthony What the Desert Fathers recognised and taught, is that such temptation was no less than a necessary condition to arise along the path of one who is headed for liberation. For it was only through … Continue reading Upāyakusala
Circumstances is what makes great heroes and leaders. Imagination is what makes great scientists and artists. Seclusion is what makes great contemplatives and prophets.