Tuesday, January 24, 2017

beyond mind


Don’t rely on your mind for liberation. 
It is the mind that brought you into bondage.

Go beyond it altogether.

Nisargadatta Maharaj


Sunday, January 22, 2017

just sit


We just sit.

It is like something happening in the great sky.

Whatever kind of bird flies through it, the sky doesn’t care.
That is the mind transmitted from Buddha to us.

—Shunryu Suzuki


Friday, January 20, 2017

Meditation Celestial and Terrestial


The wild warblers are warbling in the jungle
Of life and spring of the lustrious inundations,
Flood on flood, of our returning sun.
Day after day, throughout the winter,
We hardened ourselves to live by bluest reason
In a world of wind and frost,

And by will, unshaken and florid
In mornings of angular ice,
That passed beyond us through the narrow sky.

But what are radiant reason and radiant will
To warblings early in the hilarious trees
Of summer, the drunken mother?

–Wallace Stevens


Saturday, January 14, 2017

the proof



Ultimately, you are the proof that God exists, not the other way around. For before any question about God can be put, you must be there to put it.

–Nisargadatta Maharaj