a reply to: HarryTZ
carrot dangling dangerously close? can you taste it? want a bite of that fresh veggie?
yeah, but what really is that carrot, and what is it that wants that carrot? are they separate? perhaps entangled in a dance? co dependent upon
another? Does the carrot need you too?
it takes the lake to be still to know the stillness that always resided within it
you've put in a lot of work, now finish it
do not let yourself rest in unawareness, but become mindful of everything, become concentrated
It is through meeting with the stillness within that you will blossom, gain the insight that is lacking currently, and through you knowing directly
you will find wisdom and peace
the teachings and words are the boat, your practice the oar, your strength your will; what meaning does a boat have on dry land? hit yourself with the
what does it mean to be waiting? what/who is waiting?
don't fight your restlessness, investigate it, deeper yet; DEEPER ! is there a center to it? IS THERE???
YOU WISH it was spontaneous, but it takes forEVER. What can you not undo? What is the deepest programming? Only that which is unknown is unsolvable.
Direct knowledge and wisdom brings you the solution. Dig deeper.
No one is going to solve it for you, no one will tap you on the head and AH! the light! Enlightenment!
What the # is enlightenment anyway? HHMMMM... you'll surrender, one day, whether you want to or not, for a moment, the fighting will will have
expired, and you'll realize how foolish you've been all this time, kicking and screaming trying to figure it out, and then WHOOOSH, on to the next
dream before you can comprehend it fully. SURRENDER NOW. Not as a hopeless being, but as a powerful compassionate and wise being. One that can still
yet understand what that surrender means, how to weave it into every breath of your life, how to stop asking for YOURSELF and begin to radiate loving
kindness, compassion and wisdom outwardly.
Flow... like a feather in the wind, think a feather cares about a carrot? Does it even think of what the wind is doing? Does it mind the folly of not
knowing where the wind will take it? Hmmm... but a feather cannot row a boat. Yet, how peaceful it seems floating here and there, and beyond.
Who's rowing that boat?
Tell me HarryTZ, what good is there in desiring something that one cannot attain?
Is there any good that can be found to it? Why desire enlightenment at all?