"Extraordinary things are
always hiding in places people never think to look."
It does not have to be
One step upon the Sky's soft skirt
Just one True moment
Will last for days.
Rest all your elaborate plans and tactics
For they are all just frozen spring buds
So far from
Summer's Divine Gold.
Awake, my dear.
Be kind to your sleeping
Take it out into the vast fields of Light
And let it
Give me back my wings.
Lift me nearer."
Say to the sun and moon,
Say to our dear
"I will take You up now, Beloved,
wonderful Dance You promised."
watch an annular eclipse from Papago Park in Phoenix on Sunday, May 20,
by Michael Chow of
the Associated Press
the absence of the doer will you know what is to be done"
your mind is still, you have no name, you have no past, you have no
relationships, you have no country, you have no spiritual attainment, you
no lack of spiritual attainment. There is just the presence of
have so many different methods to stop your thoughts. All of these
are good to an extent. They make you sort of one pointed, but they
stop your thoughts. This is why people who have been practicing
breathing exercises, Vipassana meditation, even Zen meditation,
forms of yoga meditation, have been practicing for years, and
years and years. Perhaps they have achieved a semblance of peace,
have not become liberated, due to the fact that they are using
whether it is a koan, or it's watching your breath or your feelings, or
whether it's changing your thoughts to something positive, whatever you've
been doing, you're using your mind to do it.
your mind will always fool you. It will make you believe you're getting
somewhere, you're becoming something great. But it's really the ego. It is
ego that is controlling the mind, and you are the ego, the ego trying to
attaching yourself to the thoughts, by not reacting to the thoughts, by
responding to the thoughts, they lose their power and begin to fade away.
Yet do not give any energy. Do not give any power. Do not say to yourself,
have to stop my thoughts." Do nothing like this. Just slow down. Slow
Let the thoughts do what they may. Allow the thoughts to go their own
nothing with your thoughts. Do not think about them. Do not fight
above all, do not try to stop them.
begin to let your thoughts alone, not to pay any attention to them, not
be attached to them, you'll notice something very interesting happening to
you. You’ll begin to notice that you're becoming very peaceful, very calm.
become happy for no reason whatsoever. All of these dastardly things are
going on in this world, man's inhumanity to man, you have your own so
problems. Yet you become happy, you become peaceful, you become
This comes all by itself, because your thoughts have slowed down.
have not slowed your thoughts down. This is an important point to
You have not slowed your thoughts down. Not you, whatsoever. For
you are the
mind, and you have not used your mind to slow down your thoughts.
done absolutely nothing, except to ignore your thoughts. Ignore the
completely, totally, absolutely. Again, do not fight your thoughts.
your thoughts is not fighting your thoughts. Do not try to change
thoughts. Above all do not try to stop your thoughts. Just do not be
attached to them, and ignore them.
example here is, what happens to your friends whom you ignore? If you
friend and your friend is talking to you, telling you things, and you
your friend, what happens? The friend will walk away. The friend will
away and that will be the end of the friend. He or she will no longer be
your friend, for you have ignored them totally, completely. You have not
scolded them. You have not lectured your friend. You have not been evil to
your friend. You have just ignored your friend. Your friend will back away
and go away, because your friend gets no response from you whatsoever.
makes no difference if the thoughts are good or bad, they're both
In reality there are no good thoughts, there are no bad thoughts.
trying to replace bad thoughts for good thoughts or good thought
thoughts. We're trying to leave the thoughts alone. Not to do a thing
them. I want to make this perfectly clear. This is the highest way to
your thoughts. When the thoughts slow down, so does the ego. The
and the ego are synonymous. As the thoughts slow down, the ego slows
and begins to also disappear with the thoughts. When there are no
there’s no ego. When there’s no ego, there’s nobody left to think.
you still believe you have to have thoughts to function. You think
become a vegetable, but you will be spontaneous without thoughts.
motivated by the self. You will know what to do, where to go, whom
to, whom not to speak to, much better than you do now. Much, much
Things will happen to you spontaneously.
you want to do all this? For life passes. Pretty soon you become old,
you appear to die. Do you want to believe this lie, that you die, that you
get old, that there are problems in this world? This is all a lie. It's the