Ed note: Sometimes the best is put in last, especially when
it takes you off to Youtube land.
This outstanding short film is an insight into
how life is for Tibetans these days. The film's
has paid the heavy price of a prison sentence to let
their voices be heard.
We take long trips. We puzzle over the
of a painting or a book, when what we're wanting
to see and
understand in this world, we are
posted to Along The Way
shows in every pool, in every pool the one moon.
"You will come to see that every moment is
exactly like your "That's it!" (peak experience in satsang when you feel
You will find that you are thoughtless just like in
the satsang moments. This is because your nature is that space within
which thought arises. Thought is free to arise, or not. And you are
always in direct contact with awareness, because there is nowhere else to go,
and nothing else available that can serve as a veil between you and
awareness. There is never anywhere else for you to be. You are in unbroken
contact with awareness because you are awareness. "You" and
"awareness" - two words for the same thing."
posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle
Know Thy World
For me the starting point is
overcoming ignorance. That’s where the Buddha said we should start. We have to
make it part of our daily discipline to become better informed about the world
we live in. We need to be able to distinguish between truth and falsity such as
misinformation from our governments and from mainstream news media.
Suffering the consequences of unconsciousness is
the fire that ultimately burns up the false ego, but that's the long, slow,
painful way. The short cut is any spiritual teaching that cuts through the long
way, the painful way of waking up.
- Eckhart Tolle
The Bright Field
I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
forgotten it. But that was the pearl
of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realize now
that I must give all that I have
possess it. Life is not hurrying
on to a receding future, nor
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory
as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you.
~ R. S. Thomas ~
(Another from the wonderful
Soul Food: Nourishing Poems for Starved Minds,
Neil Astley and Pamela Robertson-Pearce)
Leaving Fear Behind
Zurich, 6. January 2010. Dhondup Wangchen, the
Tibetan filmmaker who is currently in
Chinese detention, has been sentenced
to six years' imprisonment by the provincial court
in Xining (capital of
Qinghai province). His arrest in March 2008 came shortly after
filming for his documentary film «Leaving Fear Behind» in which
spoke out about their lives in Tibet.
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