"mlcanow" <mlcanow@y...> wrote:
> Dear all,
> although this issue has been presented in each and every way, i feel
> somewhat creative today and found a simile or metaphor that would
> like to share with you.
> There are thread skeins that are very easy to unravel, there are
> skeins that
> are a complete bundle.
> When we buy a new skein, it is very easy to make use of it in a
> and ordered way.
> Some times we go too far in the use of the thread, or we are too
> or something unexpected happens that makes the skein roll over the
> loosing its immaculate purity and somewhat desperate or hurried,
> we pretend to pick up the excess of loose thread making a ball that
> most of the time results in a tangled mess. When we come to use this
> again, it becomes much more difficult to pull of the thread again
> and we must
> take our time to untangle the mess that we did by ourselves.
> If we get stunned or become nervous, maybe we need someone to help
> and with more calmness than what we are able to afford, gives us a
> hand to
> restore the order in the skein,leaving it as a new one for a more
> efficient ussage.
> On observing the one who is helping us, if we are aware enough, we
> will realize
> that it is simply his tranquility and patience what is neccesary to
> do the work by
> The help may also come from the use of some instrument or machine
> that we
> are able to manipulate.
> But we must be calm enough to make the appropriate use of the
> Let's imagine that our mind is that tangled skein. And in our
> incapacity of
> achieving a better efficacy (read peace), we need of some help. Some
> this help comes in the form of what we come to call a master.
> The master is neccesary according to the characteristics of each
> mental skein.
> A mind in equilibrium, pure, cryrtaline, stable, does not requires
> of masters.
> Some times it is not a master, but an event, a mountain, the sea,
> the chanting
> of a bird, the tenderness of a baby, the spontaneous proccess of
> nature, all of
> this teaches us, and may be equivalent to what a master does. At
> last, what
> we learn is to be stable.
> The understanding of this may stay in the stability itself or may
> transcend it.
> I say all this, because i have noticed that some times the issue
> about masters
> is mis interpreted .
> A master is neither good nor bad, it's only what happens in our
> minds from the
> contact we may have with him what we may qualify as good or bad.
> Everythig that brings us nearer to peace,to stability, is good. And
> if some help
> or pointings are needed for that, what can be better than finding
> the hand that
> takes ours lovingly and holds them together in an attitude of
> From a pure mind, in equilibrium (stable) or surrendered, by pure
> grace can
> happen a fussion which never again allows these hands to separate
> Realization does not depend on any master, it only depends on a mind
> has stopped functioning, leaving only pure awareness in its place.
> And about the compassion of the master, why does he help?
> Does this come from a personal need?
> As I see it, an authentic master is the pure side of the thread in
> the profoundity,
> in the core of the ball or skein.
> This pure thread, immaculate, new, is the same thread of the
> exterior of the
> skein and by its own nature and its spontaneity, there is the
> feeling that the
> purest, cleanest or orderly the external thread is,
> the more equilibrium may be in the totality of the skein.
> maria luisa
Dear Maria Louisa,
You spin a wonderful yarn:-) Thank you.
Peace and blessings,