Tuesday, November 26,
editor - michael
--- In Illuminata@y
..., Mace Mealer
most of us
most of the
not because it's
but because we
The truth can be
when it doesn't
but they are
a drop of
--- In DirectApproach@y
..., Jan Sultan wrote:
can perceive an object, but how can you perceive nothing? The
very philosophical, but it is good to face it because some day it
in you too, that when you are absolutely silent, just a mirror,
perceive, how do you know? Nothing to perceive -- can you
You can perceive no-thing, and that perception of
no-thing, gives you the
idea of nothingness. There is no-thingness
around you, no objects but just a
Have you ever thought about the word `object'? We call things
`objects'. `Object' simply means that which obstructs, hinders, prevents. It
an objection; you cannot go. It is a barrier. Things are called objects
because they prevent you from moving beyond them. They are like
they are not like doors. No object, or no thing simply means there is
nothing around to "object" you.
This is the perception that as far as you
can see, there is no thing
left. The mirror is pure, unreflective, centered
in itself in deep
Hyakujo replied: "THAT WHICH OCCURS WHEN WE ARE CONFRONTED BY
SORTS OF SHAPES AND FORMS IS CALLED PERCEPTION. CAN WE SPEAK OF
PERCEPTION TAKING PLACE WHEN NOTHING CONFRONTS US?"
"WHEN SOMETHING CONFRONTS US, IT FOLLOWS THAT WE PERCEIVE IT."
we can perceive something, it means that when something will be
will perceive nothing.
The question continues: "BUT HOW CAN THERE BE PERCEPTION WHEN
WE ARE CONFRONTED BY NOTHING AT ALL?"
HYAKUJO ANSWERED BY SAYING: "WE ARE NOT
TALKING OF THAT PERCEPTION WHICH IS INDEPENDENT OF THERE BEING AN OBJECT OR NOT.
HOW CAN that BE?"
"THE TRUE NATURE OF PERCEPTION BEING ETERNAL, WE GO ON
PERCEIVING, WHETHER OBJECTS ARE PRESENT OR NOT."
A mirror can exist without reflecting. Just take that case,
that a mirror can exist without any reflection. A consciousness can exist
without any perception. There is no need, no necessity. The mirror and its
mirror quality is not dependent on anything and its reflection. For example, the
lake can go on existing whether the moon comes or not. If it comes, it will be
reflected; if it does not come, who cares? The lake is perfectly
unto itself, so is the case of the inner lake of consciousness.
COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT, WHEREAS objects NATURALLY APPEAR AND DISAPPEAR, THE
NATURE OF PERCEPTION DOES neither OF THOSE THINGS."
The mirror remains;
things come and go. Consciousness remains, awareness remains, witnessing
remains; things come and go. Life comes, death comes, your mirror-like
witnessing remains eternally. It is the only thing in the whole of existence
which never changes.
More Mace Mealer:
Liberated Upon Awakening
These words are of little
the moon is neither
or upheld by
Everything one truly
resides in their own
from before the
Today is this one's
born dead so many years
in reverent wonder.
Science and non-duality - http://fuelcells.si.edu/
this is the
Smithsonian link for fuel cell technologies. The exhaust is air - clean air, and
water - potable water! The down side may be what to do with 'spent' fuel cells.
At least they won't be radioactive.
One reporter's opinion:
What I would like to see in the news today are stories where the people on
the battle lines - officers and enlisted or drafted - simply decide to lay down
thier rifles and rocket lauchers, climb out their tanks and bombers, take off
the high explosives and refuse to fight and kill anymore. Front page - eh?
In the meantime, how about this little story?
This one happens to be 'one of those things' - non-sequiter
Friday, November 15, 2002 Posted:
9:23 AM EST (1423 GMT)
-- CNN.de contributed to this
The fresco uncovered in Austria (top) and Disney's
KLAGENFURT, Austria -- Restoration work on an
Austrian church has uncovered a 700-year-old fresco that some say bears a
striking resemblance to Mickey Mouse.
The "medieval Mickey" is one
of a group of animals and mythical creatures surrounding St Christopher on the
exterior of a church in the village of Malta in the province of Carinthia.
Christopher, the patron saint of travellers, is shown standing in a
Art historian Eduard Mahlknecht said the mouse-like creature
could be beaver or a weasel.
The fresco dates from around 1300,
Malta's mayor, Hans Peter Schaar, joked that "perhaps
Hollywood could become our partner city."
* black buddha found at