#4883 - Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Editor: Gloria
"Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to
Yasar Koç Photography
Love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more
first than sun,
more last than star.
I have fallen in love with Love herself.
She is the mother of 10,000
She is the mistress I meet
deep in the lily.
I go into the
forest and find her
lying in the trillium, waiting, waiting.
says, "I love you,"
they mean Her.
We are the garden.
She is the
Alan Larus Photography
If I was to translate the enlightened state down
into human terms, I'd have to
describe it as contentment. Being nobody,
going nowhere, needing no reason to
exist. To the ego, that probably sounds
a little boring, and of course to an ego it is.
But then again, there's
really nothing for the ego in enlightenment. In
enlightenment, the egoic
false self is rendered an irrelevant illusion, a mask, a
nothingness wears while pretending to be human.
Not only is there nothing in enlightenment for
the ego, the ego is really nothing but
a defense against enlightenment. I'm
not saying that ego is bad or evil because its
not. I'm saying that ego is a
social and personal construct and therefore an illusion.
But there's nothing
wrong with an illusion. A painting is an illusion; a movie is an
good novel is an illusion. The problem isn't with illusion; the problem is
with the emotional attachments and addictions of ego.