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  • Jerry Katz
    JAN SULTAN Everthing that you can think of in this world is either a game or a toy. Everything that holds your interest is a game or a toy. As you mature the
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 14, 2001

      Everthing that you can think of in this world is either a
      game or a toy. Everything that holds your interest is a game
      or a toy.

      As you mature the nature of your games change. The toys too
      are different. As you mature you are no longer interested in
      "hide and seek" or dolls. But you fail to realize that
      whatever replaces those childhood games are all games too.

      Work is a game that gets us money to buy toys. Family is a
      game, family members are toys. Religion is a game. When you
      get tired of playing all the games you come to a game called
      seeking. But it too is a game.

      When you lose interest in every game and every toy, you find
      yourself living in the now. Day dreams don't interest you,
      the past does not interest you, the future does not interest
      you. You are at last liberated! You are carefree [in the


      Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu Rhyme and Reason by Jim Clatfelter

      1. Words and names are not the way They can't define the
      absolute It's better that you look within Hold your tongue
      and just be mute

      Look within and look out too You will not find a separation
      Out there you see appearance Within you see origination

      Look within with wonder At emptiness and bliss For wonder
      names totality Where nothing is amiss

      The space within is always there If you can moderate desire A
      place of utter emptiness And possibility entire

      Lao Tzu begins the Book of Tao by telling us that the Tao,
      the absolute, cannot be defined with words. He says we must
      look for it. He will repeat this theme throughout. This
      looking or seeing is total seeing - looking out at the world
      of appearance and looking in at its origin in the spacious
      emptiness at the very center of our being. This emptiness is
      truly empty and truly great because it contains all
      possibility, all potential, and all that appears. It's the
      source of all that exists - and aware of itself as such. What
      a promise! He even tells us where to look. Look within for
      origin. Look without for creation. Look and see both ways
      simultaneously. Origin and creation are one! Lao Tzu makes
      another promise. This emptiness that is totality is also
      bliss and wonder. Bliss is our true identity!


      GILL EARDLEY from Nondual Quotes

      It does nothing, yet it has fashioned the universe.
      Sustaining the entire universe, it does nothing at all. All
      substances are non-different from it, yet it is not a
      substance; though it is non-substantial it pervades all
      substances. The cosmos is its body, yet it has no body...
      that infinite consciousness is and is not. It is even what it
      is not. All these statements about what is and what is not
      are based on logic, and the infinite consciousness goes
      beyond truth, beyond logic.

      'Vasishtha's Yoga' (pp. 377-378)


      from Live Journal

      value in detachment?

      Perhaps another question might be, is there any value in
      cultivating a detached demeanour in my daily life? If the
      totality of our experience is truly universal, it might be
      natural not to attach too much importance to individual
      events or experiences; however, what benefit (or detriment)
      might there be to looking beyond what appears to be different
      between one another, in order to recognize that we're all
      bound by the same essential existence?

      Whoops - went into flake mode, there. These are general
      concepts though, which one would need to adapt to one's
      particular understanding or life context in order to properly
      consider them. But I think it's all worthwhile to consider.
      There is the illusion of moving forward, while we move around
      and interact with others over time. It is largely an
      illusion, though; we're still just here, being.

      cee dropped some good lines recently, as usual. She gets into
      this unfolding of formlessless in a pure, advaitan way.


      from Live Journal

      o.k! o.k!
      you DO have to give up everything
      but it's not what you think
      you never HAD anything to begin with

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