9855Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Self-Improvement & Physical Practices
- Jul 3, 2003hehe, nice.
Peace and Love
--- freyjartist <freyjartist@...> wrote:
> Hi Tony,__________________________________
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > To the very ear of your ear,
> > ... And to the Silence and
> > Openness of the "Heart":
> > ************************
> > Physical practices have
> > a limit, as do all self-
> > improvement programs.
> Oh, really?
> > Controlling action with an
> > agenda keeps one confined to
> > a pattern, and caught in the
> > conflict of overcoming.
> So you're saying that all physical
> practices and self-improvement
> programs are necessarily motivated
> by an agenda?
> > There is the pleasure of achievement,
> > and the pain of failure, both which
> > results in a preoccupation with the "I",
> > the "self" - the "me" and the "mine".
> There is also the condition where
> there is not difference between
> "achieving" and "failing".
> There is just the participating.
> And all of it is seen in the same
> > In this way I am all the time
> > self-consciously "becoming more
> > or becoming less", as I measure,
> > and try to control "my progress".
> This is not a "given" when it comes
> to physical pursuits, as you are
> seem to imply.
> > So the sense of an egotistical
> > self can become more solidified
> > each time I try to improve myself
> > with some daily agenda, and the
> > more I enforce it, the more I loose
> > the freedom of spontaneity.
> > The mind does not know the way
> > to the "Unknown", and that is
> > why it is so essential to FEEL
> > the spontaneity of the "Heart",
> > and to let it dominate - to let
> > it have duration, so that it can
> > overcome all the ignorance and
> > pettiness of the mind.
> > ... Only then can there be "Freedom".
> > Then Heart knows "The Way", but the
> > mind does not. The mind can only
> > accumulate negative or positive
> > vanity - in its sense of achievement
> > or failure, and in the sense of an
> > entity becoming more or less,
> > ... Because the mind does not have
> > the power of "Being".
> > Love,
> > Tony
> There is no difference between
> heart and mind when they are
> fused together into one Will.
> And *you* have nothing to do
> with that happening or not happening.
> Either you think someone separate (you)
> is calling the shots, or not.
> When all activities are done
> for completion only,
> just because...
> they are undertaken, just because the desire is
> and for no other reason....
> they transpire only because the desire exists
> and that is all...
> not to "get something" or "to self-improve"
> but because if i am moved to do something,
> there is no reason for the fulfillment of it to be
> rationalized, explained or fit into some idea
> of What is supposed to happen from this?
> Of course there may be side effects,
> and those are meant to happen
> exactly as they do, and one may notice
> and observe them. And certainly
> some 'conditions' are more desirable
> than others. But that is part of
> all that is happening, as well.
> An impulse may arise to do something....
> and then in the next instant another impulse
> may arise not to do that thing...so you
> may not do it, but then again, you might,
> if another impulse comes up to do that thing...
> and it's all.... just..... happening.
> The unification of mind and heart into
> One Will is not of your doing either.
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