"The snake gobbles it's own tail"
- Hello everyone....
Some weeks back, Bob made a request
that focus of this list be allowed to return
to that of meditation. Not seeing myself
as one who had anything to contribute
concerning meditative techniques; and
not particularly inclined to learn new ones,
I respected his request and left the list.
Just the other day, in sharing with another
list about where 'melody' was 'at'
these days, I spoke about how....after years
of introspection.....of examining closely this
sense of 'me-ness'.......how, all of a sudden,
something just 'clicked'. All of a sudden I
saw that all these 'meditative' practices, all
this work of 'looking deeply' at things,
the work of maintaining 'witness'
and seeing thru 'obstructions'....
was indeed all a function of identified thought.
It was this 'me-ness' looking at my 'me-ness'....
yes, trying to improve upon it, clear it, dissolve it.
Now, in retrospect, I can recall people saying
this a hundred times a day on these lists. But
their saying so didn't have any impact. My
inclination was strong to continue to follow my
'practice', and I so I did.
And then I saw....as if I had never once
heard anyone say......
that this practice of dissolving 'me', does at
the same time reinforce the sense of 'me'.
At that moment, it struck me as if I had
just discovered something 'new'.
To this, Sandeep responded:
>Absolutely.Now ...the inclination has arisen to share this
>The "me-investigation" is done by the "me".
>The snake gobbles it's own tail.
here, in the context of the discussion as
to the efficacy of meditation practices.
The snake gobbles it's own tail."
I finally understand what that means.
Never ever made sense before.
The 'me' meditates......eats of itself....
until that moment when it SEES that
it is, indeed, eating its own tail.
But that SEEING can come only
thru direct insight, and not from
someone's insistence on an email list.
And a practice of meditation....whatever
that practice may be.....can certainly
lend itself to that SEEING.
- --- In email@example.com, "texasbg2000"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "judirhodes"give
> <judirhodes@z...> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, "Gene Poole"
> > <gene_poole@q...> wrote:
> > > > >
> > >
> > > Have you seen/heard of the special nontoxic flea
> > > traps, which use a small light bulb and a sticky
> > > sheet? They work well. You will need one in every
> > > room, let them run day and night.
> > >
> > ***** Another trick that seems to work is turning loose about 100
> > so little frogs in the house. Depending of course on the size of
> > house, you might have to up that to somewhere near about 500,
> > take.
> > :-)
> Thanks, the croaking at night could be very soothing also. I could
> open a house of critters. ;p)
Intersting, I find that being around folks that are into
being "soothed" very off-putting and nerve-wracking to be around.
Food for thought.