31 July 2012

Infinite

At the still point in the center of the circle one can see the Infinite in all things.

--Chuang Tsu

In Joy & Oneness of Peace.

29 July 2012

Nirvana


NIRVANA
Mayahana Buddhism by Suzuki, B. L and D.T. Suzuki
July 29, 2012

Suzuki sensei writes: “NIRVANA is Samsara, and no more a transcendental entity to be sought after death or to be reached after crossing the stream of Samsara.”
“…the mind regains its original purity and grace and becomes altogether free from worries and other annoyances.”


Until we truly realize there is no birth, no death, no good, no bad…it all just is.


…it all JUST IS… Suchness?


Until we can truly be here now…be now without judgment or qualification we will not see that we are already here, Nirvana.


Nirvana is not outside of us. Nirvana is the center within.


Enlightenment or Nirvana is not a place we are going or a state we must attain, it is a state we must remember.


My goal, my job, my dharma is to awaken. I must awaken to the truth of who I truly am.


What comes to mind is the Hebrew term: Hineni which is HERE I AM.


CAPPING PHRASE: Around and round the merry-go-round.
CODE PHRASE: Here I am, awake!

03 July 2012

New Art: Hamsa/OM



 April 2012 Acrylic on canvas, Copper metal leaf.

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01 July 2012

What Does Shakyamuni Buddha Ask of Us

Shakyamuni Buddha does not ask people to never experience suffering, affliction or craving. 

He does ask us to open our eyes to the reality of Life, the world in which we live and all the ups and downs that we experience, realize the impermanence of it all and how it does not and should not define us or lead us emotionally. 

He asks that we open our eyes and rise above the seeming chaos, harness the energy to use it to truly live meaningful lives.


The cultivation of the path can lead us to perfect peace. 

Peace first with ourselves and then peace with others.
 
When we awaken to the truth, truly awaken to the truth of life we will no longer wallow in grief. 

And should we for a moment, wallow in grief, we will forgive ourselves and let it go.

When we awaken to the Truth of Life we will learn to accept and live Life as it truly is. We will then have arrived at perfect Peace.

We may still have disappointment. We may still have sadness. 

We will experience emotion and simple except it, learn from it and let it go. 

We are then no longer living from a foundation of reaction and thus no longer creating negative Karma.

That in my opinion is Enlightenment.