What you are can never be contained in any conceptual, metaphysical, philosophical or scientific box. Nothing can bind you for you are free— free from all names all identities, all descriptions, all definitions, all frameworks, all ideologies, all characterizations. Unbounded. Feel the explosive freedom of that… It’s quite something, isn’t it?
Is the rose—it’s beauty, it’s color, it’s fragrance, the softness of its petals, the sharpness of its thorns—do these qualities exist outside of us? We could say that at one level, they do. But a rose can only be known through direct experience and experience, whether of the rose or anything else, is utterly dependent
We search for love, for happiness, for well-being, and for peace. At times, we feel as if we’ve contacted it – those moments where we feel as if all is well, that we are alive, vital, happy and at ease. And then it slips away, doesn’t it for this is the nature of all experience,
What will happen today? Who will I meet? What events will take place? And what about the larger world? How will things unfold? Today? Tomorrow? A week, a month or a year from now? What is the fate of the earth and humanity? We can’t really know, can we… And what about the next moment;
In my experience, the clearest teachings are those that help us to realize that all the descriptions we’ve applied to ourselves, our experience, and the world are, in the end, empty of substantiality—i.e., things, experiences, the self, the world, and so on are not as hard and fast, not as fixed and definable, as our
So much of our lives are driven by, dare I say, even ruled by thought. And yet what we call “thought” has absolutely no real, tangible substance. We cannot even seem to find a thing called thought—we can’t see thoughts, can’t hold them in our hand. The bottom line is that I’m not even sure
Contrary to what we often think, we don’t actually see the world the way it is; we see our perspective or point of view about the world. We literally see different realities, depending upon the particular points of view we hold about things. Politics is a very powerful example of this. Listen to people of different
We could say there are two types of medicine. The first, let’s call “relative medicine.” It is the type we are most familiar with and encompasses the myriad strategies we employ in an effort to change ourselves or our experiences in order to be restored to greater health and well-being. Examples of such relative medicines