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When feeling any emotion, the emotion can then be looked at in a different way, and you will feel differently.
We are not forced to be angry, upset, or frustrated.
Just as we are not forced to be happy, excited, or full of good energy all the time.

There is a range to our feelings, Both sides come to everyone.
If you are feeling very intensely, there is a
powerful current of energy that is driving this feeling.
If transformed, it can be used in a way that is not destructive or otherwise negative.

The only way to stop from reacting and letting impulsiveness take over when hit with an intense situation and feeling, is to shift the attention to a different angle. For example, if there is a reason to feel angry at somebody, look at that anger and take a step out of it.
See it from the point of view of not being angry.

It is easy to lose control when feeling intensely, and become swept up in
whatever is happening, to the point where mistakes are made. Bad choices are often made when a person becomes short sighted and only looks at things on a personal level.
There is always a way to take a step back and look at everything.

A different state of mind is all that is needed.
Smoke some weed, listen to some music, watch something funny, eat some good food, and if you have a friend, family, or loved one(s), share your love. The best thing we can do for ourselves, is to be good to other beings.

Not because we want to get some sort of merit, or personal gain.
Do it because we are all here on this planet, in the same struggle to survive. Then, you will get the only kind of merit that actually counts.
When we chip away at our selves, there is a choice to either become apathetic, or to become dispassionate and detached in a mindful way.

A way that can see the attachment or the strong feeling, yet also look at it from a dispassionate and detached state of mind.
Then the intensity has become transformed, instantly. Humanity has created and continually conditions itself
into a structured existence, because of the need to survive.

But this structure has gone from people who
survived off of the land without destroying it and abusing the resources, to where survival is profitable. If a person wants to live in absolute luxury, it has always been at the expense of others. For the most part, because practically all of the people who have the most wealth and power in the world,
are not people who are satisfied with they have.

These kinds of people are always after more and more.
To feel like they are in charge; that they are somehow more important than the rest of the world. Any person can be tempted and driven to chase after wealth, fame, and power.
But the real wealth is to feel healthy, happy, and satisfied. Real power, is found only through grace, harmony, and virtue.

The world needs to wake the fuck up, get rid of currency, and start actually working together, instead of fighting over stupid shit. Religion and resources have been the primary reason behind practically every war in history.

It’s this fear that we are not going to have as much as we need, which
stacks on to the fear that we are not going to have as much as we want.
And there are always going to be people who are irrational. People who are oppressive when it comes to their beliefs, and/or spirituality.

Instead of wanting to have more and more, every new thing as it comes out, and to impose our beliefs and ideas upon others, we can produce what we need in a way that has nothing to do with profit.
We can work to create what is needed, to be happy, safe, and have our basic needs taken care of.
To have basic needs taken care of, and to be happy and safe should not be an exclusive privilege to those who have any kind of currency.

If a person is able, then they can contribute. If they are not able, then
we shouldn’t just let them be homeless and without any of that precious currency that is needed for basic needs. To me, that doesn’t feel righteous. We are supposed to be an advanced civilization.

Of course, there will be people who are outright evil, sadistic, and malicious. No matter how chaotic a system is, there is always a pattern that is congruent. There is always a cause and effect relationship. And yet, no matter how efficient a system is, there has to be unpredictable elements.

Instead of working together, there is a dissonance.
A falsely perceived separation, and the segregation of people and all living beings. People for some reason value life in different degrees and have been doing so for ages.

There has to be something that will cause everyone to get together and actually work in unity towards a better Way.
The majority of people on this planet are not the ones with wealth and power. The majority are the ones who have to
suffer and do all the work, so that the wealthy can live in luxury.

The poor, disabled, the uneducated, and the working class could change the course of history as we know it. It seems like there is no way that this will happen right now unfortunately. At least not without a serious disaster or economic collapse. Unless, there was another world war, or global apocalypse, or you know.. aliens came and did SOMETHING…

OR, we could just get our shit together and change things collectively. Shake up the system. Fight against this tyranny that threatens our lives and exploits our time and energy for a profit.
Instead of waiting for abundance, or some global shift in consciousness, get together, find those who have the skills, and make IT happen dammit!

We can absorb both negative and positive energy, transform it into vital force in our self, and direct it in whatever way we choose

Energy is the mind’s power to act. Energy has no movement separate from its director, which is the mind. What the director thinks and feels, energy produces in the physical structure and in its environment, so our situation physically, mentally, emotionally, and in our environment is created by the conditioned structure of the mind.

When a powerful internal or external energy is encountered, it is the mind’s conditioning that sees it as positive, or negative and it manifests the intensity, the effect that is felt, and the action that is taken as a reaction to its programming.

Because the conditioned mind mechanically reacts to the energies it feels through its imposed programming, it does not realize that it can be the sole transformer and director of both internal and external negative and positive energies whether they come from disease, voluntary or involuntary emotions, psychological praise, attack, or suffering in self or others, without reacting to an imposed programming that is either beneficial or detrimental to the entire physical organism according to the situation encountered and how it is programmed to react to it.

When we realize that we can absorb both negative and positive energy, transform it into vital force in our self, and direct it in whatever way we choose, then when we do not want to do something, that energy can become the unit of propulsion to do it, just by realizing and applying the mind’s dormant intention-power.

When we realize that we have this intention-power to transform and redirect energy and we apply it, then the stronger the resistance, the more energy there is available. It is then that we can change the entire physical organism, our life and circumstances, and we can turn the deeply conditioned ‘no don’t’ cells into ‘yes do’ cells with our own intention-power.

Every single thought, emotion, desire and primal urge has a tremendous potential of energy that can be cultivated, transformed into vitality and used for all our daily activities.

Path to Enlightenment

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Accumulation of knowledge is often mistaken for intelligence. This is like mistaking a cup of milk for a cow. Like memorizing information for a test, only so that you may pass that single test and then the burden of the knowledge is dropped after the information is not needed any more.
Where is the intelligence in such reasoning and action? Wisdom is much more valuable than any accumulation of knowledge. Wisdom is principles.

Principles discuss the very nature of perception as the understanding of reality. People are foolish when trying to become somebody in the world, when they haven’t even come to terms first with their own true nature. Until we become realized beings, every commodity we produce is at the detrimental expense of somebody. In order to have heaven on earth in such a corrupt system, you have to have somebody else do the work.

Many are fine with this and happy because they don’t have to do the work, or they do have to work, but are indifferent enough and caught in the illusion to where they don’t make the effort to push for a change. Working class and middle class people are trapped in lifeless dead end jobs, working to their own demise for the profit of somebody else. Too many people are in debt, bankrupt, homeless and/or barely able to survive. We all need food, warmth, shelter, and the other basic needs. It’s sad that this issue is still not resolved. It is not a question of resources. It’s a matter of getting those who hoard the resources to share, which unfortunately is most improbable.

The wealthy usually want to live in mansions and palaces, they want servants. They often want to waste what isn’t desired any longer and feel unburdened by their own waste and excess. Excess is important to most who are wealthy. It is selfish to desire to have so much of anything that is needed or wanted, to where there is no concern about going without. In fact, when you never have to put intention and energy towards what’s needed, the mind tends to enforce flippant cravings, desires, and indulgences, and forget about important things like health and the overall well being of the self and others.

When we are forced to be frugal or to ration, there is a sense of mindfulness, that is easily lost when there is no intensity or pressure
in that sense.
It is intensity that drives us, intensity that gives us power. Any negativity can be transformed, but to do so it has to all come to the surface to be worked out. This is why any legitimate internal alchemy practice or path to enlightenment can be arduous, and even painful and intense to the seeker. Once it is understood how to transform negative intensities that are felt, health, tranquility, and well being come naturally as if they were waiting for you to remember that they are the greatest treasures one can ever attain.

A sense of compassion towards all living things is suddenly realized when this happens, because the mind/body stops acting and thinking selfishly when it realizes that it doesn’t have to anymore; that it never had to be selfish in the first place. All sense of self or selfish behavior is damaging to the self and to others; it is the reason we get sick and the reason there is unjust violence and many other atrocities in the world. There is no self, we are all in this together. Each of us effects the world and everything in it, just as much as we effect ourselves by how we focus our intention and awareness. Either we can fight and reject the predicament, or we can find a way to unite and breakthrough.

Very few wealthy people are benevolent, generous, and compassionate. Most like to collect expensive and rare things like cars or trophies, just to have them sitting in around somewhere. Where is the intelligence in this behavior?!

I whistle wise words, listening to the whispering of leaves rustling in the wind

Spaceman Sam Surfing the cosmic sands..

I whistle wise words,
listening to the whispering of leaves rustling in the wind;
just a continuous motion, never stopping for anyone.

I forget the past and forge the spirit.
Wishing I was dancing, I’m laughing like I didn’t learn the lesson and pass,
because I don’t care about mundanities which do not last.

Taking my time to write every word, so I know that the final result can be heard. So now, I’m facing forward and learning how to place important words.

A man alone, that keeps writing all these poems.
Day light flickers in slits,
as moonlight creeps between the uneven slits of shady blinds;
bleeding tears out the eyes in cries.
Half alive in the flesh suit, labeled organic, like what’s advertised on some juicy, fresh fruit.
If you haven’t been through IT, then you don’t know what’s to IT..

I sleep ’till dreams dry and crumble.
I sleep ’till I get tired and retire in my dreams.
I heard a faint voice calling out for help,
only to wake and realize it was myself,
wheezing in my sleep..

The simple things we enjoy are based on concepts we fear.
People are usually not deep-rooted, instead, they’re polluted and abusive.
This beautiful girl I see doesn’t purr,
cause she sees something in the world
that can’t be saved.

I’m drawing the line, before crossing it.
Unconfirmed flirting with fate, just before becoming engrossed by IT.
She sends me down to sit. Do I even exist?
Lets kiss with stripped innocence.

What do you think supplies the air you’re breathing?
Maybe I’m fully awake and the rest of the world is dreaming..
As if it’s all free…
I express cognitive dissonance, liberally.

The dead tree is still standing; here comes the hunting axe of lumberjacks.
I do nothing, stopping, relaxed.
My sanity abandoned, I.. Shit, my lips aren’t even moving!
My spaceships’ inspected, ready for blast off.
My egos’ shed, cast off.
No more licking the honey pot sloppily for 25 bucks of monopoly money.

This is my permission slip sized mission statement.
Negative space is where the body meets the mentor;
the borderline of what you perceive as real,
and what you really perceive as the appeal of mere mortals.
I travel portals on a pilgrimage of passage.
Emergency lights flash as my body crashes.
I pick up all the pieces of a broken reality and cut my fingers on technicalities.

I’m optimistic as one man can be,
but I’m married to myself and looking for a family.
Behind these clouds, is the sun I need to grow. I’m
kissing for romance instead of luring with mistletoe.
Parallel realities are getting the best of me, so I’m
juggling the motives and fucking with divine destiny.

I close the window on my ego and watch as time dissappears.
This pressure is enough to make my ears pop,
as the last sand of the hourglass mixes with my teardrops.

Without will, you will be scared.
Break something, this isn’t fair!
Death is impossible, we are invincible.
You should never distance yourself from the things that keep you alive;
the ride is going to be painful and intense.
But it’s worth IT in the end..

My Résumé

Work buy consume

I am an old fashioned maniac, gift giving hypnotist,
exo-skeletal systems’ analyst.
A non-wig wearing, warm weather terrorist.

A low flying river pilot, long distance lumber jack that’s saving the trees. First ever, all at once, ambidextrous,
secret weapon, always wanted,
mint condition,
magician,
anarchist through capitalism, under cover of a thunder cloud,
as a pirate.

An analogue enthusiast,
sunshine boy, certified, tested,
on again, off again astrologist and practical craftsman,
sweet talking maritime mystery man,
presidential sweetie pie, acid washed crotch rocket.

Specialist, two time alphabetical acrobat,
daydream believing, solitaire card shark,
unnatural activist, fan club president, confident/slight hesitant.

Non-mustache master, class tinker totterer,
assassin, television evangelist typecaster,
low down good looking, silver tongued, shit shoveling genius,
A curvier road than ever encountered before.

A deep seated bleeding heart,
broken by culture shock;
with word sculpture, a flag waver, rail grinder/chicken lollipop,
yellow crate finder.

Humongous tree finder,
chocolate chip cookie monster.
A cape wearing vagabond, straight edge, range roving, artist,
Psychedelic, bloodshot,
beat finder,
pack animal, shadowcasted by the fire of a flamethrower
burning a bloodsucking critic’s demeanor.

No one knows exactly how we think, therefore we never really know anything.

Void State

No one knows exactly how we think, therefore we never really know anything. I will live ’till I die. Your mind is your own monster. My favorite thing to do, is to close my eyes and forget I even exist.

A famous Taoist immortalist named Qian Lou, once said:
“Not disturbed by poverty or lowliness;
not hurried by wealth and status’.
The epitome of that saying is here,
In the likes of this man!
He entertains his mind
with intoxication and poetry;
is he not of the clan of Mr. Mindless?”

Becoming a realized being.

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When we are completely present, it’s not possible to be thinking. If you are completely present, it’s not possible to be thinking about memories or fantasizing about things to come. I feel that love is a natural response when in this state because you begin to notice the synchronicity of everything/all beings.

Fear is the root of all negativity and behind any negative reaction. Fear causes doubt. With doubt, there is confusion. With confusion, there is more of an entropic effect in the sense of a measure of the disorder or chaotic randomness.

Fear can be incited by another, or ones own personal fear can affect others, sometimes unintentionally even. The only way to find clarity of mind is by eliminating all fear at its source and in the absence of fear, there is a trust that becomes implicit over time.

The more confirmations one receives that are understood, which prove trusting in the spirit of The Way is possible, the more trust just becomes implicit and one begins to naturally feel love, compassion and trust in the spirit of The universal Way of nature and reality. This is called becoming a realized being.

Being centered in the midst of circumstances

Centered

Unfortunately most do not teach the essence of Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Yoga or any method/practice for reaching the most unified state possible. People want to learn forms and to put a label on everything.
The Tao cannot be attained without a body.
Truth cannot be attained as long as there is a physical body.
We need the body to become realized beings. To completely understand the Way of things and ultimate truth, there cannot be a physical form.

Discipline, concentration, and insight are the three essentials.
Being centered in the midst of circumstances, is finding the mysterious pass. Clarifying the mind, is miraculous experience. Seeing the essence of mind, is crystallization of spirit. Merging mind, body, and spirit into one completely unified state existing in harmony, is refining the immortalized consciousness.
Having a body outside the body, is release from the matrix.
Breaking through space/time is perfect attainment/enlightenment.

When accomplishment is fulfilled in spiritual practice, character is well developed and one directly transcends to completion all at once; physically and spiritually sublimated, one merges with the Tao in reality.

A state of meditation

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Doesn’t awareness, doesn’t understanding take place when the mind is not drawing a conclusion, has no opinion, when the mind is attentively listening, and then it says “I have understood”? I am asking, what is the state of that mind which says “I have understood” and therefore acts immediately. Surely such a state of mind is complete silence in which there is no opinion, in which there is no judgment, no evaluation. It is actually listening out of silence. And IT is only then that we understand something in which thought is not involved at all. I won’t now go into what thought is and the whole process of thinking; that will need a lot of time and this is not the occasion.

When I talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely – the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears – when you give your whole attention to it. I do not know if you have ever noticed that when you give total attention(single pointed awareness) there is complete silence. And in that attention there is no frontier, there is no center, as the “me” who is aware or attentive. That attention, that silence, is a state of meditation. When you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also the feeling of what is being conveyed to the whole of it not part of it.

Original spirit

Drunken immortal

The enlightened make their energy and spirit complete. Through repeated harmonization, they naturally become real.

The real within the real, the mysterious within the mysterious, the insubstantial producing substantiality- this is called the embryonic immortal.

If you want to reach the Tao, whence does it proceed? Be calm, open, and there is hope of embryonic immortality. When open, there is no obstruction; when calm, there is no desire.

When openness is complete, and calmness profound, observe the process of nature and know its cycles. Let action proceed by calm. Be filled by maintaining openness. These two principles are complimentary, spirit and Tao are together.

The Tao is the host of the spirit, the spirit is the host of energy, energy is the host of the body, the body is the host of impulse. When there is no impulsiveness, the body rests; when the body rests, energy rests; when energy rests, spirit rests; when spirit rests, IT does not abide on anything- this is abiding without abode.

When the jewel of life is crystallized and the pearl of essence is bright, the original spirit is aware, and the embryonic immortal is complete; then the path of open spontaneity is finished. How great is the spirit, the basis of transformation and evolution.

Acquiescence in beginninglessness

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If you do not cling to appearances, appearances will not cling to you. If you are not obsessed with anything, nothing will hold you. If you do not mind anything, nothing will mind you. If you do not focus on any sensations, no sensations will focus on you.

When sense data does not enter, the senses are pure; form, sensation, conception, conditioning, and consciousness are all empty. Then, both ordinary and extraordinary perceptive capacities become complete and possible. When you reach this point, the senses perform each other’s functions and the whole body becomes an eye. Mundanities end, and the whole being is purely celestial. Essence and life are both complete, and one merges with the Tao in reality.

This is called acquiescence in beginninglessness

No such thing as coincidence

IT is very hard to explain logically, but there is no such thing as coincidence.
Wisdom, is understanding what’s important, and coincidence is the lack of
understanding pattern or harmony. Synchronized, is the only way of things.
The myriad of things that exists as physical reality in IT’s complexity,
is nothing but illusory conceptualized perception.
How reality becomes is by intention, and will is the guiding force of intention.

There is no greater force than spirit, and spirit is energy refined.
The body must consume,
transform, and redirect energy in order to be
of service to The Way of spirit.

There is so much to see and even more seemingly, to do.
But when it comes down to it, all that happens simply is.
Madness is genius, and imperfection is beauty. All is in contradiction.
IT could be no other way.

Reality is: the perception of the understanding of something

The spirit is stronger than the body.

Good health; Strong body; Clear mind.

IT’s not about striving for balance, IT’s about finding the seeds of order even in the midst of profound chaos.
Awareness leads to Intellectual deconstruction of emotional patterns.
To see through an emotional complex, is to rob it of its power.
The first step is to identify the complex in which you have been caught.
Logical deconstruction followed by meditation, clears the mind.

Imagine the conditioned self that is you, which is familiar to logic and reason.
Imagine that you are skimming atop endless waves of emotion.
Riding them as if you are in control of the wind and the water.
You believe you’re in control, but you know the control is an illusion.
You believe you understand the depths beneath you. but that too is an illusion.

“I tested the water’s kiss. It did ripple the pond a bit.
If you can handle the prospect of death that is…. and it’s a massive as heck shock.
Love will have you nervous, doin’ stupid shit on purpose. When you have it, there’s nothing like it.
It ain’t the rainbow with a treasure chest and a map. But still you hunt for it.”

There are only two possible outcomes from an emotional complex dealing with love.
Either it will end in disaster, or the emotional complex will be worked out and a balance that brings
stability and trust between individuals is attained. Gonna keep walking forward.
Never turning back. Each day is past as future is presently becoming. Time is a paradox.
A(past) and B(present) go to C(future) and C then goes back to A. Awareness of C effects A and B.
If there is awareness or intuition of something, all of time is effected. IF necessary,
and something is noticed quick enough, time can be used to the advantage of the awareness.

Time is in relation to perception and the perception of others is affected by each other in many ways.
People link in to each other’s perception, without even noticing it most of the time, in a really minute way.
There is a link that is made, that enables communication on a level that is similar enough in understanding, so that the awareness can grasp it consciously.

IF time were defined as A(past), B(present), and C(future);
IF someone or something from C(future) was somehow able to go back to A(past), this would create a number of
paradoxes. IF this were to happen, Anything effected by the undetermined variables of C(future)
existing in A(past) would then effect the C(future) of that A(past) which would be an entirely different
“time stream”, just because something happened to effect A when C interacted with A.
This would mean that such a thing has already happened, and theoretically there would be no noticing of it
happening by anyone.

In other words, if someone or something
traveled to the future or the past,
it would invariably
effect time and an entirely different
sequence of events occurring, or time stream, would be created
just because time was cheated, in this sense.
Like all of a sudden everything was different and everyone
just went along with it as if it happened like that normally.
In that sense there would be no disturbance in time, no lapse.

IF the future were to effect the past(or vice versa),
there would be no indication of it happening except if a person travelling from the future to the past was
able to be outside the perceived stream of time-space in order to observe without being caught in the paradox.
Time must be perceived in a certain way otherwise there are all sorts of paradoxes.
The only thing that is born and that dies, is the perception of time.
Perception of time is reality defined, consciously.
IF perception is the key to time, then all that needs be shifted is the level of awareness.

Ultimate reality

Ultimate reality is not like anything we can imagine; yet that does not mean there is no ultimate reality. If we only follow thoughts coming and going, that is getting involved in yes and no, frittering away time and energy, going back and forth. In order to witness absolute reality, it is necessary to detach from our conceptual description of reality: that non-attached relationship is neither clinging nor denying, not getting involved in yes and no.

Reviling others is reviling yourself.
Anger at others is anger at yourself.
A dog’s buddha nature presents the true directive in full:
As soon as you get into yes and no,
you lose your body and forfeit your life.

Three treasures

When we exhale this breath, we do not know if we will breathe in again.
The wise do not lose time, the brave do not think twice! IF you get to know The Way today,
you should set to work this very day; when you know, that is when to start.
If you say you do not have the leisure today, and will wait for another day,
I’m afraid that when you want to do it you wont be able to anymore.

Human beings have three treasures, vitality, energy, and spirit. When the mind and
breathing rest on each other, then the spirit stabilizes. Energy is not to be drained casually,
forget words and keep centered and energy is not drained. Vitality is not to be lost through leakage;
recirculate vitality to replenish the brain, and vitality does not leak.

By moderating food and drink you can replenish your stomach. By being careful of your
speech you can replenish your lungs. By stopping worry, you can replenish your heart.
By getting rid of anger you can replenish your liver.
By stopping promiscuous lust, you can replenish your kidneys and generative organs.
When sensory data is not objectivized, the sense organs have no partners to rely on.
Don’t worry about not replenishing; beware of replenishing and then wasting again.
After a hundred days of replenishment you do not see excess,
but after one day of waste you sense insufficiency.

Who can stop us from celebrating?

There is an ancient Chinese story:

There was a stone cutter who was dissatisfied with himself and his life. One day he passed a wealthy merchants house, and through the open gateway, saw many fine possession and important visitors.

“how powerful that merchant must be!” Thought the stone cutter. He became very envious, and wished that he could be like the merchant. Then he would no longer have to live the life of a mere stone cutter.

To his great surprise he suddenly became the merchant, enjoying more luxuries and power than he ever dreamed of, envied and detested by those less wealthy than himself. But soon a high official passed by carried in a sedan chair, accompanied by attendants, and escorted by soldiers beating gongs. Everyone, no matter how wealthy, had to bow low before the procession. “How powerful that official is!” he thought. “I wish that I could be that high official.”

Then he became the high official, carried every where, in his embroidered sedan chair, feared and hated by the people all around, who had to bow down before him as he passed. It was a hot summer day, and the official felt very uncomfortable in the sticky sedan chair. He looked up at the sun. It shone proudly in the sky, unaffected by his presence. “How powerful the sun is!” he thought. “I wish that I could be the sun.” Then he became the sun, shining fiercly down on everyone, scorching the fields, cursed by the farmers and laborers.

But a huge black cloud moved between him and the earth, so that his light could not shine on everything below. “How powerful that storm cloud is!” he thought. “I wish that I could be a cloud!”

Then he became the cloud, flooding the fields and villages, shouted at by everyone. But soon he found that he was being pushed away by some great force, and realized that it was the wind. “How powerful it is!” he thought. “I wish that I could be the wind!”

Then he became the wind, blowing tiles off of houses, uprooting trees, hated and feared by all below him. But after awhile he ran up against something that would not move, no matter how forcefully he blew against it–a huge, towering stone. “How powerful that stone is!” he thought. “I wish that I could be a stone.”

Then he became the stone, more powerful than anything else on earth. But as he stood there, he heard the sound of a hammer pounding a chisel into the solid rock, and felt himself being changed. “What could be more powerful than I, the stone?” he thought. He looked down and saw far below him the figure of a stone cutter.

The clouds above us join and separate, The breeze in the courtyard leaves and returns.
Life is like that, so why not relax?
Who can stop us from celebrating?

Forgiveness

“One day, the sage gave the disciple an empty sack and a basket of potatoes.

“Think of all the people who have done or said something against you in the recent past, especially those you cannot forgive. For each of them, inscribe the name on a potato and put it in the sack.”

The disciple came up quite a few names, and soon his sack was heavy with potatoes.
“Carry the sack with you wherever you go for a week,” said the sage. “We’ll talk after that.”

At first, the disciple thought nothing of it. Carrying the sack was not particularly difficult. But after a while, it became more of a burden. It sometimes got in the way, and it seemed to require more effort to carry as time went on, even though its weight remained the same.

After a few days, the sack began to smell. The carved potatoes gave off a ripe odor. Not only were they increasingly inconvenient to carry around, they were also becoming rather unpleasant.
Finally, the week was over. The sage summoned the disciple. “Any thoughts about all this?”

“Yes, Master,” the disciple replied. “When we are unable to forgive others, we carry negative feelings with us everywhere, much like these potatoes. That negativity becomes a burden to us and, after a while, it festers.”
“Yes, that is exactly what happens when one holds a grudge. So, how can we lighten the load?”
“We must strive to forgive.”

“Forgiving someone is the equivalent of removing the corresponding potato from the sack. How many of your transgressors are you able to forgive?”
“I’ve thought about it quite a bit, Master,” the disciple said. “It required much effort, but I have decided to forgive all of them.”

“Very well, we can remove all the potatoes. Were there any more people who transgressed against you this last week?”
The disciple thought for a while and admitted there were. Then he felt panic when he realized his empty sack was about to get filled up again.

“Master,” he asked, “if we continue like this, wouldn’t there always be potatoes in the sack week after week?”
“Yes, as long as people speak or act against you in some way, you will always have potatoes.”
“But Master, we can never control what others do. So what good is the Tao in this case?”

“We’re not at the realm of the Tao yet. Everything we have talked about so far is the conventional approach to forgiveness. It is the same thing that many philosophies and most religions preach – we must constantly strive to forgive, for it is an important virtue. This is not the Tao because there is no striving in the Tao.”
“Then what is the Tao, Master?”

“You can figure it out. If the potatoes are negative feelings, then what is the sack?”
“The sack is… that which allows me to hold on to the negativity. It is something within us that makes us dwell on feeling offended…. Ah, it is my inflated sense of self-importance.”

“And what will happen if you let go of it?”
“Then… the things that people do or say against me no longer seem like such a major issue.”

“In that case, you won’t have any names to inscribe on potatoes. That means no more weight to carry around, and no more bad smells. The Tao of forgiveness is the conscious decision to not just to remove some potatoes… but to relinquish the entire sack.”

See the space that is not defined

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Knowledge is just a commercial. It advertises what we want. We chase what we know.

What’s left to chase when you forget knowledge?

Empty your cup. Become realized, and wisdom breaks through as understanding,
directly and spontaneously. Knowledge is imperfect,
as it is memory of information interpreted. How can knowledge perfectly
interpret information when memory is not perfect in its acuity, nor eidetic in terms of recollective capability?
Even if this were possible, knowledge itself lacks a certain creativity. There is no true expression of
intelligence gracefully, unless knowledge is completely let go. The uncarved block has the most potential
to become anything. This can be interpreted in more than one way.

We must deconstruct the entire process. Sex, consumption of food, physical activity,
emotional activity, speech, and mental activity.

See the space that is not defined.
A space of just being, before anything;
dispassionate and objectively realized. Aware on a sensitive level seemingly above consciousness.
Not moved from the center, all is noticed without surprise or alarm. No disturbance can reach the center
at this point. Not caught in any of the centers, able to move freely from sexual, physical, emotional,
mental, and to super-conscious Wu-wei. IT becomes naturally, taking form or becoming of use when needed in any way, in any of the energy centers.

Ascending Immortal

Things are not either non-being, or being.
I keep to non-being, yet hold onto being.
We are like a person who is under the illusion of being imprisoned
and frantically attempts to pry open the door to escape.
Or like a bird flying into walls, trying to escape a room that it’s trapped in.
If the bird could only find the open window that has always been there..

With regard to heaven,

purity, impurity, movement,
and stillness, are projections through which the sun and moon appear.
With regard to Earth, they are projections through which the seasons appear.
With regard to mankind, they are projections through which the wise and average
appear. The sage is yang and through the casting off of their mortal shell, they
become an ascending immortal.

The average person is yin and dies, only to become a spirit or ghost.
When the spirit is intact, with no confusion and no dullness, you will
return to the state of mind you had when you were young, including the
energy and temperament before sexuality ever captured the attention.

Kundalini Dragon

Having command of both our internal negative and positive forces and cultivating the Tao, gives us the complete circuit of power to activate the huge potential of psychic Kundalini energy and force coiled at the base of the spine, to unite the conditioned temporal and the unconditioned Primordial Spirit, through microcosmic orbit energy circulation, microcosmic orbit meditation and Kundalini central channel chakra meditation, followed by the vivid and electric power of witnessing all phenomena without interference or judgement.

When we have this foundational practice the opportunity for the Kundalini Dragon to rise presents itself and when it does the six harmonies happen in which the body harmonizes with Qi, the vital energy; the vital energy harmonizes with the heart-mind; the heart-mind harmonizes with the mind of intention; the mind of intention harmonizes with the unconditioned universal intelligence; the unconditioned intelligence harmonizes with the absolute oneness and omnipresence of the cosmic void state, which is the very ground of existence, unifying the cosmic void, mind, energy and action into one whole unit and creating the most powerful unified state possible. In this state emptiness and action unite, freeing the consciousness from its conditioned prison house and allowing it to enter and exit the conditioned temporal and the unconditioned Primordial state at will.

The mysterious gate cannot be opened as a result of will and effort, or through the mind’s occult intention-power, but when it has the required foundation and relaxes totally, a state becomes available where the thinking, dreaming, concentrating, contemplating, meditating, mind goes into abeyance and the consciousness merges into the absolute oneness and omnipresence of the cosmic void.

In this state the ‘I’ consciousness does not move at all because it is merged with entirely with the body, its animating energy, heart-mind, intention-mind, unconditioned awakened mind and the supreme all-pervading transcendental intelligence, that is present as the manifestation and the source, in every form as one whole unity.

Energy is the mind’s power to act. Energy has no movement separate from its director, which is the mind. What the director thinks and feels, energy produces in the physical structure and in its environment, so our situation physically, mentally and emotionally and in our environment is created by the conditioned structure of the mind.

When a powerful internal or external energy is encountered, it is the mind’s conditioning that sees it as positive, or negative and it manifests the intensity, the effect that is felt and the action that is taken as a reaction to its programming.

Because the conditioned mind mechanically reacts to the energies it feels through its imposed programming, it does not realize that it can be the sole transformer and director of both internal and external negative and positive energies whether they come from disease, voluntary or involuntary emotions, psychological praise, attack, or suffering in self or others, without reacting to an imposed programming that is either beneficial or detrimental to the entire physical organism according to the situation encountered and how it is programmed to react to it.

When we realize that we can absorb both negative and positive energy, transform it into vital force in our self and direct it in whatever way we choose, then when we do not want to do something, that energy can become the unit of propulsion to do it, just by realizing and applying the mind’s dormant intention-power.

When we realize that we have this intention-power to transform and redirect energy and we apply it, then the stronger the resistance, the more energy there is available. It is then that we can change the entire physical organism, our life and circumstances and we can turn the deeply conditioned ‘no don’t’ cells into ‘yes do’ cells, with our own intention-power.

Every single thought, emotion, desire and primal urge has a tremendous potential of energy that can be cultivated, transformed into vitality and used for all our daily activities.

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