Monday 18 February 2013

At the End of Searching

Pearls of Searching

"Truth is not a reward for good behaviour,
nor a prize for passing some test.
It cannot be bought about. 

It is the primary, the unborn, the ancient
source of all that is.
You are eligible because you are,
You need not merit truth.
It is your own.
Just stop running away by running after.
Stand still.
Be quiet."
Nisargadatta Maharaj
We can circle the entire globe ten times over, yet in the end we must acknowledge that 'truth' is right here with us, in this very moment. 
There is no where to go in search of it. 
Not even anything to search for.
Everything that is ever needed, is already present.
There is nothing to be gained and there is nothing to loose.  
Truth is always with us, awaiting our recognition.
It is the simplest, the nearest and the most accessible of all. 

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Sunday 10 February 2013

Being Prepared for the Inevitable

Looking Death in the Face. Not with fear but with clarity, readiness, acceptance and joy.
Its not like any of us are going to get out of this alive! There fore we must be ready for the inevitable, whenever it may come...

"Even if death were to fall upon you today like lightning,
  you must be ready to die without sadness and regret,
   without any residue of clinging for what is left behind.
Remaining in the recognition of the absolute view, you
should leave this life like an eagle soaring up into the blue sky."

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Living each day as if it were out last, gives this moment a freshness, an intensity and a special awareness of what is here and now...

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Saturday 2 February 2013


"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about."

Where the mind may hesitate and tremble to venture, the heart can stride towards fearlessly...

We like to think that we make all of our own choices in life, that we are in control and that we are in command.
Our life circumstances may vary greatly from one person to another, but human emotions; the whole gamut of them, can be clearly defined in all their multifarious shades and these, we have all tasted at different times throughout our lives.

Don't we all feel, at some point or another, love or hatred, hope and fear, jealousy, generosity, lust or disgust, anger or approval? Don't we all know the taste of emotions? Whether we were born in Japan or in Timbuktu, America or the North Pole, we all share the commonality of experiencing different moods and feelings.

The outer and inner circumstances of our mental environment govern most of our actions and reactions in life. Every single one of these is based upon the sense, "I am", "I exist". We take this as a given and seldom ever question the source of this inherent belief.
Instead we think of ourselves as 'such and such' from 'so and so' and we make our way through the days of our lives caught up in the dramas associated with our assumed 'identity'.

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