The Illusion of Autonomy 7

The Illusion of Autonomy
Oh, now upon returning to the “Waking State” [1] each day (it’s generally called “waking up”), it’s as if there’s automatically a sense-of-self present as soon as you open your eyes eh ? But what’s not seen is that sense of “me” is subconsciously generated, it’s not that it has any power of autonomy at ...

On Self-Determination 2

On Self-Determination
Oh, now, in “returning to nature” if only to de-stress yourself, perhaps spending time sat beside a lake or walking along some path, don’t you sometimes FEEL a sense of non-separation, calmness or perhaps even earthly-inspiration eh ? Do you perhaps sense your mind slowing down, a sense of clarity comes to the fore, like ...

Can Non-Dual Perception be Induced ? 6

Can Non-Dual Perception be Induced ?
Ah, now, if you are an Anatta exponent, the notion of an entity-doing-independently is clearly deluded eh ? Not based on Reality-as-it-is ! But being “balanced” (Contemplatively) is perhaps a Skill that is very much a lifelong affair depending on the conditions you are “born” into eh ? So, you see the image above, picture ...

On Self, No Self, and Not-self 2

On Self, No Self, and Not-self
“What does one need in order to be Enlightened ?” asked the disciples. Said the Master : “You must discover what it is that falls in the water and does not make a ripple; moves through the trees and does not make a sound; enters the field and does not stir a single blade of ...

“Dropping” into the Heart ! 10

Ah, I suppose most of us educated in a Western-style Format place (unconsciously) great value on the Intellect yet such Conceptual Prowess is only likely to obstruct any real penetration of the Great Mystery of the Human Spirit eh ? 🙏 The following excerpt (from Page 144) is taken from “ZEN AND JAPANESE CULTURE” which ...