Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Song of the soul - Hva kan du eie, når selve livet er et lån!

Hold sinnet ditt vart og villig som greina i brisen: en hvileplass
for fugler med vingen blå av himmelduft - Hans Børli

 The true person is
Not anyone in particular;
But like the deep blue color
Of the limitless sky,
It is everyone,
Everywhere in the word  - Dogen

I have discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary

to believe in nothing. That is, we have to believe in something
which has no form and no color—something which
exists before all forms and colors appear. This is a very
important point.  -  Shunryu Suzuki , Zen Mind, Beginner’s


“The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the

wise reject what they think, not what they see.”  -  Chinese Zen teacher Huang Po

Song of the soul

I am neither ego nor reason, I am neither mind nor thought,

I cannot be heard nor cast into words, nor by smell nor sight ever caught:
In light and wind I am not found, nor yet in earth and sky -
Consciousness and joy incarnate, Bliss of the Blissful am I.

I have no name, I have no life, I breathe no vital air,
No elements have moulded me, no bodily sheath is my lair:
I have no speech, no hands and feet, nor means of evolution -
Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss in dissolution.

I cast aside hatred and passion, I conquered delusion and greed;
No touch of pride caressed me, so envy never did breed:
Beyond all faiths, past reach of wealth, past freedom, past desire,
Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss is my attire.

Virtue and vice, or pleasure and pain are not my heritage,
Nor sacred texts, nor offerings, nor prayer, nor pilgrimage:
I am neither food, nor eating, nor yet the eater am I -
Consciousness and joy incarnate, Bliss of the Blissful am I.

I have no misgiving of death, no chasms of race divide me,
No parent ever called me child, no bond of birth ever tied me:
I am neither disciple nor master, I have no kin, no friend -
Consciousness and joy am I, and merging in Bliss is my end.

Neither knowable, knowledge, nor knower am I, formless is my form,
I dwell within the senses but they are not my home:
Ever serenely balanced, I am neither free nor bound -
Consciousness and joy am I, and Bliss is where I'm found.

by Ādi Śaṅkarācārya summarising the concept of Advaita Vedanta(non-dualistic philosophy).

Song of the soul  - video by me. 

“Be humble: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” 
― Shunryu Suzuki

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