Sunday, 20 July 2014

Truth is a pathless land - Meditation - now or never

En av de mange stier man følger en dag...............

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this,
man’s being unable to sit still in a room.
—Blaise Pascal

To understand the immeasurabl e, the mind must be
extraordinar i ly quiet, s t i l l ; but if I think I am going
to ac hieve stillness at some future date, I have destroye d
the possibility of stillness. It is now or never.
—Jiddu Krishnamurti

Den beste måten å leve på uttrykkes ikke ved det vi gjør. Den beste måten å leve på, uttrykkes ved det vi er.


Meditation begins now, right here. It can’t begin someplace
else or at some other time. To paraphrase the great Zen master
Dogen, “If you want to practice awareness, then practice awareness
without delay.” If you wish to know a mind that is tranquil and clear,
sane and peaceful, you must take it up now. If you wish to free yourself
from the frantic television mind that runs our lives, begin with
the intention to be present now.
Nobody can bring awareness to your life but you.

Meditation is not a self-help program—a way to better ourselves
so we can get what we want. Nor is it a way to relax before
jumping back into busyness. It’s not something to do once in awhile,
either, whenever you happen to feel like it.
Instead, meditation is a practice that saturates your life and in
time can be brought into every activity. It is the transformation of
mind from bondage to freedom.
In practicing meditation, we go nowhere other than right
here where we now stand, where we now sit, where we now live
and breathe. In meditation we return to where we already are—this
shifting, changing ever-present now.
If you wish to take up meditation, it must be now or never.

 - by Steve Sagen


Det finnes ingen snarveier til steder som er verdt å oppsøke.
Beverly Sills

'Truth is a pathless land'. Man cannot come to it through any organisation, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique.

 He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection. Man has built in himself images as a fence of security - religious, political, personal. These manifest as symbols, ideas, beliefs. The burden of these images dominates man's thinking, his relationships and his daily life. These images are the causes of our problems for they divide man from man. 

His perception of life is shaped by the concepts already established in his mind. The content of his consciousness is his entire existence. This content is common to all humanity. The individuality is the name, the form and superficial culture he acquires from tradition and environment. The uniqueness of man does not lie in the superficial but in complete freedom from the content of his consciousness, which is common to all mankind. So he is not an individual.

Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. It is man's pretence that because he has choice he is free. Freedom is pure observation without direction, without fear of punishment and reward. Freedom is without motive; freedom is not at the end of the evolution of man but lies in the first step of his existence. In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom. Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence.

- From the Core of the Teachings by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Et minne om de 30 hjertene - Lapis Lazuli  - The stone of friendship and truth

Det finnes en vidunderlig, mystisk naturlov som sier at vi oppnår de tre tingene vi krever av livet - lykke, frihet og sinnsro - når vi gir dem til andre.

Visdommen ligger ikke i ordene, men i forståelsen.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Du har dine farger,
du har dine pensler,
så mal ditt paradis
og stig inn.
Nikos Kazantakis

Nå har jeg registrert meg på Bloggurat. Jeg har plassert min blogg i Sandnesnorske bloggkart!

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