Wednesday, June 29, 2011
words are not knowledge
knowledge is not wisdom
wisdom is not the Truth.
each is a stepping stone... one must read, of course, then re-read and again re-read... ponder, question, grasp the nuances.
once a glimmer of comprehension arises, start trying to live the life indicated by what you have read...
once it has evolved from an experiment to a life style, then become firmly established in what you now know to be valid, you have tried it yourself and seen it's power - then the words you started with long ago garner a life, energized by your own expression of those ideals.
the figure of a sun carved on a cave wall cannot dispel darkness !
we are lazy, we find excuses, we pander to others and we guard our misery with a jealous frenzy. we say we want to change, we want to be at peace, we want joy yet we do not actively pursue these goals - if anything, we run as fast as we can in the opposite direction ! how curious :)
there is no new way. no secret. no magic ... everything that points to the Truth has been laid bare for us - it is up to you - and only you.
reading is good, but simply reading, putting the book down and allowing yourself to fall into a practiced instantaneous amnesia will get you nowhere.
reflect, assimilate and do until the do-ing naturally stops for then you simply merge with what Is.