i read and thus i ponder, sometimes with clarity and the other times, i get lost in my own illusion.. the sublime vs the silly ... who knows where my head is at today ...
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.
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