Fingers Pointing - Birds Singing HTML version
No matter how alienated, separate, insignificant, and desperate we might feel at times, each of us represents
the sum total of all existence, the universal network in its entirety, the Universal Mind itself… each of us
has the potential to break through the limiting barriers, to expand his or her consciousness to encompass all
of existence, and experience unity with the One Mind.
The basic Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist view of existence is that the Eternal Reality, the root and ground of
Being, is always, at the very deepest level, you. And the feeling that you are not that; that you are a
temporary individual, a skin-encapsulated ego, a mortal organism, is called Maya, or illusion.
Above the heavens,
Below the heavens,
Only I, alone and sacred.
Buddha, upon Enlightenment
Mans‘ innermost consciousness is identical to the absolute and ultimate reality of the universe. Mind is
what there is and all there is, spaceless and therefore infinite, timeless and therefore eternal, outside of
which nothing exists.
Illumination means the realization that Illumination is not something to be attained.
When you see, see it direct! If a thought moves, it is gone!
Zen Master Dogo
A man who understands the Tao in the morning,
may die, without regret, in the evening.
If we have not found heaven within, it is a certainty we will not find it without. Henry Miller
Unborn emptiness has let go of the extremes of being and non-being. Thus it is both the center itself and the
central path. Emptiness is the track on which the centered person moves.
The thought is the thought of the thoughtless,
Your singing and dancing is no other than the voice of the Dharma.
Those who dream of a great feast may weep the next morning. Those who dream of weeping may enjoy
the hunt the next day. While they dream, they do not know they are dreaming. They may even interpret
their dreams while still dreaming. Only after they awake do they know it was a dream. By and by, there
will be a great awakening; then we will know that this is all a great dream. All the while, the fools think
they are awake, appearing to understand things, calling this man ruler and that man herdsman. How stupid!
You and Confucius are both dreaming. When I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming too.
All beings are flowers
In a blooming universe.