Hunting the Void

There are certain things a hunter must know:

A) The appearance of his quarry and its
nature and habits.

B) The best trap to use.

What does original mind look like?

It doesn’t looks like this or that. You know the beast by it’s proximity. Everything changes when it approaches: the forest becomes quiet, a pervasive silence descends on all things, a soft, ethereal light bathes the forest, an indefinable sweetness fills the brain and love is kindled.

In hunting original mind, quietness is the only trap that works because the quarry is the most elusive and shyof all creatures. Immobility of body and mind are essential. Deep quietude is required. Not the quietude of somnolence, but a completely alert one. True mind is drawn to this quietude as if by a magnet.
Only this complete not doing of body and mind is required.

As the beast approaches, greed will try to jump on it. This is a fatal mistake. You must remain indifferent, as if nothing is happening. If we are absolutely still, the creature will jump on our lap. When it chooses to leave, let it go. Don’t try to
capture it, or find it with your thoughts. Looking for original mind in ideas is like beating a drum when looking for silence.

It will take several visits before the creature makes a nest in your head. You must be patient, quiet, and alert.

Good hunting!

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5 Responses to “Hunting the Void”

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  2. I really like this story. Except I balk with the bit about the nest on the head. It reminds me that Martin Luther once said something about sin: sin is like the birds in the air. We can’t stop them from flying over head, but we needn’t let them build a nest in our hair.

    But there’s a vast difference between that nest and this one. Yet what they have in common is That which is to be observed. I am That / I am not that.




  4. Bill Rishel Says:

    This Hunting the Void piece is great Pete.

    And the reader is your prey just as Original Mind is in the story.
    The reader is quietly lulled — no quick movements! — to become
    still, to settle into the nest you have prepared.


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