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Pain’s Wake up Call

Posted in spirituality, Uncategorized, Zen on June 21, 2011 by cerosoul

This morning pain woke me up.
I didn’t reject pain’s wake up call.
I said,”Let’s talk, I want to hear
what you have to say. I want to know
who you are.”

We sat in silence face to face, eye to eye.
Neither of us blinked. Soon, there was no pain,
no I. Just a sensation floating in space.
It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t good. It was, and then,
gently, it was not. The void was alone. That’s all.



Hunting the Void

Posted in spirituality, Uncategorized, Zen on September 23, 2007 by cerosoul

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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