Sunday, September 28, 2008


Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
-- Jules Renard

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
-- Nicholas Butler

Saturday, September 27, 2008


If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
-- Rene Descartes

Monday, September 22, 2008


"What is looking through your eyes does not have a problem."
- Adyashanti

I'm listening a bit to Adyashanti. He has some good points.

He gives a meditation which seems to go to the heart of matters; just let things be as they are.

If the mind wants something to do, tell it to Let Things Be As They Are.

Tension in areas of the body are indicative of areas where you are not letting things be as they are.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The human condition

The human condition is like a big vase which has broken into a thousand pieces, and here is this tiny shard lying under the couch thinking: "I'll be all right, I just have to polish my rough edges, work hard and develop myself, I can be the most awesome shard in the world".

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
-- Dr. David M. Burns

The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
-- Frances Willard

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Tao

Give evil nothing to oppose
and it will disappear by itself.

-- Tao Te Ching

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lessons from all

Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?
-- Walt Whitman

Saturday, September 13, 2008

On trains

I dreamed I was in Tokyo, and we were on our way home, and I got separated from my friends during a train change.
I continued merrily. After a long journey there was another train change, and then it began to occur to me that maybe I was not going in the right direction. After all I had no clue what or where anything was, and could not speak the language. So I asked a Japanese girl I'd been chatting up for help.
But then I met my teacher/boss. And he said to me: "did you know that in this place you can't get lost? Once you have your ticket, you're always on the right train to arrive at your destination."

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The end of the world

"The world will end when its thought system has been completely reversed. Until then, bits and pieces of its thinking will still seem sensible.

"... The world will end in joy, because it is a place of sorrow. When joy has come, the purpose of the world has gone. The world will end in peace, because it is a place of war. When peace has come, what is the purpose of the world?"

- A Course In Miracles, Manual 14


Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.
Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.
Who is rich? He that is content.
Who is that? Nobody.

-- Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Advanced books

I've been amazed to discover how many books there are these days in the non-duality/awakening arena.
But I'm also astounded to find out how advanced The Disappearance Of The Universe and A Course In Miracles are compared to them all.

None of the other books mention the most central facts.
  • They don't mention that the world does not exist at all, and so ultimately is irrelevant.
  • They don't mention that Source is the only thing which is real.
  • They don't mention the Guilt which keeps the world in place, and which is the reason it's so hard to evolve.
  • They don't mention how the world came to exist.
  • They don't mention the illusory Separation, and how everything in the wold is symbolic of it.
  • They rarely even mention fear, which is the biggest roadblock of all.
  • And of course they don't give any practical techniques for aiding your awakening.
Even taken separately, these are huge differences. Collectively they add up to night and day.