Rumi on the trips we take and the true purpose of our journeying

We take long trips
We puzzle over the meaning of a painting or a book,
when what we’re wanting to see and understand
in this world, we are that.

From: ‘Open Secrets: versions of Rumi’ by John Moyne and Coleman Barks. –

“When you don’t cover up the world with…

“When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to you life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought. A depth returns to your life. Things regain their newness, their freshness. And the greatest miracle is the experiencing of your essential self as prior to any words, thoughts, mental labels and images. For this to happen, you need to disentangle your sense of I, of Beingness, from all the things it has become mixed up with, that is to say, identified with.”
—Eckhart Tolle


The great Master Dogen said,

“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self,

to study the self is to forget the self, and

to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”

To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the self and the ten thousand things.


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