Time and space are thought’s way of conceptualizing…

Time and space are thought’s way of conceptualizing the eternal and infinite nature of Awareness. –
Robert Spira

Mindfulness allows us to spend more time…

“Mindfulness allows us to spend more time in eternity! ” (RP)

Quietness and stillness are the arches of the gateway to at-one-ment.

At-one-ment depends on no-self-ment. No-self is heaven, bliss, Nirvana. No-self is helped by mindfulness, which is really mind-quiet-ness, self-emptiness.

Mindfulness uses prompts – prayers, mantras, bells, alarm clocks.

At-one-ment in Oneness. There we rest in eternity.

Time starts again with the dualities to which we return in this ‘world’.

At-one-ment and this world of dualities, the Ten Thousand Things, are gateways to heaven in both states, both worlds. The two states, are the wings with which we soar blissfully in both worlds. Each is complementary to the other.

The heaven of at-one-ment and this world of dualities resolve into One as in;

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, the One and the many.

“Mindfulness allows us to spend more time in eternity! ” (RP)

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It is very important to see your life…

It is very important to see your life not only from the narrow view of your egoistic telescope but also from the broad view of the universal telescope called egolessness.

This is why we have to practice. Right in the middle of the stream of time, we have to open our eyes there and see the total picture of time.

Through spiritual practice we can go beyond our egoistic point of view. We can touch the core of time, see the whole world in a moment, and understand time in deep relationship with all beings.

  • Dainin Katagiri, “Time Revisited”

Source Tricycle Daily Dharma

Great art grabs you against your will and…

Great art grabs you, against your will, and then suspends your will. You are ushered into a quiet clearing, free of desire, free of grasping, free of ego, free of the self-contraction. And through that opening or clearing in your own awareness may come flashing higher truths, subtler revelations, profound connections. For a moment you might even touch eternity; who can say otherwise, when time itself is supendend in the clearing that great art creates in your awareness?

Ken Wilber