Friday, July 8, 2016

No self, No suffering.

There is a lovely book called "The Lost Teachings of Wu Hsin", translated by Roy Melvyn.  Here's one of my favorite quotes:

"If you knew this
To be only a dream,
Would any of it
really matter?"

There seems to be a universal belief that suffering is prevalent on the planet.  We see it on the internet, we hear it on the news, and we hear accounts of it from people we know.  Then there is the experience we ourselves have that we label as suffering.  

Wouldn't you love to be done suffering?  
What if I told you that suffering is optional?

The only way to step out of suffering is to really see what is true... to see what/who you really are. Have you ever just got quiet enough to close your eyes and really look for yourself? Really look for 'yourself'.
Is there anyone there?
Or is there simply aware presence?

Through inquiry, you can find out the Truth.
You are not a "person".  
You are as vast as the sky!
Suffering dissolves when we observe life from the eyes of the vastness, rather than the eyes of a "person".

"From the point of view of
The person
Problems never cease.
From the point of view of
The Totality
Problems never arise.
Perfection is disturbed by
The arrival of judgement."

So how do we do this?
It's all about where you put your attention.  

When he focused on his smallness,
Chun San was filled with anxiety.
When he saw his vastness,
Anxiety was nowhere to be found.

Try it when you feel overwhelmed. 
You have the ability to step out of suffering... 
but no one can do it for you.

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