Friday, April 28, 2006
"Happiness and unhappiness are in fact one. Only the illusion of time separates them."
"When you accept what is. When every moment is the best. That is Enlightenment."
My cats live completely in the Now. They live completely in the moment - no more, no less. They are completely at ease with life.
Happiness and unhappiness are one. An extreme example is intimate relationships. I meet someone, hit it off with her, am in perceived bliss for a time, then for whatever reason, we go our separate ways, and I am unhappy for a period of time getting over the relationship. If you remove time from the equation, you see that happiness and unhappiness are two sides of the same coin or experience. Review your own experiences and see if this is not true.
I have had a few satori, a few perfect moments which give me a taste of Enlightenment. Each of those moments were perfect, timeless and without interference from the mind.
And it is all NOW.
What is is not very easy to accept. Just be aware of it. without judgement, justification or condemnation.
You don't have to accept this.
That looks, sounds, smells, feels to me like a real zenmaster!
I guess, many zenmasters are also kungfu experts or good martial artists.
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