Monday, June 29, 2020

Perfect Brilliant Stillness..

Your own nature is essentially pure, utterly still.” ~ Hui Hai
"The ultimate understanding is a seeing and a knowing rather than a comprehending.
And it does satisfy all questions,
though not answering them.
Answers become irrelevant
as the questions themselves
both cease in the seeing.
Do not judge the questioning or the longing,
the seeking or the sadness,
the impatience or the resistance,
the opening or the letting go.
It is all the perfect unfolding as it is:
only watch it and know you are not that.
You are ‘loving awareness’ in which all arises.
You are quiet compassionate space in which the life
you think as ‘yourself ’unfolds.
This still expanse of acceptance between the thoughts
is all there is.
That is what you are.
Let the love that is the stillness that you are
embrace you
overcome you."
~Perfect Brilliant Stillness~

-John McIntosh
Silence is Who You Really Are. This is not the absence of sound, although that is certainly often the way IT may be experienced [partially]. One who dwells ‘always as’ the SELF [ONE - God - Consciousness - Silence] is often found ‘in/as’ Silence. They do not socialize and yet may be found [for some often] ‘in’ society when called to … but they do not seek it out. Whatever their needs may be to maintain the body [great or small] … just shows up in the moment.
The influence of Silence [Truth] is far greater than words [thought or spoken] and actions. IT dissolves imbalance in whatever way IT shows up. The degree to which one is ‘open’ to Truth [Freedom], determines what influence IT will have. In some rare instances IT is so profound as to bring one over the bridge of dreams into Freedom spontaneously.
A state of readiness certainly has been there in these blessed cases, usually preceded by much inner work. Notwithstanding, to be in the Presence of Silence will touch one in the precise way that is Perfect for their highest good in the moment.

Sunday, June 28, 2020



artists try to tell us
through their strokes
through watercolor washes
and photos slightly 
over-exposed..that we
can journey inward
guided by their play
with the Light
to find our real 
transparent Self..

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Four Riders

Four Riders

1st..the Plague
Swiftly running..jumping
Borders and seas..
Many cellphone eyes
Recording savage news..
3rd.. Supremacy among races
History's brutality crying
New awareness enflamed..
4th.. Famine and survival
Scourges of worry and fear.. 
These Four:
Riding together
Through leaderless land..
Will they awaken us
From our fretful Dream 
In a New Dawn...?

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

What is the ego..?

"First we imagine an ego, then defend it, then express it, then fulfill it, then try to get rid of it, then welcome it, then understand it, and finally see that it is non-existent at all times." -Rupert Spira

What is the ego..?

Responding to this question
Determines our identity..
Separation is insistent 
To which most seemingly
Succumb..the appearance
Of things..argues for our
Conditioned assumption of
Separation..until we relax
Into that of which I Am... 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Statues crumbling

Statues crumbling

One after another
Representing a history
Now detested..crumble..
Crumbling before forces 
Of systemic purging..
These symbols of ego
Rising in past eras
Are seen in their 
Disregard for what
Is most valuable in
What We are in this
Moment..We ask:
Should all
Statues of persons
Be allowed to fade..
Allowing the fires we see
To consume the vestiges
Of glorified separation...?

I Am (IS..!)

I Am (IS..!)

These two simple words
Mark the nexus between 
East and West..
This is the universal gospel
Burdened sometimes with
Too much commentary..
This gospel is available
To everyone everywhere
At all times..
Just sitting quietly.. proceed
Directly to recognition of
The vastness of..I Am
Without all of the 
Encumbrances which usually

Sunday, June 21, 2020

TED Talk on Consciousness..!

Thank you, Charlie P,  for this TED talk.  An excellent summary
on the simplicity of understanding Consciousness.  Not intellectually,
but experientially, and very directly...CC 

From my friend, Charlie P.

Friends - Yesterday I ran across this 18 minute TED video which I found
to be very interesting in several ways starting with Dada's first and
last name :-)  'Tho Indian, his English is perfect buttered with a bit of
humor.  His sizing of the Universe is quite interesting.  His thoughts on
consciousness are consistent with other present day
theorists on this subject.  Enjoy!
Charlie P. 

Consciousness -- The Final Frontier by Dada Gunamuktananda

Saturday, June 20, 2020

likely a weed

small and green
likely a weed
appearing in a bed of rocks..
standing out and inviting
two different paths..
a pulling to restore
the rockbed purity
or..imagining a life
with struggle arriving
reflecting this morning sun..
we are all such a weed
needing recognition as
Sunlight reflecting 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Systemic things

Systemic things

To change them
The old paradigms
To enter a gate to
All things new..
An inflexion point
And portal to a more 
Welcoming World..
A point of Enough..
Is it coming..? Or are
We already There...?

Thursday, June 18, 2020



If we are Still
And recognize our 
As what we are..
Activities then arise
Within..and are 
Made of our Stillness..
And so..are experienced
As  Effortless..

No pain no gain..?
The above Recognition

The Daily Quote from Rupert Spira, 23rd May 2020

We normally think that to be a separate self is natural and effortless, and that to be the open, empty presence of Awareness requires effort. In fact, it is the other way round: to be the open, empty presence of Awareness is natural and effortless, but to be a separate self requires a continuous and subtle effort of thinking and feeling.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020



This bodily feeling
Seems to expose
An inner lighting..
Suggesting a move
In our perspective
Away from the solidity
Of our conditioning..
This way of the artist
To express the Truth
Of inner experience..
And the Recognition
Of our true Self...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020



To our conditioned selves
The proposition of our
Thoughts originating beyond
Our limited body and brain
It remains preposterous
Until life circumstances 
Render a new Recognition
Slowly or quantum quick
Of What we are...

Monday, June 15, 2020

looking for what you already are.. (with Jean Klein)

You should take it from me, as secondhand information, that what
you are looking for--you already are.  When you take that stance
as your starting point, you will become aware of all the effort
expended in end-gaming, achieving, becoming.  Accepting this
secondhand information brings you to look at the energy that
accompanies the becoming process.  When you see it, you are no
longer an accomplice to this becoming, this waste of energy. You
let go, at a certain moment, of all anticipation, all end-gaming.  It is
not a voluntary giving-up; it gives up itself.  And in this moment
you are free from all activities.  This moment refers to itself.  In other
words, poetically speaking, you are taken.  But you must first take
it for your own that what you are looking for--you already are.

~~Jean Klein, Transmission of the Flame

Sunday, June 14, 2020

waiting for our own voice

waiting for our own voice

will be made
 available as needed..
when understood and 
experienced..this is 
our unique voice..
trust and silence
 in this moment..will 
bring fresh words or
 fresh patterns..
true artists know this
and are grateful for 
their teachers..but know
they have graduated...!

Luke 12:12 New Living Translation (NLT)

12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.”

Friday, June 12, 2020

a poem just Now written

a poem just Now written

a poem enters
is recorded and exits..
recorded Now..and
in readings afterward
the reading colors the Now
but not in the colors
of the recorded poem..
yet both the 
writing and reading
express the 
ever-present Now...

Pain and Suffering


Pain and Suffering

First the suffering which
Is our many disguises
Hiding our Self..
It is Grace attempting
To Awaken our Self
To our true Identity..
Grace in the circumstance
And in the conditioning 
And in the distress
Calling us home..

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

In our hour of need..

In our hour of need..

it will be provided
a scriptural promise..
but to a culture lodged
in the perils of separation
there arises disbelief..
until the Understanding 
arrives that we are already
that which we seek..and
Recognition is provided...

Infinite regress..(with Max Tegmark)

"A famous thorny issue in philosophy is the so-called infinite regress problem. For example, if we say that the properties of a diamond can be explained by the properties and arrangements of its carbon atoms, that the properties of a carbon atom can be explained by the properties and arrangements of its protons, neutrons and electrons, that the properties of a proton can be explained by the properties and arrangements of its quarks, and so on, then it seems that we're doomed to go on forever trying to explain the properties of the constituent parts. The Mathematical Universe Hypothesis offers a radical solution to this problem: at the bottom level, reality is a mathematical structure, so its parts have no intrinsic properties at all! In other words, the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis implies that we live in a relational reality, in the sense that the properties of the world around us stem not form properties of its ultimate building blocks, but from the relations between these building blocks. The external physical reality is therefore more than the sum of its parts, in the sense that it can have many interesting properties while its parts have no intrinsic properties at all."

- Max Tegmark (1967 - )
Our Mathematical Universe

Monday, June 8, 2020

Something is dropped.. (Tao Te Ching, 48)

In the pursuit of knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.

True mastery can be gained
by letting things go their own way.
It can’t be gained by interfering.
—Tao Te Ching, 48

The lion's den..

The lion's den..

A king's experience
Of Self discovery..
In a waking.. perhaps
A sleeping dream..
That doesn't matter..
His dream character
Daniel announced in
The midst of the king's
Anguish..of living forever..
The king's real Self
Recognized..with the
Dissolving of the lions
And the den and Daniel...

Daniel 6:16-22 New International Version (NIV)

16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

17 A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed. 18 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.

19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

21 Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! 22 My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”T

Saturday, June 6, 2020

The cloudy glass...(with Tennessee Williams)

a cloudy glass
will always obscure
our vision..until we
recognize the clouds
are made by
dividing ourselves into
so many parts and particles
creating so many 
cries for home...

Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see ...each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition-- all such distortions within our own egos-- condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That's how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other's naked hearts.
~~ Tennessee Williams

Don't you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?
― Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

Friday, June 5, 2020

All there is... (Rupert Spira Podcast)

Rupert Spira...recent Podcast:  Aware Presence is All There Is.. (Art and Teachers)

Surrendering...(James Baldwin)

“ANY REAL CHANGE IMPLIES THE breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings to what one knew, or thought one knew; to what one possessed or dreamed that one possessed. Yet, it is only when a man is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream he has long cherished or a privilege he has long possessed that he is set free—he has set himself free—for higher dreams, for greater privileges. All men have gone through this, go through it, each according to his degree, throughout their lives. It is one of the irreducible facts of life. And remembering this, especially since I am a Negro, affords me almost my only means of understanding what is happening in the minds and hearts of white Southerners today.”
― James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name

Thursday, June 4, 2020

soldier's hesitation..

soldier's hesitation..

a historical repeating is
playing in our streets..
a thirst for power needs
an..other..for power
to express..and so a
brew of threats is posed
and the cords of restraint
on the military loosened..
until the soldier remembers
that oath..amid these

In our time of need..

In our time of need..

the words will come is 
the biblical promise..
a promise which beliefs
lodged in appearances
often block..
there is trust that must
come from experience:
lingering as already Now..
what of words..?
Now..which we are 
stands ready to Express...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Alien visit..

the original idea
is the belief that appearance
is the totality..what we can know
is bound up in something
influencing something else..
so has it been..until we ask..
who am I in all this fury..
I am the one who might find
in this or another moment
that appearances are fleeting
and that I stand accepting 
and empty... 

"Look around at the world, look at what human beings are doing to each other and to their planet. If you were an alien species visiting earth, would you look at human beings and think, "Wow, what an intelligent species! I want to know about their ideas! We would like to have a civilization like theirs."? Would the alien think like that? No! The alien would think, "What is wrong with these people!? Look at the way they treat one another! Look at the way they treat their animals! Look at the way they treat their earth!" ... And they would start exploring the fundamental ideas that inform the way we behave and relate with one another. They would trace back to this belief that dead inert stuff called matter gives rise to consciousness and that each of us are separate, limited, enclosed within our bodies, so we are all separate from one another, separate fragments and everyone and everything 'out there' is all separate. They would trace back the way we treat each other and our animals and our planet to this original idea."
Rupert Spira

Invincible calm...

“O light! This the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” 

― Albert Camus

“My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

Truly yours,
Albert Camus”

I like this because only one part is usually quoted but the full quote has such symmetry.” 

― Albert Camus

Monday, June 1, 2020



And powered resistance..

The clash of separation
Which we view as
We always have viewed
Thru our fallen lenses..
Ongoing dark turmoil to
Bring at last..humility
And clarity to our
Convincing and clinging
Fallen lenses...