this blog is the continuation of a genuine mystical tradition, unless you get in daily contemplative time and abstain to a significant degree from "entertainment" then you are just wasting your time and mine !
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i liked some koans when i was reading them, most didn't make sense though or something i couldn't figure outif i couldn't figure them out then i would skip them i wouldn't try keep them in my mind all day or anythingbut some spoke to melike when someone would say to look at a tree or somethingwhenever someone mentioned looking at something that's when i understood i guesswhy are there patriarchs and why are there other people who aren't patriarchs who are supposed to be enlighteneddo you understand something else do you have more understandingi don't understand thisyou say some people are missing somethingare you missing something? you must be, you keep looking at things, reading, going further and further into this... this infinite.look i don't want to tear you apart or anything you feel like i'm doing i'm just wondering aloud
jon, that's a good post !very good, you are saying what you think in a clear way and god knows in the thousand of years of religious rubbish, that never occurs !basically life's a wrong turning, one never escapes this and you only have to look at the lives of the zen masters with a good understanding to see that, the 6th patriarch, joshu, dogen, hakuin . . .so there's no human "realization" or better state or more comfortable existance, we are incomplete and we are always expressing that through taking wrong turnings and various pursuits . . it's just when you are "enlightened" for real you are also developing a coherence that touches and is in identity with infinity in that process of pursuit . . .it's a difficult fraught process and really only possible with celibacy . . .basically you have to see your understanding of the world doesn't match up with the way things really work and then work on an improved understanding process which in fact you are doing with your post this is a reply too, the next stage for you is to be more proactive on your own behalf, more aggressive really in that pursuit, but you have come along way . . .when you are 'in the zone' you just sit down and write, where the reply comes from who can say ?
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