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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the contradiction of being a married spiritual person tortures one incessantly
The hope is that this torture will produce something noble in the end. However the idea of children terrifies, because they push you to normalcy... you have to take them to dance class and such things, pure fucking nightmare!
L O LI had that thought as well, taking children to various functions and putting up with all that crap.Good thing I'm not good breeding material.Also I couldn't even stay away from posting for more than a few days. Something just bubbles up inside. It's boredom or unease of doing nothing.Why should I read others if kensho is to happen? Shouldn't I just get right into the practice and forgot about reading others? Kensho is some mystical experience, found through solitude and questioning.I honestly don't get why I should read others is the problem I have... You read a poem and it's the same thing as observing things when in contemplation?Looking closely at the intricate workings of nature as a whole seems richer than a few words. I can look at things and be absorbed by this looking but when I read or write, nothing of the sort occurs. It seems pretty shallow in comparison.Or do these poems give you mini visions that allow you to see a similar or even the same image of that which is written?
"Or do these poems give you mini visions that allow you to see a similar or even the same image of that which is written?"the intensification of the jewel lights is how rumi put it !to deal with the real world you have to "understand", spontaneous insight is essential but you need to garner the experience of others who have a grasp of this matter and since they are very few over the whole of history the only way you can know and listen to them is by reading !