When engaging in meditation practice, we should feel it to be as natural as eating, breathing and defecating. It should not become a specialized or formal event, bloated with seriousness and solemnity. We should realize that meditation transcends effort, practice, aims, goals and the duality of liberation and non-liberation. Meditation is always ideal; there is no need to correct anything. Since everything that arises is simply the play of mind as such, there is no unsatisfactory meditation and no need to judge thoughts as good or bad.
All are mere words, of what use are they to you? You are entangled in the web of verbal definitions and formulations. Go beyond your concepts and ideas; in the silence of desire and thought the truth is found.
Carve me a portion of your heart
that part that is mine and mine alone
and in return I will carve my love
for you on bricks, rock and stone
or in a song, a string of verses composed.
But will I love you once and only then?
More than hundred years pass this pact
for every time this is read, I will love you again.
You didn’t smile, not really —
but the way your eyes squinted
said “today” like
there could be no other time.
No, I am not enlightened. Let me be very clear on that matter.
The nature of all things is enlightenment but until we come to know and abide in our...