Saturday, March 20, 2010

no me, no we, no claim of being

Don’t wish for union!
There’s a closeness beyond that...
Fall in love in such a way
that it frees you from any connecting.
Love is the soul’s light, the taste of morning;
no me, no we, no claim of being...
As eyes in silence, tears, face:
love cannot be said.

~ Rumi

"Cannot be said, because saying is looking directly. It’s the Observer Principle in reverse. Your true nature, What Is, is pure Subjective Awareness. So become an observer to try to find it, try to look at it, try to turn it into an object, and you will not see it anywhere because as an object it is not. Pure Awareness in which everything arises is what you already are: how can it possibly be found? In stillness this is known.

The sheer enormity of the misperception, the misunderstanding, is staggering. That’s why the laughter when there finally is seeing: it’s not like we’re even close. Almost the entire human endeavor, from daily life, daily thought and actions, to philosophy and theology, psychology and sociology, biology, physics, history and politics, is all based on a completely erroneous premise and is headed wildly, blithely, obliviously off in the wrong direction.

Only in non-action can anything meaningful happen. This is the meaning of Krishna’s admonition in the Bhagavad Gita to “be awake to what the world is asleep to, and asleep to what the world is awake to.” Being quiet in stillness, doing nothing, aware, is the only thing that is not wasting time."

-- David Carse

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