MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT KNOWLEDGE is the key to everything, or almost everything, and that the reason we have not yet succeeded in realizing our Self, or Consciousness, is that we do not have the necessary knowledge. We must continue our efforts to increase our knowledge of body and mind until all ignorance has been […]

Disrupting the Harmony

by Master Lin-chi

“WHAT IS MEANT BY DISRUPTING the harmony of the Monastic Order?”The Master said, “If you properly understand that the bonds and entanglements of earthly desires are so much emptiness with no place to lean on, this is disrupting the harmony of the Monastic Order.” “What is meant by burning the sutras and images?”The Master said, […]

Still the Mind

by Alan Watts

Meditation Happens What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a […]

What Are We Calling “I”?One thing each of us knows for certain is that reality vastly exceeds our awareness of it. I am, for instance, sitting at my desk, drinking coffee. Gravity is holding me in place, and the manner in which this is accomplished eludes us to this day. The integrity of my chair […]

Waking Up in the Now

by Gina Lake

Turning Away From The Now In the egoic state of consciousness, we continually turn our attention away from the fullness of the moment to the products of the egoic mind: thoughts, desires, and feelings. The ego is entranced by its thoughts and desires and the feelings that arise from them, and it has little interest […]