Friday, November 18, 2005

who are you?

I would really like to know who is reading this blog. so if you could leave your name either as a comment or an email that would be great. thank you.

here is some Ken Wilber. for those of you who do not know, Ken Wilber is my favorite philosopher. He was trained in Zen but now practices Tibetan Buddhism. I love his explanations of some of the mystical experinces and spritual knowledge that accompanies meditation. (and i urge you all to take up a contemplative or medatative practice so you too can taste the mountians.)

"...The real world is not given to you twice – one out there, one in here. That "twiceness" is exactly the meaning of "duality." Rather, the real world is given to you once, immediately – it is one feeling, it has one taste, it is utterly full in that one taste, it is not severed into seer and seen, subject and object, fragment and fragment. It is a singular, of which the plural is unknown. You can taste the mountain; it is the same taste as your Self; it is not out there being reflected in here – that duality is not present in the immediateness of real experience. Real experience, before you slice it up, does not contain that duality – real experience, reality itself, is "non-dual." You are still you, and the mountain is still the mountain, but you and the mountain are two sides of one and the same experience, which is the one and only reality at that point.


If you relax into present experience in that fashion, the separate self-sense will uncoil; you will stop standing back from life; you will not have experience, you will suddenly become all experience; you will not be "in here" looking "out there" – in here and out there are one, so you are no longer trapped "in here."


And so suddenly, you are not in the bodymind. Suddenly, the bodymind has dropped. Suddenly, the wind doesn't blow on you, it blows through you, within you. You are not looking at the mountain, you are the mountain–the mountain is closer to you than your own skin. You are that, and there is no you – just this entire luminous display spontaneously arising moment to moment. The separate self is nowhere to be found.


The entire sensation of "weight" drops altogether, because you are not in the Kosmos, the Kosmos is in you, and you are purest Emptiness. The entire universe is a transparent shimmering of the Divine, of Primordial Purity. But the Divine is not someplace else, it is all of this shimmering. It is self-seen. It has One Taste. It is nowhere else."

12 comments:

andrew said...

my name is andrew giessel and i read your blog david

love from cambridge, ma, early in the morning.

holla at your boy

Anonymous said...

he works in a sex store? i wanna go see... i like looking at your pictures... i skim what you write too. sugoku omoshiroi kedo chotto muzukashi. i prefer talking in person and being able to make faces while listening to your ideas... have a good weekend sweetie! :)

~Kelley~ said...

i love your blog!

Anonymous said...

your paintings are beautiful

and so are you

-nick

ps did you get my last email

Anonymous said...

you know i read this to sort of get my reccommended dose of david. do you have a phone yet?

i miss you

~lau

paul sireci said...

I read it, David. I'm pretty much done with that book that I'm going to mail to you. What's your address?

Mary Anne Titterington said...

I read your blog! I love you...

Your sister.

Abie said...

David and I both read your bloggy blog blog. :o)

TrixSta said...

You know I read your blog love, but I'll leave you a message anyways...

Alexa said...

I just checked in with your blog David..I love your paintings and hope everything is going well over there neighbor! Hope to see you around soon! :) Alexa

michaelgarfield said...

don't overpaint, damnit!

...don't overpaint.

love
michael

Anonymous said...

I read your blog
:)
Tricia

May all beings be Free and in Love.



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