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Aan Pa, met sy verjaarsdag, al 770 bladsye, geskenk deur sy dogters Hannelie en Marli.

Wat n groot heerlikheid is dit nie. Kan nie wag om te begin lees nie. Dit gaan lank en stadig lees vat om deur hom te kom, en om die ou koppie om al die groot woorde te kry om te kan verstaan.

Wilber is n groot gees, sommige beskou hom as die grootste filosoof van ons tyd. Ek hou van wat hy sê en hoe hy dink. Sy “Integral Spirituality” was n indrukwekkende boek, n rigtingwyser vir my pad deur die lewe, inderdaad `n openbaring oor die hoekom en waarom van die lewe. Baie dinge in die ontwikkeling van die mens het begin sin maak na ek die boek gelees het.

Abraham Maslow het vir my die fondament gelê, en Ken Wilber het voort gebou op daardie fundament. Ek was lanklaas so opgewonde oor boek soos ek oor die een is.

As julle my soek … ek sit iewers in n hoekie en lees en maak verwoed aantekeninge met n “Do NOT disturb” bordjie om my nek!

Ek sal dalk so stuk-stuk vertel van die storie soos ek vorder. Hou dop.

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Kleinighede

Moenie die waarde van goed doen onnerskat nie,

Deur te dink: “Dit beteken niks nie”.

 Water vul ‘n beker druppel vir druppel,

En so vul die wyse homself met goedheid.

Dhammapada v122

Kommentaar deur Bhikkhu Munindo:

“Soms voel mens oorweldig deur die enormiteit van wat mens dink voorlê. Maar dis net die geval wanner ons bewustheid oorheers word deur veronnerstellings. Ons weet nie regtig wat die toekoms inhou nie.

Ons het ‘n verbasende vermoë om die toekoms te projekteer en te verbeel. Maar die Boedha sê dis wys om ‘n waardering van die werklikheid wat nou en hier plaasvind in ons bewustheid te kweek. Wanner ons in kontak is met die hier-en-nou werklikheid kan mens makliker onthou wat gedoen kan word om onmiddelike effek te hê: verstadig, vaste aandag, die grond onner jou voete, die ruimte wat jy beset, beleef die oomblik sonner om kant te kies vir of teen.

Onthou om nie verlore te raak in spekulasie nie.”

Bhikku Munindo is die kloostervader van Ratanagiri, ‘n Boedhiste klooster in Engeland.

Vir meer besonnerhede sien:

ratanagiri.org.uk
forestsangha.org
forestsanghapublications.org

Foto deur Clemense1980

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Hierdie onderhoud met Richard Rohr is een van die beste onderhoude wat ek in n lang tyd gelees het. Ek het voorheen hier iewers op die werf geskryf oor Rohr se boek “Falling Upward”.

Gegee die (Trump) tyd waarin ons leef, is dit nodig om weer na die wyse man se insigte te kyk.

Lees dit gerus met aandag en n oop gemoed. Ja ek weet, dit is n hele 6 bladsye lank na ek dit tot esensies verkort het, en meeste mense lees deesdae selde meer as 6 sinne. Ek kan jou belowe die een is die moete werd.

Lees en word wys.

Richard Rohr

Living in Deep Time

Men of all ages say Richard Rohr has given them a new way into spiritual depth and religious thought — through his writing and retreats. This conversation with the Franciscan spiritual teacher delves into the expansive scope of his ideas: male formation and what he calls “father hunger”; why contemplation is as magnetic to people now, including millennials, as it’s ever been; and how to set about taking the first half of life — the drive to “successful survival” — all the way to meaning.

Transcript

Krista Tippett, host: I’m not sure any living spiritual teacher has been recommended to me by more people across the years than Fr. Richard Rohr. Especially striking is how many men — diverse men — have told me they had trouble connecting to religion and spiritual practice, but that this Franciscan changed their lives, deepened their spirituality, helped grow them up. So, at long last, I’m here to draw him out.

And it’s a conversation with expansive scope, much like his teaching and writing — on why contemplation is as magnetic to people now, including millennials, as it’s ever been; on male spirituality and the epidemic of what he calls “father hunger;” and on the work of moving into what he describes as the second half of life. The first half is necessarily about survival, “successful survival,” and preoccupations like titles and prestige and possessions with a dualistic, either/or sensibility. But all of that doesn’t take us all the way to meaning, which is not a linear matter of age and time.

Fr. Richard Rohr: To be a contemplative is to learn to trust deep time and to learn how to rest there and not be wrapped up in chronological time. Because what you’ve learned, especially by my age, is that all of it passes away. The things that you’re so impassioned about when you’re 22 or 42 don’t even mean anything anymore, and yet, you got so angry about it or so invested in it. So, this word “contemplation,” it’s a different form of consciousness. It’s a different form of time. (meer…)

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Rivers Are Rivers

There is a wonderful Zen saying: “Before I began Zen practice, mountains were mountains, rivers were rivers. When I had some experience, some more intimate understanding, I saw that mountains were not mountains; rivers were not rivers. Now that I have come to the very substance and am at rest, I see that mountains are mountains; rivers are rivers.”

In our neurotic compulsion to think, think, think, we interfere with our true seeing. For example, when we are going to meet someone, our minds are full of all kinds of unnecessary questions: Will this person like me? Will he not like me? Will it be a good thing for me to meet her? Will she like the way I dress? Will he approve of what I say? With such preoccupations, we completely miss the reality of the person we meet. The face, the name, the interests of that person may be entirely lost because we are so full of ourselves. Once a friend of mine was about to go to Italy. I asked her if she had been there before. “Yes,” she said, “but I didn’t see it. I was too full of myself. So I’m going back, and this time, I hope to see it.”

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Luister na die musiek terwyl jy Adyashanti se woorde oordink

Adyashanti

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Diegene wat waarheid spreek;

wat sagmoedig aanspoor;

wat met niemand mee-ding nie,

hulle sien ek as groot geeste.

Dhammapada v. 408

Kommentaar deur Bhikhu Munindo:

Wanner mens ‘n pas gebore baba vashou, doen mens dit met teerheid. Tot ‘n mate weet ons alreeds wat teerheid en sagmoedigheid is. Maar miskien moet ons dit bewustelik ontwikkel.

Ons is byvoorbeeld geneig om teerheid as swakheid te sien . Wanner dít gebeur kan mens dink aan die beeld van ‘n snydokter wat senuwees aan mekaar werk met fyn stekies, of ‘n werktuigkundige wat ‘n kar se enjin instel: wanner mens met presisie werk is aandagtigheid noodsaaklik. Op dieselle wyse is dit nodig om teerheid en sagmoedigheid aan die dag te lê wanner ons die vordering van ons geestelike lewe beskou.

Daar is sekerlik tye wanner mens selfversekering aan die dag moet lê, maar ons moet versigtig wees dat ons nie uit (onbewustelike) gewoonte teenstrydig is nie. Raindrop014

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Zen Wisdom

A little bit of Zen wisdom

(From “Zen, a way of life” by Christmas Humphreys)

Some advise: Do not try to use reason to understand, but listen with your heart.

 Pers bosveld

“Life is a bridge; walk over it, but build no house upon it.”

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“When self is purged from the mind of the observer, the trinity of seer, seen and seeing is dissolved, and the seer sees by becoming the essence of the thing observed.”

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“The opposite of one is many; Truth has no opposite. The Many and the One are but poles in a bi-polar field. Beyond both is Non-duality, which is not One, not Two, nor both nor neither.”

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“Even God is a thought, a concept in the mind. God is real, by this name or that, but is only real as He or It is the Essence of Mind in your mind and mine, being All-Mind, which is Suchness, Void and absolute.”

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“When we can really see the flower, hear the rain, touch the velvet of the rose, and do so merging in their Suchness, we are knowing Truth directly.”

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“Satori is a flash of intuition deep enough and wide enough to break the barriers of thought in the individual mind, and to let the Whole flood into the part, the relative fragment ‘see’, for a moment of no-time, the Absolute.”

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“In the beginning, mountains are seen as mountains and trees as trees.

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With a little progress mountains are no longer mountains and trees no longer trees.

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But with enlightenment, mountains are once more seen as mountains and trees as trees.”

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“The ‘usual life’ in Zen is a very different life, old circumstance perceived with utterly new eyes, the trivial seen as an aspect of the eternal, God in the filling of a pen.”

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”Our aim is to raise the quality of living, but not necessarily the standard of living. The saint and sage are content with a hut and the simplest living, but their minds are content with nothing less than universal consciousness.”

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“The not-Self is negated more and more; the Self expands to that moment when, ‘foregoing self the universe grows I’. The Absolute Affirmation, when the heart cries Yes to all that is, is also the final Negation, ‘Neti, neti’, ‘not this, not this’; nothing, no thing at all, is.”

a star is born

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