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~ September/October/November/December 2010 ~


Subject: My.....

From: "E.J." <> Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 08:16:37 -0700

Greetings Community,

It has been said: ->:) All over the web, I see people talking about "my truth", "my guides", ->"my teachings", "my journey", "my" progress, "my" experiences. It appeared ->to be the same thing you speak of here..... possessions, emotional ->possessions. No different than "my car", or "my pants", or "my tv". The ->illusion is that somehow something "spiritual" is different. But it is the ->same dance, different tune. Perhaps even "my self" fits there as ->well.........

Not only all over the web, but also all through our everyday interactions. The Sleeping have this preconceived need to *Possess*, to cling to everything as some security blanket (as faulty as it may be). And you are correct, even 'my self' is yet another form of possessing. Who is this 'my'? Who is this 'my self'? In language many times we have to use such words, but we have to Realize that not even the words are ours but rather merely tools to express our illness. 'Spiritual' is just another word to be distorted, as is 'Divine'. It is all about what we let go and not what we continue to gather. And the tough part is Understanding the difference both in what we present and in what others present.

A Wise Observation Dear Friend, thank you for sharing this. Anyone else noticed this?

Metta, ej


Subject: Baby Boomers.....

From: "E.J." <> Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:28:34 -0700

In case there are any Baby Boomers here in the Oasis:

*A Baby Boomer's Time Machine -- a Gallery of Forgotten Photos* <>* *(and one never seen anywhere before JFK+MM)


Subject: On A Dark Night..... From: "E.J." <> Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 19:57:49 -0700

Greetings Community,

A little something to brake the Silence:

-- St. John of the Cross


Subject: A Quote To Note.....

From: "E.J." <> Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 20:07:31 -0700

"The emergence and blossoming of understanding, love and intelligence has nothing to do with any tradition, no matter how ancient or impressive - it has nothing to do with time. It happens completely on its own when a human being questions, wonders, listens and looks without getting stuck in fear, pleasure and pain. When self concern is quiet, in abeyance, heaven and earth are open. The mystery, the essence of all life is not separate from the silent openness of simple listening."

-- Toni Packer (Monkess left Zen to teach J. Krishnamurti teachings)


Subject: Ownership.....

From: "E.J." <> Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 09:12:17 -0700

It has been asked: ->Sorry to ask such a basic question but I would really like to know what is ->wrong with 'owning' an opinion....or anything else for that matter within ->reason and balance. We seem to be so dang worried about creating karma by ->attachment that I think people confuse NON attachment with DE-tachment.

First, 'opinion' is not Truth but rather our particular rendition of it contrived solely via our preconceived judgmental notions of this and that. A make believe story to comfort a make believe notion. Hence, of what use is an opinion? Do they end conflict or strife or greed or corruption or lessen our Suffering in any way? In fact, they are one of the very root Causes of our Suffering. So why cling to them? Like butts, the best thing we can do with them is to sit on them {8-)

Now, *ownership*. What is at the root of conflict and greed and selfishness and corruption and crime? The *Desire* to *Possess* or to *Own*. *Things* are nice conveniences to use at any given Moment, yet when they mean more than Peace and Compassion and Empathy and Awakening they rob us of the same. It is not actually in the possessing of something, but rather in the desire to possess or own that causes our Suffering. Even the homeless or addict on the streets possesses something, that is not the concern. What we have to let go of is the preconceived notion that possessing something is worth conflicting or cheating or stealing or killing another in order to *have* that something. It is that Desire to possess or to own that controls and manipulates our thinking and behavior. We even try to possess or own each other. Eloquently we say 'possessive' yet what we *mean* is 'slavery'. And who is the Slave-Master? The Grand Trickster the programmed modus operandi.

You see, when we let go of the programmed Veils that cloud our Remembering the True Nature we ARE, there are no *opinions* but rather What-IS. There is no Desire to possess or own anything, but rather BEing What-IS. Since Truth and Reality is not our's to have and to hold, everyone shares in it quite freely. And the only Real important thing is that Peace and Compassion and Empathy are established. And some how conflict and greed and selfishness and corruption do not blend well with Peace and Compassion and Empathy. We mostly Talk the Talk of Peace and Compassion and Empathy, but very few actually Walk it.

Awakening must start right where you ARE right NOW and emanated into every aspect of your life whatever that life might be. So you are correct, we must be UNattached but not DEtached. No, it is not suggested that you can Save The World by letting go of the Desire of possession or ownership. It is suggested that by Saving ourselves that we could better Help others to Save themselves. Thus, eventually, one person at a time, the would could be saved {8-)

Anyone else like to add something? It is welcome {8-)

Namaste, ej


Subject: It's All In Your Head..........

From: "E.J." <> Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 22:17:05 -0700

"If we want to understand how we are ordinarily misled by our false projections and how we can begin to break free from their influence, it is helpful to think of the analogy of our dream experiences. When we wake up in the morning, where are all the people we were just dreaming about? Where did they come from? And where did they go? Are they real or not? Of course not.

"These dream people and their dream experiences all arose from our sleeping, dreaming mind; they were mere appearances to that mind. They were real only as long as we remained in the dream state; to the waking mind of the next morning they are only an insubstantial memory.

"While we were asleep they seemed so true, as if they were really out there, having a concrete existence quite apart from ourselves. But when we wake up we realize that they were only the projections of our dreaming mind. Despite how real they seemed, these people in fact lack even an atom of self-existence. Completely empty of any objective existence whatsoever, they were only the hallucination of our dream experience.

"In a very similar way, everything we experience while we are awake, including our strong sense of self, is also empty of true existence. Despite their concrete appearance of existing out there somehow, these phenomena do not in fact exist from their own side at all. Only as long as our ordinary, conventional mind is functioning, or switched on, do these relative phenomena exist for us. If this ordinary mind were to be switched off, these ordinary phenomena would cease to appear to our mind."

-- Lama Yeshe


Subject: To BE or not to BE.....

From: "E.J." <> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 08:07:43 -0700

Greetings Community,

To BE or not to BE? Is that really a question or simply an inclination to BE resulting from the continued Unfolding Evolution/Involution of our True Nature? And what might be holding us back other than the Grand Trickster our preconceived modus operandi? As we progress along the Journey as sentient Evolving/Involving beings there arises this urge to BE and struggle with the Grand Trickster's dictates NOT to BE. We ARE our True Nature, that is a given, but that True Nature is Veiled by the Grand Trickster's images and ideas and notions of all sorts so we do not Realize that True Nature to BE. Yet as long as we cling to our dearly beloved Grand Trickster for our Salvation we never give ourselves the opportunity to take that Quantum Leap across the chasm of the seemingly Unknown. The Great Divide betwixt/between Sleeping and Awakening. Such a Leap would violate the *Comfort Zone* set up by the Grand Trickster. The Grand Illusion is nothing more than our inability to See our own defiling notions of this and that. Our very *Fall From Grace* is nothing more than our taking the *rose colored glasses* gleefully provided for us by the Grand Trickster. He is the 'false prophets' and 'false god' that we *believe*. And so the conflicts and strife and corruption and hate and greed and crime marches on.

So it seems. What do y'all think?

Metta, ej


Subject: Hearsay.....

From: "E.J." <> Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:22:12 -0700

"Hearsay is just hearsay, unless one has personally seen a thing, it is not to be believed. Belief or non-belief has nothing to do with hearsay; the key to understanding is in oneself. One who pays attention only to knowledge from outside will lose sight of one's own potential."

-- Zen Master Juzhi (810 CE - 880 CE)


Subject: Happiness IS.....

From: "E.J." <> Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:41:33 -0800

Greetings CitiZenry,

"A great thinker of Persia, Sa'di, writes in an account of his life, 'Once I had no shoes, I had to walk barefoot in the hot sand, and how miserable I was. Then I met a man who was lame, for whom walking was very difficult. I bowed down to heaven at once and offered thanks that I was much better off than he who had not even feet to walk upon.' This shows that it is not a man's situation in life, but his attitude towards life that makes him happy or unhappy."

-- Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882 - 1927) Indian Sufi Teacher


Subject: Nothing to worry about...

From: "E.J." <> Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 09:22:00 -0800

"Ram Tzu loves you... So he is out to destroy you. He knows you are your own Worst enemy So to destroy you Is to save you. Your ego must be smashed Or you will surely die. Yet words are like Sledge hammers with greased handles. They're difficult to guide To their target, Dangerous, Liable to hit anything. Ram Tzu loves you. You can trust him. Just put your head right here. That's it. Nothing to worry about... Why do you hesitate?"

-- Ram Tzu


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