Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Your head is filled with all sorts of beliefs, theories, ideas and opinions, liberalism, racism, psychology, philosophy, new age spirituality, old age spirituality, Catholicism, Kundalini, Tantra, Buddhism, Vedanta, astrology, Darwinism, Eckhart Tolle...
You can fill your head with so many interesting things, but what does the world look like, do you think, if you don’t fill you it with anything?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Picture a man who has spent twenty years in jail. If this man, for some strange reason, suddenly one day would realize that there is no jail, that he had fooled himself in some weird way, the jail was just an illusion, would he become happy, do you think, or would he become angry?

Friday, September 17, 2010

What we know
is like a speck of dust in the universe.

The unknown part of the we world
is a mystery to us.
What can we do but speculate
or fantasize about it?

Dogs can hear sounds I can’t hear
Those sounds means nothing to me.

Butterflies can see colors that doesn’t exist
in my world.
What do I care about such colors?

To discus the unknown
is like when the deaf discuss music.

Our senses are limited.
We’re like prisoners peeking out through a key hole
and all we see is a brick wall.

But not only that
We have also psychological limitations
acquired limitations.
We have blinders
colored sunglasses
strange ideas

It is all this electro chemical mind stuff
which create our dream world.

this is not an absolutely true account
of my life experience.
it is possible to catch a glimpse of something
behind that door.
There is something going on out there.
This is not
all there is to life.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What you see is not what you get.
What you see is just one aspect of me
in this particular situation
filtered through your colored glasses
through your preconceived ideas
your mood
your state of mind
your religion
and ideology
or your resistance against religion
and ideology
or whatever
your world view
your conditioning.

Who am I
Who is the real me?
Who is the real you?
Is there a real me and you
and a false me and you?
What do you say?
You can be completely different
together with someone else
can't you
not shy at all
or tense
or irritated?
You can be so sweet and soft
and happy
Is this the real you?
The dark sides
are they not really yours?

Who are we
We have played so many roles in life
haven’t we?
The Princess, The Prince
The Old Witch
The Stupid Fool
The Loyal Knight
you name it.

We have been tiny little fetuses
like naked young mice
new born babies
stupid brats
winners, losers
under pressure for years
and someone under pressure
often act strange.
He or she is not himself or herself
What do you think?

now we're here.
Who are we?
Or should I ask
what are we
a river of situations
a dance
a theater ensemble?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

God is a word
with many different meanings.

What do you mean when you say that you believe in God?
Or maybe you don’t believe in God.
What do you mean if you say that you don’t believe in God?
Probably you don't have a clue.
Your mouth is talking by itself in your face.

I’m listening.
Your words arrive at my eardrums as waves in the air
like waves on a seashore
and there they are transformed
into electro-chemical nerve impulses
and travel in to my brain
where they are worked up
and a response is somehow formed
all by itself
almost instantly
and my mouth begin to talk.

You and I have almost nothing to do with this.
It is rare that we manage to stop ourselves
which is mostly good
I think
Conscious talking is so contrived.
You may believe that you are awakened
or on a journey to awakening
or you may believe that you are saved
and that you will go to heaven when you die
but what if you have fooled yourself?

All people are fooling themselves.
This is normal.
We’re all like pond frogs
living in different ponds
in backwaters
in a bourgeois pond
listening to Beethoven and Mozart
practicing mindfulness meditation from time to time
or maybe in a working class pond
listening to the Rolling Stones or U2
eating sausages.

We don’t care too much about other ponds
in our day to day life.
We pretend sometimes that we care
about other people in other countries
or in other shoes
because we have read somewhere that this is something good to do
but mostly we don’t give a damn.

You may love yourself
and you may love what is
in your beautiful living room
with the wonderful view over your garden
but this is not awakening
this is not salvation
and this is not to be present here and now
with your whole being.
This is only a part of yourself
the tip of an iceberg.

So how do I know about this
you may ask.
Am I not a pond frog
just like you?

Of course I am
but human beings are not just a pond frogs.
Somehow we can also change into birds
and see things from a bird perspective.
This is in our nature.
This is fantastic
and this is why you are able to understand what I am talking about.
We can wake up
from our everyday slumber
at least for short moments.
Isn’t this amazing?

We are not just pond frogs
or wolfs or eagles or chimpanzees or pigs
We are human beings
for Christ’s sake.

Awakening must serve a purpose
in the biological evolution.