Soaring upwards

Can be like reaching down

Pushing forward

Can be like pushing back

Going right

Can be like Going left

Within is within

All things begin

And end at the cross roads

 

 

 

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As Birth is Death

Beginning and end, forever entwined, circling like a coiled oroboros

When transcended, give LIFE.

 

 

As knowledge is Wisdom

Understood, believed experienced or transcended

Knowledge confronts, but Wisdom ILLUMINATES

 

 

As Spirit is matter and matter is spirit

When worshipped you fall, but one joined trans

formed

Then blooming inside brings LOVE

 

 

As night is day and day is night

Alone they are separate, together they are each other

When understood, we know equal and opposite, transcendent and immanent

Cataphatic and apophatic, they show LAW

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Revelation is a cloudburst, a downpour,

yet most of us are like moles, burrowing,

and whatever stream we meet is und

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Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

When you train yourself to hear the voice of God in everything, you attain the quintessence of the human spirit. Usually the mind conceals the divine thoroughly by imagining that there is a separate mental power that constructs the mental images. But by training yourself to hear the voice of God in everything, the voice reveals itself to your mind as well. Then the right in mind, you discover revelation.

–Daniel C Matt: The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism

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But what reality? There is certainly a kind of living and non-verbal dialectic in Zen between the ordinary everyday experience of the senses (which is by no means arbitrarily repudiated) and the experience of enlightenment. Zen is not an idealistic rejection of sense and matter in order to ascend to a supposedly invisible reality which alone is real. The Zen experience is a direct grasp of the unity of the invisible and the visible, the noumenal and the phenomenonal or, if you prefer, an experiential realization that any division of them is pure imagination.

 

–Thomas Merton ( The Golden Age of Zen: Zen Masters of the T’ang Dynasty (Spiritual Masters)

 

 

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