Tagged with enlightenment

A Lotus for the World

“Yaeko: Truly I see that there are degrees of depth in enlightenment. Roshi: Yes, but few know that significant fact.” – 3 Pillars of Zen, Yaeko Iwasaki’s Enlightenment Letters to Harada Roshi That was a passage taken from a wonderful chapter in 3 Pillars of Zen. Yaeko was what I consider to be a 20th … Continue reading

Evolution, Enlightenment

Consciousness, evolution, enlightenment – these are interpenetrating and always have been. There is a dreamer of this world, who else could it be but our Self? We’ve been here, timelessly. We’ve partaken in the birth and death of countless stars before we took our part in the evolution of life on Earth. We were the … Continue reading

“Yasutani Roshi once said, speaking of …

“Yasutani Roshi once said, speaking of satori, that it was the most precious realization in the world, because all the great philosophers had tried to understand ultimate reality but failed to do so, yet with satori or awakening all your deepest questions are finally answered: it’s just this.” Ken Wilber, “One Tast” pg. 112

Accessibility of message.

Alot of the things being said about philosophy, transformation and consciousness might in language be less accessible. Each philosopher or teacher has their own way of expressing it, and then again some people may recognize it without being able to teach it. I think this is OK, because if there is one thing that often … Continue reading

“The Sun of Truth”

“It is evident and manifest unto every discerning observer that even as the light of the star fadeth before the effulgent splendour of the sun, so doth the luminary of earthly knowledge, of wisdom, and understanding vanish into nothingness when brought face to face with the resplendent glories of the Sun of Truth, the Day-star … Continue reading

Exploring “Rational mysticism”

This blog series will be an analysis and review of the book, Rational Mysticism by John Horgan, which is an attempt to understand mysticism and whether or not it can be grounded (or at least compatible) with science. Horgan interviews a wide variety of writers: perennialists such as Houston Smith, Ken Wilber, scientists like Susan … Continue reading