07 February 2012

XXII


Jesus is rumored to have declared, "I Am The Way.”
Was he imparting, as many believe, that he alone was “The Way”?
Or was he perhaps suggesting that we are all “The Way”?
Perhaps he intended, "I Am … is … The Way.”
Or simply a definitive, “I Am, The Way.”
Or perhaps, if paradox was at play,
As is often the case with seers,
Any and all of the above.

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One man's law too easily becomes another's dogma.

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You are a part of the whole, not a part distinct from the whole.

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Do not equate any groupthink,
No matter how convincingly obstinate and persuasive,
With truth.

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Nowness, all but done just as soon as it fleetingly happens,
Requires memory to pattern out what it believes occurred.

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To state simply, "I am the Way."
Means you no longer identify with the theater
Or the partial role your body once fooled you into believing.

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When languages are made an end in themselves,
We forget their original purpose was communication.
No word, no concept, has ever, or will ever, capture reality.

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That which is prior to all cannot be bound by any limitation.

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Disentangle your consciousness
From all the compromises organized religions
Have made with ignorance, superstition, and myriad other delusions,
Born of the illusory craving to know fostered by the sensory dream of the mind-body in time.

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In any theater production, there are many parts, many characters.
The road to tranquility is spending less time envying roles others play,
And at some point choosing contentment with the hand you have been dealt.