Thursday, October 27, 2005

Intelligence

Just go with me on this one for a moment.

Suppose that there was an alien intelligence in space, and they saw the Earth. They saw that we were in dire need of help, and they had a device that would give us free, pure, clean energy forever which would help us immensly.
Would they give it to us?

Would the give it to civilized mankind, a species that when given near free energy(oil), has done nearly everything to destroy the planet and enslave nearly the whole global population as part of the civilizor machine. If everyone had free energy would the problems stop or would be just start consuming the rest of the universe?

I think they would think long and hard about even talking to us

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

People are cool

I really am a people person.... I like everything about people.
I like how everybody has a different point of view on nearly everything. I like how we all have hopes, dreams, fears, desires, fantasies, mysteries, quests.

I like the emotional side of people, the intellectual, the spiritual, even the physical.

People spend all of this time reading books, going to movies etc. to see these marvelous fantastical tales, numb there minds with the same drama's over and over again. But the best story you ever heard in your life might be sitting next to you at work, or on the train, or stuck in a que at the bank. Have you ever really wondered how absolutely amazing each and everyone of us is.

The more spiritual and centered I have become, the only thing that I hold as real and of value is my interaction with other souls.

Thats why I love blogging so much. Its a little window into others lives, and allows them with a window into mine.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Solitary Buddhist

Solitary Buddhist
Just found this great site. This guy makes a number of great points. Well worth checking out

Seekers - Disillusionment

All over the world there are people searching for the answer to THE MYSTERY. What is the mystery? For some it is enlightenment, for some it is nirvana, for some it is a feeling of un-ending ultimate bliss. For others it is UFO's, or ghosts or Bigfoot. For some it is even fame and fortune.

All are seekers after that which they percieve as hidden, as other and seperate from themselves. If this is you, if you are an earnest seeker then ask yourself, When you find what you are looking for will you be happy? Is your happiness and identity tied to the search itself.
Do you want to know the truth no matter what the answer is?
Or have you already decided what the truth is, and are just looking for things to reinforce and strengthen your current worldview / illusion?

When you find what you were looking for, will you be more complete or more lost then ever.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Welcome to the new address

I have changed to my spiffy new Blogger URL.
Hope you can all find me here at the new address

Friday, October 21, 2005

Sound a bit like the modern world?

When the great Tao is forgotten,
goodness and piety appear.
When the body’s intelligence declines,
cleverness and knowledge step forth.
When there is no peace in the family,
filial piety begins.
When the country falls into chaos,
patriotism is born.

The Tao Te Ching by Lau Tzu

The Nature of Mystery

A lot of spiritual traditions state that the absolute is unknowable, and that every word written about it only conveys a very vauge understanding of the actual concept. Basicly the thought that you cant express with words that which is beyond words (or you can express with thought that which is beyond thought).
This is a perfectly understandable and true concept.

However this idea of spiritual mystery has been used as another method of control by those in charge over the masses.

Ideas like :

* There needs to be a conduit between yourself and the absolute because "you just wouldn't understand it, this is special knowledge, this is a sacred mystery"

*That those who express a diffenet idea about the absolute are wrong. (how can anyones conception about an unknowable subject be correct). This includes that from other "religions" and within their own.

* Burying simple truths under a pile of dogma, ritual and confusing texts. I site occultism as the obvious here (every tried to read crowley? some good stuff heaped in with a lot of garbage. Most major religions are only 1 step better.

Why do people project seperateness while preaching unity?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Star Wars Wisdom

When you start looking you see that pop culture is full of wisdom. Some times its subtle, sometimes it just whacks you in the forehead and says "Listen".

Yoda: Careful you must be when sensing the future, Anakin. The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.

Anakin Skywalker: I won't let these visions come true, Master Yoda.

Yoda: Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.

Anakin Skywalker: What must I do, Master Yoda?

Yoda: Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.


Its time to ask yourself. Why must wisdom be found in some dusty old book, or yogi in a far off cave. The truth is the truth no matter where you find it. Remove your preconceptions and you have given yourself the key to the lock.

M.A.Y.A

The illusion is not static.

It is co-created with conciousness in the every moment.
The illusionist creates the illusion that he believes is the truth.
Is he then really an illusionist?
What/Who is he then?

Wisdom is expressed everywhere

Ahhh Synchronicity.... dont you just love it.

I have been contemplating lately how a lot of populer songs contain quite profound spiritual wisdom and keys concepts of enlightenment. I was about to write this post when I decided to surf over to Dr. George Breeds blog and read some of it this morning.
Contained in a comment for his latest post were the lyrics to the song that a user had added.
It was the song I was going to post. the exact one.

Here it is.

LET IT BE

When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Permanent Enlightenment - Link to Dave Oshana Site

Permanent Enlightenment

This is a wonderfull article that lays it out for you in plain english.

Words Words Words Words Words

Why do people put so many words around simple concepts!

There is truth all around you - Wisdom to be had

A lot of people on the spiritual path get confused with the notion of truth. Before, during and after my enlightenment I had almost done away with the concept of truth.
The only concept I could grasp after going through it all is "there is no truth"

Before my enlightenment I studied every major (and minor) spiritual, philosophical and mystical tradition I could find. For about 6 years I studied every book I could get my hands on, tried to contact as many other people as I could who were on the path and meditated.

During my enlightenment, as i broke down each concept searching for the core truth I came to the realization that there was nothing to hold on to. I am not my body, i am not my mind. It is all an illusion. Everyhing part of the connected whole.The only truth is the realization that all is one. There is no begining and there certainly is no end. Enlightenment is not a state of divine bliss, it is a divine state of bliss. (I just love throwing out those contradictory statements, the more you look into spirituality the more truth you will see within them)

Now after my enlightenment I come to see that although the truth that most people seek is in essence unknowable, there is a lot to be said for spiritual wisdom.

Now going back and starting to read over the texts that before enlightenment where a confusing mismash, each one conflicting with the other, each one leading me further from the truth, I now see that a majority of spiritual writing, and that goes from your proto magick pagan stuff, to the bible, to some guys blog who likes to meditate a bit all contain elements of "truth", elements that ring true within this reality. Truths within the illusion.

So all I can say is dont limit yourself to just buddhism, or just studying the bhagvad gita, or just doing yoga, or just meditating twice per day. Get out there, look for the truth contained in it all and put the puzzle together for yourself (or more truthfully to say, PULL IT APART).
Dont get caught in the dogma, the ritual. Be a keen observer and mine for the peices that ring true to you from within.

From time to time in the future of this blog i will put forward these tidbits of wisdom (as I see them) and my comment why i think it is so.

Interesting Online Book - Non Dualism Student

Hi All,

Here is an interesting online book I read a few months back which details a students time with the spiritual teacher Richard Rose. Although I dont really agree with all of his methods I do think that it is an interesting read for any one interested in non dual spirituality and cutting through spiritual conceptions to find the truth.

http://www.onzen.com/atatoc.htm

Keep it with me always

In my wallet I carry a card, the size of a standard business card.

One one side it says "Am I Afraid?"

On the other it says "Its all an Adventure"

Two reminders that enable me to remain mindfull and aware at all times.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

You talk the talk...

Those that speak the toughest talk, that take the analogy or message to its most extreme aren't always correct. Just becuase they impress you with strength or finality of message does not mean that you have to accept it as truth.

Always ask the question, dont be a lemming

Wise Words


Belief Systems

Each person has a belief system.

A belief system can possess a person.

A person can believe that one belief system is RIGHT.

If a person believes that a belief system is RIGHT,
s/he (whether subtly or directly) attempts to persuade others
to adopt that belief system.

Those persuaded are thought to be wise.

Those not persuaded are thought to be foolish.

Each person has the ability to stand aside
and witness their own belief system.

This ability can be a conscious practice.

All of this is part of my belief system.

-- George Breed

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Its All around us and within us - Just Be

The true nature of reality is expressed all around you. It is expressed, quite eloquently sometimes in the words of popular songs, themes of popular movies, the way that people interact with you and live their lives. People cant help BUT express it. ] Your job, your family, your social group, your car, your mortgage even are all expressions of the true nature or reality. You just dont realise it.
Everything is a lesson, everything is an adventure. And everything is as it should be.
All it takes is the ability to slow down, to change your perspective and see the events of your life in a new light.
You are already enlightened, you are already free. You just have to realise it.

For all of the average persons idealistic strivings and anxious worrying there is only one thing to hold on to.. that what is. How could it be any other way. There is no other spiritual dimension or perfected shangri la. This is what we have, and for the normal person when confronted with this they are either extremely frightened or extremely liberated. They spend 98% of their time trying to avoid this very notion. They live in idealised fantasy's and self made prisons chasing things that they assume will make them happy. They cling to what they know, what they have, what the possess and they will do anything to get more.
They condemn what is different from themselves and they identify and place labels on everyting. This is better then that, that belief is more right then the other.

But everything is just the way it is, it can not be any other way

Friday, October 14, 2005

Spiritual Enlightenment Truth Realization Non-Duality Blog By Edward Traversa

Spiritual Enlightenment Truth Realization Non-Duality Blog By Edward Traversa

I can definitely recommend Eddie Traversa's site for anybody seeking enlightenment. Great thoughts and discussion on what abiding non dual realization is.
Eddie is someone who is also deeply into the ideas presented in Jed Mckena's books and has an interesting perspective and what enlightenment is. He is also writing a book that I can't wait to check out

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Whats going on - Starting to write a book

For a long time I have wanted to write a novel and see it published. I have just decided to dedicate some time to pursue this dream and see it realised. The only problem.. what to write.

This has been my major stumbling block in the past, I have a lot of different things to say but I want to say them in a way that other people will be receptive to them.. should I write an action/thriller or a horror. When I was younger I used to like these sort of books, and they seem to sell.
But the whole thing of working with violence and fear really turns me off. Perhaps I will just write a rambling philosophical text about spiritual insights and the road to enlightenment.. hmm that doesnt sound to bad. Even if it only gets published on the web it will be enough for me

Friday, October 07, 2005

books that you should read

Human civilization is in quite a sorry state. Peak oil is approaching, the environment is in dire trouble and society is full of depressed people going through the motions.
When all this is happening you need to emancipate your thinking from the constant bombardment of lies that is designed to keep you sleepwalking with your shoulder to the grindstone.

Here are a couple of books to read to get you started.

The first is called Ishmael, by Author Daniel Quinn. I recommed you read this to get an overview of what civilized man is all about and break you free of some of the illusion that we are making "progess"

The second recommended read is Jed Mckenna : Spiritualy Incorrect Enlightement.
There is another way that civilized man is put under control. Read this book to find out what it is. Start the begining of the end in your search for fullfilment and start to see the truth for yourself.

All I can say of these two books is that they are mind blowingly thought provoking and I think aproach the same problem from different angles.

Cheers,
Steve

My Blog got Spammoged

Well that is a first... Someone posted spam on my comments page.. I dont want to place censorship on my comments but crass commercialism just has to go..

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

What I've Been Up To - Peak Oil

Hi All,

Been a week since i posted so thought I should get back to it. I have been busy for the last week intently reading about the coming peak oil crisis and what it will mean for civilization.
I won't send you to a particular site but go to google and search for "peak oil" and read some of the articles and sites that you find. This will give you a good overview of this problem that will affect each and every person on the planet. Now this may sound a bit alarmist or overly dramatic, but the entire economy of all first world and even third world nations runs on oil, and when the supply of oil begins to hit a peak and decline in relation to demand, then prices will skyrocket and we will see a multitude of problems, most probably leading to life as we know it now changing for everyone. There will be a return to small centralised communities and the requirement for greater self reliance.

I will start throwing more links up, and if anyone is reading this please drop me a mail

Cheers