Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Buddha Mind Bubbha Mind

Here is a little piece out of my new book. It's still in production. It's about changing the basic operational system of our consciousness. Although this might look like religion, it's not.

"There is a myth that one day after many searchings and much work, that you will be blinded by the Light of Creation and you will foreverafter be enlightened and reside completely in the mind of God.

Although events of this nature can and do occur with Great Saints, it is a rare and sublime occurrence.

This morning, I read these words of Ramana Maharshi in response to a question regarding the "states of mind" for a Jnani. He responds:

“How can there be, when the mind itself is dissolved and lost in the Light of Consciousness?

For the Jnani, all the three states are equally unreal. But the ajnani is unable to comprehend this, because for him the standard of reality is the waking state, whereas for the Jnani the standard of Reality is Reality itself. This Reality of pure Consciousness is eternal by its nature and therefore subsists equally during what you call waking, dreaming, and sleep. To him who is one with that Reality, there is neither the mind nor its three states and, therefore, neither introversion nor extroversion.

His is the ever-waking state, because he is awake to the eternal Self; his is the ever dreaming state, because to him the world is not better than a repeatedly presented phenomenon of dream; his is the ever-sleeping state, because he is at all times without the “body am I” consciousness.”

"Ramana Maharshi was a 19th and 20th century Indian Jnani who at the age of seventeen, without the guidance of Guru, attained a profound experience of the “True Self”. From this time on, he remained fully absorbed in the Self. After years of silent seclusion, he finally began to reply to the questions put to him by spiritual seekers from all over the world. He wrote nothing and left only very simple instructions to those who would seek him out. Over and over again he would tell them to investigate for themselves, “Who am I”.

But most of us cannot and should not retire to a cave or temple.

We must instead nurture our own transcendence even in the desert of the non-reality of Man. For in truth, there is no nonreality. There is only the illusion of nonreality.

At our best, we find ourselves wrestling between impatience and transcendence.

We may live in our Buddha Mind for a moment and then fall back into our Bubba Mind with the slightest provocation.

Yet, if we hold onto the Oneness like a dog to a bone, this Mind of Man will fall away. We will see the Oneness in our friends, in our conversations with them, in the silliness of our minds, in the smallness of our small talk, in the source of our victimizations, in the shallowness of our cravings, in the tombs of our desires.

We will be the Oneness in the quality of our play, and in the depth of our Love. We will be the Oneness in the fullness of our understandings and the in the breath of our care. We will know who we are and where we are and whose time it is.

And like the Jnani, the standard of Reality

will be Reality itself.

And the Creator will be the Creation.

And the Observer, the Observed.

You will awake to a place where World has become a Dream.

And the Dream has become Reality.

There is a dog talking to his neighbor.

And two birds are gossiping about the cold night.

And a horse clops up the steep cobblestone street

Thinking of his sore feet.

A rooster crows to his girl friend.

And the power of Man sleeps."

And then I think about "Alberto smugface sickf#ck Gonzales",

and his gang of Texas Oil Dicks who stole

our Constitution,

stomped on it with their blood drenched boots,

wiped their filthy cracks with it,

and then made our chicken sh$t congress eat it,

right there on CSpan

as they continue to reem us and the world ,

with their lies and their vile ways

in the clear light of day. (breathe)

It's enough to make you holy.

Buddha mind Bubbha mind.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Ghandi when you need him?

1:18 PM  
Blogger scurry said...

Namaste. Have a good day.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J. Krishnamurti

We have to alter the structure of our society, its injustice, its appalling morality, the divisions it has created between man and man, the wars, the utter lack of affection and love that is destroying the world. If your meditation is only a personal matter, a thing which you personally enjoy, then it is not meditation. Meditation implies a complete radical change of the mind and the heart. This is only possible when there is this extraordinary sense of inward silence, and that alone brings about the religious mind. That mind knows what is sacred.


Just fanciful words, or words that point to an underlying truth? Do I have a flaw in my psyche that has caused me to manifest a flawed world? For the most part I have dealt with the world like a fool in a slide show who would seek to remedy the flaw on the screen with a crayola rather than changing the original film from which the flawed image was projected. Maybe
Krishnamurti is right maybe I need a radical change of mind and heart.


6:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now there’s a real Bubba, wearing an empty tool belt, apparently he can git ‘er done with just a hammer!

The rest was over my head! K

6:32 AM  

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