16 February 2008

Life: a definition

What we know as a "life" is the analytical realization in the seriality of time of our eternal reality.

-- Wei Wu Wei, Why Lazarus Laughed

12 February 2008

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi cremated in India

The body of recently deceased Maharishi (great sage) Mahesh Yogi was cremated on a traditional pyre in the holy Indian city of Allahabad on Monday. The guru was the founder of the Transcendental Meditation ("TM") movement and a well-known popularizer of yoga and meditation techniques in the Western world.

Thousands of followers accompanied the body of their guru from his ashram to the burning site. In attendance was filmmaker David Lynch (a longtime TM practitioner and advocate) and one-time Presidential candidate John Hagelin of Maharishi's Natural Law Party.

09 February 2008

Seek teachings

As a bee seeks nectar
from all kinds of flowers,
seek teachings everywhere.
Like a deer that finds
a quiet place to graze,
seek seclusion to digest
all you have gathered.
Like a madman,
beyond all limits,
go wherever you please
and live like a lion
completely free of all fear.

-- a Dzogchen tantra, from The Crystal and the Way of Light by Namkhai Norbu

Continuous awakening

There is really no point at which this "work" begins or ends. It is a continuous awakening to divinity in each moment, walking in forests, being with others, organizing programs, planting seeds, driving, skiing, drinking tea and resting.

-- Rowena Pattee, in Shape Shifters: Shaman Women in Contemporary Society by Michele Jamal