Saturday 1 August 2009

The Ripple Effect

Thoughts of the individual, its welfare, opinion and continuance hover like a low mist. The internal dialectic is persistent. Above the fields of the Pure Land is a vast blanket of vebiage and concepts, entangled and warring.

The beginning of freedom is the understanding of the nature of these thoughts. Vigilance and a hawk eye, coupled with sincerity and a burning passion for liberation are the catalysts for release. Yet the subtlety of thought co-opts all attempts and methods. It wishes to own any insight and progress made.

The breaks in identification reveal that the mist is in fact illusory. Understanding transmutes into Heart.

Rudra listened to a Tibetan teacher outlining the neccessity of altruism and the attention to the mechanics of Karma. Beside him a drip from the roof fell into a standing pool of water. The ripples, outgoing, spoke of a sublime beauty and simplicity far beyond the need for explanation. How simple life is then and how simple the complications are too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am in the studio reading both 'The Life of Milarepa' and 'Resistance and Reform in Tibet'. Too tired to paint after a lively but very late night out where I must have drank at least 1/3 of a glass of wine (I never drink otherwise, so this is major binging for me) I read 'The Ripple Effect' and feel refreshed on my onward journey. Regine