"QUETZAL" AND "MAD MONK"
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THE SAMURAI PREPARES
Enlightenment exists within all things. All things are Enlightenment.
Enlightenment has always existed; exists right now, and will always
exist. Enlightenment comes from meditation. Clear your mind; still your
thoughts. Be absorbed in sound; in music.
Enlightenment is beyond all of this. Enlightenment
is beyond all of this. All of these worlds; all of these times; all
of these places... everything here will come and go. Nothing remains,
THE SAMURAI CONFRONTS HIMSELF
In ancient time, Enlightenment was sought in the forests, by the seas,
and on the mountains and in the deserts. Today Enlightenment is the
city, with it's noise and it's sounds. On the other side of sounds and
noises in the cities...is perfect stillness.
Allow your mind to drift into the currents of Enlightenment;
far beyond this and any world, where there are no beginnings and endings;
there is only endless perfection.
THE SAMURAI IN BATTLE
The lightning and thunder of life are clamorous. Beyond them is the
stillness of perfect light and Enlightenment. We exist for a transient
moment, and then we dissolve again into the clear light of reality;
the Dharmakaya; the endless cycle of perfection and light as it manifests
THE EMPTINESS OF LIFE
On the other side of this life, there is Enlightenment that stretches
on forever; past thousands and millions of stars and suns...into Eternity.
THE EMPTINESS OF SPACE
Enlightenment is Union: the union of the finite and the infinite; the
union of man and woman; time and space; conception, creation, destruction.
All these things, all these worlds, are part of the play of Enlightenment.
Lose yourself in your life; in your work, in your play. In the physicality
of existence, Enlightenment also exists.
Trust yourself. Be still; be open. Humility is the ability to experience
Eternity as your body, mind and spirit. To be the light is not an easy
thing; to give up individuality. Prayer, fasting, meditation, concentration,
focus: these are the outer forms and expressions of Enlightenment.
Meditate of Light. Clear your mind. Allow the inner light from all the
endless worlds of light to flow through you into this world. Be a bridge.
Join all the worlds.
COMPLETION IS BEGINNING AGAIN
Be optimistic. Always be positive, because beyond this transient surface
of pleasure and pain, there is endless ecstasy. You can't understand
life. You can convince yourself that you have. What you can do is be
empty; empty of thoughts, and hatreds and violence so that the clear
light of perfect Enlightenment can fill you... to the brim.
SWORD OF THE SAMURAI
The mind is such a simple thing. Beyond the mind is the Greater Self.
Beyond the Greater Self is the stillness, the warmth, and the perfect
light of Enlightenment.
All rivers flow to the ocean they say. All men and women flow to the
ocean of their death, and there is a renewal at death; there is a rebirth
into a new life... a new river.
MERGING WITH THE TAO
What you focus on you will become, so always focus on that which is
the highest, brightest, and happiest: the most noble of all things...
- Rama, Zazen: Samurai.
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