Archive for the gurus Category

Union of Appearance and Emptiness (Anyen)

Posted in buddhism, enlightenment, gurus, Uncategorized on July 10, 2011 by ewakening

If we do not take the truths in union, but associate ultimate reality with wisdom and conventional reality with delusion, the inseparable view will be divided. If we separate the nature of appearance and emptiness, we have strayed far from realization of the nature of mind.

— Anyen Rinpoche, from The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhicitta

Flavor of Nonexistence (Milarepa)

Posted in buddhism, enlightenment, gurus on July 3, 2011 by ewakening

Because there is no difference between Static and Active Meditation, I have no need for the different stages in the Path. Whatever they may manifest, their essence is Voidness; there is neither mindfulness nor nonmindfulness in my contemplation. I have tasted the flavor of Non-existence; compared to other teachings, this is the highest.

— Milarepa

Nobody’s World (Trungpa)

Posted in buddhism, gurus on July 3, 2011 by ewakening

In relating with the world, there are some very tough questions. What is the world? Whose world is it? What does relating mean? The basic point is that this is nobody’s world, since there is nobody as such. The energy constantly taking place does not belong to anybody but is a natural organic process.

— Chogyam Trungpa, from True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art.

Meditate Not to Meditate (Milarepa)

Posted in buddhism, gurus on June 26, 2011 by ewakening

Moreover, to meditate is an illusory thought;
Not to meditate is illusory, too.
It is the same whether or not you meditate.

— Milarepa

Gurdjieff: Real Understanding

Posted in evolution, gurdjieff, gurus, transformation on April 24, 2011 by ewakening

Among Gurdjieff’s closest pupils there has been no unanimity as to how we are to understand his intentions.  He made many confusing and contradictory statements that could not be attributed either to carelessness or to caprice. … He was well aware that the sense of satisfaction that overtakes our thinking apparatus when we recognize a formula that fits our mental patterns is a barrier to real understanding.

— J.G. Bennett, Gurdjieff: Making a New World 

Lifestream of Synchronicity (Bertiaux)

Posted in gurus, magic on February 13, 2011 by ewakening

Somewhere at the heart of it all there is a certain energy, which cannot be seen, for it makes itself known and felt only in oracles. This energy, which is the lifestream of synchronicity, is in reality the presence of the Genius of IFA, acting out the enjoyment of the play of being-space-consciousness. By entering the waters of synchronicity which float endlessly in the spaces of what is, we can communicate with this magickal power, and thereby find ourselves within the continuum of being – yet moving beyond it, only to desire to merge with it once more.

— Michael Bertiaux, from Voudon Gnostic Workbook (p. 363)

Creative basis of Magick (Bertiaux)

Posted in gurus, magic on October 17, 2010 by ewakening

The magician will always be looking for opportunities to create his own magickal system of the world. He will be looking always for ideas and the simplest of elements, to be found anywhere, from which there will emerge a picture of reality, his reality. The creative energies of spider-magi, who are true practitioners of this art of cosmic creation, are collected from here and there and fused together into a very wonderful picture of being. This is the basis of magick — your imagination is making the world to be as it is in itself.

— Michael Bertiaux