Tuesday, May 31, 2005


"The deep inward simplicity of austerity makes for a life that has no
duality. The mind must take this journey of beauty without the word,
the answer, the predetermined course of achievement.
This journey is meditation."

- JK

Monday, May 30, 2005

photo by Helga Piatscheck

Sunday, May 22, 2005

greatest treasures

I have just three things to teach:
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
You return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
You accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
You reconcile all beings in the world.

- Lao Tzu

inward simplicity

A religious man is not really one who puts on a robe or a loincloth, or has taken innumerable vows to be this and not be that, but is he who is inwardly simple, who is not becoming anything. Such a mind is capable of extraordinary receptivity, because there is no barrier, there is no fear, there is no going towards something; therefore it is capable of receiving grace, God, Truth or what you will.

- JK

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Psychological Time

"Do not ask me what psychological time is. Ask that question of yourself. Perhaps the speaker may prompt you, put it into words, but it is your own question. One has had a son, a brother, a wife, father. They are gone. They can never return. They are wiped away from the face of the earth. Of course, one can invent a belief that they are living on other planes. But one has lost them; there is a photograph on the piano or the mantelpiece. One's remembrance of them is in psychological time. How one had lived, how they loved me; what help they were; they helped to cover up one's loneliness. The remembrance of them is a movement in time. They were there yesterday and gone today. That is, a record has been formed in the brain. That remembrance is a recording on the tape of the brain; and that tape is playing all the time. How one walked with them in the woods, one's sexual remembrances, their companionship, the comfort one derived from them. All that is gone, and the tape is playing on. This tape is memory and memory is time. If you are interested, go into it very deeply."


Monday, May 16, 2005


.....feelings....got so used to 'unnatural' situations.....still not totally focussing on what is important...mind reacting to 'work'...important work....diversion...internal justification for that diversion....sticking to some theories...but unable to yet implement them religiously....need a break...but that break will come from me...only me...and only i am responsible and will have to control...no not control...but observe.... my fickle mind....

Sunday, May 15, 2005

JK on Self

K: "Now the question is: can the mind be free of this egocentric activity? Right? That is really the question. Not whether it is so or not. Which means can the mind stand alone, uninfluenced? Alone, being alone does not mean isolation. Sir, look: when one rejects completely all the absurdities of nationality, the absurdities of propaganda, of religious propaganda, rejects conclusions of any kind, actually, not theoretically, completely put aside, has understood very deeply the question of pleasure and fear, and division--the `me' and the `not me'- -is there any form of the self at all?"

Thursday, May 12, 2005


"Man has become addicted to the drug named "intellect" and under its influence compulsively analyzes everything, cogitating, speculating and making all simple things complicated. This addiction can only be gotten rid of by unconditional surrender to the process of pure receptivity."


Monday, May 09, 2005


I said to the wanting-creature inside me:
What is this river you want to cross?
There are no travelers on the river-road, and no road.
Do you see anyone moving about on that bank, or

There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman.
There is no tow rope either, and no one to pull it.
There is no ground, no sky, no time, no bank, no

And there is no body, and no mind!
Do you believe there is some place that will make the
soul less thirsty?

In that great absence you will find nothing.

Be strong then, and enter into your own body;
there you have a sold place for your feet.
Think about it carefully!
Don't go off somewhere else!

Kabir says this:
Just throw away all thoughts of
imaginary things,
and stand firm in that which you are.


Friday, May 06, 2005


...about self....or trying to be conscious? Mind does not stick to one topic..jumps about, wavering, can be called lack of concentration...a potentially dangerous habit.....habit which can make things worse.....but still...mind doesnt act with a sense of rationality..acts on impulse...impulses of thoughts, cerebral current.....trying to be self-conscious...is that good or not? Lets see where i am progressing.....

Wednesday, May 04, 2005


Resistance to the truth of what is happening breeds fear and anxiety as well as conformity and acceptance. The brain must be washed clean of all these cunning devices.


Sunday, May 01, 2005

unawakened mind...

The unawakened mind tends to make war against the way things are.

- Jack Kornfield