Escape into life through deep experiences of your ordinary mind.Read more "Ordinary Mind as the Path (I)"
“Self” functions as the holder (possessor) of the grounding concept of “God” (in word) as opposed to a pattern of being that emerges from the groundless Ground of “God” (underlying experience) “Self” demands certainty, sometimes at the cost of authenticity — thus, we live with the belief that God is someTHING to obtain or acquire […]Read more "A central theological problem (from a layperson’s POV)"
We are all separate servants of God from one point of view [Transcendent Father-YHWH]; We are all a part of God from one point of view [Immanent Mother-Spirit]; We are all one with (but not equal to) God from one point of view [Awakened Child-Logos]. But all of these are mere “points of view”: views from one point. […]Read more "The Mystery of Non-Dual Trinitatianism (Advaita Christianity)"
The life of suffering and the Kingdom of Heaven are both pitchers of water; They both are broken with a constant and flowing leak. They both are the same, in fact; One pitcher: broken, leaking. At once exhausting and endlessly fulfilling; Being emptied is pain and satisfaction; The pouring-out balanced with a pouring-in; An unseen […]Read more "“Holy” Pitcher"
THE LITTLE DUCK By Donald C. Babcock Now we are ready to look at something pretty special. It is a duck riding the ocean a hundred feet beyond the surf. No, it isn’t a gull. A gull always has a raucous touch about him. This is some sort of duck, and he cuddles in the […]Read more "Ducks and Russians"
“At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposed our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind […]Read more "Let’s Hear it for Thomas Merton…"
Isaiah 40:6-8 “6 All flesh is grass,And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. 7 The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”Read more "Anicca "