I started the day with reading… Yesterday’s Growth course sucked all creativity out of me…
I stumbled onto an article about a funny English born Buddhist Monk… Funny? English? Monk? lol…
I like funny… so I went and looked up a video to hear funny.
Yeah, he is funny for a monk, but that is not what struck me most.
The dude, no disrespect meant by calling him a dude, is 69 yeas old, has a Wikipedia entry, is the abbot of some Western Australia Buddhist monastery, with meditation retreats, blah blah blah. The spiritual head of, the advisor or… more blah blah blah. Look it up if interested… I wasn’t.
I measured his vibration. 200. I listened to half of the long talk, about 50 minutes.
He did say profound things I practice, I live by, I somehow attempt to teach..
He says that the noise doesn’t disturb you, you disturb the noise. The [disturbing thing] doesn’t disturb you, you disturb it.
Smart, maybe even obvious, and yet, not even the abbot is living like that… At 200 vibration you can’t… not yet.
What is missing? Because to have that attitude, natively, automatically, you need to clean house… your inner house, of all the ways you have labeled everything and its opposite, wrong, good, bad, right.
And that is a long process, it is all verbal, you cannot do it in a wordless meditation.
Verbal, because all the wrongs exist only in language.
Outside of language nothing is ever wrong. Everything is just is. Mosquito bite, not being able to sleep, noise, assholish people… they just are… no label. Outside of language what you have you have, what you don’t doesn’t even occur, because the only place for it to occur is in language.
What you produce is what you produced, what you didn’t doesn’t exist, because the only place for it to exist is in language.
If you are agile enough to turn around and catch your shadow, i.e. to hear the voice saying something like ‘you didn’t do X’, then you’ll know what I am talking about. Because if you look around, what is is, what isn’t doesn’t exist…
Can you find ‘no love’ if you are looking? It isn’t there… unless you say so.
Can you find ‘not enough money’ if you are looking? It isn’t there… the amount of money is, but not the ‘not enough’.
Because homo sapiens live their lives entirely in the speaking, the job is to clear up that world, the speaking world… and then, only then, will you be able to have peace, joy, and then, only then will you know that if you are complaining, you are complaining about something that only bothers you if you are speaking.
It is not easy.
I have seven students in my Growth course. Five of the seven continued from the Playground. One is a newbie to this work of ‘transformation’. One has been around quite some time, but she wasn’t in the Playground…
This work of transformation? What does it mean?
Transformation is simply a flexibility in