The Most Startling Idea of All

5 02 2013
The Buddha in Drag

The Buddha in Drag

There is a startling idea which once rightly comprehended, shatters all illusions. This one single idea is so Earth shattering, so extraordinary, so revolutionary,  that everything that comes after it represents a remarkably different phase of life to that which came before. This is so because in one sense it involves the disappearance of the universe. Just imagine, if gold from a safe were to disappear, well . . . that would be a mystery, but if the entire universe disappeared that would represent the greatest mystery of all. Of course this is the level of mystery we are talking about here.

It must be of such great interest at this time that the polar opposites of religion and science have now found an accord in this Earth shattering idea. A clue.  This indicates that the human story is about to reach, to break through to a very new and interesting place. For the human story will by definition require the creative tension of opposites to continue. And so does the mystery deepen. The new perspective; the new position that we are about to discover; into which our consciousness is about to emerge – will inevitably amaze us all. So what is this most startling idea?

The startling idea is that the universe is not of material origin at all, but a material construction whose origin is consciousness. And there it goes, it vanishes in a puff of smoke. This is the conclusion of both spiritual revelation and quantum theory. The revolutionary realization is that we are . . . simply our-SELF. Nothing more, nothing less. In the deeper sense we are simply pure consciousness, unburdened by all of the cultural and constructed meanings, beliefs, references and ideas. All of the constructions which purport to bring us closer to ourselves such as religion, politics, education and many subtle forms of social and psychic conditioning may bring us to look at aspects of self, however just at the point where we are ready to realize that we are simply ourselves, all these things just get in the way. Knowing this you may have concluded that you are close to experiencing directly that you are . . . simply yourself. Then experience away! FREE from the burden of the cosmic or psychic bureaucracy.

The sobering fact, is that there is always the final journey.  We must ever and always walk the last mile home on our own.  That is not to suggest that God-Goddess or the angels or the saints are not with us. It is rather to suggest that to enter the deeper truth of who we are – simply ourselves – we must ultimately abandon the hierarchical, bureaucratic and institutional frameworks which purport to represent the truth and become that truth. This is why the master Jesus was able to truthfully declare I am the way and the truth and the light. He had somehow managed to experience himself as simply (him) self. It is the point at which the bud of individuality upon the human tree of consciousness bursts forth as the flower. 

There is a paradox here because in order to get to that place generally we require some schooling, processes, the guidance that religions provide, lots of techniques . . . and so forth. But one day finally and at last we, each of us, must find our metaphorical Bodhi tree under which we shall sit, if not in open defiance of all institutionalized forms of learning, certainly in distinction to them and quite often in contradiction to them. The great paradox of liberated blasphemy. It is the intensely personal and revelatory journey represented so beautifully in the life story of St Francis of Assisi. He goes to Rome – the very symbol of institutional religion, as a bare footed beggar to present his revolutionarty and revelatory understanding to the Pope. If you have ever seen the beautiful film by Franco Zeferelli – Brother Sun Sister Moon, you will know well the outcome. Below are a few St Francis quotes that demonstrate his clear, present and radical consciousness. These are combined with statements attributed to some of our other great teachers. They stand in distinction to much of the old consciousness and constructions of the Kali Yuga, the Iron Age of ignorance. These words of wisdom point to new levels of consciousness and understanding which more people than ever are now demonstrating. The whole point is to get to that place where you can finally and at last speak this wisdom fresh with each breath of life within the living breathing cosmos. Here then is a sample from St Francis and others, remembering that one day you will make up your own in each moment of life.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St Francis

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. – Buddha

I am formless and everywhere – Shirdi Sai Baba

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible – Jesus

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection – Buddha

Get on with your worldly activities cheerfully, but do not forget God – Shirdi Sai Baba

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. St Francis

All that you see taken together is Myself – Shirdi Sai Baba

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart – Buddha

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. St Francis

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men – St Francis

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast – Shirdi Sai Baba

You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free – Jesus

God is not so far away. He is not in the heavens above, nor in hell below. He is always near you – Shirdi Sai Baba

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy – Buddha

Hatred does not cease by hatred but only by love. This is the eternal rule – Buddha

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world – Buddha

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth

According to your faith be it unto you – Jesus


Painting With Light

27 01 2012

The Light We See is Our Creation

Buddha In The Earth Garden

The light we choose to make real. That is a fascinating thing. As every living being is a representative of the original light of consciousness, of love of awareness . . .then the light we choose to make real is an act of creative becoming. It is what we declare ourselves to be. The basic coded imprint of who we are being can vary greatly. If you are any kind of photographer – literally grapher, or recorder of light – then you will understand the vast differences that the variables can have on the final picture. The New Age mantra for the self generating production of reality is . . .you create your own reality. This is undoubtedly a multi-dimensional proposition. Maybe you decided – roughly speaking what you wanted to accomplish before you entered this realm at physical birth. Maybe you as your higher self is involved in the process on an ongoing basis and perhaps you get to have an enourmous amount of impact on your experience through accenting the variables as you go.

Playing around with my iPhone as a camera I can get hugely different results in Photoshop Express (free download App) just by adjusting the exposure, saturation and contrast, as well as a few other nifty effects that are there for the using. All I have do do is touch a couple of buttons on the phone when I am in edit mode. Which leads us philosophically to the question: How do you get your own life into edit mode? I think it’s called coaching. Either that or you can leap out of bed at 5am and have a cold shower. That should wake you up on any given day.

According to our choices the light that is reflected from any given event can vary greatly. What then do we choose to make real? The light we see is our creation.

The Light We See and how we Choose to see it – is a Creative Act

Busting Out of The Quantum Hologram

23 12 2011

Buddha Views The Christmas Gift of a Quantum Hologram

image courtesy

Freedom and Entanglement

Quantum theory says we are bound up in the world through a Quantum Hologram which is filtered into our consciousness by the medium of our brains. It’s a game of freedom and entanglement. Eastern mysticism, specifically Vedic (or Indian) culture talks of deep entanglement with the world as Samsara. Samsara means being bound into the lowest cycles of vibratory existence – what we refer to as our universe – and the associated problem of having to be born again and again . . .and having to die . . .again and again. It’s a bum rap with absolutely no prospect of escape save through the Cosmic Board of Parole. You can’t bust out of the Cosmic slam in some sort of Hollywood style bid for freedom. You have to get Moksha – liberation. No wonder the Birdman of Alcatraz and other prisoner movies have such deep appeal for the human psyche. The prisoner is us. Plenty of time to play the game of freedom and entanglement

You could say we have been thrown into a cosmic dungeon. And here we are. One is reminded of Brian in that hilarious scene from the Life Of Brian movie being thrown into a Dungeon and spat on by a Roman soldier. And in that prison, shackled to the dank wall is an incredibly bedraggled, bearded old man. Brian complains – that Roman soldier spat on me! The old man replies, speaking of course from his own experience: What I wouldn’t give to be spat on! Einsteinian Relativity at it’s comedic best. It’s a game of freedom and entanglement. This is the point where theory intersects with the human phenomena of consciousness. Laugh if you want to. and hey .. .you might as well. It’s free and produces happy endorphins apparently.

One way of looking at our prison, our dungeon our Samsara of being born and having to die again and again is to simply reframe the whole prison thing and call it a game, an adventure a learning experience. It’s a game of freedom and entanglement.  From a Quantum perspective this sounds pretty good because in Quantum Philosophy as in New Age philosophy . . .you create your own reality. The Pundits of Quantum theory will of course quibble over the New Age-ness of this proposition – you must understand, no sober pontificating scientist wants to be upstaged by some lunatic crystal waving New Agers. Even if they happen to be correct. But then they will all say the same thing in their scientific language. You collapse the wave and produce . . .the specific experience of the particle and a whole universe. You create your own reality! Go on  . . . you know you want to.

But here’s the thing: what all the interesting commentators in the Quantum Philosophy field are now talking about, and talking about . . .and talking about, is the very fact of consciousness as being the real thing at the root of matter . . .and not the other way around. As you are entangled in the Quantum Hologram if you really want to play the cosmic game and get free of the Samsara of birth and death (you will warm to this proposition whenever you find it’s time to die) it can be done efficiently and effectively at the level of consciousness. So what’s this got to do with L-O-V-E  . . . LOVE! Everything of course. It’s what all the Gurus are talking about these days. Well . . it is Christmas after all. Celebrate the Groove-meister. Love is the answer and it will get you free of the prison. Play that funky music!. It’s a game of freedom and entanglement . . . the adventure of busting loose.

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