Wednesday, June 20, 2018

AS TO BEING WHO WE ARE? AS TO BEING WHAT WE ARE? AS TO BEING WHY WE ARE⎯⎯THE WAY WE ARE?

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Here is a touch of my wisdom… to make a difference in the tapestry of life.




THE FOLLOWING IS A DEEP REFLECTION
SO WE MAY LIVE OUR HUMAN PURPOSE WITH HUMILITY, INTEGRITY, HARMONY, AND OVERALL BALANCE⏤WHILE WE SUSTAIN EQUILIBRIUM
 IN BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT



AS TO BEING WHO WE ARE:

The sensory 'mind-body' is a spontaneous psychophysical expression fashioned by 'subjective attitude'⏤colored and conditioned by the ever-looming 'three fires of self-perpetuation' or 'the evil out-flowings' of body, speech, and mind (propelled by the five-grasping aggregates of 'being and becoming'), while 'self-ignorance persists, as described herein:

  1. passion/lustful greed (attraction to that which is self-serving)
  2. aversion/aggression (detraction from what is not self-serving) 
  3. delusion/fundamental ignorance (remaining in denial of the TRUTH⏤that embodies the all-transcendent principle of 'selflessness')

As to being 'who we are' is a 'mind-body' continuum in flux⏤a five-step process of 'being and becoming'as form/appearance, feeling/sensation, perception ( emotive by nature), conception/discrimination/volition/memory/cognition, and overall mentation or consciousness; therefore, what we attribute to as 'self' is never an entity but a pattern of self-construction imbued with emotive and cognitive mental attitudes; it is a process of 'being and becoming' defined by imprints of volition (KARMA) in terms of thought, word, and deed. It is a constant stream of maturation of latent 'volitional seed-imprints'⏤of 'craving and attachment' in the form of habit energies⏤stored and preserved in the ever-evolving repository of 'the sub-conscious'   (looked upon as the current of evolution or the all conserving mind) through eternal time.

Again, as to being 'who we are' is the very evolving consciousness of bundled-up memories or 'habit energies', cumulatively known as the EGO SOUL, assuming 'the notion of a self' and its 'belongings'⏤by way of body, property and abode.

AS TO BEING WHAT WE ARE:

Primarily, the sentient 'mind-body' is a process and a coalescence or fusion of four wondrous cosmic energies⏤symbolized by the following substances: 
  • of resistance⏤symbolized by the earth element (as solidity/rigidity of relative hardness or softness)
  • of cohesion⏤symbolized by the water element (as fluidity/malleability of relative viscosity as 'flowing or pasting') 
  • of transmutation⏤symbolized by the fire element (as warmth of relative temperature⏤of hotness or coldness) 
  • of motion⏤symbolized by the air element (as motility or movement⏤of relative expansion or contraction 
First and foremost, the 'mind-body' is a constellation of psychophysical energy in constant flux, fashioned and balanced by the four aforementioned wondrous cosmic energies at perpetual interplay. 

Secondly, it is constitution of substances⏤by way of organic and inorganic matter⏤infinitely conditioned by our thoughts and emotions as a complex network of biophysical charges and biochemical processes. Essentially, it is a perpetually transient metabolic expression of our thoughts⏤as cellular and organic systems and processes.

From a cosmic purview, it is an electromagnetic symphony of psychophysical vibrations and harmonics bio-rhythmically aligned as 'personality' and 'universality'. There is an underlying symmetry that exists between the two⏤as 'EGO', (the subject or 'the inner') and 'its instrumental WORLD (the object', or 'the outer'). The objective world of 'multiplicity and diversity' is, in fact, the macrocosmic operating field of sensory consciousness⏤across space and timegrounded in ego-driven subjectivity. Thus, if there was no 'self' or 'subject', there exists no object, called world!

AS TO BEING WHY WE ARETHE WAY WE ARE?


We are the psychophysical outcroppings reflected upon as 'the five-aggregates of personality'of form, feeling, perception, conception/discriminating intelligence/mental formations/cognition/volition/memory, and mentation⏤fashioned by four indispensable, ineluctable nutriments.

Four forms of nutriments bear the seeds of the past, the present, and the future of our very 'being and becoming'

Therefore, it is important that we look deeply so we may nourish the body, mind, and spirit with these wholesome nutriments!

  • Edible food
  • Five-sense impressions
  • Volition
  • Consciousness

Edible Food is our most basic form of sustenance at the coarse/gross level of the body. The key to one's health and destiny, though, rests upon the way we choose to use the mouthby personal choice and selection. 

Our desires for food consumptionby way of eating and drinkingare driven by the need for general sense-appeasement. The mouth and its taste-buds play the primary role in this regard. The preference of taste and flavor emblazoned uniquely by shape, size, color, smell, density, texture and temperaturesadly takes precedence over 'satisfying the needs of the body'. Very often, we remain in denial of what the body requires and yearns for its overall health and well-being. The stubborn fact remains that 'our microcosmic living world of the body' is an intrinsic organic property and a process of the universecomposed of inorganic substanceswhile being propelled by evolutionary principles. It shares the nature of the universe and awaits being nurtured and sustainedwith harmony and balance by means of carefully absorbed vital energy, derived from potent nutrients of the physical/vegetal world. However, this essential truth is overshadowed by the habit energy of momentary pleasure sought.  Consequently, uncontrolled gluttony, negligence, and heedless ignorance pose to be the seeming cooperative conditions that perpetuate dis-ease, bringing about pain and suffering. As the sayings go, "we are what we eat" and '' the roots of all disease lie in the mouth"!


Sense Impressions are perpetual food as the breeding ground for thought; thought processes give rise to habit patterns that continually fashion our personality traits and, in turn, form and mold our character. Therefore, the exercise of mindfulnesswith regard to the quality and type of sensory inputis essential towards the preservation of equilbrium between the body, mind, and spirit. Non-toxic sensory matter may only assure us with the promise of overall peacefulness. Let us not forget, the senses belong to the mind; they are mind's windows to the world! They deserve to be guarded with prudence and mindfulnessopening them to embrace purity, and shutting them to what is unworthy and defiled.



Volition has its roots in our deepest desires or motivation.  It is the ever-propellant force of mind that 'wills' through day and night to think, speak and act.  However, if desires originate from the darkness of afflictive emotions and consequential thought processes, a precious human life will  be doomed with misery. On the contrary, if desires are grounded in the brilliance of altruistic intention and compassion, an eternally joyful life will be the spontaneous revelationin terms of our mortal experience. 

The desire or aspiration to transform oneselffrom darkness to brillianceis a noble path to undertake, and a realizable truth. When such a virtuous aspiration finds inward realization, a shift in our personal attention becomes self-evident in regard to all things. Very spontaneously, therefore, the quality of the outer world becomes a mere projection of the inner world; essentially, the 'outer' will only be reflective of the conceptual and emotional clarity or clutter/confusion that looms 'within'. From this vantage point, it is reasonable to say that entire societies have the potential to be transformed 'little by little', if and when the inner world has been discerned and looked upon with deep respect. Above all, the very apparent  emerging attitudecolored and conditioned by 'the inner taste of being'sets the pace for all 'outer states of being'


The transformation of hate, enmity, envy, jealousy, and aggression, to say the least, into loving kindness,  sympathetic joy, forbearance, understanding, and reconciliation is a marvelous practice of wholesome volitionas 'the superfood' to healing the mind and its metabolic imprint, called the body.


Wholesome volition, it must be emphasized, is the noble way to end divisive thought, speech, and action.

It is the only avenue through which the mind is steered towards a deep sense of equality and democracyin consideration of all human rights and social justice.

It is the realization of 'freedom' or 'liberty' centered at the heart of TRUTH! 


Consciousness, in a collective sense, is the 'seed-depository' or 'storehouse' of energy and information; it is the universal archive that contains, receives, retains, preserves, maintains, and processes the seed-imprints of 'purity and defilement'while they most naturally and inevitably remain in counteractive gridlock and in eternal flux. Consciousness at its surface of manifestationsin alignment with causes and cooperative conditionsmay be best expressed or regarded as 'the ever-heaving waves of interactive energy' springing upon the still ocean of 'essence' MIND. All of 'form and being', thus, are the unrelenting oscillationsas 'waves-forms' of energyintermingling and interpenetrating with one another. From a very fundamental perspective we, together, share 'a collective consciousness' whereby we live, breathe, and consume through a kind of osmosis.

Our notions and concepts in relation to ethics and morality (in terms of good and evil, virtues and vices, and so forth) are products of our collective consciousness. We are naturally influenced by the thoughts and conditions prevalent within the aggregate consciousness that surrounds usby way of family, community, city, state, nation, or world!

Therefore, it is in our best interest to find ways to nurture our nature within a well-intentioned collective consciousness that reveres as well as fosters holistic values and ideals acknowledged as being inclusive and other-centered, while being individually self-respecting.

Let us look deeply to nourish the trinity of our very 'being'in body, mind, and spiritwith the four aforementioned quintessential nutriments.


Let us, together, change our world for the better 'little by little, at a time'by making a healthy shift in our inner attentionso we may re-adjust the way we look upon things,  simply expressed, as attitude!


 Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF MY BELOVED MOM

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ON THIS MOTHER'S DAY 



On this occasion, I commemorate
Your spirit serene
Having experienced it, day after day
From the very inception of my life
Through maturity, to no end!

Love and compassion

You did emanate
Unparalleled in every way
In body, speech, and thought
From dawn to dusk
Touching the children you bore...
Not forgetting your grandchildren, of course...
While never discounting all children
Who crossed your path!
That was the caliber
Of your devoted heart

This is how I will always remember you,

MY MOTHER, 
Through evolving time, eternal

Always brimming with effervescence

and humble exuberance
You reached out to children on earth
with equal love and attention
Such was the hallmark of your life's tenor!

Dear Mother, if I were to describe you

You were my idol, besides my noble father

You were my protective shade
Through unfolding all-weather

You were my faithful mentor, 
By life-habit and example

You were my unmatched confidant 
In happiness and in distress

You were my nourisher and nurturer, 
In body, mind, and spirit, mortal

You were my doctor, as well as my nurse, 
Around the clock⎯with love, unconditional

You were my daily breath
Of sweet affection, incomparable

You were my life-model, by disposition,
Of glowing beauty, simplicity
And charismatic splendor!

Above all, you were my terrestrial goddess then, 
and celestial goddess now, and forever! 

Mother, you are unforgettable!
I feel so very blessed
Having been your only daughter
Besides two precious sons...
When we celebrated MOTHER'S DAY
Through each and every passing day
Unhindered by time-demarcations

May every child on earth
Grow to revere the thought of 'MOTHER'

She is the greatest TREASURE
Unsurpassed by any other

She is the SYMBOL
Of LOVE, eternal

She is the sole INCUBATOR
Of growth and advancement
By affection, warmth, and endearment 

In the absence of MOTHER
There exists no world.



Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. 

Humanity cries out loud for help.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SEED DISPERSAL OF BODY, SPEECH, AND MIND

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ALL COMPOSITES
 MARKED BY ORIGINATION AND CESSATION
ARE PSYCHOPHYSICAL PROJECTIONS OF FRAGMENTED MIND


All formations and disintegrations, in terms of universal phenomena, are the effects of their multiple causes and conditions.

All formations share one or many of the composite aspects of their phenomenological causes.

All formations are the manifestations of volitional seed imprintspsychophysical by natureembedded in the flowing repository of mind, called store-house consciousness

All formations arise when cooperative psychophysical conditions for their appearance are present—by way of form/matter/physicality, feeling/sensation, perception/discrimination, conception/mental-formations/volition/memory, and consciousness

All formations dissolve when cooperative psychophysical conditions for their appearance, as aforementioned, are absent. 

All formations remain latentsurpassing the notions of space and time—when self-affirming winds of  ignorance or individuation, desire,  deed, and causality, have been annihilated

All formations are the inexorable maturations of seeds that contain the confused or defiled quality of mind brought to bear by the five aggregates of personalityas 'the evil out-flowings' of sentience precipitated by body, speech, and thought.

All formations are the natural consequencesas uninterrupted 'seeds in fruition'—of previously sown volitional matter or imprints of body-speech-mind stored, preserved, and maintained, in the archives of store-consciousness.

All formations bear 'the nature of selflessness' as they interdepend  to coalesce (based upon causes and conditions) while they also succumb to disintegration simultaneously; they are marked by 'emptiness of identity' and 'the richness of essence'; they are momentarily materialized universals that may be looked upon as 'fleeting visions'.

All formations are of ONE TASTE since they arise from 'one substance' or 'one essence'. They are marked with the nature of 'multiplicity and diversity' only from the purview of phenomena particularizing illusory subjectivity or individuation.

All formations simultaneously manifest as 'universals and particulars'while they bear the nature of 'a composite whole' and 'its component parts'.

All formations in terms of material existence as gross, subtle, and very subtle composites—from the infinitesimal to the infinteare the shadows of particularization projected by the subjective mind. 

All formations, ultimately, represent the quality of LOVEsimultaneously personal and universal, by nature—sown and interspersed in the great tapestry called 'existence' or 'presence'. 

Let us awaken now, so we may begin to sow this spirit of freshness or 'presence'as 'the here' and 'the now'that is momentary and circumstantial, within the global scheme of interdependence and relativity. 

Let us realize the ULTIMATE TRUTH of 'SELFLESSNESS/AIMLESSNESS/WISHLESSNESS/
EGOLESSNESS'  (of persons and things), AND 'THE NATURE OF 'IMAGELESSNESS OR SIGNLESSNESS' IN TRUTH AND REALITY.

LET US SOW THE SEEDS OF SEAMLESS TRUE LOVE IN THE HEARTS OF HUMANITY—untainted by self-delusion and selfishness.



Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

TODAY, I COMMEMORATE MY BELOVED MOTHER, HER SELFLESS, LOVING PRESENCE PERMEATES EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE!

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Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 


YOU ARE ONE SPECIAL JEWEL
 IN THE LOTUS BLOSSOM OF COMPASSION





MY DEARLY BELOVED MOTHER

I am in this world because of you, and my very beloved father 
Our physical ties as 'parent and child' were severed
in the most reminiscent, irrevocable past through evolving time

I acknowledge how closely interspersed we are 
while we interweave the threads of attachment
through cyclic parentheses in eternity
as travelers in space and time, looked upon as 'units of mind'

MY MOTHER...

I realize we are mere modulations of one awareness...
yet, so very blessed to be imbued with the brilliant hues of LOVE...
in the vast COSMIC TAPESTRY 
interlaced with counteractive purities and defilements
of multitudinous 'form and being'
of diverse 'configurations and mental aptitudes' surreal 

I along with my dad, siblings, children, husband, and those other kindred beings
were no accidents of fate but have been the spontaneous emanations 
defined by KARMA, the self-regulating universal principle of justice
ALL-TRANSCENDENT and OMNISCIENT

My MOTHER...

to be born human is a great blessing
to know that we are SPIRITUAL BEINGS disguised in human form
is of superior caliber
To exude the selfless human spirit of LOVE is TRUTH AND REALIZATION
You touched our lives as ONE AMAZING GRACE, unforgettable
Living your cosmic purpose with equalizing compassion and fervor

MY MOTHER...

You are 'an ageless body' and 'a timeless mind'
Transcending the myth of duality and subjectivity of deluded mind 

You are beyond 'birth and death' and surpass all corporeal limitations
Immortality is your very nature overshadowed by the veils of attachment
Known as 'fragmented particularizing consciousness'  

While mind-body processes evolve to dissolve
through umpteen transformation deaths in kind
MIND alone is the womb of infinite potential, indestructible
enacting momentarily materialized universals
along an uninterrupted causal chain of psychophysical vibrations!

MY BELOVED MOTHER...

May I, along with my siblings, husband and children
have the good fortune to feel your PRESENCE in all the many ways
until we unite in the GREAT BLISS OF ETERNITY!



 Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

SELF-DELUSION—THE CAUSE OF WORLD DISCONTENT

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THE OBSERVANCE OF SACRED NOBLE WISDOM 
THE ONLY WAY TO OVERCOME ALL CONFUSIONS OF MIND! 



While space is infinite, worlds are infinite.


While worlds are infinite, beings are infinite.


While beings are infinite, modes of consciousness—as mentation—are infinite.

While modes of consciousness are infinite, mentation is infinitely diversified.

While mentation is intensely diversified, objects of perception and the conditions in which they occur—as the multitudinous nature of phenomena—are limitless and beyond the comprehension of subjective, particularizing consciousness.

When self-affirming ignorance is mindfully annihilated, all modes of mentation are systematically obliterated.

To surpass 'the self' is, thus, to dispel ignorance and to become self-realized—and this, in and ULTIMATE SENSE, is OMNISCIENCE.

A SHIFT IN OUR INNER ATTENTION—OUR ATTITUDE—IS CRUCIAL TOWARDS THE TRANSFORMATION OF OUR IGNORANCE TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROFOUND!

LET US GENUINELY EXERT EFFORT—WITH DILIGENCE—TO SHATTER THE WALLS OF "SELF-SERVING MIND"; THIS IS THE SOLE APPROACH TOWARD ADDRESSING THE CAUSES OF NON-PEACE IN OUR WORLD, TODAY!


Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. 

Humanity cries out loud for help!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ON THIS THANKSGIVING DAY!

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Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of LIFE! 


A POIGNANT REFLECTION



The sky mourns in sorrow
On this Thanksgiving day
November 23, 2017
For countless precious beings
Terminated, in vain
In keeping with an age-old tradition
of a pilgrim heritage
Some hunters and food gatherers
of a different stage in civilization

Does it make moral sense, though

In this day and age
When choices are abundant, of course
to exercise the human free-will
in unconditional compassion

Humans rejoice, regrettably

in delusion and denial
Amidst others' sorrow and lamentation...
Of kindred beings of ONE ESSENCE 
Who treasured their right for survival

Just know, there is just one supreme presence

of incessantly evolving many expressions
As a cosmic ballet surreal, and ever-transient
To the pulsations and rhythms of...
A sole symphony of manifold vibrations
Orchestrated from the infinite to the infinitesimal
All of which are of ONE TASTE and ONE SUBSTANCE
As such, LOVE alone—the TRUTH ULTIMATE!

The universal law—all-transcendent, nonetheless

The equalizing force in operation
Over and beyond human speculation
Unfailingly, brings to bear
the fruits of body-speech-mind
As such, pain given, will be pain taken
with no exception!

Beware the moral law, sublime

Transcends space and time
While it operates across 'space and time'
Mysteriously, when cooperative conditions are aligned
As time and opportunity unite
While circumstance is defined!

The world of experience, hence, is none else

but a momentary manifestation
As 'the here' and the 'the now'
Along a causal continuum
The river of 'form and being' 
with neither beginning, nor ending
Emanating the aura of sentient perception
Confused or radiant!


 Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.