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  • Birthday 09/20/1961

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  1. Ch Ch Changes

    And, as my teacher told me, that what appears in the dream is you! you are the one who is petting and the one being petted... Lovely dream!
  2. Open Book

    Thank you Running, It went great, really at ease. The woman asked me before what I do for guidance, and I told her, it was up to her. When she wants to meditate, she can ask me to give the structure she wants. When she wants to be alone, I leave her alone. If she wants me around, I'll be around. If she wants teachings, I give her teachings. If she wants to talk, we'll talk. If she wants silence (this was a serious point, because of the noises from the railway and highway), I just accepted that she was very sensitive. Then there are points where something is asked for, to act... to name a simple thing, what time to eat... I just follow my intuition, my thinking, my feeling, and according the situation, I react on that. Happily 'they' were really at the almost perfect time... , in accord with each other. It could be totally different.... And this would be great also!! Just observing! Then there is the emptiness in me, realising all (and me, myself) is reacting by 'it'self. This 'it' is the guiding essence. From this emptiness, everything is accepted, (also non-acceptation, judgements, resentment), and the energy in this feels compassionate, full of love. I hope more experiences will follow soon, for some clarity, if I can keep this cottage, as self-supporting, and others. Thank you again, here, for the energy...
  3. Open Book

    I have a little summerhouse - cottage - chalet, very little, lying in a area for recreation, with a 150 houses on it, a lake with some summeractivity. There is a big railroad and a highway not far from it. Behind this cottage I have my little little caravan. Being there it is un believeble how quiet it is. But because of the money I have to sell it. So me and my friend were being busy cleaning house and garden, a whole weekend, even had some hot discussion... not very quiet anymore. But we managed to keep in speaking terms, and even came together afterwards in the center. When home I had received an email from a woman who wanted to do a retreat in my cottage, with my guidance, for three days. I just give guidelines she asks for, in meditation, silence, exercise, and Taoist text, and will do the householding, making diner, little gardening, (have some herbs). and I stay in the caravan. Being a listening ear, and a loving heart. So I am leaving today, she will come tomorrow. The weather is going to be hot, and storm and thunder is there too... Very exciting! I realise the encounters and the energy I feel here, is full, always needs some time to settle, although in such ease, soft compassion. Taking the energy with me, by remembering. Grateful!
  4. Open Book

    In the School I learned about the seven Chakra's, their meaning, their blockages etc. Even ordered some cd's for clearing the chakra's. Then I read there are many more Chakra's, 24 or so, in the body and beyond, in the aura. Then I forgot about them totally... just to much to learn, wanting to unlearn... Now, here, the Chakra's 'arise' again... and I came across the book, The Chakra Book' of Osho... just now looking inside on amazone , want to share some here: I think knowledge is coming to us as experience, as said, all at the right time, there is no other time. At birth you are given ears to hear, and eyes to see, and a brain and mind to work with information of which you are able to receive, or not... Just an unfolding experience... I want read some more or maybe I will be distracted, and other things show up... The Way is perfect like vast space where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess. Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject that we do not see the true nature of things. Live neither in the entanglements of outer things, nor in inner feelings of emptiness. Be serene in the oneness of things and such erroneous views will disappear by themselves. When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity your very effort fills you with activity. As long as you remain in one extreme or the other you will never know Oneness. (but there is no other way )
  5. Open Book

    Jeff, Great, please, it is good when you do that. I will read Jolanda
  6. Open Book

    You are Welcome! Brian, where did you tell about the interaction with trees? I cannot find it. Jeff, there is indeed another work of him, it is about meditation, having seven steps. It is about this Nei Jing/Gong, inner alchemy. So I will add it too here, when time is right, or when someone really wants to read it now already... Brian, I love to contemplate on the lines, they are guidelines in duality. And indeed some lines will ring, some will trigger. Keep these in mind! Transmission will follow. First lines: The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. (this is a difficult one) Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. (exercise:) If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. (not even about being against anything, just smile) To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind. (so, naturally) When the deep meaning of things is not understood the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no avail. (Some disturbance will arise by reading these lines, but will fade after transmission)
  7. Open Book

    Here attached the text of Not Two, Sima Chengzhen born 647—died 735, sixth patriarch of the Shangqing School of Daoism and also mentioned somewhere as third patriarch of Chanbuddhism. There is the vision that is been transmitted by recitation of the scripture. He is especially famous for blending Daoist, Confucian, and Buddhist methods of mental cultivation. Generally he recommended religious methods that emphasized “inner alchemy” (neiyan) over the external practices and drugs of “outer alchemy” (waiyan). In here the vision of Not Two, that will be transmitted by ongoing recitation of the Not Two.doc scripture.
  8. Two Types...

    I want, It reminds me of Zhuang Zi, talking about 'double walk'.
  9. Two Types...

    Thank you for sharing, Jeff, I am in to reading these scriptures. There is a simultaneous message in the Scripture of Not Two, which I will try to share today in open book.
  10. Knowledge And Buddhism

    Thank you, CSEe Yes, I think you are right, I left several teachers. There are things I do not like, and I will run when I get the inspiration to run. Running, doubting, staying never mind Buddha holding up a flower - being the buddha, being the flower - there was just one person who did understand. Therefor the Buddha gave more teachings (as was told) All methods and means. We will do what the teacher says when we want to be in. It is ok too, sometimes we can learn structure, because the structure is the flower too. Prison is flower too. Great to understand there is no prison, there is no out, there is no in either. Just a mind that is feeling captured. Mind will always say: I like this, I do not like that I do want to be still, I don't want to be still, I don't want to learn, I do want to learn, I want to meditate, but I do not want to sit... I want out, I want in... You just can follow your inspiration The teacher is the buddha holding up a flower. There was but one person who did understand and he became enlightened. But there is just one flower.
  11. Yidam Diety Practice

    Running: Thank you!
  12. Open Book

    My cat (Poes) is brought to sleep, very gentle. We want to bury her on a spot in the garden, where she rested a lot last days. Nature is not only nature we know as woods, and mountains. Nature is also situations, surroundings, it is in buildings, it is in people, it is in thinking and emotions, it is in living and in dying. Nature is everything. Living in harmony with nature happens. By observing there is ease, even when there is no ease. If it is not alright, it is alright too, it is nature. But we can feel the power, the energy, in believing there is more than just this. There are things we cannot believe, and this is seen in the infinity of the universe. We cannot understand infinity as humans. Going to a stargazing, a very young professor told that it 'believed' that there are more universes. So figure it out, what is in between or thereafter? Where does that end? And where it ends, is there a big signboard : The End ? Things happen while walking the way. Sometimes things are fine, sometimes they are not. The struggle is just in our mind, mostly about things that are not happening yet. We want to figure it all out, want to know what to do in advance. And when time is there, it will turn out different. But it is all ok, struggle too. It is part of life. So the vetinar said: do you wish to leave her here? I said ok. When home I was called by the woman who helped me get Poes in a cage. Do you wish to burry her? Oh, yes! So I took Poes back... and it does not 'matter', she is with me in me.
  13. Open Book

    Thank you Liz! Great reading sharings from you! Thank you Running and Tom. I thought I would have more ease, but situations arise. How to deal with them. Having a cat that always was free. She came to me, having but one eye to see, walking through life, fighting when necessary. wow, it looks like a poem. But my parents and friends are part of the proces as well. They think the cat needs to go to a doctor. It means she will be operated or maybe brought to sleep... In what way can we live in harmony with nature...