Search for what is beyond the ordinary world, beyond the symbols, words, images and ideas, which here are only helpless pointers to something else than what they usually point to. I understand them only when I have walked the way up to them, then I recognize what they are really trying to point to, then I recognize my way so far, one of the infinitely many possible ways… which are nevertheless mysteriously all the same.
None of the signposts here contains truths, nothing to understand. They are only points that make me attentive, open, help to come into immediate contact with the primary reality, the unknowable, nameless far beyond my imagination. That’s what it’s all about, the immediate contact.
The views, stories, and meditations here are pictures – just not painted but spoken or written – and like these they have a life cycle. They are born, come into your consciousness, live in you, transform you in the process, and are transformed and transferred, eventually fade and die. Few live beyond you, sometimes many many generations. But most pass away quickly, are used up. Use them carefully to move forward on the path.
Views along the way, ever changing as I progress, never revealing reality, but only the ideas I build from what I can see from here. Just as it is on every way.
January 6, 2023
The slowly filling mosaic as a metaphor for exploring what exists and creating what is new.
December 29, 2022
In the twilight of my reason, I can only rely on my ever more finely developing being, a being that I still began to create and form in the safety of the ordinary.
Allegories that point beyond themselves and help illuminate the way.
February 9, 2023
An allegory on my being, inspired by an old oriental parable.
January 28, 2023
We used to live in the desert, only knew our land with its dry sands and rough stones, the windswept dry bushes and the wind, the storm that drives the sand…
If ideas and stories are “theory”, then meditation is “practice”. Theory and practice, the two legs on which we seek, experience and explore primary reality.
Please also note the comments that are here in general and then for each meditation.
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August 22, 2023
the first exercise
September 12, 2023