BUDDHA IN THE MUD. There are two truths: the real and the seemingly real. Their connection is the negative emotions. There is a secret life to the emotions; they can liberate us.

I Don’t Want To Meditate

I don’t want to meditate.
Then don’t.
Just be aware of being aware.
That’s not difficult, is it?

That’s just being ‘normal’, and that’s meditation.
Don’t make it into a thing.
Sit with a straight back to breathe naturally.

Short moments many times: Become aware of awareness. Rest in that. Drop it. Relax. Become aware of awareness …

We can do this at any moment throughout the day, just bringing awareness to mind. That is being conscious of being conscious. When nothing else is occurring, that is pure consciousness – our ultimate state. Gradually, these moments join up.

Being aware, we notice everything outside and inside – phenomena and our reactions – but we don’t hang on to whatever is perceived, as that only creates emotions. We don’t hang on to the meditation, – being aware – either; we just rest in naturalness. When we…

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About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on May 9, 2020, in Not A Poem At All, Reposted from elsewhere. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. It’s interesting, many times you have mentioned your friend Tony. And I have made my way over to his blog every time you instructed (I believe). Today I made the decision that I would follow his blog. Why I mention this is because the first thing that came to mind when I clicked to follow was the note about the real and the seemingly real. Then for some strange reason upon clicking on the follow button it took me to my blog management page where I could assign who I received emails about stating some error code about a bad email address. Then I pondered the reality of a faulty email address and did the button clicking to get myself back to Tony’s site. Which then I again chose to click the Follow button.

    This is my mind was me cementing that I wanted to make a connection in my mind that I once refused to allow as a possibility of something more than I could comprehend. On some level I believe I was second guessing myself right into manifesting an error code before I could follow someone I have agreed with from time to time.

    But I followed my intuition an allowed my action to follow my desire which was to open my mind to Tony’s regular postings.

    Thank you again for the connection to another brilliant mind. I so love where your words take my own, even when they aren’t the words you wrote.

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    • Tony is not a friend as such, outside of WP; more a fellow traveller with truth and wisdom to spare and share. I believe I was (karmically) fated to come across him as part of the overall pattern. He is deeply drawn to the Buddhist viewpoint, I think. Not that I’m not also very, very open to that way of seeing things; have I never told you that “Ben Naga” is my Buddhist name? I understand that you come from a very Christian background though not without serious disagreements with the mainstream doctrine. OTOH I – who began training to become a Methodist lay preacher in my teens – currently feel most comfortable within the Taoist tradition. I seem happier adding extensions rather than moving house: ( https://bookofguff.wordpress.com/2020/05/05/postulates/ ; https://bookofguff.wordpress.com/2020/05/06/it-is-always-always-chooseday/ )

      I love them all. I love them all for they all provide pointers to the ineffable, which manifests in pure consciousness. Call it God. It (He?) (She?) doesn’t mind words? For what are words worth? Never mind words. They are but an entrapment. What is one experiencing right now? And now? And now? And now? And now? And now? And now? And now? And now? And now? And now? Perhaps there is only one difference: the dualistic viewpoint, which views everything as dual (this here and that there) and the singular viewpoint which views everything as ONE. (IisyouisallisONE)

      ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~

      Sent with love. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️


      • ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Started with love and lots more love coming your way. To know your mind on this level totally makes my day. I have been thinking about you often.

        Your views about the dualistic view versus the singular brought to mind that I may have a dated concept of being. And so I created myself a Deck of Duality, a set of playing cards for me to sort through the different dualities that hang over my awareness. I view myself existing in more of a 5 point perspective these days – Body, Spirit, Soul, Mind, and the Voice that is the ONE for ALL of the individual parts. But yet my Mind’s Perspective is tainted with duality of being. I’d like to explore and expand upon those thoughts.

        I appreciate your thoughts more than I can put to pretty words. Thank you for being there, my dear Ben Naga.

        As much love as I can muster ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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      • I look forward to reading of your explorations, which I am sure will emerge on your site in due course. 🙂

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      • You were absolutely Right about what would present itself to be translated. I felt compelled to quickly dive into the Magic of my Deck and have already brought to light these collections of words:



        Thank you for the inspiration and motivation to reach out and connect even more deeply with this Beautiful Universe that is our to share.

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  2. I think the times I am most aware and feel most alive is when I’m in the woods. I think I was simply born to be there.

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