"Everything was yellow"

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Simon T., modified 8 Years ago.

"Everything was yellow"

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I read some part of Ajahn Chah talk In The Dead Of Night. He mention starting his meditation with an extreme feeling of fear, then eventually crying and then feeling that the fear is gone. It seems pretty much like entering Equanimity.

Then he mention that when he opened his eyes, "everything was yellow". I found that interesting since I noticed before that everything tend to look yellowish at some point in Equanimity. Anyone noticed the same phenomena?
C C C, modified 8 Years ago.

RE: "Everything was yellow"

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Made me think of this song. I don't know what its inspiration was.

"Yellow"

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah, they were all yellow.
I came along,
I wrote a song for you,
And all the things you do,
And it was called "Yellow".
So then I took my turn,
Oh what a thing to have done,
And it was all "Yellow."
Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
You know, you know I love you so,
You know I love you so.
I swam across,
I jumped across for you,
Oh what a thing to do.
Cos you were all "Yellow",
I drew a line,
I drew a line for you,
Oh what a thing to do,
And it was all "Yellow."
Your skin,
Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
And you know,
For you I'd bleed myself dry,
For you I'd bleed myself dry.
It's true,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine for you,
Look how they shine.
Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And all the things that you do.
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Alesh Vyhnal, modified 8 Years ago.

RE: "Everything was yellow"

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It reminds me of Dogen's death poem:

Fifty-four years lighting up the sky.
A quivering leap smashes a billion worlds.
Hah!
Entire body looks for nothing.
Living, I plunge into Yellow Springs.

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