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Todo is Nada & Nada is, of course Todo
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8/20/18 11:04 PM
Today while walking in town:

Figure ground reversal,
All things happen in ME...
Glory to ME...
How vast I AM...
Even GOD is only a tiny speck in ME.

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8/22/18 2:09 PM as a reply to Todo.
Current Practice: Refining sensory clarity...

Every sensory events, as it unfolds, becomes the center of the Universe. Because many of these events originate in, or are somehow linked to the body, it (the body) often occuppies the center stage. This, combined with the effect of memory, contributes to the sense of "I" to which all this happens... Utterly fascinating to observe!

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8/22/18 11:42 PM as a reply to Todo.
Yeah, lots of states and stages can produce that sort of impression and insight. Most don't last, but they can provide hints as to what might be possible and increase faith that leads to good practice. Enjoy!

Daniel

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8/23/18 7:02 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Hey Daniel,

Good seeing you here!
My current understanding is that Practice is good whatever stages & states are experienced. There are so many axes of development and building up "concentration, clarity & equanimity" will help in all.

Tanks!

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8/25/18 11:28 AM as a reply to Todo.
Reminder to self...

As I dislike wasting my time on unproductive endeavors and hypothetic attainments, I shall practice developing the three skills of Mindfulness as defined by Shinzen Young:
Concentration,
Sensory clarity,
& Equanimity.

This is a winning combination to practice as a way of life on & off the cushion regardless of any anticipated results. Whether this leads to Wisdom Insights or helps with Morality is a bonus. I find it a good enough incentive if this only helps me avoid killing myself on the road or not cutting myself while mincing garlic or whatever because my attention is scattered; or because I fail to see things clearly; or because I get carried away by emotions.

It's a shame and a great loss for humanity that these skills are not taught in the education system from the earliest years in an explicit, systematic, ongoing and secularized way.

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9/2/18 6:21 PM as a reply to Todo.
Practice:
Abiding in pre-conceptual experiencing,
Collapsing knower and known into the interdependent flux of suchness.

Submitting with sincerity to being an instrument in the "hands" of suchness: knowing without knower and doing without doer.

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10/5/18 9:03 AM as a reply to Todo.
WOW! Happy feeling sad-ness!
Who thought this could be possible!

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10/9/18 7:27 AM as a reply to Todo.
Reality is constructed by the mind... the construction process is inherently painful as it is based on grasping, tension. Totally realizing impermanence, that things arise & vanish moment-by-moment, and no-self, that things arise causally, help us release the grasping and thus become free.

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10/11/18 4:22 AM as a reply to Todo.
They teach us to "let go". I say "let be" first!

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10/11/18 5:19 PM as a reply to Todo.
Complete anti-climax!

I keep telling myself; there must be something else! Keep the search. This cannot be all... it's so simple... obvious... always present.

How could I have spent thirty-plus years looking everywhere for something this obvious; you know kind of in-your-face obvious!?

Keep searching...

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10/13/18 5:48 AM as a reply to Todo.
The 'object' and the 'knowing' are one and the same.

'Cause there is no 'object', only the 'knowing':
Contact > knowing > construction of 'object' & 'self'.