Zen poems

 

 

Afficher l'image d'origine

 

 

 

 

I wrote some sort of zen poems after a nice spiritual experience when a part of my mind identified itself with what could be plain or pure consciousness, something peaceful and still, luminous and incredibly fulfilling. It did not last long but it was really nice.

My eyes were opened and a part of myself was still seeing clearly things, but another part was immersed in this deep spiritual peace. A deep sense of existence, of reality, not something illusory or impermanent. I had the feeling during this short period that it would not be a state permanent for me, at this moment, but that it would always be there and that I just had to open my mind to it to reach the same pure experience.

Here is the little “poem” that came to my mind shortly after the experience :

What is the use of going very high if after you go very low ? Stabilize yourself in consciousness and you will reach happiness.

 

One or two days after, finding it a little bit too short, I wrote an “extended version” on the same basis :

What is the use of going very high if after you go very low ? What is the use of all these external and short-lived experiences ? Pacify your mind, stabilize yourself in consciousness, and you will reach happiness, peace, clarity of mind, progressive extinction of doubts and disorientation. Be patient, it may be hard, it may be long, but you will succeed.

 

The main point about these poems is the idea (coming mainly from Sri Ramana Maharsi) that the excessive focus on external (or internal) experiences makes us forget that the solution is maybe to identify with this “mysterious” consciousness which is at the basis of our beings. To be centered in this pure and light consciousness and not projected nearly unconsciously in “external” sensations and experiences. These external sensations progressively form layers on our being but do not give the exhilarating feeling of being, being ourselves, consciousness. Even astral experiences, if you are not centered, can be disappointing, precisely because the identification is not there, because they are like dreams. Looking at a pile of garbage, or whatever, if you are stabilized in consciousness, is wonderful.

Many different paths have been conceived throughout history to reach these kind of stable and pure spiritual experiences, and sometimes some of these paths are contradictory. Some say “you should do that” and others will say the contrary. This can be a little bit confusing. Each individual or spiritual seeker should find the way that corresponds the most to his or her abilities and aspirations, and respect the other paths, knowing that what is important is the “experience” or the “thing” at the center of the different paths (provided, of course, that a few simple and intelligent moral rules are applied).

I don’t think that there is one universal path that could be appropriate for all. Nevertheless I am quite impressed by the power and easiness of the path proposed by Sri Ramana Maharsi. You just have to find the answer to this simple question : “Who am I ?”. By doing so, during meditation or daily life, you become an observer of yourself and notably the thoughts lose their force and appeal. You begin to disengage from the wrong self-identification with the thoughts and reach a state of identification with something which is, according to many sages, eternal and unconditioned, the Self or Consciousness, the basis, the substratum of what we really are, beyond the thoughts, these impermanent and limited features that we usually and wrongly call “us”.

Sometimes it is only after a long and arduous metaphysical quest that we arrive to simplicity and light, as if we had to find a way out of all these words, descriptions and mental confusions. For sure many problems, doubts and misconceptions (we will maybe talk about this in future posts) can arise during the self-investigation technique, vichara in Sanskrit, proposed by Sri Ramana Maharsi (essentially because words are sometimes inadequate to fully describe the path and the goal). Nevertheless the indications and dialogues coming from Sri Ramana Maharsi while answering to the questions of various spiritual seekers can be considered as a lamp guiding us out of obscurity and confusion.

The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharsi, David Godman, page 56 :

Q : the yogis say that one must renounce this world and go off into secluded jungles if one wishes to find the truth.

A : The life of action need not be renounced. If you meditate for an hour or two every day you can then carry on with your duties. If you meditate in the right manner then the current of mind induced will continue to flow even in the midst of your work. It is as though there were two ways of expressing the same idea; the same line which you take in meditation will be expressed in your activities.

Q : What will be the result of doing that ?

A : As you go on you will find that your attitude towards people, events and objects gradually changes. Your actions will tend to follow your meditations of their own accord.

Q : Then you do not agree with the yogis ?

A : A man should surrender the personal selfishness which binds him to this world. Giving up the false self is the true renunciation.

Q : How is it possible to become selfless while leading a life of worldly activity ?

A : There is no conflict between work and wisdom.

Q : Do you mean that one can continue all the old activities in one’s profession, for instance, and at the same time get enlightment ?

A : Why not ? But in that case one will not think that it is the old personality which is doing the work, because one’s consciousness will gradually become transferred until it is centred in that which is beyond the little self.

Q : If a person is engaged in work, there will be little time left for him to meditate.

A : Setting apart time for meditation is only for the merest spiritual novices. A man who is advancing will begin to enjoy the deeper beatitude whether he is at work or not.”

Mini Satori

 

Buddha Amithaba in his Western Pure Land

 

 

 

” Dès que je t’ai vue, j’ai senti que quelque chose n’allait pas bien.

Ce bar, cette tension palpable entre les gens, cette attente anxieuse d’un lendemain qui ne viendra probablement jamais.

Alors je me suis assis tout proche de toi. Et j’ai demandé à tes amis si vous étiez de cette ville improbable aux confins infinis.

Ils m’ont dit oui. Je ne t’avais toujours pas vue. Et tu étais pourtant déjà là, belle, tranquille, majestueuse.

Je n’avais pas encore vu tes yeux. Bleus et verts dans leurs scintillements essentiels.

Cette idée m’a traversé l’esprit l’espace d’un instant : mais que font ces deux fleurs précieuses et sublimes dans cet océan de chaos ?

Parfois le lotus pousse sur le lac boueux, et vient l’illumination.

À cette inconnue aux yeux bleus et au visage si fin. Es-tu brune ou blonde, je ne saurais le dire tellement mes yeux se sont perdus dans tes yeux. ”

 

End of my program :   ]Youtube/Pepe Bradock : Deep burnt[ + ]Youtube/Christopher Rau : Ne travaillez jamais[ + ]Youtube/Move D : Jus house[ + ]Youtube/DVS1 : Black Russian[ + ]Youtube/Wax – No. 30003 (B)[ + ]Youtube/Howling : Signs (Rodhad remix)[ + ]Youtube/Dense Pika : Black deep [HF041][ + ]Youtube/Shed : Boom room (Ostgut Ton)[ + ]Youtube/Tronic podcast 140 with Misstress Barbara.[ + ]Youtube/Tronic podcast 172 with Sunju Hargun.[ + ]Youtube/Tronic podcast 164 with Samuel L session[ + ]Youtube/Roman Poncet – CLR podcast 303[ + ]Youtube/Jonny L  : Raise[ +  + some UK garage and 2 step tracks. Garage and 2 steps are a kind of mixture between old jungle beats, big electronic bass, minimal techno effects and voices coming from the soul or ragga field. Very often futuristic music : ]Youtube/Classic UK garage 2 step mix free download[ + ]Youtube/2 hours of original UK garage[ + a taste of real old-school jungle ]Youtube/Best of Jungle volume 1 and 2 and 3[ + some good new hip-hop/rap  : ]Youtube/Jidenna – Classic Man ft. Roman Gian Arthur[ + ]Youtube/Silento – Watch me (Whip/Nae Nae) (official)[.

 

The problem is simple : at a chakra level the western world is in the head. Hence our knowledge and our technology, fruit of concentration. The only problem is that the next step is collectively difficult : our Sahasrara chakras are blocked, locked. Due to a problem of moral. We have to go down deep into materiality, work back on the lower chakras, make the kundalini go down. In order to work on the knots that tie us and block our ascent towards love, light and happiness, these beautiful feelings that others call God. Our desires for the spiritual worlds get drowned, like if we were trapped in our collective bodies, unable to find the way out and this water which is still rising.

Our problems come from two things mainly : morals (lower chakras) and heart chakra. If we don’t understand that globally the individual happiness, full, stable, real, cannot be realized (except very exceptional cases) when the external conditions are full of sufferings, destruction and violence, then we will be doomed to get drowned. Did not I tell you that the problem was simple ?

 

More seriously, if you are fed up to use gas, wood or electricity to cook your food : take a wood box or a cardboard box, cover the inside with aluminium foil, put your pan with a cover, put a glass panel on top, put it in full sun and let it slowly cook during 2 or 3 hours according to the need. A very slow cooking that reduces the need for oil during the cooking process to avoid sticking.

 

Some thistle to replace plastic bag : Milano, a big city in Italy, uses only bio-degradable plastic bags coming from thistle. Some special garbage cans are used to collect these bio-plastic bags with all kind of bio-degradable wastes which are after recycled and used to fertilize. Big, big up.

 

Moringa Oleifera, Moringaceae : a nice tree coming from India. 100 grams of fresh leaves : as much proteins as an egg ; as much iron as a steak ; as much vitamin C as an orange ; as much calcium as a glass of milk  ; 3 times more potassium than 100 grams banana ; 4 times more vitamine A than 100 grams carrot.

Plus chrome, fluor, magnesium, zinc, vitamine B, B1, B2, B4, B5, B6, B12 and E, and vital amino-acids. Many medical properties used in ayurveda since long time.

Can give edible oil. Seeds in powder can purify water. Easy to grow (1 meter every month, up to 10 meters) even in tropical and dry conditions. Possible to grow in Africa and South America.

And I see all the scientists with their syringes and the businessmen with their shining long teeth : money, money, money ! Let’s put it all over the planet, profit, profit, profit…. Of course, if you do intensive culture of it, the minerals in the soil will be depleted, and the land will be burnt as always. Don’t worry we will make some real nice GMO with it…

 

We already talked about “Eole Water”, these wind turbines that can produce water from the water present in the air. To produce safe water from sea water or contamined water we can also add “Eliodomestico”, “Drink Pure” and “Solvatten”.

 

Don’t look for extra-terrestrials outside. They may exist but some other extra-terrestrials are really much easier to find : you and the other humans, and the animals. We are extra-terrestrials in the sense that our consciousness, in fact what we really are, do not belong to planet Earth. Between two lives we live in extra-terrestrial worlds.

 

Anyway where do you want to go with all your astral travels except inside your mind ? I saw at least one account of a meditator who had had a NDE and who was explaining that after he had given up all meditation (he was doing some Buddhist meditation) because all his experiences in meditation seemed more than useless compared to the love he had felt from the spiritual beings encoundered in his NDE experience. I can clearly understand this.

 

I wonder myself if in a way, in our modern-day societies and cultures, we are not witnessing the war of useless stupidity against useful intelligence : when for example you analyze the game of Go, some positions are called “eyes that cannot be separated”, meaning that some pallets cannot be taken out anymore, and this can allow you to progressively reconquer some spaces of the board. These are usually positions that are difficult to conquer because the opponent knows the possibility of this tactic, and will do whatever is possible to avoid it because it really gives an advantage on the board by materially creating a kind of small “castle” that cannot be “uprooted”. So in a way, in the gigantic Go board constituing our modern worldwide societies and their internal and external confrontations, some persons or organizations, or groups have “enkysted” themselves, like amibiae in their vegetative forms. This is quite problematic because these amibiae forms, like all animal life forms on this planet, want to survive. Chemical or spiritual treatments against them does not work, and as a natural reflex defence they begin to create noxious toxins. The example of the illuminati is quite symptomatic of this kind of logic : pushed against the wall by popular contestation linked to the accumulated bad karma linked to the idea of superiority that triggered historically the colonial logics and all the subsequent fascisms of the planet, the illuminati, the last sorcerers and magicians of the White skin tradition, began to devise plans to survive spiritually and physically in order to protect the Knowledge, the most important part of their tradition. I am not at all an anarchist who believes that hierarchies should be totally wiped out, because I read history, and traditionnaly, in most tribes, there are always “hierarchies” in a way or the other, directed to the survival of the group, and warriors to protect them.

 

A martial art technique, for the persons interested by martial arts : some techniques were used by the ninjas during the Japanese medieval history to frighten the population and the warlords, creating fear in the opponent, thus diminishing their vitality and capacity to defend. Some ninjas were for example running into a crowd with masks representing dreadful divinities, were throwing improvised fireworks or explosives, and were disappearing without being noticed, creating awe and fear in the general population, and re-asserting their role as a way to implement the essential teachings of the Buddhist tradition, which were traditionnaly kept in the mountains of this highly sacred geographical space. If you want to have more information on these subjects, but coming from some other basis, please see the notion of “bhav”, “intention sous-jacente”, underlying motivation or intention, found in the Hindu analysis of the mind.

One important martial arts’ knowledge, that I repeat very often in my martial art practices comes from the Ninjas : “No art, no name”. Technical invisibility. There was a very interesting Chinese film about a blind old man, a Kung-fu expert who was blind like “ciego Maradona”, and who was killing all the bad men, it was a very funny film. Another crazy film is “Ninja assasin”.

Recently I tried to find ways to create a karate school. My idea was first to focus on moral ideals. For example “éviter les problèmes pour mieux les résoudre”, “non-violence”, “faire le bien”, “compassion”… And then progressively, after integration of these martial art moral ideals, martial art techniques would be taught. First to defend oneself (self-defence, traditional karate and notions of tai-jitsu and ju-jitsu, see for example the books in French : Frédérick Bourgoin and Van Boi Nguyen : l’essentiel du Karaté-Jitsu ; G.Bagnulo, Cours de Ju-Jitsu ; Imi Sde-Or and Eyal Yanilov, Krav-Maga, Comment se défendre contre un assaillant armé) and then to progressively learn to attack for exemple through small kumite and boxing with protections, of course only for those who want to train to master these kind of techniques.

Katas would be improvised, small free improvisations simulating a fight with one or several opponents. For more details about techniques for self-defence, see the post “The pink energetic sphere, part 2, point 6”.

 

Youtube/Nicolas Hulot nous explique les enjeux de la COP 21         : a very beautiful analysis of the problems linked to global warming (in French).

 

The vibratory rate in western countries is too high. We have to reduce (reduce does not mean destroy) it in order to raise the vibratory rates of the other parts of Earth.

 

Mandatory IUD for women, after 3 children, except special cases ? (it seems quite a wild proposal but see the post “A spiritual experience with Sister Earth”. In fact I am a man so I cannot imagine the sufferings linked to birth. The best would be maybe to ask women what they think about this proposal).

 

Anyway how are we going to fight without energy ? With knives, horses, swords and crossbows ? were two questions that I asked in the post “Correction of a mistake”. Don’t worry the imagination of our scientists is beyond imagination. Hundreds of weapons are certainly ready for this (exemple : Haarp project or some kind of other crazy inventions). But I found one very funny. Maybe twenty years ago, some scientists had invented a small robot that was very intelligent and could nearly survive alone when left in a garden : it was identifying slugs, put them in a kind of digester and produce ethanol with them in order to have power, go on, catch other slugs and so on. You just have to build a bigger model, send them in a zone where you don’t want any more humans, teach them to kill and catch humans, digest them peacefully, get power, find other humans and so on. An easy way to solve the overpopulation problem. Very clever, I am proud of myself, I will try to get a patent on this idea, maybe I could get some money from it to buy some drugs and forget all this…

 

 

 

zen representation of daruma (boddhidharma)