Thursday, March 10, 2016



What sages learn
Is to return their nature
To the beginning
And let their minds
Travel freely in
What developed people
Learn is to link their nature
To vast emptiness and
Become aware of the
Silent infinite.
- Huai-nan-tzu

+ I nearly ended this exploration of the practice of silence with a different version of SE76 which will now be SE80.  But, that wonderful source of daily wisdom, DailyZen, came through with this gem and then another one for the next post, SE77.

The phrases “Travel free in Openness” and “vast emptiness” and “Silent infinite” open up some powerful ideas for me.  We are on an amazing journey and the more we can move out of our limited patterns of existence, the more we can freely discover what’s out  there or rather what’s in here.  Deep within us is an intimate, intricate, infinite connection to the beyond, even the far beyond.  Infinite possibilities.  No limits. Real freedom.  Our real home. 

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -- William Blake in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell  

+ Spirituality&Practice offers many resources on the Spiritual Practice of Silence and a wonderful photo and quotes gallery. The meme above comes from that gallery.

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