Words snapshots & photographic poems
Good morning! These words are wise and veryhelpful and marry wonderfully to this soothingphoto. Thank you!
I love this picture, the way the fall flows sideways into the pond. Beautiful. Do you think it is possible to have an unconditioned mind?
Beautiful, meaningful words with an equally beautiful picture. Lovely.
....meno male che mi hai ricordato questo posto...stavo per "dimenticarlo"..
@ cynthia @ peaceloveyoga: thank you for your appreciation. @ catvibe: well, i wish i could say i can prove it to you, but i am not that advanced. i guess peaceloveyoga would be a better dialog partner, as this concept holds the very first sentence in the marvelous "patanjali's sutras".
(After looking at the first paragraph of the sutras) Well I think that it is certainly worth striving toward, although that in itself is motion. Stillness is Divine, whether fleeting as in the rare occurences in my own mind, or as enlightened constancy as some great teachers have achieved.
By the way I really like the part about nothing being assumed. There are so many assumptions that are insidious and need to be routed out!
Beautiful words and photo as always A-C, a nice oasis of thought that I can dwell on for a few moments in my hectic day. I think its incredibly difficult to have an unconditioned mind, since it starts being conditioned at birth. I do think its possible to achieve a state of mind/meditation, where you can temporarily forget all the preconditioning, and allow your mind to be empty and at peace.
@ catvibe & kristin: it is probably unlikely to achieve an unconditioned mind, but it becomes even more unlikely the more we think it's beyond our forces.It is even hard to attach stillness and/or motion to the Divine, as the mere use of any adjective or property induces a categorization, so typical of the human mind and certainly lessening the Divine. It is by our limited view and senses that we are forced to think in categories, often dualistic in nature. Thus we fail to see beyond and become prey of (our own) conditioning.A.