Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The highest regarded possession one can acquire for practicing zen, I think, is nothingness. Nothingness does not means nothing. Nothingness means the realization that the proccess of identification of beings, things and events is always generated and generates delusion. The Universe in the way one experiences is always delusion. The identity we find on things and the way we identify things are actually an imposition of our perception as an individual and a member of an species. Identification means isolating something as existential unity. But in the Universe there is no isolation, there is no unity. The universe is all co-related. As I understand, the concept of nothingness describes the fact that nothing is anything because all is one.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Mastering puppets

As a zen practitioner I don't see myself as a spiritual seeker. Being a seeker would mean that I am in search for something away from here and now, away from myself. The funny thing is that wherever you go, you automatically turn that place and time in your here and now, that place and time becomes you.

We are some kind of King Midas, everything we touch become gold, our gold, what we most value. What we see, feel and experience are the values that we project onto reality. We are the center of our own universes willing or not, knowing or not.

Zen, as I understand, is a realization of that. It's a realization that one needs to stop dreaming, that one needs to stop sleeping, that one needs to stop the self-imposed distractions, that one is the master of the puppets of one's own life. Therefore, one needs to step in from the periphery of one's own life. Realize that you are the master of the puppets that your experiences are.

Friday, January 18, 2008

The American dream is a nightmare, it makes the dreamer insomniac.

The Zen dream is not even a dream, because Zen is about awakening, being , instead of becoming, pursuing, dreaming, sleeping, entertainment, escaping.

Zen strives for being here and now. Realization is not there in the future. It is here and now. It does not depend on “ifs” and “whens”. Zen sells peace, not pacifiers. Peace is the fruit of detachment, enjoying more, fully being your truth, instead buying more, having more.

The American dream is about Life, freedom and pursue of Happiness. But what if one has no freedom? What if one faces death? What if one’s pursue leads to constant failure? The answer is: Those circumstances do not matter, if you one IS Life, if you one IS Freedom, if one IS Happiness.

The American dream is the path to success. The Zen awakening is the way of fulfillment.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Personality feels like a comfortable zone, better saying, prison. Isn't a comfortable prison the worst kind of prison? The temptation to not get off is just to big. The temptation to not grow out of it is just irresistible.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Seemingly, the difference between what I am and what I really am, is the exact same difference between a diamond and the dust on it.

Isn't a diamond nothing more than solid and precious transparency?

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Mountain is not the wind
The wind is nor the mountain
The fountain is not thirst
Thirst is not the fountain

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


When I want to watch TV comfortably, I sit and use the remote to control what the TV throws at me. When I to live comfortably I sit zazen and use my mind to control what Life throws at me.