when discussing things of a spiritual nature, there is always the question of whether or not to write things down. i figure, not only does it releave my mind from the worry of forgetting, but it also means i can share it on my page. plus, hey, the attendents of rumi did it, so why can't i.
notes from session with kirin, sandy's yoga teacher[meditation] (be observer of own thoughts) Ah - first and last sound, sound of opening the mouth (it is the condensed version of 8000 lines of buddhist text) it is the dharma of the mind to create thoughts mind is creation when observe - though is frozen, stops (this is how i saw it) [discussion] wisdom - there are three stages of gaining wisdom - from other people saying something - from own experience (this is kinda two) wisdom has a hollow quality + the quality to mirror - knowing within - having a spacious heart - mirrored in the world around you - being around a wise person - that silence of heart is in the air has vastness that includes everyone around - this is all innermost part of the outer, after that is being wisdom is in the moment not past or future that's why don't need info "not always so" wisdom - feels right nobility = wisdom? "my experience is real" but exp. is in time experience is always there, one comes + goes from it? Rama is fighter, dharma Krisna is perfected form - lover (confucius vs. lao-tzu?) dharma - can't change what has been set in motion along natural order dharma is confusing forgiving someone else is really accepting own role/responsibility (dharma?) trying to escape mental (social) conditioning... is religion another kind of conditioning?i ask her afterwards, how does one live a life of wisdom in a world of information, and she tells me that you must become so vast that you encompass the world of knowledge... it disolves into you. silence is this vast. and you get there by living it in the spaces between dealings with the world of knowledge
i try to call amanda but she's away for a few days... off at the house of another guy named chris. i really want to talk to her... i realize that, in my rush to relax, i forgot that she is part of my tranquil, joy-filled world, not someone stressful that i should fear calling. silly me. i'll be seeing her soon, tho, which will be nice.