Moving Target

02005-07-09 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Henry Miller

There is no destination. There is also no permanent way of looking at things. The point of view changes constantly. It flickers like an old TV set. There is no heaven and there is no hell, because there is no fixed state. Everything is relative to everything. There is no absolute good and no absolute evil, as the serial killer helps an old lady across the street.

Or, Heaven = Hell, because to be stuck in Heaven is the same thing as being stuck in Hell. To be stuck is Hell. Therefore to be stuck in Heaven is Hell also…

My grandfather used to say:

You won’t find me in Heaven. I can’t stand the singing and lyre-playing of the angels. There is a pub in purgatory – that’s where you will find me, at the bar, drinking a pint.

Form and form-less dance and mingle. Hindus say that the universe (Form) is simply an out-breath of Brahma. With the in-breath it all disappears (Formless).

We toggle between form and formless. To be attached to the formless is just as foolish as to be attached to form.

As my heart beats and I breath in and out, my point of view changes constantly. As I learn/experience a new point of view, that understanding/experience enables me to see the next point of view. If I get attached to a point of view I get stuck.

And when you get stuck your cup is full:

A professor went to visit a Zen master. While the master served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. “It is full! No more will go in!” the professor blurted. “You are like this cup,” the master replied, “How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.”

And all these words are simply another story/concept/point of view/way of looking that needs to be let go NOW.

PS: The Integral point of view is just another story, another finger pointing at the moon. If you get stuck, if you stare at the finger, you still won’t see the moon. Sure, Ken has created an exquisite system, flexible and multi-faceted, but some people will stick to the system like flies on fly-paper – and still miss the point. It’s only human.


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