Tuesday, July 04, 2006

If....

If…

I am not my perceptions,
nor my feelings,
nor my thoughts-

why should what I believe be of any importance?

4 Comments:

Blogger Trev Diesel said...

Good question, Tommy.

As for me, I've abandoned belief all together.

I'd rather know one's EXPERIENCE of reality rather than one's THOUGHTS (beliefs) about reality.

But I suppose even THAT is perception.

(or is it pure witnessing presence?)

:)

9:55 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

To piggyback onto Trev's comment, witnessing Presence has the question dissolve, yes?

11:36 AM  
Blogger isaiah said...

Trev,

Abandoning belief after Experience seems natural. Many ‘things’ I used to believe in, I now rest in. We can always choose to believe (opposite: disbelief, so dual-mind is at “play” here & yet, it, too is our Buddha-mind) versus resting in the mystery but here,resting, we reach a point of breathing, living into an answer- not necessarily THE answer. Belief only serves to separate.

Yes, a perception- but one that lives and breathes, evolving...never absolute or definitive. Each of us will eventually move beyond perceptions, where all states (each divine and necessary in themselves) fall away and only clear-mind remains, always present, always now. For some this revealing point is on a death- bed, for others It is revealed in the moving of the clouds and the running of water in a mountain stream.

Yes; witnessing, breathing, living, evolving.


Meredith,

Yes, the question(s) dissolves. Asking, knowing, non-knowing (different from not knowing?) all unimportant…but crucial because we can come to know this is our stepping off point; from here we take the leap into the arms of love.

Thank you for your responses.

10:41 AM  
Blogger anonymous julie said...

My initial comment is, who needs belief anyway? Belief is kind of a poor substitute for... something that I don't know how to name.

The discussion back here merits a longer and more thoughtful commentary... I'll come back with more. (woohoo!)

1:38 PM  

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