Going Back to the Essence: “He who in action sees inaction and action in inaction…he has accomplished all his work” (Bhagavadgita)

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Dharmakaya, Samij Datta, Digital Art /Artist’s Impression, 2012

The single-mindedness of bare attention is a key feature of practicing Mindfulness. Everything is just basic space where apparently ‘things’ get configured or are arranged in the phenomenal world for us to experience. Space and Awareness are both the same thing and they are inseparable. If sugar is space, then sweetness is the awareness of it. But don’t think of awareness of the sweetness of sugar as an Emergent Property, it is not. They cannot be separated. In fact, space is awareness, and, awareness is space. But space is a non-euclidean geometric manifold within the phenomenal universe or in Bohm’s explicate order. There is three-fold space which are mingled in one, the space of pure empty Rigpa or non-dual awareness which enfolds within it the 2 other spaces. This is Chidakasha, the space of primordial awareness which beyond cause and effect and it has no beginning or end. Then it unfolds the mind-space or thought-space which is information space of all events in all timelines in the multiverse. This is Chittakasha, the realm of quantum-energy field or Einstein’s 4 dimensional space-time, however subtle, this space is mentally perceptible but still dualistic compared to Primordial Consciousness Space or Chidakasha. This unfolds into Mahakasha, the universal physically real gross space that we interact with containing stars, galaxies within universes. Awareness is available in all the 3 space-vehicles depending on the conditioning. The Non-dual Awareness Space or Rigpa is empty, as also the 2 other spaces and the knowing of it is Realisation. Well, three-fold space is actually not mingled, but they are pre-mixed which means Chittakasha and Mahakasha are already present in the Chidakasha in an involuted form. The gradual unfolding is the process of evolution through manifestation. Bohm’s Explicate order or the 3-d space is the world of relativity where opposites impose dual conditioning, splitting awareness into subject and object for experience to take place. This is the physical sensory realm, the information being managed at a realm subtler than it, in the Thought-Space or Chittakasha or Bohm’s Implicate Order. Karmic propensities based on cause and effect originate from though-space of still dualistic consciousness. But since the origin of space is empty, therefore, it can take any form without any hindrance. If form is understood not just as thing but as an appearance, a functioning, a process of manifestation then it enables us to see correctly in a non-objective way giving us the self-realization. This is the non-dual awareness. Finally, ”functioning” itself is void and ”voidness” is ”functioning”.

“If it is no problem, why mention it.

Everything spoken means that, 

it’s opposite, & everything else.

I’m alive, I’m dying.”

-Jim Morrison 

 

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Grantchester Meadows along the River Cam, ideal place for rejuvination of the mind, and nature activities like walking and bird watching, picture courtesy Grantchester Tours UK http://grantchestertours.co.uk

Moments of Awareness (Dogen’s Existential Moments or ‘uji’) or Satori are those non-linear discontinuous moments of empty congizance cut out from an apparent continuous time-line where the subject-object split is apperceived and transcended. It requires Total Attention and Clear Awareness in our daily life. The prescription for accomplishing this was given by the Buddha himself in an early sutra: “In what is seen there must be just the seen; in what is heard there must be just the heard; in what is sensed (as smell, taste or touch) there must be just what is sensed; in what is thought there must be just the thought”. (Udana I, translated by Nyanaponika Thera)

The attainment of non-duality is the goal of spiritual evolution. Whatever reality the manifold phenomena possess is empirical and illusory, vyavaharika, but, non-duality is paramarthika, absolute and immutable. “This entire universe is the Purusha alone, both that which was and that which endures for the future”. (Rig Veda)

Grantchester Meadows, Pink Floyd, 1969

‘And a river of green is sliding unseen beneath the trees,
Laughing as it passes through the endless summer making for the sea.
In the lazy water meadow
I lay me down.
All around me,
Golden sunflakes covering the ground,
Basking in the sunshine of a by gone afternoon,
Bringing sounds of yesterday into my city room.’

(Grantchester Meadows, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, Ummagumma, 1969)

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Temple of Bon, Shambhala, Samij Datta, 2012 Digital Art

The chirping of the skylark, the acoustic guitar and the chorus intermingling with the meadow silence and the memory of the event in the city room are just examples of empty cognizance. True to the song, amidst the silence of the countryside, one connects naturally with the ‘Dharmakaya’ essence through the bardo experience of life, that essence is non-dual awareness, the primordial purity of the mind free of conceptual thinking. At the same time, it’s expression is conceptual thinking. “The splashing of the kingfisher flashing to the water” is one such expression (in the material universe or phenomenal world, all matter comes in discrete units, single electrons, single photons; also discrete moments are entangled with every discrete manifestation of matter-energy) and when we have full attention on that existential moment, we can cut it out from the linear continuity of the explicate order and jump into the thought-space from where it originated, through that with more realization to the primordial essence of the dharmakaya – primordial purity + spontaneous nature. That is our source, we are it, an AWARENESS SPACE OF EMPTY CONGNIZANCE.

“You see time fly

The face changes as the heart breathes and beats

We are not constant

We are an arrow in flight

The sum of the angles change…”/Jim Morrison

-J

 

 

 

 

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From The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) to The Endless River (2015) the Ceaseless Journey of Super-Fluid Points in the Quantum Foam: Pink Floyd and the Dynamics of Space-Time Unfolding

The Endless River 15th Studio Album/Pink Floyd 2014

The Endless River 15th Studio Album/Pink Floyd 2014

“The Imagination of Nature is Far, Far Greater Than the Imagination of Man.”

“Deep in the sea
all molecules repeat
the patterns of one another
till complex new ones are formed.
They make others like themselves
and a new dance starts…

…….

Stands at the sea,
wonders at wondering: I
a universe of atoms
an atom in the universe.”

– Richard Feynman, American Theoretical Physicist

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, 

Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself”.

― Matsuo Basho

From The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) to The Endless River (2015) the Ceaseless Journey of Super-Fluid Points in the Quantum Foam: Pink Floyd and the Dynamics of Space-Time Unfolding

“Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound surrounds
Around the icy waters underground…”

(Astronomy Domine, Barrett, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Pink Floyd)

……..

“Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles

……..

Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we’ve been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever”.

(High Hopes, Album The Division Bell, 1994 /David Gilmour & Poly Samson)
 
David Gilmour circa 1993 Recording Session Picture Copyright Mr. Jeremy Young

David Gilmour circa 1993 Recording Session Picture Copyright Mr. Jeremy Young

What is ‘The Endless River’?

End -to-End its Endless – The River flows b/w you and me, b/w  ‘us and them’ connecting all points in spatial dimensions (Interconnected Causation & Effect Inseparability)

All things carried on it’s course:

The Endless River is a Tribute to the Music Played by Richard Wright of Pink Floyd (1943-2008)

The Endless River is a Tribute to the Music Played by Richard Wright of Pink Floyd (1943-2008)

Little  innate moments of glory and the dignified waste of life

the river fulfills itself by flowing

silence responds to sound

words are spoken, half forgotten and left finally to rest in this ceaseless stream

it’s like a dream

or a selfless motion of innumerable points that are still like one body that reverberates

learning to fly

or swim

in a universe which itself corresponds to a musical pattern

awakened like a boat on a river

you see endless companions side by side

Pink Floyd in January 1968, from the only known photo-shoot of all five original members. From left to right: Nick Mason, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour (seated), Roger Waters and Richard Wright/Source Wikipedia

Pink Floyd in January 1968, from the only known photo-shoot of all five original members. From left to right: Nick Mason, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour (seated), Roger Waters and Richard Wright/Source Wikipedia

all points in the whole texture of sound vibrating like the supernova

and every event is an endless river causing the event horizon to expand without expanding

when you realize this then all that is subjected to time becomes the timeless panorama of eternal moments

every sequence is ‘that’ spectra ‘experiencing’ itself in the form of a river

you are the river flowing without flowing

recollect the sweetness of the sound

and space is filled every inch of it, by this mysterious thing that flows

get attuned to it

its a never ending thing

THE LABOUR OF TIME IS THE PULSE OF ETERNITY

YOUR MIND IS THE ESSENTIAL RIVER -THE WHOLE UNIVERSE FLOATS ON IT BUT IT LEAVES NO IMPRESSION

LIFE IS ALL BLISS

THE PIPER HAS ARRIVED AT THE GATES OF DAWN!

 

“Remember a day before today                           
Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

A day when you were young.
Free to play alone with time
Evening never came.
Sing a song that can’t be sung
Without the morning’s kiss
Queen – you shall be it if you wish
Look for your king Why can’t we play today
Why can’t we stay that way Climb your favorite apple tree
Try to catch the sun
Hide from your little brother’s gun
Dream yourself away
Why can’t we reach the sun
Why can’t we blow the years away
Blow away
Blow away
Remember
Remember”

(Remember a Day/Richard Wright/Album: A Saucer Full of Secrets circa 1968 Pink Floyd)

– J

Quest for True Knowledge is the Freedom of the Immutable Self : Another Brick in the Walls II and the Dickensian Humor in Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens, Monalisa 2012

Charles Dickens, Monalisa, 2012

Charles Dickens, Monalisa, 2012

“IF YOU DON’T EAT YOUR MEAT YOU CAN’T HAVE ANY PUDDING”?

(Another Brick in the Wall Part II/Pink Floyd/Roger Waters/1979)

Another Brick in the Wall Part II: The Psychoanalytic Domain of Man

Another Brick in the Wall Part II: The Psychoanalytic Domain of Man

CONSCIOUSNESS-ANALOGUE

“Please sir, I want some more”.

Lines reverberate with the passion of the inner flame of intuitive imagination

But man is too distant from another man

He cannot hear the call nor can he know the wisdom immaculate

He is a prisoner in his own mind fighting at odds end the life

Strings are dancing like time talking to the self

Lost innocence of the humming bees churn the ocean from its vault

Magnificent paradise are lit with the inner glow of the child

He is the thinking man’s rationale of truth

A ray of the sun on the vertebrae of matter

The spirit must come forth and hold its destiny

Or there is no need to repeat the mantric lines

You are, therefore, forever like a bud of the inviolate rhythm of the flower

Watching from a point outside this creation

Falsehood falls when light pierces the strange doctrine of equality in things

Neither I want nor I will, but bless you all so you may find the peace.

– Joy Roy Choudhury

Ref: Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens