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Meditation

Post by toombaru » Sun May 23, 2010 6:21 pm

I doled out a hundred and fifty hard earned dollars for my very own special mantra and I promised that I would never tell anybody what it was.
hint: (sharim........sharim........sharim)
I meditated for twenty years.
I must have said that word a million times.
I isolated myself in my little room.
My wife and children knew to be quiet.
I perfected the perfect lotus.......or so it seemed.
I reached states of sublime unicity......or so it seemed.
I separated my mind from my body and flew to different worlds.....or so it seemed.
I could evaporate evil by telling it that it too was loved.....or so it seemed.
I became a lucid dreamer and controlled my night-time awareness.......or so it seemed.
I could run through the sagebrush at night......unharmed....or so it seemed.
I could manifest almost anything I could conceive......or so it seemed.
I could embrace physical pain and remove its sting.....or so it seemed.
I read mystical poetry and circled up over the orb.....or so it seemed.
I composed haikus and my heart beat softy to a 5-7-5 rhythm......or so it seemed.
I taught others how to take charge of their personal reality.....or so it seemed.
Everyone loved me and enjoyed my company and advise.......or so it seemed.
My life was getting calmer and somehow more compete.......or so it seemed.
I could smell the campfires of Home.......or so it seemed.
I was always cutting the distance in half......
......or so it seemed.

And twenty years....that could have been spent splashing in the simple joy of being human.......were lost.
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nothing lost... nothing gained ;-D

Post by Alex » Sun May 23, 2010 8:12 pm


Or so it seems :wink:

Love,
alex
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Re: nothing lost... nothing gained ;-D

Post by toombaru » Sun May 23, 2010 8:52 pm

Alex wrote:
Or so it seems :wink:

Love,
alex



Check and checkmate.
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Re: Meditation

Post by dilaram » Sun May 23, 2010 11:08 pm

toombaru wrote:
And twenty years....that could have been spent splashing in the simple joy of being human.......were lost.
Oneness was and is 'enjoying' itself priceless!

In the East they call it 'leela' or 'samsara'...
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Post by Wes » Sun May 23, 2010 11:57 pm

The goal of meditation is to find the meditator who was never lost in the first place because he never existed.-wes
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Post by makara » Mon May 24, 2010 6:00 am

Really enjoyed and identified with this O.P. Toombaru ...
All the places this one recalls - and now ...
what was it the old prophet said afetr his long life..
something about "it's all piss and wind".
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Post by makara » Mon May 24, 2010 6:03 am

Really enjoyed and identified with this O.P. Toombaru ...
All the places this one recalls - and now ...
what was it the old prophet said afetr his long life..
something about "it's all piss and wind".

Y' know that song "I've been everewhere man,
I've breathed the mountain air, man....
then comes a long litany of places ...
it's a bit like that too.

Wes wrote
The goal of meditation is to find the meditator who was never lost in the first place because he never existed.
I thought it was just to rest in the silence and stillness.
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Post by toombaru » Mon May 24, 2010 6:38 am

makara wrote:Really enjoyed and identified with this O.P. Toombaru ...
All the places this one recalls - and now ...
what was it the old prophet said afetr his long life..
something about "it's all piss and wind".

Y' know that song "I've been everewhere man,
I've breathed the mountain air, man....
then comes a long litany of places ...
it's a bit like that too.

Wes wrote
The goal of meditation is to find the meditator who was never lost in the first place because he never existed.
I thought it was just to rest in the silence and stillness.


It is exposing your neck.........to the tiger.
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Post by Aurora » Mon May 24, 2010 8:48 pm

I have started to mediate daily now
so I suppose it will take 20 years before I see it isnt any use
I think it is a way to rewire my mind
of letting my mind rest and not be such a busy thoughtmaschine
I really feel attracted to it !!!

here a useful link if someone is thinking of taking up meditation :

Meditation - awakening the silent seed.

http://www.aypsite.org/13.html

with love :wink: Aurora
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Post by toombaru » Mon May 24, 2010 9:47 pm

Aurora wrote:I have started to mediate daily now
so I suppose it will take 20 years before I see it isnt any use
I think it is a way to rewire my mind
of letting my mind rest and not be such a busy thoughtmaschine
I really feel attracted to it !!!



You don't have a choice.
But....if you can...try not to worry too much about your position.
That full lotus thing is a bitch.
And try not to worry about all those pesky thoughts....and those little pains.
That's just the mind doing its job.
If you have an itch....for Christ's sake...scratch it.
If a mosquito bites you while you are meditating.......kill it.
Don't make your children and spouse be quiet while you are struggling with your own mind........that's just cruel....and selfish.
And.....what ever you do......don't keep time.
If you do.......the mind will keep asking when it can get up and go out and play.

Well.......that's about all I got for twenty years of trying to subdue my own mind.

I hope it helps.


Love


toombaru









here a useful link if someone is thinking of taking up meditation :

Meditation - awakening the silent seed.

http://www.aypsite.org/13.html

with love :wink: Aurora
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Post by Wes » Mon May 24, 2010 11:48 pm

makara wrote:Really enjoyed and identified with this O.P. Toombaru ...
All the places this one recalls - and now ...
what was it the old prophet said afetr his long life..
something about "it's all piss and wind".

Y' know that song "I've been everewhere man,
I've breathed the mountain air, man....
then comes a long litany of places ...
it's a bit like that too.

Wes wrote
The goal of meditation is to find the meditator who was never lost in the first place because he never existed.
I thought it was just to rest in the silence and stillness.
Who is it that rests in the silence and stillness?-wes
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Post by toombaru » Tue May 25, 2010 3:13 am

Wes wrote:
makara wrote:Really enjoyed and identified with this O.P. Toombaru ...
All the places this one recalls - and now ...
what was it the old prophet said afetr his long life..
something about "it's all piss and wind".

Y' know that song "I've been everewhere man,
I've breathed the mountain air, man....
then comes a long litany of places ...
it's a bit like that too.

Wes wrote
The goal of meditation is to find the meditator who was never lost in the first place because he never existed.
I thought it was just to rest in the silence and stillness.
Who is it that rests in the silence and stillness?-wes



Not Bob!

:shock:
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Post by makara » Tue May 25, 2010 5:00 am

Hi Wes, you asked
Who is it that rests in the silence and stillness?
Really have no idea. But the reason I continue to
sit is that what is gained is a break. It feels quiet,
the screen isn't as busy with thoughts and those
that come can pass by more easily (whereas
when I'm out and about mmore thoughts
tend to catch and take attention).
That's about it. After all these years that's all
that's gained.

So when I read:
When it becomes quiet, you are in touch with your genius.
No further reading happens. The black x on the
top right of screen is utilised.
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