Time to Wake Up

You cannot be angry with another
except experiencing anger
having the thought in mind.

You cannot possess anything
except experiencing possessiveness
and the thought of the thing.

You cannot love anyone
except having a loving experience
and the thought about the person.

You cannot resist anything
except feeling yucky of the experience
and the thought about what you dislike.

Neither can you control anything
except experiencing superiority
over the thought of another.

Or to escape from anything
except the delusion of running away experience
of the very thought that never left you!

For you
are merely a stranger to the mind
experience what is the mind
its feelings and its thought
and you think
it is out there.

Wake up
or else get hurt
or deceived
by the illusion
of what is not at all here
except in the delusion
of what you think it is.

Mind and Its Game

soon all will end
the retreat centre away from memory
back to the routine again
to the reality of living
but then again
which is more real
the mind or the world?

and it feels like leaving
one place of freedom
into the den of bondage
but then again
aren’t they relative?

like an inmate
for unknown years
pardoned and freed
the world now
becomes an unknown future
probably the cell
will be more familiar
save and secure.

and one
who has finally arrived
understood the mind
a cell
a mansion
a cave
a crowded place
even the world
all are but alike
the only difference
in mind’s preference.

before, was once ignorance
now, a mind of wisdom

choose the world
for all glories
together with its opposites
or choose wisdom
for eternal freedom
and lasting peace.

Ask and You SHALL Be Given

I am sure many have heard of this sentence many a times and taken it for granted. Many have asked and never get what they asked for. So is it a fallacy or is it the truth? Ask and you shall be given is in tandem with the law of cause and effect. What you intent is what you get. Every moment you are sending out intentions, whether you like it or not. And the experience you get is what you intent. The existence that you are having is all just intentions – either from ignorance or from wisdom – that is all it is.

My teacher used to remind me that what I want I can’t get. This statement seems contradictory to what the title of this entry is about. Only now, after a moment of aha, did I realize that he is coming from the same statement but with a hidden message. You see each time when you want something, you “want” is because you don’t want what is already here in your experience. For example, I want to be rich because I don’t want to be poor. I want more money because I don’t have enough money. I want a good relationship because I am not having one now. You get what I mean?

The “wanting” we have is “because of” something. And that something is what we don’t want. In other words, you want something else because you don’t want what is here. Do you realize the “don’t want” is a kind of want? You want the “don’t want” to exist. Similarly with dislike. When you dislike something, you are actually “will like to have that dislike removed”.

Let’s look at the want first. Want is what you are asking for. When you ask for something, you want something. So you want the “don’t want” to happen. So the law of cause and effect is pretty fair – ask and you shall be given – you will keep getting “don’t want to happen” as your experience. In other words you will keep having experiences that will invoke you to don’t want it to happen since that is what you ask for! If the opposite was to be your experience then there is fault in the law governing “ask and you shall be given”.

What about dislike? As I have mentioned dislike is to mean intending to “have that dislike removed” – and that is exactly what you will get – you will get the effect or the experience of “have that dislike removed” as your experience in the mind. You don’t get the opposite as you only get what you ask for. So if you wish to get the opposite, what is it that you have to intent?

You can’t intent white and get black. The law of cause and effect is just. It gives you experience as you exactly ask for. Can you intent riches without having the prior thought that you are poor? Yes. Only through acceptance and not seeing poor as not what you want, in other words you don’t see poor as wrong.

There is a difference between forward creation and reversal creation. Forward creation is from lack – wanting something because of what one does not have – it is a creation from what is already here – the dislike, hence dislike effect has to follow. Reversal creation is from recognizing with wisdom that the lack mentality is an error. It is a result of ignorant. Nothing can be disliked as it is already an effect and there is nothing for you to react on it. Hence if you think you are lack, your effect has to be lack since all thoughts are intention for the next. Cause and effect is not a separated two experiences but rather a followup of next.

Only if you can see lack as a mis-creation can true creation comes into being again. Give it a try the next time you ask and if you don’t get what you intended, sorry – you are still intending from ignorance – there is something that you are not seeing that is making you experience again what you have experienced before as that is what you have intent! Just be a little careful with what you asked for!

Can one ask for enlightenment? Not possible as enlightenment is not something or some place except a realization. So do you now see the value of the statement, thy will be done instead of my will be done? Forget about yourself and everything takes care of itself, beautifully.