Every time I have the chance to watch a stage play, I always put myself as one of the stage player at the theatre. Because for me, you can’t appreciate any message that the stage player addresses to us as an audience if you can’t put and make yourselves one of them.
That Which is Looking
Only when you turn attention to awareness itself, there isn’t anything behind it. That’s what returning to the source means. It means that nothing is next. There’s nothing behind it. With a thought there’s always something behind it. There’s always the awareness of thought. So awareness is behind it. With a feeling there’s always something behind it. With the conditioned tendency there’s always something behind it. There’s always awareness behind everything that’s perceivable. Everything that’s thinkable. There’s always something behind it: namely that awareness. Spirit.
To ‘look within’ doesn’t mean to look for something really amazing to happen. To look for the states of consciousness to change. That’s not what look within means. Have any of you looked within like that? I’ve spent so many hours looking within that way - not thousands, tens of thousands of hours looking within. And I was looking … the same way we look outside. You know, like we’re looking for something. And so you look inside. It’s a great teaching, but then what do you do? You tend to look for stuff. Look for really groovy spiritual stuff to happen. Right? It’s the same looking. It’s not really different than looking for a million bucks, or a hot looking guy or gal or success. It’s just looking for inner stuff. And there’s a world of inner things and experiences, just like there’s an outer world of things to look for. But the inner world, it’s not any more real or significant then the outer world. So to look within doesn’t mean that, to look within in a way that you’re looking for something. Looking for a treasure. It means to go to the root. And the root is the looking itself. To turn within is to turn to that which is looking. So that we find out for ourselves that there isn’t anybody that’s looking! Looking is looking. There isn’t someone there called ‘me’ that’s behind awareness that’s aware. Awareness is aware. It’s the opposite: I’m not aware; awareness is aware of me. And this is quite a shock when you really come upon it! This is really ‘one without a second’ as Ramana (Maharshi) used to say. That the self is one without a second. Without a second means: nothing behind it. No deeper return to go to. You’ve returned to your natural state. In Zen we used to call it ‘taking the backward step.’ We (generally) want to take the forward step: to pursue, to seek, to find. But the backward step is very simple … return to what you are. Till that flash of recognition dawns, that awareness itself is what you are. Just like the flash of lightning in an empty sky - a spontaneous flash! The easiest thing in spirituality is for it to become complex, instead of simple. But this is a very simple thing which is why it can penetrate so deeply. So quickly. So immediately.
Each one of us admire character/s in every book we’ve read or even in the movie or cartoon we’ve watches that sometimes we love to preach them to everyone.
Let me share with you my favourite cartoon character, no other than DORAEMON because:
D – Do favours for the sake of his friends, always
O – On the go in whatever situations they have to take. Can be concluded as a
R –Robot of the new generation that
A – Amazingly, have the all gadgets in his pocket all along
E – Exchanging useful things just for friendship, and he
M – Make all things possible just to get
O – Out in trouble. And last, he
N – Never leave his friends behind.
POINT OF VIEW
First, we can define point of view as the outlook of the narrator or even as the reader. In the story itself, point of view serves as how we put and see ourselves as one of the characters in the story we are reading or watching too.
The beauty and sense of the story reflects on how one viewer constructs his own point of view. It is the idea or conclusion one’s sees and one’s get.
On the 7th day of March, 1992. I Jenilyn Borilla was born in #1631 Sitio libis Bagbaguib Caloocan City. I lived with my parents Salvacion and Faustino Borilla Jr. I am the fifth child of the family. I have 3 brothers named Gerry, Jonathan and Jopett, with 2 sisters Jovelyn and Sherlyn, my siblings.
I want to earn not only for achievements but person whom I can call “achievements”. Simple family where I belong is somewhat I can call my source of happiness. I easily get hurt; it’s true but with them, to whom I find my strength.
I graduated only in a public school when I was in Elementary and High School, but for me, It’s a fulfilling journey to look back to cause somewhere in the middle of my study, i found true friends whom I treasured much.
Now, that I am in my college degree of study in St. Louis, I can proudly say, “I’ve learned a lot by crossing my path and walking in my own track.”
HE WHO DREAM, DREAMS!
In a faraway place, there was a YOUNG MORTAL who was very imaginative and a dreamer. He always dreamt of such a thing far more than from the real world he was living and moving at. He always wants adventures, especially in woods wherein he always sees different things that he don’t usually saw from the place he was born at. Being an adventurous one, he easily get tired exploring the woods and usually asleep under an old tree with an OWL nested on top of it. He usually felt asleep beside the quite river beneath the plants of SUNFLOWER.
One sunny afternoon, when he felt asleep, he dreamed about God and Goddesses and some unusual things. He dreamed that he went to heaven riding on a PEGASUS to talk to ZEUS, the king of Gods. He wanted to ask something to Zeus about what would happen or merely happened to him after his young age. But Zeus, didn’t answer him but told him that if he really wanted to know what will happen, he should go to the ORACLE OF DELPHI found at the end of a dark woods where MEDUSA, a beautiful lady but having a snaky head. Zeus told him that he must defeat her first before he can go to the end of the dark woods. But the young mortal asked, “how come? How can I defeat her?” and Zeus answered, “you can get the answer to your question if you ask ATLAS who support the world. You can find him at the seventh heaven.” The young man flew up in the heaven riding on his Pegasus. On the way, he saw the Mt. Olympus where Gods and Goddesses lived. But then, the rain fell and he awaken by the raindrops.
Seas where fishes swim
Is also about man’s life
Aren’t we take care?
You’re the lyrics of my songs
The steps of my feet
The pattern of my everything
And the person of my dream
And now that you’re gone
I’m an angel without wings
Night without its stars
And a person without his life
Love leads to isolation
But you’re still my inspiration
Thought it is forever you.
I shall go on
THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD”
by Elizabeth B. Browning
What’s the best thing in the world?
June-rose, by May-dew impearled;
Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;
Truth, not cruel to a friend;
Pleasure, not in haste to end;
Beauty, not self-decked and curled
Till its pride is over-plain;
Love, when, so, you’re loved again.
What’s the best thing in the world?
—Something out of it, I think.
WHERE THE MIND IS WITHOUT FEAR”
by Rabindranath Tagore
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
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