26 August 2013

Chapter 86 - The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)


LXXXVI

Storms blow into sunshine,
And sunshine into storms.
The stillness is ever constant.
The matrix creates a dreamscape
That neither word nor form can contain.

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It is a very private existence
Proclaimed only to those
Who see no intrusion.

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Without the word, nothing could be.

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What is it like to walk without desire or fear,
An observer only, without the bounds of time?

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Are you friend or foe to yourself.
Are you your greatest love?

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See that wall up ahead?  Go ahead,
Push the pedal down all the way...

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Awareness is the purity of all creation.

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You are given an entire universe
That you might discern your Self its origin.

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Some will not empower themselves
Because they lack the spirit wild enough
To be unique, untamed by an illusion
Fashioned by the bounds of time.

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End the travesty of the absurdity of organized religion.

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Life motivates each of us very differently.
And, of course, you’ve gotta get out of Dodge
Cuz this universe ain’t big enough for both of us.

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Be cautious who you allow into your innermost life.
It only takes one vampire to plunge you into hell.

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You’d stick around to protect the innocence,
But my presence would likely take it away.

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Look at the short in the long of it,
And the long in the short of it.

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Objectivity is a ruse of the mind
Pretending it can get past its subjectivity.

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What ignorance does with a little philosophy
Can sometimes make one wish s/he had kept silent.

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You have yet to discern the reality of any concept.

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Embrace the insecurity.

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Witnessing is enough.

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You are a will of godness.

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What an incredible freedom, almost pleasure,
Comes from not wanting anything born of illusion.

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The insatiability of desire can easily dominate a life.

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What is the quality of a mind
Which knows all, sees all , owns all, is all?

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Do not cower before your own imagination.

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Try to get your own life together before
You play too many trips on everyone else.

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All value is in the eye of the beholder.

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Science is as fallible as any other paradigm.

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All objectivity is subjective, and visa-versa.

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The further we separate from the nature,
The harsher will be our fall.

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Belief says it all.

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Eternity marches on with nary a step taken.

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Fragmentation ceases as tributaries merge
Into the river into the ocean.

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The acknowledgement of duality
Sets unicity as its obvious origin.

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What existence can there be
Without one vehicle or another?

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Knowing and believing are very different processes.

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Without identity who would be
Walking, talking and all the rest?

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What is the point of a philosophy that is only words?

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What’s the point of talking about other worlds
When you have yet to figure out this one?

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May as well surrender to your fate.
Ain’t gonna do no good to resist no how.

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If you must hope for something,
Then pray for a painless death.

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Snicker, chortle, giggle, laugh.

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What a joke this game of life.

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Is there a center to reality?

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You want, therefore you are.

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What point to philosophy
If the words do not match the life?

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The Christian claim that Jesus died that you might live is true
Only in that history has played out in such a way
That your parents met, merged seeds,
And here, voila, you are.

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Alienation is a symptom of the world we have created
With our ability to manipulate everything and everyone.

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How ridiculous to think some god is measuring
Every act and thought of every creature ever created.
As if this theater is some school constantly graded.

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How many ways to discern the one mind.

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How much the deep fear of not surviving rules our actions.
What would you do if there were no limiting factors?

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You must choose to empower yourself.

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Are you hero or villain?
Perhaps a bit of both.

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Who needs a plan?

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Vanity and common sense
Rarely the twain meet.

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Is a good enemy better than a bad friend?

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There could be no contrast without the differences.

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Freedom is in the embracing the constant changing,
Flowing in the tailwind of eternity’s thunderous pause.

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Tragedy or comedy?
A bit of both, but really neither.
All imagined.

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Forgive yourself for being born.

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It all becomes quite small.

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Concepts arise, overlap, intertwine and choke off
The host with their craving to dominate.

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You want for more from god
Than god could ever want from you.

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Your lesson will haunt you until it is learned.

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Tempt fate and fate may well nip you.

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You are not here to survive.
Why not be fearless?

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So much expertise in every field.
Too incredible how well we have
Learned to manipulate our world.
And now how to incorporate it
Into surviving ourselves.

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If the powers that be only knew
What you have attempted to set in motion,
Some would destroy every trace of your existence.

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Be wary of curses which lurk in describable places.

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How can so many embrace such limited views of religion
In the face of such indelible evidence of its unlimited nature?

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Without every point of the history of all creation ever manifest,
Including every torment, every bliss, you would not be here now.

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Eternal salvation is discerning
You are the immortal one in all and all in one.
What fate can possibly contain you?

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So many schools of thought to divvy up
One’s contemplation of a mystery
Beyond all vain contexts.

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Take these words
As the wild raving of a madman
Or the wandering soliloquy of a god man,
Or both if you are a courier of paradox.

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Jesus was an antichrist as is anyone
Who envisions that which creates
And destroys all exteriors.

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What lunacy.

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Read each aphorism alone
Or try to piece them all together.
Your reality will dissolve either way.

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Loving is opening up to choicelessness.

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Give no room for doubt to breed its insidious cancer.

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Both male and female are delusional
Each in their own unique ways.

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The devil may care more than you realize.

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Shall you harvest what it is,
Or deride what it is not.

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So many horrendous things,
But what is even more amazing
Is our unwillingness to let them go.

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Keep stepping back until your vision
Becomes so expansive as to see oblivion.

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How fortunate, how rare those who
Never learn how cruel existence can be.

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Has it ever really been any different your whole life?

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The ambitious in this world drag everyone else in their wake.

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Through the tales of others, you live so many lives.

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The leap is closer than you think.

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Perhaps a time will come,
But it is not this one.

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Stop the clock.

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Creator, preserver, destroyer.
This you are.

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What a blessing to scribe this vision.

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Judge and you will be judged.
Measure and you will be measured.

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Just another object of limitation.

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Home is the great merger of all duality.

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Who wants to know?
Who wants to be saved?
Who asks all these questions?
Who, who, who but you.

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There’s something redeeming about Mother Nature’s ability
To wash away humanity’s vain pretension with a mere shrug.

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In the purity of aloneness you are not alone.

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Sometimes you wonder
If your aren’t an alien planted here
Like a mole in a plot even you don’t know about.

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The end to suffering lies in the end to all.

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Technology has opened up our world,
Yet ironically alienates so many so deeply
Because few can deal with the inane versatility
Of the no bounds nature of consciousness.

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When your soul is at peace,
You will be firmly, utterly grounded
In the vastness of eternity’s
Non-existent rainbow.

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A vision shared, and if you are wrong,
You can’t imagine how.

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And you still want more.
You just don’t get it, do you?

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Get a grip.

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Transcend your pattern.

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What an amazing delusion faith requires.

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Can you be simple in such a careening world?

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Why is one piece of dust more sacred than any other?

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All those who don’t understand
Fight about their version of god.

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You will do what you must do to survive,
Or you will die.

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Of course earth is not the only Eden.
The whole universe is.

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Do you really think it hasn’t been done before?

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How much of our fragmentation,
Of our hatred, is genetic.

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What makes us believe any alien
Would be more alien than we?


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The Stillness Before Time (Compendium)
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