Ruminating On Rumi

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

~ M. Rumi

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Turning Point

Wow!  The first member has joined The Pigasus Project.  Blumoon2, definitely an honorary member, deserves my big thanks.  Thank You!

Is it an ego thing to want to have members or followers?  To some degree.  Ultimately, I would really just like to offer a blog where folks with similar ideas and values can connect and share. I don't want it to be about me.  I have thoughts and ideas only because they have come from the greater community of thoughts and ideas which may have been siphoned, channelled, shared by another individual which ultimately all comes from the one source, the one field of consciousness. (As Eckhart Tolle says over and over again, even these words are just pointers and not it.)  Indeed, we only appear to be different individuals with different stories on a relative level, on an absolute level we are intimately connected.  The story I call mine and the story you call yours is a story of human conditioning, human needs and all levels of consciousness. And it is relative. Nothing on the relative level can easily be pinned down because all form, be it form of substance or thought changes. All ways, always. No thing remains the same. We are all verbs, action, change.
On the absolute level, we are indeed all-with-one. Many forms manifested from one source, awareness, energy, consciousness, presence, whatever words you want to use to reduce this ultimate mystery to a bite-size understanding.

This is beautifully worded by Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching, chapter one, (as translated by Derek Lin, www.Taoism.net and Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, published by SkyLight Paths in 2006.) Tao simply means the way.


The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named is not the eternal name
The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth
The named is the mother of myriad things
Thus, constantly without desire, one observes its essence
Constantly with desire, one observes its manifestations
These two emerge together but differ in name
The unity is said to be the mystery
Mystery of mysteries, the door to all wonders