Visible Origami — May 20, 2015
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.”
People think of Nature as a single reality with countless expressions; forever coming and forever going, at least until The Night of Brahma comes in. There are two distinct variants of Nature however. There is common Nature and Cosmic Nature. The latter resides on and manifests from the causal and astral planes. Speaking of Cosmic Nature, the Bhagavad Gita talks about the qualities of The Wise; “humility, lack of hypocrisy, harmlessness, forgiveness, uprightness, service to the guru, purity of mind and body, steadfastness, self control, indifference to sense objects, absence of egotism, understanding of the pain and evils inherent in mortal life,birth, illness, old age and death, non attachment, nonidentification of the Self with such as one’s children, wife and home; constant equal-mindedness in desirable and undesirable circumstances, unswerving devotion to the divine by the yoga of nonseparativeness, residing in solitary spaces, avoidance of the company of worldly men; perseverance in Self knowledge and meditative perception of the object of all learning of the true essence or meaning therein. All these qualities constitute wisdom; qualities opposed to them constitute ignorance.”
The collective of those is a tall order, is it not? It is intimidating to consider all of these as regular expressions of our being, yet, it is what we must strive for. It isn’t as if we go about the effort of acquiring these, as if we were traveling with that version of Euell Gibbons and stalking the anything but wild qualities of god, or something like that. In actuality all we have to do is intensely search for the divine and these things will be added to us in the course of our seeking.
One of the most difficult arts is that of recognizing that it is the force of the divine (modified in countless ways) that expresses itself through every life form. There is no other prime mover and it encompasses the whole spectrum of good and evil. In India they have a tradition of greeting one another with, “Namaste” and palms together, bowing to one another in an act that says, “I salute the god within you.” Of course, that god might be warped or insentient, so we get all of the desirable and undesirable expressions that are possible here.
In times of material darkness, the majority are materialists. In times of predominant light we have general expressions of that sort. It really depends on the time zone of the age, or the age passing on the screen of the timeless. It’s like fashion. Depending of the sexual persuasions that drive that particular industry, on that depends what you are likely to see. In the world at this time we have two prevailing drives in a clash of cultures. One is driven by an unbridled licentiousness and the other by a closed circuit religious fundie force. You might see these as opposites in expression. One is far too uninhibited and bound for perdition and the other is far too inhibited and bound for bondage. Well, they both result in bondage.
In the west it might seem that they have to employ more tailors and seamstresses but in fact they are dealing with less and less cloth and it gets made in far away sweatshops in any case. In the East they have to employ more headsmen and whip hands to enforce the Sharia way. Both are mentally ill for the same reasons based on badly handling the same force in a different way. The West has plenty of this as well and it is expressed in censure and disapproval.
It is the same divine who seeks to dance and does dance in all of us but we as supplanting the divine are, for the most part, very clumsy and we rudely bounce off of one another because we have little grace or skill. The force of the divine in expression is ratcheting up and pressing down upon those who will not, or are not capable, of letting it pass through them and as a result there is an increase in bad actors flailing about and lashing out. This is because their ego is challenged by this divine force and they react against that, insisting on a personal supremacy and altogether blind to the fact that they are blind and naked and have little if any power except the power to screw things up. When you see people raging and making a nuisance of themselves, THIS is what is motivating them and there isn’t much you can do until the wind up tin soldier, having run into the wall and fallen down, runs out of crank and ceases to jerk about in a pointless irregular circle, spinning on one side of it’s being. It is an exercise in frustration that leads nowhere but to abject failure and that is the reason for the frustration.
Life is not easy at the moment. There is the impact of what we can see and hear; what we can identity according to sensory report and then there is what we cannot see or hear but we still have a kind of sensory report on that, even if we cannot identify or isolate it from external cause. It manifests in our feeling bad for no observable reason. It manifests as flashes of anger and outrage when there is no observable cause. We are seeing a lot of this sort of thing at the moment and that is because many of us have done little work to find a greater balance and are very unprepared for handling these forces when they come upon us and so we behave like spoiled children, which can be ugly and dangerous when expressed as an adult, or facsimile of the same. Few of us are actually adults and the worst of us are the ones with pretensions of higher learning; expressions of the culture vulture syndrome, where they make claims to all kinds of learning and knowledge and yet have no self control
Life is a tempestuous ocean. As you go, you encounter people with varying skill sets, or lack of a skill set. Everything floats on this ocean so ‘most everyone’ is hanging on to some physical item that they have chosen as a means to identify themselves with. Many have attained to little success in this world, where success as such is no success at all and only seems to be and they are angry at this and believe the world has failed to recognize their genius, of which they possess none. The world of the moment does not celebrate anything of the kind and you get millions of Kanye Wests running around and declaring that they are geniuses, based on the most tawdry and profane productions. Success in this world seems to rely on one having the capacity to screw over their fellows and make a profit at it.
It serves the cause of reason that one with real ability will simply produce these abilities and remain free of the drive to become attached to the fruits of them. The best of us that is generated, is generated through us, not by us. It stands to reason as well that if one is gifted in this regard, they will fall afoul of many due to their possession of abilities not shared by the rest.
The world of the moment is in a nose dive, spiraling toward a dreadful awakening, expressed in a fierce and sudden contact with the unforgiving earth. It is a wake up call that cannot be denied and it is not necessary. Disengaging the autopilot is not recommended but, they know better and there is nothing you can say to those who know better.
The bulk of this posting sat here for several days as I considered what to say and keeping in mind that I personally don’t have much to say. If what is evident is not evident it takes a remarkable skill to make it evident to those who have no intention of seeing or hearing.
Ultimately, living by example is all we have and we all do live by example… for better or for worse. Time will tell and we shall see.